Sam Mendes Biography

(Stage and film director)

Director Sam Mendes was married to the Titanic actress Kate Winslet and is the father of her child.

More about the relationship

The talented and successful English director, Sam Mendes is currently a divorced man after his separation from Kate Winslet.

He married Kate Winslet during the year 2003 and has one child (Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes)as a sign of his marital relationship.

He continued his marital relationship with Kate for nearly 8 years but, could continue his relationship for a longer period of time and finally, got divorced.

Talking about the past relationships of Sam Mendes, there is no information about the previous love affairs in which he was actively involved.

Relationship Facts of Sam Mendes

  • Sam Mendes is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Sam Mendes?

Sam Mendes is an English stage and film director who is one of the most demanded film directors.

He is mainly famous for being a film director for the comedy-drama film ‘American Beauty’ along with some other well-known films including ‘Skyfall’ (2012) and ‘Spectre’ (2015).

Sam Mendes: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Sam Mendes was born on August 1, 1965, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. His nationality is British and his ethnicity is mixed(Portuguese, Italian, English).

He was born to Valerie Helene (née Barnett), an author of children’s books, and Jameson Peter Mendes, a university professor in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

He was raised by a single parent in Oxfordshire. From a very early age in life, he was interested in filmmaking, so, for the sake of his fostering interest in directing.


He attended Magdalen College School and Peterhouse, Cambridge. There, he majored in English and was very active in directing some of the plays during his college days.

Thus, after his graduation, he was all set to make a great entry into the entertainment world.

Sam Mendes: Professional Life, Career

Sam Mendes initiated his career during his days in his college but, his first significant work as a director was for ‘Donmar Warehouse’ in 1990.

He worked for stage directing for the next 9 years with the direction of some stage plays like ‘Cabaret’, ‘Oliver!’, ‘The Glass Menagerie, ‘Uncle Vanya, etc.

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Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet (Source: Evening Standard)

In 1999, he got the opportunity to work as a director for his breakthrough in the film ‘American Beauty’ which gave him the Golden Globe Award, the Directors Guild of America Award, and the Academy Award for Best Director.

This was followed by his work as a director for some well-known films like ‘Road to Perdition’ which was released in 2012. He also directed some of the James Bond films like ‘Spectre’ and ‘Sky fall’.

With the help of his talents and appearances, he was appointed as the Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Sam Mendes: Salary, Net Worth

He has a net worth of $30 million but his salary is not revealed yet as of 2022.

Sam Mendes: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Sam Mendes is untouched by any sorts of rumors that hit the fresh headlines of the celebrity-relevant news portals.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Sam Mendes has a height of 5 feet 9 inches. His body weight is not known. He has salt-pepper hair and greenish-blue eyes. Furthermore, there are no details regarding his body measurements.

Social Media

Sam Mendes is inactive on social sites. He does not hold accounts on any of the social sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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