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Samuel L. Jackson Biography, Family, Wife, Movies, Children, Awards and Worth

Samuel L. Jackson Biography

Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and film producer.He was born in December 21, 1948.He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Elizabeth (née Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson.

Jackson attended several segregated schoolsand graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. Between the third and twelfth grades, he played the French horn and trumpet in the school orchestra. During childhood, he had a stuttering problem. While he eventually learned to “pretend to be other people who didn’t stutter” and use the curse word motherfucker as an affirmation word, he still has days where he stutters.

Initially intent on pursuing a degree in marine biology, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to earn extra points in a class, Jackson found an interest in acting and switched his major. Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the “Just Us Theatre”.

 

Samuel L. Jackson Movie Career

He achieved prominence in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance(1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). He is a highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), The 51st State (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With Jackson’s permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury. He later cameoedas the character in a post-credits scene from Iron Man (2008), and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and minor roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episodes of the first season of the TV show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar Animation Studios’ film The Incredibles (2004), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Afro Samurai in the animetelevision series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).

Jackson said in an interview on February 11, 2015, that he only has two movies left on his Marvel contract following Ultron.[105]

Among his more recent film roles, Jackson appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which was released December 25, 2012, Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, which was released in 70mm on December 25, 2015,and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island, which was released on March 10, 2017.

 

Samuel L. Jackson Wife

Jackson is married to actress and sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson.

 

Samuel L. Jackson Children

Jackson has only one daughter.

 

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