Sam Elliott: Meet the Hollywood Superstar’s Only Daughter

by Emily Morgan
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While we may know plenty about legendary actor Sam Elliott, but did you know he has a daughter?

The gritty acting legend met his future wife while filming Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. Katharine Ross had a starring role as Etta Place, while Elliott had a much smaller part. 

The two wouldn’t meet again until ten years later, in 1978, when they starred in The Legacy.

After a whirlwind romance, Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott got married in 1984 and have been inseparable ever since. 

Meet Sam Elliot’s Daughter

While they’ve collaborated on several films, their most iconic partnership has to be their daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott.

Four months after getting married, the couple welcomed baby Cleo into the world on September 17, 1984, in Malibu, California. 

As a child, her parents raised her to pursue a craft and stay passionate— much like her parents. For Cleo, her passion became music rather than acting. 

Cleo Creates Own Path As Musician

Growing up, she learned to play the flute and guitar and always enjoyed singing. She comes from a classical music background: as a student, she sang classical opera under Charity Chapman. 

After graduating from high school, she enrolled in the Joanne Barron/ D.W. Brown Acting Studio, which has produced icons such as Robert DeNiro, Halle Berry, Dustin Hoffman, and others. 

In January of 2008, Cleo got her big break when she released a solo album titled No More Lies. 

During an interview with The Malibu Times, Cleo said, “the sound is very pop rock, but I’m really into heavy hard rock.”

She also added that her parents were thrilled she wanted to make music instead of acting.

Besides having a successful music career, she’s also worked as a model. 

In addition to making time for music and modeling, the 37-year-old has also accompanied her parents on the red carpet. She attended the Oscars with her father when he was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” in A Star Is Born.

In the film, Sam stars alongside Lady Gaga, to which he admitted that he was familiar with the singers’ work thanks to his daughter Cleo. 

Since 2013, Cleo has been in a relationship with professional cyclist Randy Christopher Bates. Randy fits right in with the family, as he is also a successful filmmaker and a musician.

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