Model Lara Bingle, and her husband, actor Sam Worthington, welcomed their first child around March 21, and have reportedly named their son Rocket Zot. Zot is in honour of Lara’s father, Graham Bingle, who passed away in 2008 and was known by this affectionate nickname. Rocket was born at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Lara has been a cover girl for Elle, Grazia, Oyster, Cleo, and New Idea, and is signed with Elite Models. She is best known for appearing in the 2006 Tourism Australia campaign, So where the bloody hell are you? Lara has appeared in episodes of Home and Away, and other TV shows, such as Celebrity Apprentice Australia. She was runner up on Channel Nine’s Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice, and competed on Dancing with the Stars. In 2011, she had her own reality TV series called Being Lara Bingle.
Sam is originally from England, coming to Australia as an infant. A NIDA graduate, Sam began his career on TV, in drama series such as Blue Heelers and Love My Way. He had a major role in Somersault, and took the title role in a modern Australian version of Macbeth. After a role in Terminator Salvation, Sam became well known for playing Jake Sully in James Cameron’s hit movie, Avatar. Since then he has been in several other films, including Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans, and done voice overs for the Call of Duty video game series. Sam and Lara began dating in 2012, and were privately married in the Maldives around New Year.