When Jackson joined Morehouse College in Atlanta, he got involved in the black-power movement. When Samuel was in his younger age he protested the absence of blacks on the board of trustees by locking several board member in a building for 2 days and was immediately expelled from the college. After working as a social worker for several years in Los Angeles, Jackson returned to Morehouse to complete BA in acting.
After Jackson’s studies, he joined the Black Image Theatre Company with his wife, LaTanya Richardson, whom he met at Spelman College. They together toured the country and performed skits characterized by a fiery combination of rage and humor to primarily white audiences.
After some time Jackson moved Harlem, Newyork with Richardson and became friends with Spike Lee and Lee helped him to land on his first movie. Jackson has appeared in many of Lee’s films including School Daze, Do the Right Things and Mo’ Better Blues.
In Lee’s film “Jungle Fever” his role as the drug-addict finally grabbed critics attention. At the Cannes Film Festival judges created a Best Supporting Actor Category and address that title to Jackson. Film actor Jacksons also received a New York Film Critics award for Jungle Feaver. By the age of 63, famous actor Jackson has appeared in more than 100 films.
Talking about Jackson personal life, he is married to actress and sports channel producer Richardson and they reside in California. The lovely couple is blessed with a child, daughter Zoe. According to the sources; when a reporter asked Jackson if his wife stayed with him during his wilder years?
She always says to me that I have now grown into the man that she always knew I could be.
This shows the amazing bond between the couple.
Jackson was named the highest grossing actor of all time with more than 1.2 billion dollars of wealth. His current Net Worth is estimated to be in $200 million.