Sam Taylor-Wood Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Samantha Louise Taylor Wood was born on 4 March 1967, in London, England, and is a photographer and filmmaker, best known for directing the 2009 film “Nowhere Boy” which is based on the childhood experiences of the Beatles singer John Lennon, but all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Sam Taylor Wood? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through success in film and photography. She is part of the artist group known as the Young British Artists, and has held photographic exhibitions, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Sam Taylor-Wood Net Worth $20 million

Samantha’s parents divorced when she was young, and she then lived in East Sussex with her mother, where she attended Beacon Community College.

In the 1990s, Taylor Wood began to pursue her interests in photography, collaborating with Henry Bond. In 1994, she then exhibited “Killing Time” which showcases four people mimed to an opera score. She continued to hold video exhibitions including “Travesty of a Mockery” and “Pent-Up”, and was nominated for a Turner Prize in 1998, and won the Most Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale. In 2000, she worked on the photomural at Selfridges store in London, which was then made to depict various cultural icons. Two years later, she completed a video portrait of David Beckham, which was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. She also worked on the project “Crying Men” which features numerous Hollywood actors, and her net worth increased significantly thanks to these numerous projects.

In 2004, Sam ventured into films, first making the film installation called “Strings”. She then directed the short film “Love You More” before directing “Nowhere Boy”, which covered John Lennon’s relationship with his mother, and the creation of the band the Quarrymen which led to the Beatles – the film aired at the London Film Festival and received positive reviews, and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2010. The following year, she worked on the short film “Daydream” which stars Liberty Ross and JJ Field, and directed the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which according to an interview she regretted directing. Despite this, all of her film work has helped in building her net worth even more.

Sam was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2011 for her artistic efforts.

For her personal life, it is known that Taylor Wood married art dealer Jay Jopling in 1997 and they had two daughters, but separated in 2008. The following year, she began a relationship with actor Aaron Johnson after meeting on the set of “Nowhere Boy”, and they married three years later. They took the name Taylor-Johnson and have two children. Sam has been diagnosed with cancer twice – in 1997 with colon cancer, and three years later with breast cancer. According to her, yoga and transcendental meditation have helped her to recover.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 4, 1967
Birth place: Croydon, United Kingdom
Profession:Filmmaker
Education:Goldsmiths, University of London
Nationality:British
Spouse:Aaron Taylor-Johnson (m. 2012), Jay Jopling (m. 1997–2008)
Children:Wylda Rae Johnson, Romy Hero Johnson, Angelica Jopling, Jessie Phoenix Jopling
Parents:David Taylor, Geraldine Taylor
Siblings:Kristian Wood, Ashley Taylor
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Longtime friend of London-based American fashion designer Tom Ford.
2Member of the 'Best Debut Feature' jury in the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009.
3Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.
4Sister of Kristian Taylor-Wood.
5(June 21, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Aaron Taylor-Johnson and the father of her two younger daughters - Wylda and Romy.
6Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, daughter Angelica Jopling, in June 1997. Child's father is her 1st husband, Jay Jopling.
7Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a daughter Jessie Phoenix Jopling in November 2005. Child's father is her 1st husband, Jay Jopling.
8Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 43, a daughter Wylda Rae Johnson on July 7, 2010. Child's father is her fiancée (now 2nd husband), Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
9Gave birth to her 4th child at age 45, a daughter Romy Hero Johnson on January 18, 2012. Child's father is her fiancée (now 2nd husband), Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
10She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honors List for her services to the Arts. She is an artist and photographer.
11On October 27, 2008, she released her version of the Passions classic ballad from 1980, "I'm In Love With a German Film Star", produced by Pet Shop Boys.
12She and Jay Jopling separated in 2008.
13Announced her engagement to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, having been in a relationship since May 2009 after meeting on the set of Nowhere Boy (2009).


Quotes

#Quote
1[on some favourite things, 2011:] I've got a couple of favourite cameras, but the Leica M7 is the one I like to carry with me at all times. Otherwise I end up using my iPhone camera. I prefer to stick with film so the mistakes I make aren't just white-washed by digital life. Another favourite belonging is a postcard of Francis Bacon in Primrose Hill. It's a place I visit nearly every day and is close to where I live; it's where I think and breathe. It's great to see the park in the 1960s and realise nothing has really changed. I also have a 'Kiss Me Quick Hat' which is a memento from Nowhere Boy (2009) [Taylor Wood's directorial debut]. I didn't keep much paraphernalia from the film but this was special as they day we used it, everything was going really well. It brings back good memories. My Andy Warhol book is also very special to me - he's definitely an inspiration for me, especially in my film work. I love his ability to break rules. There's also The Velvet Underground and Nico LP - one of the best covers ever. And inside, some of the best music, ever.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign FilmFifty Shades of Grey (2015)
2010Art Cinema AwardHamburg Film FestivalNowhere Boy (2009)
2010Audience AwardSan Diego Film FestivalBest Feature FilmNowhere Boy (2009)
2009Bruce Corwin AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBest Live Action Short FilmLove You More (2008)
2009Short Filmmaking Award - Honorable MentionSundance Film FestivalLove You More (2008)
2008Prix UIP Vila do Conde (European Short Film)Vila do Conde International Short Film FestivalLove You More (2008)
1998Prize of the Ministry for Development, Culture and SportsOberhausen International Short Film Festival2 Into 1 (1997)· Gillian Wearing

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorFifty Shades of Grey (2015)
2011RobertRobert FestivalBest Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)Nowhere Boy (2009)
2010Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsNowhere Boy (2009)· Kevin Loader
· Douglas Rae
· Robert Bernstein
· Matt Greenhalgh
2010BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsOutstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerNowhere Boy (2009)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearNowhere Boy (2009)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBreakthrough British FilmmakerNowhere Boy (2009)
2009BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Short FilmLove You More (2008)· Caroline Harvey
· Anthony Minghella
· Patrick Marber
2009Douglas Hickox AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsNowhere Boy (2009)
2008Palme d'Or - Best Short FilmCannes Film FestivalLove You More (2008)
2008European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Short FilmLove You More (2008)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Best Narrative ShortNashville Film FestivalLove You More (2008)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gypsy2017TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes pre-production
Love You More2008Short producer - as Sam Taylor-Wood

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gypsy2017TV Series 2 episodes pre-production
Fifty Shades of Grey2015
James Bond Supports International Women's Day2011Short as Sam Taylor-Wood
Nowhere Boy2009as Sam Taylor-Wood
Love You More2008Short as Sam Taylor-Wood
Destricted2006segment "Death Valley", as Sam Taylor-Wood
Misfit1996Short as Sam Taylor-Wood

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boy Meets Girl1994Person in Bar (as Sam Taylor-Woods)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Destricted2006segment "Death Valley", as Sam Taylor-Wood

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pet Shop Boys: Somewhere1997Video documentary director: projection footage - as Sam Taylor-Wood

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Half the Picture2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Crazy About Tiffany's2016DocumentaryHerself
Fantástico2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010TV SeriesHerself
National Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
Xposé2009TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2009TV SeriesHerself - Director, 'Nowhere Boy'
La traversée du désir2009DocumentaryHerself (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
Elton in Four Decades2004DocumentaryHerself (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHerself - Interview
Late Review2003TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Spinning Around: The Kylie Minogue Story2002TV SpecialHerself (as Sam Taylor-Wood)

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