Sam Neill is an actor from New Zealand who is best known playing the role of Dr. Alan Grant in the Jurassic Park film as well as its sequel Jurassic Park III. He has had several roles in film and even TV. Born in Northern Ireland on September 14, he is a Virgo. Virgos are known to be astute and sharp-minded thinkers, infamous for their meticulousness to the point of perfectionism. They are also modest, practical and their key strength is their being thoroughly analytical.
Samís full name is Nigel John Dermot Neill, and he is the son of an army officer. Their family also owned the largest liquor retailers in New Zealand, Neill and Co. In 2004, he graduated from the Victoria University with a degree in English Literature. After a stint with the New Zealand National Film Unit working as a director and actor, he started his career after being cast in the movie Sleeping Dogs. In 1979, he appeared in the Australian film My Brilliant Career opposite Judy Davis. This led to his being cast as Damien Thorn in the movie The Omen III: Final Conflict in 1981. He is known to be cast as the villain in many TV series and movies, including IvanHoe in 1982, The Hunt for Red October, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, The Piano and most famously, Jurassic Park in 1993.
Virgos are known to be shrewd, observant and patient. They are also very practical and rarely imaginative. They thrive on perfectionism and getting things right. They love hygiene and sometimes, they are mistaken as being emotionally cold, which is hardly the case. In truth, they are very loyal and loving to people close to them. They are very trustworthy and wise. On the outside, they are quiet and undemonstrative.
Sam has homes in Sydney, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. By his first wife, actress Lisa Harrow, he has one son, named Tim. He married makeup artist Noriko Watanabe in 1989, with whom he has a daughter born in 1991, named Elena. Because he was a stutterer when he was young, he is a supporter of the British Stammering Association as well as the Australian Speak Easy Association. Aside from acting, he runs a winery as a hobby, named Two Paddocks in New Zealandís South Island. Admittedly, he says running a winery is not very profitable, but he does it because it is his passion.