Samuel L. Jackson Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Samuel Leroy Jackson

Nick Name

Sam, King of Cool, Mr. Cool

Samuel L. Jackson at the xXx: Return of Xander Cage premiere in January 2017
Samuel L. Jackson at the xXx: Return of Xander Cage premiere in January 2017

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Washington, D.C., United States

Nationality

American

Education

Samuel went to many segregated schools before he graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga.

He then got enrolled at the Morehouse College in Atlanta to study Marine Biology.

He was expelled from college in 1969 as he protested against board members for the absence of blacks in the board of trustees. He rejoined Morehouse College, 2 years later to study acting and graduated in 1972.

Occupation

Actor, film producer

Family

  • Father – Roy Henry Jackson
  • Mother – Elizabeth Jackson (Factory Worker and supplies buyer for a mental institution)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Samuel is represented by Anonymous Content.

Build

Average

Height

6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm

Weight

94 kg or 207 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Samuel Jackson has dated

  • LaTanya Richardson (1980-Present) – Samuel Jackson met actress LaTanya Richardson, while he was a student at the Morehouse College and she was studying at Spelman College in Atlanta. After dating for a brief time, they got married in 1980. She gave birth to a daughter Zoe Jackson in 1982 who later became a film and TV producer.
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson at the American Theatre Wing's Gala in September 2015
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson at the American Theatre Wing’s Gala in September 2015

Race / Ethnicity

Black

As per his DNA tests, he has ancestry of Benga Tribe from Gabon.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Gapped tooth
  • Wears round spectacles

Measurements

His chest, waist and biceps measurements are unknown.

Samuel L. Jackson at the National Board of Review Gala in January 2016
Samuel L. Jackson at the National Board of Review Gala in January 2016

Shoe Size

Unknown

Brand Endorsements

Samuel L. Jackson has done voiceover work for TV commercials for following brands –

  • Garden Burger
  • Hotjobs.com
  • KFC restaurants
  • Adidas
  • Pontiac automobiles
  • Americans for a Better Tomorrow

He has appeared in print ads for Reebok Classic athletic shoes.

Samuel has also starred in TV commercials for –

  • Barclays Bank (UK)
  • Sprite
  • Krystal Burger
  • NBA Finals for ESPN
  • Virgin Media
  • No on Prop. 8
  • Project Safe
  • Siri Date Night for the Apple iPhone 4S
  • Bet365 online betting website (Australia)
  • Capital One Quicksilver cash-back credit card
  • Stand Up to Cancer and St. Baldricks

Religion

Christianity

Best Known For

  • Having starred in the cult hit movies such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Django Unchained (2012) and Patriot Games (1992).
  • Being cast in the role of Nick Fury in the movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

First Film

In 1972, Samuel appeared in Together for Days in the role of Stan.

First TV Show

In 1976, Jackson guest appeared in an episode of NBC drama series Movin’ On as Patrolman.

Personal Trainer

In 2014, he decided to switch to a vegan diet for health reasons. His vegan diet coupled with his regular gym sessions, helped him lose 40 pounds of fat. To prepare for his role in Marvel movies, he has made a conscious decision to adhere to his specially created workout plan.

Samuel L. Jackson Favorite Things

  • American Soccer Club – Atlanta Falcons
  • English Soccer Club – Liverpool FC
  • Los Angeles Restaurant – In and Out Burger
  • London Restaurant – Hakkasan, Wareing
  • Meal – T-bone steak with chargrilled onions, a baked sweet potato, and roasted carrots.
  • Basketball Teams – Toronto Raptors, the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Irish Soccer Club – Bohemian FC
Source – IMDb, Food Network, Wikipedia
Samuel L. Jackson with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award in June 2016
Samuel L. Jackson with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award in June 2016

Samuel L. Jackson Facts

  1. At civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. funeral in Atlanta, he was chosen as one of the ushers. The same year, he was one of the students holding King’s father as a hostage in a protest at Morehouse College.
  2. After the Morehouse protest, he had to leave Atlanta for 2 years and move to Los Angeles after FBI warned his mother that Samuel might end up dead or in prison if he stayed in Atlanta.
  3. The Guinness World Records named him in 2009 as the highest grossing actor in the history of the industry with his movies (68 films till then) to have earned more than $7.4 billion in box office collections.
  4. In October 1997, the Empire Magazine UK placed him on #44 on the list of “Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.”
  5. He got severely addicted to the drugs after playing the role of a drug addict in Jungle Fever (1991). He had to stay in drug rehab for two weeks.
  6. During his school days, he was quite accomplished at playing brass instruments such as trumpet and French horn and used to be in school symphony orchestras.
  7. He got into acting after a speech therapist suggested him to audition for a play to take care of his stutter. After participating in the play, he decided to change his graduation major.
  8. He loves to play golf and before signing up for any movie, he makes sure that the producers guarantee him all time access to the golf courses during shooting.
  9. While living in Los Angeles after his suspension from college, he used to work as a social worker.
  10. In 2006, the Premiere Magazine ranked his performance in Pulp Fiction on the #41 position on the list of “100 Greatest Performances of All Time.”
  11. Visit his official website @ samuelljackson.com.
  12. Join Samuel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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