Samuel L. Jackson biography

Samuel L. Jackson

Actor, Film actor

1948 –

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Who is Samuel L. Jackson?

Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American film and television actor and film producer. After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim.

Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, Django Unchained, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds.

He played Nick Fury in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel's The Avengers, the first five of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson is set to reprise his role as Fury in the 2014 film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the 2015 film, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Born
Dec 21, 1948
Washington, D.C.
Also known as
  • King of Cool
  • Mr Cool
  • Sam
  • Samuel Leroy Jackson
  • Samuel Jackson
  • Sam Jackson
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Morehouse College
    Drama
Lived in
  • Chattanooga
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Beverly Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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