Sam Taylor-Johnson is a British filmmaker and photographer who is well known for directing the hit movie, “Fifty Shades of Grey”(2015). Having her career started with her directorial feature film debut, “Nowhere Boy” in 2009, Johnson has managed to come a long way up becoming one of the groups of artists known as the Young British Artists in her decade-long career.
Apart from her filming career, she is also a talented photographer who even has won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale. She is also known for her work entitled ‘Crying Men’, featuring Hollywood’s glitterati crying of celebrities.
Taylor-Johnson is also known for her relationship with Aaron Johnson, who is 24 years younger than her. They got married when Aaron was 21 and Sam was 45 in 2012. In April 2021, there were false rumors about them claiming that they were getting divorced. However, she is not active on social media sites.
What is Sam Taylor-Johnson Famous for?
- Famous as a filmmaker.
- Known for directing “Nowhere Boy” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
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Where is Sam Taylor-Johnson From?
Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967, in Croydon, London, England. Her birth name is Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. Her nationality is British. Johnson belongs to White ethnicity while Pisces is her zodiac sign.
Born as the eldest daughter of her parents; David(father) and Geraldine(mother), Sam grew up alongside her younger sister, Ashley, and a maternal half-brother, Kristian near Streatham Common in south London until her parents’ divorce.
When she was just nine years old, her father actually left the family after which her family moved into an old schoolhouse in Jarvis Brook in East Sussex, where she went to Beacon Community College. Following her graduation, she attended Goldsmiths, University of London.
She had an interest in photography since her childhood that she started her career initially as a photographer exhibiting fine-art photography in the early 1990s.
Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Career Highlights
- Sam Taylor-Johnson started off her photography career making her collaboration with Henry Bond, titled “26 October 1993”.
- In 1994, she exhibited a multi-screen video work titled Killing Time.
- She won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale.
- She started off her directing career with the short film, “Misfit” in 1996.
- She got her to break with her first directorial feature film debut, “Nowhere Boy” in 2009. It was based on a biopic about the childhood of John Lennon.
- She also has directed “Death Valley”, “Love You More”, “Elton John: I Want Love”, “Destricted”, “Daydream” and “The Weeknd: Earned It”.
- In 2011, she directed the R.E.M. music video “Überlin”.
- She got her biggest break when she directed the film adaptation of E. L. James’ best-selling erotic novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2015.
- Her recent work includes directing and producing a biographical drama titled “Rothko” which will be released in 2021.
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Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Relationship
Sam Taylor-Johnson has been married twice to date. Her first marriage was with Jay Jopling, an English art dealer, and gallerist who is also the founder of White Cube. They got married in 1997 and even share two daughters; Angelica and Jessie Phoenix. However, after almost 11 years of their marriage, they called it off divorcing in 2008.
She then began dating Aaron Johnson, a popular British actor known for his work in Kick-Ass(2010) and also in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”(2015). Sam met Aaron for the first time while they were on the set of “Nowhere Boy”, which Aaron starred in when he was just 18 years old and Sam 42 years old. Despite the age gap of over 24 years, they developed a love for each other eventually got engaged in 2009, and got married on June 21, 2012, at Babington House, Somerset.
They even took Taylor-Johnson as their last name and have been together for over 8 years now. They have two daughters together: Wylde Rae and Romy Hero. They currently live in Los Angeles, California along with their daughters.
Besides, she has had cancer twice one when she was 30, and another when she was 33. She has been diagnosed with colon cancer and breast cancer. To survive she practiced yoga and Transcendental Meditation.
Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Net Worth
Sam Taylor-Johnson has quite good earnings from her professional career as a filmmaker and photographer. Having her career started initially as a photographer in 2009, Taylor-Johnson has managed to come a long way up establishing herself as a director even on the list of the Young British Artists in her decade-long career.
Her source of income is surely her movies and photography exhibitions. She has a net worth estimated at around $20 million.
Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Height
Sam Taylor-Johnson is a gorgeous lady with a well-maintained slim body physique in her 50s. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 9inch.(1.75m) while her body weighs around 58kg(128 lbs).
She has her own blonde personality which can be certain through her body features which have a measurement of 33-27-34 inches. She has a fair complexion skin with brown hair and green eyes.