Sam Elliott is not just a talented actor; he also prioritizes his family above all else. He is a loving husband and father to his lovely wife and daughter.
His daughter is the center of his universe. Sam is a seasoned character actor who excels in the Western subgenre.
Two of his most well-known performances are as The Stranger in ‘The Big Lebowski’ and as Virgil Earp in ‘Tombstone.’
Sam’s mother was a teacher and his father worked as a predator control specialist. Sam persisted in pursuing his dream of becoming an
actor despite his father’s opposition. Sam’s father had wanted him to finish college, and after his father died of a heart attack, he did. About his father, he said:
‘My dad was a realist. He put in a lot of effort. I thank him every day for having a work ethic that I have modeled mine after.
Sam started his acting career in the supporting roles of the movies ‘The Way West’ and ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.’
One of his few films that was not a Western was the 1976 drama ‘Lifeguard,’ which was the actor’s breakthrough performance.
Sam and his wife, Katharine Ross, co-starred in the 2017 movie ‘The Hero,’ but that wasn’t their first collaboration on a movie.
Sam was simply a background actor in ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ so they didn’t get to meet until 1978,
when they were both placed in main parts in ‘The Legacy.’ The couple has a daughter together and was married in 1984.
On September 17, 2023, the couple’s daughter celebrated turning 39 and shared lovely photos of herself and her parents. For more information, keep reading.
Ross was born in Hollywood, California, on January 29, 1940. Later, her family relocated to Walnut Creek, also in California.
Ross traveled to San Francisco to study acting after graduating from high school. She joined The Actors Workshop there, where she got the chance to participate in numerous theatre performances.
Ross initially became acquainted with the television industry while she was pursuing her acting studies in San Francisco.
‘I was aware of a casting call for ‘Sam Benedict’ on television. They wanted to cast a San Franciscan because
they were filming there. That’s not bad, I had two really wonderful scenes with the star Edmond O’Brien, Ross said.
She achieved success in 1967 thanks to a significant part in the classic movie ‘The Graduate.’
She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her depiction of the conflicted and independent Elaine.
It’s understandable why Ross has attracted so many men given her beautiful looks. She had walked down the aisle with four men before settling down with Sam. After 39 years of
marriage, Sam and Ross are still going strong. When the Mercury News questioned Ross about what appealed to her about Sam—his voice, mustache, or rugged good looks—she replied:
Most likely all of that and more. One thing led to another while we were working together. Finally, here we are.
Sam also told NPR the secret to their enduring relationship. He stated:
‘I believe that at the end of the day, it all comes down to how much we care for one another. Additionally, and perhaps most crucially,
you must want to get married. My two main life goals were to become a successful actor and get married and start a family. And the fact that I possess both is an embarrassment of riches.
Cleo Rose Elliott, the daughter of Sam and Ross, is a musician who shares her father’s passion for music.
She said that her parents supported her and that they didn’t push her to follow in their footsteps as actors.
Jacob Rosenbaum, who is engaged to her, frequently shares Instagram photos of his girlfriend.
On May 15, 2023, he captioned a carousel that included a loved-up snapshot of them together with various images and a clip of butterflies, ‘@cleoroseElliott gives me butterflies.’
On September 17, 2023, Cleo celebrated her 39th birthday with her parents and fiancé at a beachfront restaurant.
She shared images from the event on her Instagram. She posed for the first two pictures wearing a brown floral-patterned dress and blonde hair.
Her fiance and herself could be seen in the third image on the carousel, and her parents could be seen in the fourth seated and beaming.
In addition, Rosenbaum honored his fiancée by sharing a photo of her on Instagram on her special day.
He captioned a picture of his wife bending over a box of treats with candles on several of them, ‘Happy birthday girl!’
The actors’ only daughter and fans of the stars praised the family photos and remarked how happy they were to have been there.
Someone said, ‘Happy Birthday. That’s a wonderful dress, and you look amazing in it. Someone else praised the actors, saying, ‘Your parents are wonderful!’
‘Celebrate Cleo Rose’s birthday! Have fun and enjoy yourself with your family! Wonderful images. God bless you all, said a different user.
“Happy birthday- everyone looks great,”’ a fourth individual wrote. 🎂🎉🎁.’
Sam was referred to as a ‘national treasure’ by another fan, who also praised Ross and Cleo.