Samuel L. Jackson

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Jackson in July 2008

Samuel L. Jackson (born December 21, 1948[1]) is an American movie actor and producer. He has starred in many movies. These include The Avengers, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Django Unchained, and Pulp Fiction.

Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 1948.[1] He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During childhood, he had a stuttering problem, which he conquered by developing an affinity for the use of the curse word, motherfucker, in his vocabulary.[2]

Jackson 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.[3] Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the "Just Us Theatre".[4] Jackson is a sports fan and supports basketball teams Toronto Raptors and the Harlem Globetrotters and soccer club Liverpool FC.

In 1980, Jackson married LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has a daughter, Zoe.

Jackson is also a big fan of Star Wars and portrayed the character Mace Windu in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He also reprise his role as Windu, in the animated film 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars (movie) but not for the series.

He also portrayed Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (movie)|Thor]] (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (movie) (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D television series.

In 2017, Jackson appeared as Colonel Preston Packard in Kong: Skull Island.

In October 2011, Jackson surpassed Frank Welker as the highest grossing film actor of all-time.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Samuel L. Jackson Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. "Samuel L. Jackson Needs Certain Swear Word To Stop His Stutter". Huffington Post. June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  3. Hudson 2004, p. 23
  4. Edelman, Rob. "Samuel L. Jackson". Film Reference. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  5. Powers, Lindsay (October 27, 2011). "Samuel L. Jackson Is Highest-Grossing Actor of All Time". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 

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