Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and producer. He is famous for his iconic roles in films such as “Pulp Fiction,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and “Django Unchained.” With a career spanning over four decades, Jackson has become one of the most respected and sought-after actors in Hollywood. He has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the film industry and is also known for his philanthropic work and activism. He is 6 Feet 2 Inches in height.
Samuel L. Jackson Biography
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Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. His parents separated when he was young, and he was raised by his mother and grandparents in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Jackson attended several segregated schools and eventually graduated from Riverside High School in 1966. He later attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied marine biology and eventually switched his major to drama.
After college, Jackson became involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was an active participant in the movement’s protests and demonstrations. He also worked as a social worker in Los Angeles before pursuing a career in acting.
In the early 1970s, Jackson moved to New York City and began studying acting at the Negro Ensemble Company.
Samuel L. Jackson Career
Samuel L. Jackson’s career began in the 1970s when he began acting in small roles in films and TV shows. However, it was his breakout performance in the 1994 film “Pulp Fiction” that catapulted him to fame and established him as a leading actor.
Throughout his career, Jackson has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films, including “Goodfellas,” “Jungle Fever,” “A Time to Kill,” and “Django Unchained.” He is also known for his roles in blockbuster franchises such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars.
In addition to his work in film, Samuel L. Jackson has also worked on stage and in television. He has appeared in Broadway productions of “The Piano Lesson” and “The Mountaintop,” and has hosted several episodes of “Saturday Night Live.”
In addition to his acting career, Samuel L. Jackson has also worked as a producer and has lent his voice to several video games, audiobooks, and documentaries. He is also an active philanthropist and has supported various causes and charities throughout his career.
Samuel L. Jackson Movies
Jackson made notable appearances in the following movies:
Jungle Fever (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), Jackie Brown (1997), The Negotiator (1998), The Red Violin (1998),
Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Coach Carter (2005), Snakes on a Plane (2006), The Boondocks (2006-2010), Iron Man (2008), Thor (2011), Django Unchained (2012), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), The Hateful Eight (2015), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Glass (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2022), The Marvels (2023), Garfield (2024), The Kill Room (TBA), Argylle (TBA)
Samuel L. Jackson Awards
Samuel L. Jackson has been recognized for his acting talent and contributions to the film industry with numerous awards and honors throughout his career, some these awards and honors include:
Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Pulp Fiction” (1995)
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Pulp Fiction” (1995)
Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role in “Jackie Brown” (1997)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “The Help” (2011)
BET Award for Best Actor for his role in “Django Unchained” (2013)
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his role in “Django Unchained” (2013)
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2000)
Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (France, 2013)
Honorary Doctorate of Arts and Letters from Morehouse College (2016)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Honorary Award (2021)
Samuel L. Jackson Wife
Samuel L. Jackson has been married to LaTanya Richardson since 1980. They met while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. LaTanya Richardson is also an actress and has appeared in several films and TV shows.
Together, Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson have one child, a daughter named Zoe. Zoe is also an actress and has appeared in several films and TV shows, including “The Haunting of Hill House” and “Grown-ish.”
Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth
Samuel L. Jackson is one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood and has accumulated significant wealth throughout his career. His net worth is estimated to be around $250 million.