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Sam Riley

Sam Riley

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1980-01-08 (40 years old)

21 Movies · 2 TV Series


Samuel Peter W. Riley (born 8 January 1980) is an English actor and singer. He is best known for his performance in the 2007 biographical film Control about the life of Ian Curtis, as protagonist Sal Paradise in the 2012 adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel On the Road, and as Diaval in the 2014 film Maleficent.

Personal Life

As of 2011, Riley lives in Berlin with his wife, Romanian-German actress Alexandra Maria Lara. They married in August 2009 and have a son named Ben (born January 2014).

Early Life

Riley was born in Menston, Bradford, West Yorkshire, the son of Amanda, a nursery school teacher, and Andrew Riley, a textile agent. He was educated at Malsis School, Cross Hills, and at Uppingham School.

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