At the SAG Awards, Sam Elliott said something about Katharine Ross, his wife of 39 years, and their daughter Cleo Rose Elliott. This was a rare thing for him to do.

After his wife gave birth to their only child at age 45, the star of “The Big Lebowski” chose to live a quiet life on a ranch.
It was shown that there were pictures of Sam’s 38-year-old daughter with her father.

Sam Elliott was 78 years old when he won a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award on February 26, 2023. This was a big deal for his career because he had already been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. The star of “1883” and his wife of 39 years went to the awards show together.

Katharine Ross was crying as she celebrated her husband’s big win with him. Before the ceremony started, they got there together and walked the red carpet as a couple. Sam won the award for Outstanding Performance in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his role in “1883.”

Ross’s husband said in an emotional acceptance speech that the award was the “most meaningful recognition” of his 55-year acting career. He also thanked his fellow nominees, Taylor Sheridan and his co-stars. To Ross, he said,

“Thanks to my beautiful wife, Katharine. Through thick and thin, she has been my partner and the mother of our beautiful daughter.

Cleo Rose Elliott, Sam and Ross’s only child and daughter, shared on her Instagram Story how happy she was that her dad had won. She posted a picture of her parents holding hands at the awards show while Ross looked up at her husband with love in her eyes and wrote:

“Congrats, dad!”

The actor from “The Big Lebowski” had his first child late in life. His wife was almost 50 when she gave birth to their daughter. He cared so much about being a father that he made a big change in his life.

Why did Sam go private after Katherine, who was 45, made him a dad?
Sam said in 2015 that he and his wife met on the set of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” where they both had roles. But he said he didn’t have the courage to talk to her at the time because she was the main character in the movie.

He didn’t think he was good enough because he was just an extra in a bar scene. In 1978, they were both on an episode of “The Legacy.” This was the first time they talked to each other, and it was then that they realized they had a “common sensibility.”

In 2017, Ross said that Sam lived in Sacramento for most of his childhood, while she grew up in Walnut Creek. The actress thought it was funny that they lived less than 100 kilometers from each other but didn’t meet until they were filming “The Legacy” in London.

Ross laughed when she was asked if she liked her husband because of his mustache, baritone voice, or tough cowboy looks. She said yes to all of those things and more. She said they worked together, and one thing led to another, and by 1984, when they were both in their 40s, they were married.

Sam almost didn’t take a part in “Mask” in 1985 because he and Ross were on their honeymoon in Hawaii when casting started. The star told his agent he couldn’t make it, but his wife called back and said he would be back in time for filming.

The actress from “The Graduate” and her husband ended up living on three acres of land together for decades. A 1986 article said that Sam loved his wife very much. Ross was 45 years old when they had their daughter Cleo, who was two years old at the time.

Cleo [Rose Elliott] had always thought of herself as a singer, and she said that both of her parents [Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross] had always supported her dream of becoming a musician.

He got married and had his only child when he was 40. Ross was on “The Colbys” when Cleo was a baby, and her father wouldn’t do a series because he and his wife didn’t want their daughter to be raised by someone else.

By 2023, the couple’s daughter was an adult who looked a lot like her mother. She and Sam built a strong friendship that has lasted through the years. They are always there for each other.

How does Sam’s daughter look and what does she do now?
In 2003, Cleo was 18 and said she wanted to be a musician. When Sam heard this, he said he would support her, because how could he not? Ross felt the same way, but Cleo’s father said that, as an actor, he could see what she would be up against, and it wasn’t always good.

In 2008, it came out that as an only child, the stars’ daughter learned to play the guitar and the flute at school. Cleo had always thought of herself as a singer, and she said that both of her parents had always supported her dream of becoming a musician.

By 2017, Sam’s daughter was 32 years old and had become a successful artist, which was her dream. Ross’s husband admitted that he loved spending time with his daughter, no matter what they were doing.

But he said he liked walking with his daughter along the beach near his Malibu home the most. The father and daughter would go rock hunting together, and the father would say things like:

“I only have one daughter, and I love her more than anyone else. And that’s my whole world.”
Sam also said that being a father was his favorite thing in the world and that it made him happier than anything else. The actor, who had only ever been married once, said that being a father made him feel complete, even though his daughter was an adult and would be 38 in September 2023.

The most recent pictures of Cleo and her father show that they have both aged well. One of the pictures of them together was taken at a movie premiere in 2007. They were seen together again at the premiere of “The Hero” in 2017, and in February 2023, the singer posted a picture of her most recent look on Instagram.