Sam Roland Heughan is a Scottish actor, producer, author, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his starring role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz historical drama series Outlander (2014-present), for which he won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor and the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television and received a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
Heughan has also starred in films, such as the spy comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) and the superhero action film Bloodshot (2020). Among his numerous plays, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer for his performance in Outlying Islands, performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. Heughan received an honorary doctorate "in recognition for his outstanding contribution to acting and charitable endeavours" from the University of Stirling in June 2019. His second honorary doctorate in recognition of his artistic success and his charitable work was bestowed by the University of Glasgow in July 2019.