Place of Birth: Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Date of Birth: 10 December, 1983
Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, possibly Jewish
Xavier Samuel is an Australian actor. Appearing in both Australian and U.S. productions, his roles include the films September (2007), Newcastle, The Loved Ones, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Road Train, Anonymous (2011), A Few Best Men, Bait 3D, Adore, Drift (2013), Plush, Healing, Fury (2014), FRANKƐN5TƐ1N, Love & Friendship, Mr. Church, Spin Out, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, Bad Blood (2017), A Few Less Men, Elvis, and Blonde (2022), and television’s Seven Types of Ambiguity, Riot, and Tell Me Your Secrets.
Xavier is the son of Maree and Clifford Samuel. His brother, Benedict Samuel, is also an actor.
Xavier attended a Catholic school, and likely has at least some Scottish ancestry through his mother’s Munro line. Many Samuel families in Australia originate with Jewish emigrants from England.
One of Xavier’s grandmothers is named Joan.
One of Xavier’s maternal great-grandfathers was named Hugh Munro. Hugh was born in Dunkeld, Victoria, and fought at Gallipoli during World War I. He married Kathleen Mary McGrath, who was the daughter of John McGrath and Cecelia.