|Samuel L. Jackson Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2½ in|
|Date of Birth||December 21, 1948|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor, voice actor, and producer who has established himself as one of the most widely recognized actors of his generation. His film credits include Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Goodfellas, Fathers & Sons, Menace II Society, Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker, The Search for One-eye Jimmy, Fluke, Die Hard with a Vengeance, A Time to Kill, Losing Isaiah, Django Unchained, The Negotiator, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Rules of Engagement, Jungle Fever, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Coach Carter, Snakes on a Plane, Mo’ Better Blues, I Am Not Your Negro, Jurassic Park, Resurrecting the Champ, The Hateful Eight, Deep Blue Sea, The Protégé, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Do the Right Thing, Unbreakable, Kong: Skull Island, Chi-Raq, Coming to America, Glass, and School Daze. In 2022, he received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for being “A cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide”.
Samuel Leroy Jackson
Sam, King of Cool, Mr. Cool
Washington, D.C., United States
Samuel went to many segregated schools before he graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga.
He then got enrolled at 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 on the board of trustees. He rejoined Morehouse College, 2 years later to study acting and graduated in 1972.
Actor, film producer, voice actor
- Father – Roy Henry Jackson
- Mother – Elizabeth Jackson (Factory Worker and supplies buyer for a mental institution)
- Others – Roy Victor Jackson (Paternal Grandfather), Imer/Imellts Lee Watts (Paternal Grandmother), Edgar Montgomery (Maternal Grandfather), Pearl Brown (Maternal Grandmother)
Samuel has been represented by Anonymous Content, Talent Management Company, Culver City, California, United States.
His net worth has been $250 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm
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 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.
Race / Ethnicity
As per his DNA tests, he has ancestry in the Benga Tribe from Gabon.
- Gapped tooth
- Wears round spectacles
Samuel L. Jackson has done voiceover work for TV commercials for the following brands –
- Garden Burger
- KFC restaurants
- 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)
- 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
- Verizon’s Super Bowl commercial (2021)
Best Known For
- Having starred in 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
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 the NBC drama series Movin’ On as Patrolman.
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
Samuel L. Jackson Facts
- At civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.‘s funeral in Atlanta, he was chosen as one of the ushers. The same year, he was one of the students holding King’s father hostage in a protest at Morehouse College.
- After the Morehouse protest, he had to leave Atlanta for 2 years and move to Los Angeles after the FBI warned his mother that Samuel might end up dead or in prison if he stayed in Atlanta.
- 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.
- In October 1997, Empire Magazine UK placed him at #44 on the list of “Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.”
- He got severely addicted to drugs after playing the role of a drug addict in Jungle Fever (1991). He had to stay in drug rehab for two weeks.
- 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.
- He got into acting after a speech therapist suggested he audition for a play to take care of his stutter. After participating in the play, he decided to change his graduation major.
- 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.
- While living in Los Angeles after his suspension from college, he used to work as a social worker.
- In 2006, Premiere Magazine ranked his performance in Pulp Fiction in the #41 position on the list of “100 Greatest Performances of All Time.”
- On January 22, 2019, he revealed that he had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- He brought to life the character of Ptolemy Grey in the drama streaming television limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey in 2022. His co-stars for the project included Dominique Fishback, Cynthia McWilliams, Damon Gupton, and Marsha Stephanie Blake.
- He provided vocals to the character of Jimbo (Hank’s reluctant tuxedo cat sensei who trains him to become a samurai) in the 2022 computer-animated martial arts comedy film Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, a loose remake of the 1974 live-action film Blazing Saddles.
- In March 2022, Samuel received an honorary Oscar at the 2022 Governors Awards.