Samuel L. Jackson Biography

Updated On Sep 25, 2018 Published On May 15, 2017
Facts of Samuel L. Jackson
Date of Birth: 1984 , December-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Samuel L. Jackson
Birth Name Samuel Leroy Jackson
Mother Elizabeth Jackson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth $213 million
Married Yes
Married to LaTanya Richardson (m. 1980)
Education Morehouse College
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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?
Jacksons replied,

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.

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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.

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Born in United States

December 21 , 1984

Famous American actor Samuel Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. Jackson was raised by his grandmother in Chattanooga, Tennesse. Jackson got his degree in BA  at Morehouse college.

Performed Skit


Actor Jackson performed skits about racial inequality with the theatre company. After working as a social worker for two years in Los Angeles, Jackson returned to Morehouse to pursue the study of acting and received his degree.

Moved to Harlem, Newyork


Jackson moved Harlem, Newyork with his lovely wife Richardson to pursue an acting career. Jackson starts to act in Off- Broadway productions, including Richard Wesley’s The Mighty Gents, an adoption of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage, and Samm-Art Williams’s Home.

Got Married to Richardson


Actor Samuel Jackson and Richardson got married after dating a couple of years. Now the couple currently live in California with their beautiful daughter named Zoe.

Appeared in Lee's Films


Working on Charles Fuller’s A Soldiers Play, Jackson had two life-changing encounters, Jackson met actor Morgan J. Freeman and Spike Lee, who expressed his enthusiasm for Jackson’s performance and helped Jackson to appear in Lee’s early films such as; School Daze, Do the Right Thing, and Mo’ Better Blues.

Played Pivotal Role


Hollywood’s hardest-working actor, Jackson got a chance to play pivotal role in Quentin Tarantino;s instant cult classic, Pulp Fiction. Jackson played Jules Winnfield, a sermon-spewing killer with eruptive  speeches which was 5 page long, he received an Academy Award nomination for the role.

Shark Thriller Deep Blue Sea


Actor Samuel Jackson played a role in the shark thriller Deep Blue Sea and Jedi Knight Windu in Star Wars; Episode I: The Phantom Menace. 

Starred in Several Films


Samuel Jackson starred in the military thriller Rules of Engagement and in the remake of the classic 1970s blaxploitation hit Shaft with Tommy Lee Jones, and also costarred with Bruce Willis in Unbreakable, directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan.

Played opposite to Ben affleck


Jackson starred in Changing Lances opposite to Ben Affleck, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Further he also he starred in the Little role of the biopic Coach Carter, Star War: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith.

Jackson as Nick Fury


Jackson played the role of Nick Fury in Iron Man. He also appeared in Inevitable sequal to the successful film, Iron Man 2, signing a nine film agreement with Marvel to Play the character.

Record in The Guinness Book of World


The Guinness Book of World Records named Samuel L. Jackson the highest-grossing movie actor of all times in this year. Jackson appears to be busy as his Marvel comics related films and other projects.

Appeared in Captain America


Jackson appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the crime drama Reasonable Doubt, and the Robocop. He also played his popular Marvel character Nick Fury on the small screen around the time.

Featured in Eating You Alive


Actor and producer Jackson is set to produce a film adaption of Afro Samurai and also remake of The Last Dragon. Samuel is featured in Eating You Alive, a 2016 American documentary about food and health.

current Net worth


Recently Samuel L. Jacksons' Jordan Vogt- Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island was released on march 10, 2017. In 2017 actor Jacksons's net worth is estimated to be of $200 million.