RUSSELL SAMS was born and raised in Clinton, Tennessee and grew up never imaging that he would one day pursue an acting career. His attraction to acting began when he went away to college, attending the University of Tennessee, and was cast in the plays Jeffrey and Cabaret. He also performed at the Clarence Brown
Theater in such productions as Orestia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Homefront and Barefoot in the Park. Thus, a love for theater and a passion for acting were formed which ultimately lead him to L.A.
Since his arrival to The City of Angels he has completed the independent film What Matters Most, costarring Chad Allen and Marshall Tieg. The Rules of Attraction will represent Sam's first major feature film appearance. His small screen credits include the Columbia TriStar/CBS pilot Sam's Circus and was a guest star on the same network's series JAG. He also guest starred on the Fox family comedy Grounded for Life and most currently could be seen in a guest role on the ABC drama Philly.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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