Samuel L. Jackson
Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 1948. 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.
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. Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the "Just Us Theatre". 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.
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- "Samuel L. Jackson Biography". Biography.com. http://www.biography.com/people/samuel-l-jackson-9542182. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- "Samuel L. Jackson Needs Certain Swear Word To Stop His Stutter.". Huffington Post. June 5, 2013. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/samuel-l-jackson-stutter-swear_n_3389403.html. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- Hudson 2004, p. 23
- Edelman, Rob. "Samuel L. Jackson". Film Reference. http://www.filmreference.com/Actors-and-Actresses-Hu-Ke/Jackson-Samuel-L.html. Retrieved May 10, 2009.
- Powers, Lindsay (October 27, 2011). "Samuel L. Jackson Is Highest-Grossing Actor of All Time". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/samuel-l-jackson-highest-grossing-actor-guinness-book-world-records-254155/. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
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