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Samuel L

InformationDetail
BirthdayDecember 21, 1948
NationalityAmerican
FamousAfrican American Men, African American Actors, Alcoholics, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesLaTanya Richardson
Known asSamuel Leroy Jackson
Childrens Zoe
Universities
  • Riverside High School Morehouse College
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C., United States
Height189cm
GenderMale
FatherRoy Henry Jackson
MotherElizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery),
Net Worth$211 Million as of May 22,2017
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inWashington, D.C., United States
Famous asActor

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Who is Samuel L. Jackson?

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most illustrious Hollywood actors and has appeared in as much as 100 films in his career. He left behind a difficult childhood to become one of the most successful Hollywood stars. Abandoned by his father when he was a child, he also suffered from stuttering. But with determination and hard work he moved on to pursue a career in acting. His career kick-started with small roles in films like ‘Goodfellas’, which put him in the spotlight and which earned him more prominent roles in movies like ‘Jungle Fever’, ‘Patriot Games’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’. Since then, he has received several nominations and awards for his roles in films. Apart from his acting career, he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was politically active when he campaigned during the 2008 Democratic Primary for the-then senator, Barack Obama. He is also a humanitarian and started his own charity organization called ‘Prizeo’ as a part a campaign to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Jackson is known for his characteristic Kangol hats in his films and his ‘tough-nut’ roles in action films. He is one of the highest-grossing film actors of all times. Besides being an actor, he is also an accomplished musician, who can play bass instruments.

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Childhood & Early Life

Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 12, 1948, in Washington D.C. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was raised by his mother, Elizabeth Jackson for most part of his childhood, because his father passed away from alcoholism.

He studied at a number of segregated schools and graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. During his time at school, he played the French horn and the trumpet in the school orchestra. He also suffered from stuttering when he was a child.

He initially dreamt of pursuing a degree in marine biology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, but he soon switched degrees after he discovered the actor in him. He graduated from the institute in 1972 and at the same time, co-founded the theatre group, ‘Just Us Theatre’.

Career

After appearing in several plays including ‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘A Soldier’s Pay’, he made his motion picture debut in the Blaxploitation film, ‘Together for Days’, in 1972. Four years later, he appeared in the television series, ‘Movin’ On’.

He moved to New York City and spent the next several years appearing in stage plays such as ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘Two Trains Running’. In 1977, he appeared in the film, ‘The Displaced Person’.

It is believed that in his early years, he was mentored by Morgan Freeman. He then directly jumped to doing more noticeable roles in ‘School Daze’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’, which released in 1988 and 1989, respectively.

In 1990, he appeared in ‘Goodfellas’, in a minor role and then worked as a substitute on ‘The Cosby Show’ for the next three years.

From 1990 to 1993, he worked in the films ‘Def by Temptation’, ‘The Return of Superfly’, ‘Strictly Business’, ‘Jungle Fever’, ‘Patriot Games’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Amos & Andrew’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘The Meteor Man’.

In 1994, he played the critically-acclaimed role of ‘Jules Winnifield’ in the hit-film, ‘Pulp Fiction’. The director, Quentin Tarantino specifically wanted him for the role. Jackson became a world icon after the release and subsequent success of this movie.

From 1995 to 1996, he appeared in a string of average films such as ‘Kiss of Death’, ‘Losing Isiah’ and ‘The Great White Hype’. However, he bounced back with better films that once again established him as a bankable star with ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ (1995) and ‘A Time to Kill’ (1996).

In 1997, he played the role of Trevor Garfield in ‘One Eight Seven’ and then starred in other films including, ‘Eve’s Bayou’ and ‘Jackie Brown’. The same year, he was also seen in the television series’, ‘Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child’ and ‘Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s’.

This followed with four more films in 1998, including, ‘Sphere’, ‘The Negotiator’, ‘The Red Violin’ and ‘Out of Sight’.

In 1999, he starred in the shark-thriller, ‘Deep Blue Sea’ and in ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’. The new millennium was dotted with successful films including, ‘Rules of Engagement’, ‘Shaft’ and ‘Unbreakable’.

He played the role of a vagrant musician in ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ in 2001, which was his only film for the year 2001. In 2002, he starred in ‘Changing Lanes’, ‘xXx’, and ‘The 51st State’.

From 2003 to 2005, he appeared in ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’, ‘No Good Deed’, ‘Twisted’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2’, ‘The Incredibles’, ‘In My Country’, ‘Coach Carter’, ‘The Man’ and ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’.

In 2006, he was cast opposite Julianne Moore in ‘Freedomland’. The same year, he appeared in one of the biggest offbeat films of the year, ‘Snakes on a Plane’. To build anticipation for the film, he was also seen in the promotional music video for the movie. Towards the end of the year, he appeared in ‘Home of the Brave’, where he played the role of a doctor.

Starting in 2007, he was cast as a narrator in the direct-to-DVD film, ‘Farce of the Penguins’. He also played the role of a blues player in ‘Black Snake Moan’ and the horror film, ‘1408’, portraying his versatility in acting.

From 2008 to 2011, he was seen in a wide genre of films including, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Soul Men’, ‘Gospel Hill’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘Unthinkable, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘African Cats’, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Arena’. He was also seen in the television series’, ‘Curiosity’, ‘Prohibition’ and ‘The Sunset Limited’.

One of his greatest hits in the year 2012 was the Quentin Tarantino film, ‘Django Unchained’, where he played the role of ‘Stephen’. The next year, he lent his voice for the animated sports film by DreamWorks titled, ‘Turbo’ and ‘Oldboy’.

In 2014, he appeared in the films ‘Reasonable Doubt’, ‘Robocop’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Kite’.

Major Works

‘Pulp Fiction’, which released in 1994, was a cult film that helped Jackson gain international stardom. He was immediately recognized for his riveting performance on-screen. For his act, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. In addition, he also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his acting.

Awards & Achievements

In 1991, he won the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘Jungle Fever’.

He won the BAFTA Award for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ for ‘Pulp Fiction’, in 1994.

He won the NAACP Image Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘Django Unchained’, in 2013.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1980, he married LaTanya Richardson and the couple has a daughter, Zoe.

In his spare time, he likes to collect the action figures of the characters he has portrayed in his films and loves watching the anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’ and ‘Black Lagoon’. He is also an avid comic book collector. anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’

Since he is bald, he loves to wear different wigs and Kangol hats for his films. He also has had the privilege of picking his own hairstyles for each of the character he portrayed. anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’

Apart from acting, he is a prolific golfer and an avid basketball and soccer fan. anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’ .

Trivia

This famous Hollywood actor has had the honor of being eaten by both a dinosaur and a shark for his films ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Deep Blue Sea’. anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’

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Samuel L. Jackson awards

YearNameAward

BAFTA Awards

1995Best Actor in a Supporting RolePulp Fiction (1994)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2013Best WTF MomentDjango Unchained (2012)

Samuel L. Jackson biography timelines

  • // 12th Dec 1948
    Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 12, 1948, in Washington D.C. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was raised by his mother, Elizabeth Jackson for most part of his childhood, because his father passed away from alcoholism.
  • // 1972
    He initially dreamt of pursuing a degree in marine biology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, but he soon switched degrees after he discovered the actor in him. He graduated from the institute in 1972 and at the same time, co-founded the theatre group, ‘Just Us Theatre’.
  • // 1972
    After appearing in several plays including ‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘A Soldier’s Pay’, he made his motion picture debut in the Blaxploitation film, ‘Together for Days’, in 1972. Four years later, he appeared in the television series, ‘Movin’ On’.
  • // 1977
    He moved to New York City and spent the next several years appearing in stage plays such as ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘Two Trains Running’. In 1977, he appeared in the film, ‘The Displaced Person’.
  • // 1980
    In 1980, he married LaTanya Richardson and the couple has a daughter, Zoe.
  • // 1988 To 1989
    It is believed that in his early years, he was mentored by Morgan Freeman. He then directly jumped to doing more noticeable roles in ‘School Daze’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’, which released in 1988 and 1989, respectively.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he appeared in ‘Goodfellas’, in a minor role and then worked as a substitute on ‘The Cosby Show’ for the next three years.
  • // 1990 To 1993
    From 1990 to 1993, he worked in the films ‘Def by Temptation’, ‘The Return of Superfly’, ‘Strictly Business’, ‘Jungle Fever’, ‘Patriot Games’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Amos & Andrew’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘The Meteor Man’.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he won the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘Jungle Fever’.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he played the critically-acclaimed role of ‘Jules Winnifield’ in the hit-film, ‘Pulp Fiction’. The director, Quentin Tarantino specifically wanted him for the role. Jackson became a world icon after the release and subsequent success of this movie.
  • // 1994
    ‘Pulp Fiction’, which released in 1994, was a cult film that helped Jackson gain international stardom. He was immediately recognized for his riveting performance on-screen. For his act, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. In addition, he also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his acting.
  • // 1994
    He won the BAFTA Award for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ for ‘Pulp Fiction’, in 1994.
  • // 1995 To 1996
    From 1995 to 1996, he appeared in a string of average films such as ‘Kiss of Death’, ‘Losing Isiah’ and ‘The Great White Hype’. However, he bounced back with better films that once again established him as a bankable star with ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ (1995) and ‘A Time to Kill’ (1996).
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he played the role of Trevor Garfield in ‘One Eight Seven’ and then starred in other films including, ‘Eve’s Bayou’ and ‘Jackie Brown’. The same year, he was also seen in the television series’, ‘Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child’ and ‘Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s’.
  • // 1998
    This followed with four more films in 1998, including, ‘Sphere’, ‘The Negotiator’, ‘The Red Violin’ and ‘Out of Sight’.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he starred in the shark-thriller, ‘Deep Blue Sea’ and in ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’. The new millennium was dotted with successful films including, ‘Rules of Engagement’, ‘Shaft’ and ‘Unbreakable’.
  • // 2001
    He played the role of a vagrant musician in ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ in 2001, which was his only film for the year 2001. In 2002, he starred in ‘Changing Lanes’, ‘xXx’, and ‘The 51st State’.
  • // 2003 To 2005
    From 2003 to 2005, he appeared in ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’, ‘No Good Deed’, ‘Twisted’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2’, ‘The Incredibles’, ‘In My Country’, ‘Coach Carter’, ‘The Man’ and ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he was cast opposite Julianne Moore in ‘Freedomland’. The same year, he appeared in one of the biggest offbeat films of the year, ‘Snakes on a Plane’. To build anticipation for the film, he was also seen in the promotional music video for the movie. Towards the end of the year, he appeared in ‘Home of the Brave’, where he played the role of a doctor.
  • // 2007
    Starting in 2007, he was cast as a narrator in the direct-to-DVD film, ‘Farce of the Penguins’. He also played the role of a blues player in ‘Black Snake Moan’ and the horror film, ‘1408’, portraying his versatility in acting.
  • // 2008 To 2011
    From 2008 to 2011, he was seen in a wide genre of films including, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Soul Men’, ‘Gospel Hill’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘Unthinkable, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘African Cats’, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Arena’. He was also seen in the television series’, ‘Curiosity’, ‘Prohibition’ and ‘The Sunset Limited’.
  • // 2012
    One of his greatest hits in the year 2012 was the Quentin Tarantino film, ‘Django Unchained’, where he played the role of ‘Stephen’. The next year, he lent his voice for the animated sports film by DreamWorks titled, ‘Turbo’ and ‘Oldboy’.
  • // 2013
    He won the NAACP Image Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘Django Unchained’, in 2013.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, he appeared in the films ‘Reasonable Doubt’, ‘Robocop’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Kite’.

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Samuel L. Jackson's FAQ

  • What is Samuel L. Jackson birthday?

    Samuel L. Jackson was born at 1948-12-21

  • Where is Samuel L. Jackson's birth place?

    Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., United States

  • What is Samuel L. Jackson nationalities?

    Samuel L. Jackson's nationalities is American

  • Who is Samuel L. Jackson spouses?

    Samuel L. Jackson's spouses is LaTanya Richardson

  • Who is Samuel L. Jackson childrens?

    Samuel L. Jackson's childrens is Zoe

  • What was Samuel L. Jackson universities?

    Samuel L. Jackson studied at Riverside High School Morehouse College

  • How tall is Samuel L. Jackson?

    Samuel L. Jackson's height is 189

  • Who is Samuel L. Jackson's father?

    Samuel L. Jackson's father is Roy Henry Jackson

  • Who is Samuel L. Jackson's mother?

    Samuel L. Jackson's mother is Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery),

  • What is Samuel L. Jackson's sun sign?

    Samuel L. Jackson is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Samuel L. Jackson?

    Samuel L. Jackson is famouse as Actor