Sam Richardson | Biography

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  • Full Name Sam Richardson
  • Occupation Actor, Producer & Comedy Artist
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Birth Date Jan 12, 1984
  • Age 40 Years, 4 Months
Richard on HBO Comedy-Drama 'Veep' 

Sam Richardson | Biography

Co-Creator of Docu-Series 'Detroit'

Richardson landed his career big break in 2014 as one of the main casts of the HBO comedy series 'Veep'. From 2014 to 2019, he portrayed the character Richard Splett in a total of 40 episodes. For the first three seasons, he was a recurring cast member. However, from season 4, he became a series regular.

Sam Richardson is a renowned African American television and film actor. He is best known for his appearance as Richard in the HBO comedy-drama Veep (2014-2019).

Who is Sam Richardson?

Sam Richardson is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer. He recently appeared as the forest ranger Fin Wheeler in the horror-comedy film Werewolves Within (2021). He began his acting career in 2007 as a police officer in the short movie The Planning Lady. He continued with similar minor roles in Little Joy (2008 short film), Superman vs. the Office (2010 short film), etc. He received his first significant screen time in the 2012 TV series Harder Than It Looks. He played the recurring character Sam in 6 episodes of the series.

Richardson landed his career big break in 2014 as one of the main casts of the HBO comedy series Veep. From 2014 to 2019, he portrayed Richard Splett's character in 40 episodes. For the first three seasons, he was a recurring cast member. However, from season 4, he became a series regular.

His other notable television and big screen works include Horrible Bosses 2 (2014 film), Ghostbusters (2016 film), Detroiters (2017-2018 TV series), Champaign ILL (2018 TV series), Human Discoveries (2019 TV series), Hoops (2020 TV series), The Fungies (2020-2021 TV series), etc. Moreover, he has several upcoming projects ready to release sometime in 2022. The list includes The AfterpartySenior YearFilmy Squares, and House Pocus 2.

Age and Early Bio

Sam Richardson was born on 12 January 1984 in Michigan, USA. His father is an African American, while his mother belongs to Ghana. He often traveled to Ghana as a kid with his family to meet his grandfather, who was a local politician. Other information on his family is not available on authentic internet sources. However, he frequently posts pictures of his siblings and parents on his Instagram. 


Richardson's acting career started in his hometown Detroit where he studied comedy at The Second City Training Center. After completing his training, he performed in several theaters and toured across the country with The Second City Touring Company.

Born and raised in Detroit, Richardson reflects his love for his hometown in his career. Moreover, in 2016, he created a TV show titled Detroiters with Tim Robinson, filmmaker and writer. The entire plot of the series was based on Detriot. Richardson himself starred as the lead character of the series alongside actors Pat Vern Harris and Tim Robinson. It aired its first episode on 7 February 2017 on the Comedy Central Channel. The show ran for two seasons from 2017 to 2018 and aired 20 episodes altogether.


Authentic internet sites have not published information about Richardson's personal life, marriage, or wife. However, according to his Instagram, he is unmarried and is currently in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend Nicole Boyd. 

Sam Richardson and His Girlfriend Nicole in December 2019 (Photo: Instagram)

Richardson's girlfriend Nicole is an American actress. She is best known for her appearance as one of the puppeteers in the TV series Togetherness in 2016. 

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