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Samuel L. Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well known after three movies made by ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield
(1994)
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren
(2015)
Django Unchained
(2012)

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 2017 Blazing Samurai (filming)
Jimbo (voice)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island (post-production)
Lieutenant Colonel Packard
 2016 Cell
Tom McCourt
 2015 Chi-Raq
Dolmedes
 2015 Barely Lethal
Hardman
 2013 Oldboy
Chaney
 2013 Turbo
Whiplash (voice)
 2012 Zambezia
Tendai (voice)
 2012/I The Samaritan
Foley
 2011 Thor
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2009 Astro Boy
Zog (voice)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2008 Gospel Hill
Paul Malcolm
 2008 Iron Man
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2008 Jumper
Roland
 2007 1408
Gerald Olin
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Narrator (voice)
 2004/I Twisted
John Mills
 2003 Basic
West
 2002 No Good Deed
Jack Friar
 2000 Shaft
John Shaft
 1998 Out of Sight
Hejira Henry (uncredited)
 1996 Hard Eight
Jimmy
 1995 Fluke
Rumbo (voice)
 1995 Kiss of Death
Calvin Hart
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Kadar Lewis
 1994 The New Age
Dale Deveaux
 1994 Hail Caesar
Mailman
 1994 Fresh
Sam
 1993 Amos & Andrew
Andrew Sterling
 1992 White Sands
Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
 1992 Juice
Trip
 1991 Strictly Business
Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
 1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Mr. Simpson
 1991 Johnny Suede
B-Bop
 1990 The Return of Superfly
Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
 1990 The Exorcist III
Dream Blind Man
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Madlock
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
 1990 Def by Temptation
Minister Garth
 1990 A Shock to the System
Ulysses (three-card monte game)
 1989 Sea of Love
Black Guy
 1988 Coming to America
Hold-Up Man
 1988 School Daze
Leeds
 1987 Magic Sticks
Bum (as Sam Jackson)
 1981 Ragtime
Gang Member No. 2
 1980 The Exterminator
Extra (uncredited)
 1972 Together for Days
Stan
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Other Works:

(11/87) Stage: Appeared (as "Boy Willie") in "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson. Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 24 Interviews | 15 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Samuel Jackson | Sam Jackson

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was a square for so long and it totally amazes me that people think I am cool. See more »

Trivia:

Although he had been acting in small roles and in theatre productions, it was not until he was 40 years old that he received his first major role in Do the Right Thing (1989) and he was 45 when he became a star with Pulp Fiction (1994). See more »

Trademark:

Rebellious characters who are disliked or considered strange by others in the story See more »

Nickname:

Sam See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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