Actor Sam Waterston, age 75, says his wife Lynn Louisa Woodruff has been his greatest supporter throughout their 40 years of married life

HitBerryPublished on   05 Jan, 2016Updated on   12 Mar, 2018

Law & Order star Sam Waterson has revealed that his wife, Lynn Louisa Wood, has been his greatest supporter. The couple is considered one of the most iconic of TV couples.


The two have been married for over 40 years and their relationship is still going strong. These revelations have only increased the trust and loyalty the two have for each other.

Sam Waterston Dating and Marriage

The actor revealed that his wife has been the fuel that drives his successful career. He also stated that his wife provided him with much-needed stability in his life. He even claimed that his acting career may not have been a success if he hadn’t met Wood.

“When there were days that he didn’t feel like getting up to go to work, she encouraged him.  When he was about to give up, she motivated him to keep going. She supported him through his worst days and she has been with him through thick and thin. 

She is the most important person in his life and he openly admits it”, said our sources close to the actor.

The actor, however, didn’t find the love of his life in his first attempt. Waterson was previously married to Barbara Rutledge-Johns. The two got a divorce in 1975 citing irreconcilable differences. He has one son from his first marriage.

After his divorce, Waterson dated Lynn Woodruff for over year. After only dating for a year, the two decided to tie their knot. They got married in 1976. They have 3 children together. The two are very close to each other and have reportedly vowed to remain together until death.

Sam Waterston Career 

The actor made his film debut through the 1965 movie The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean. He followed that performance with a role in Fitzwilly in 1967. The role he played in the movie earned him public recognition. Waterson has never looked back since.

Waterson has appeared in over 80 films and movie production throughout his career. The performances he has given in movies like The Killing Field and The Man in The Moon were very well received by critics and his fans alike. characterizes Waterson’s acting as having “cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances.”

Sam Waterston Awards and Achievements

Throughout his career as a director and producer spans more than 50 years. Throughout his career, Waterson has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Awards.

His starring role as Jack McCoy in NBC television series Law & Order earned him his first Golden Globe Awards.

Waterson is known for keeping his personal life to himself. He is also not active on any social media sites. This has made it very difficult for his fans to keep up with the latest happening in his life.

Sam Waterson Net worth

Sam earns the good sum of money in his career. He featured in several movies and tv series through which he obtains a good sum of money.

Allocating information from several sources, it is found that the American producer’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 million dollars.