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Sam Robards
Born Sam Prideaux Robards
December 16, 1961 (1961-12-16) (age 48)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Suzy Amis (1985-1993)
Sidsel Jensen (1997-present)

Sam Prideaux Robards (born December 16, 1961) is an American actor.

Robards was born in New York City, the son of actors Jason Robards and Lauren Bacall. He began his acting career in 1980 in an off-Broadway production of Album, and made his feature film debut in director Paul Mazursky's 1982 film Tempest. He married fellow actor Suzy Amis in 1985. Their marriage produced a son, Jasper, and ended in divorce in 1993. In 1997, Robards married Danish model Sidsel Jensen, and they have two sons together.

Robards appeared alongside his father in 1988's Bright Lights, Big City, in their only film collaboration together (His father died in 2000.) He also costarred with his mother in the 1993 Robert Altman film Prêt-à-Porter. Robards portrayed Harold Ross, first editor of The New Yorker, in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle in 1994 for writer-director Alan Rudolph. To date, his film résumé also includes "Fandango",Casualties of War, American Beauty, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Life as a House, and The Other Side of the Tracks.

In the theatre, Robards was nominated for Broadway's 2002 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role – Play) for Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck. In July 2008, Robards took over the role of Richard Hannay in the New York City theatrical run of The 39 Steps.[1]

Robards's television credits include a recurring role on Get a Life as well as appearances on Spin City, The West Wing, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Sex and the City. His current projects include a recurring role on the series Gossip Girl.

Robards is an alumnus of Sarah Lawrence College.


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