About Sam Waterston

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 11, 2007

I'd like to know more about my favorite Law and Order actor, Sam Waterston.
—Faye Thomas, Portland, Ore.

Born in Cambridge, Mass., Waterston, 67, received a bachelor's degree from Yale University, where he studied French and history. He's been nominated for a Tony for his stage role as Abraham Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois, and for an Oscar for his work in The Killing Fields. His role as Forrest Bedford on the TV series I'll Fly Away was ranked No. 17 on TV Guide magazine's list of TV's "50 Greatest Dads of All Time." He has four children and lives in Connecticut with his second wife.