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 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.

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

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