Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

American, Actor
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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and producer. Widely regarded as one of the most popular actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time (when cameo appearances are excluded). He rose to fame with films such as Coming to America (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Juice (1992), Menace II Society (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), and Fresh (1994). Jackson continued acting gaining prominence for his collaborations with director Spike Lee in the films School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Oldboy (2013) and Chi-Raq (2015) and in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). For his role in Pulp Fiction, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2021 it was announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences that Jackson will be the recipient of the Honorary Academy Award.

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Full name at birth
Samuel Leroy Jackson
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Claim to fame
Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, Ordell in Jackie Brown, Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight
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Date of birth
21 December 1948
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Place of birth
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Age
72
Occupation
Actor, film producer
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Height
6' 2½" (189 cm)
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Weight
207 lbs (93.9 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Deep authoritative voice
  • Shaven head
  • Gapped tooth
  • Wears round spectacles
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44
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$250,000,000 USD
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High school
Riverside High School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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University
B.A., Drama, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1972)
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Talent agency
  • Anonymous Content
  • ICM Partners
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Partner: LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Married) 1 child
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LaTanya Richardson and Samuel L. Jackson
I feel like I have a kinship to England. I go about three or four times a year because you guys love me. Seriously, that`s it right there. I just need to feel that love every once in a while. I like England because I can go anywhere on the tube and buses. So when I`m there I go to all the places where I used to hang out.
  • Daughter - Zoe (b. 1982).
  • Worked as a camera stand-in for Bill Cosby during the filming of "The Cosby Show" (1984).
  • Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972.
  • Briefly suspended in 1969 from Morehouse College after taking hostage several members of the board of trustees, including the father of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, during a protest of the failure of the university to have black trustees or a black studies program.
  • Made Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2002 and 2003 with earnings of $34 million and $30 million respectively.

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