An American actor, comedian, and writer is best known for playing Richard Splett in the television series Veep. He has also acted in movies including Horrible Bosses 2, We�re the Millers, Spy, and Ghostbusters. In 2016, he was nominated for the Best Performance at the Canadian Screen Awards. He was also nominated for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 2015 Screen Actor Guild awards for his work on Veep.
Early Life & Education
An American comedian, actor, writer, Sam Richardson is best known for playing Richard Splett in the television series “Veep." He grew up in Detroit, Michigan with his mother who is a Ghanaian, and an American father. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.
The 35-years-old Richardson graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in 2002, and later he studied theater at Wayne State University.
After moving to Los Angeles, Sam got parts on TV including six episodes and the series finale of “The Office” and a season 4 scene of “Arrested Development." He has also appeared on episodes of Drunk History, The Teachers, New Girl, and six episodes of “Harder Than It Looks."
Richardson presently plays the part of Richard Splett on the HBO comic drama “Veep," first showing up in 4 episodes amid season 3 as the handler for Selina Meyer amid her Iowa book tour. During season 4, he was made a general cast member of the show, after his character got a vacation offer in President Meyer's organization as an assistant to the character Jonah.
Sam has also appeared in movies including We're the Millers, Spy, Horrible Bosses 2, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and Ghostbusters. Richardson also worked in the horror-comedy; Werewolves Within which features Harvey Guillen.
Richardson’s in Detroiters
In 2015, Comedy Central requested a pilot for the series Detroiters, made by Sam and Tim Robinson. The show stars Richardson and Robinson, who additionally co-wrote and co-executive produce the series with others. Comedy Central then requested ten episodes of the series, which started shooting in the Detroit area in 2016.
As indicated by Detroit Free Press, in the series, Richardson and Robinson play battling publicizing men in Detroit who make local TV ads. The plot was inspired by the classic Detroit advertisements they grew up viewing, including the Mel Farr Superstar and Gordy from ABC Warehouse campaigns.
In 2016, Richardson was nominated for the Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series Award at the Canadian Screen Awards for his hard work on “The Second City Project."
He also got nominated for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in the 2015 Screen Actor Guild awards for his acting on Veep.
Sam is an unmarried man, but he is not single now. He has been dating his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Boyd. The adorable couple began dating a few years back and are still together. There are rumors about the duo planning to get married very soon, but both of them haven't mentioned the date yet.
Recently, the lovebirds were seen together in the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Award. However, Richardson’s girlfriend Nicole was previously married to an American professional skateboarder Bam Margera.
The Veep actor Sam has an estimated net worth of thousands of dollars. He earned the majority of his income from his hard work in television series and films as well.
Sam Richardson Affairs
First Affair with Nicole Boyd
Sam has been dating his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Boyd, who was previously married to American professional skateboarder Bam Margera. The lovable couple began dating a few years back and still together. There is also rumors about the duo planning to get married very soon, but they both have not declared the date yet.