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.
|Full name at birth||
Samuel Leroy Jackson
|Claim to fame||
Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, Ordell in Jackie Brown, Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight
|Date of birth||
21 December 1948
|Place of birth||
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Actor, film producer
6' 2½" (189 cm)
207 lbs (93.9 kg)
Riverside High School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
B.A., Drama, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1972)
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