- NAME: Sam Waterston
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: November 15, 1940 (Age: 72)
- EDUCATION: Brooks School, North Andover, Groton School, Yale University, Clinton Playhouse, Sorbonne
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Full Name: Samuel Atkinson Waterston
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Sam Waterston is an acclaimed actor known for his film, TV and stage work, including roles in Law & Order and Gore Vidal's Lincoln.
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Waterston joined another intelligent dramatic television series in 1994, when he replaced Michael Moriarty as the resident executive assistant DA on Law and Order. He still plays DA Jack McCoy.
Waterston lives in Connecticut. He and his wife, Lynn Louisa Woodruff, a model, were married on January 26, 1976. He has three children: Elisabeth, Graham, Katherine and James. James, who played his son in Oppenheimer,
is the child of Waterston's first marriage, to Barbara Johns.
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