Samuel L. Jackson is a renowned American actor, producer and author who has been in the entertainment industry for over four decades. He is best known for his iconic roles in films such as Pulp Fiction, Die Hard with a Vengeance and The Avengers series.
Jackson was born on December 21st, 1948 in Washington D.C., to Elizabeth and Roy Henry Jackson Sr. After his parents divorced when he was nine years old, he moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee with his mother and stepfather where he attended Riverside High School before enrolling at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia. There he became part of the school’s drama club which led him to pursue an acting career after graduating from college in 1972.
Since then Samuel L Jackson has starred or co-starred in more than 100 movies including several blockbuster hits such as Jurassic Park (1993), Unbreakable (2000) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). In addition to film roles, Jackson has also appeared on television shows including Law & Order: SVU and 30 Rock as well as voicing characters for animated films like The Incredibles 2 (2018). His work earned him numerous awards including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown (1997), two Golden Globe nominations, three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, one Emmy Award win plus multiple Critics’ Choice Awards wins throughout his career.
In addition to being an accomplished actor Samuel L Jackson is also a philanthropist having supported various charities over the years such as Feeding America, Keep Memory Alive Foundation; Stand Up To Cancer; St Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Boys & Girls Clubs of America among others. Moreover it should be noted that despite all this success Sam still finds time to give back by appearing at events related to education reform or youth awareness programs aimed at helping young people reach their goals
All these achievements are proof that Samuel L Jackson is truly one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors whose influence will continue long into future generations.
Jackson was born on December 21st, 1948 to Elizabeth Jackson and Roy Henry Jackson Sr., both working-class parents from Washington D.C.. After a troubled childhood that included drug addiction and attempted suicide, he enrolled at Morehouse College with hopes of becoming a marine biologist or doctor before switching to acting studies at Atlanta’s National Black Theatre Festival after graduating high school.
In 1991, Quentin Tarantino cast him as Jules Winnfield in what would become one of the most iconic performances ever seen on screen—Pulp Fiction (1994). The role earned him his first Oscar nomination and catapulted him into superstardom overnight, leading to roles alongside major stars like Bruce Willis (Die Hard with a Vengeance), Robert De Niro (Jackie Brown) Uma Thurman (Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2), John Travolta (The Taking of Pelham 123) and Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs). Since then he has gone on to star in dozens more big budget action movies such as Jurassic Park III; Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace; Iron Man; Avengers: Infinity War; Captain Marvel; Kingsman: The Secret Service; Kong: Skull Island; Snakes On A Plane; Shaft; Incredibles 2; Glass; Unbreakable, and Deep Blue Sea.
In addition to his film work, Jackson also appears regularly on television programs such as Law & Order SVU, Robot Chicken, Afro Samurai, 30 Rock, and Sesame Street. He even provided voice work for video games like Grand Theft Auto IV San Andreas. His many accolades include two Golden Globe nominations for best actor plus numerous other awards from various organizations around the world celebrating his incredible body of work throughout his long career.
Today Samuel L. Jackson remains one of Hollywood’s most popular actors due to not only the sheer number but also quality of roles he takes part in every year while still finding time outside cinemas too be involved with charities such as St Jude Children’s Research Hospital among others making sure no child suffers cancer alone anymore.