Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1948-12-21 (73 years old)
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Biography

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time, only behind Stan Lee (who was most notable for his cameo appearances).He rose to fame with films such as Coming to America (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Juice (1992), Menace II Society (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), and Fresh (1994). Jackson continued gaining greater prominence for his collaborations with director Spike Lee in the films School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Oldboy (2013) and Chi-Raq (2015) and in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). For his role in Pulp Fiction, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.Jackson is a highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 150 films. His other roles include Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), Hard Eight (1996), Eve's Bayou (1997), The Red Violin (1998), The Negotiator (1998), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000) and its 2019 sequel/reboot, Coach Carter (2005), Snakes on a Plane (2006), The Other Guys (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Glass (2019). Jackson also won widespread recognition as the Jedi Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), later voicing the role in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and alongside in the video game Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars. With his permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury; he subsequently played Fury in 11 Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with a cameo appearance in Iron Man (2008), as well as guest-starring in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He will reprise this role in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which is set to premiere in 2022.Jackson has provided his voice for several animated films, documentaries, television series, and video games, including Lucius Best/Frozone in the Pixar films The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018), Whiplash in Turbo (2013), the title character of the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). In 2016, Jackson served as the narrator of the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro based on James Baldwin's writings. In March 2022, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Jackson by awarding him an Academy Honorary Award, which is intended "to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy".

Personal Life

In 1980, Jackson married actress and producer LaTanya Richardson, whom he met while attending Morehouse College. The couple have a daughter named Zoe (born 1982). In 2009, they started their own charity to help support education. Jackson has said that he watches his own films in cinemas: "Even during my theater years, I wished I could watch the plays I was in—while I was in them! I dig watching myself work." He also enjoys collecting the action figures of the characters he portrays in his films, including Jules Winnfield, Shaft, Mace Windu, and Frozone.Jackson is bald but enjoys wearing wigs in his films. He said about his decision to shave his head, "I keep ending up on those 'bald is beautiful' lists. It's cool. You know, when I started losing my hair, it was during the era when everybody had lots of hair. All of a sudden, I felt this big hole in the middle of my afro. I couldn't face having a comb over so I had to quickly figure what the haircut for me was." His first bald role was in The Great White Hype. He usually gets to pick his own hairstyles for each character he portrays. He poked fun at his baldness the first time he appeared bald on The Tonight Show, explaining that he had to shave his head for one role, but then kept receiving more and more bald roles and had to keep shaving his head so that wigs could be made for him. He joked that "the only way [he's] gonna have time to grow [his] hair back is if [he's] not working". He is noted for often wearing a Kangol hat in public.Jackson has a clause in his contracts that allows him to play golf during film shoots. He has played in the Gary Player Invitational charity golf tournament to assist Gary Player in raising funds for children in South Africa. Jackson is a keen basketball fan, supporting the Toronto Raptors and the Harlem Globetrotters. He has supported English association football team Liverpool FC since appearing in The 51st State, which was shot in Liverpool. He also supports Irish association football team Bohemian FC. Jackson campaigned during the 2008 Democratic Primary for Barack Obama in Texarkana, Texas. He said, "Barack Obama represents everything I was told I could be growing up. I am a child of segregation. When I grew up and people told me I could be president, I knew it was a lie. But now we have a representative... the American Dream is a reality. Anyone can grow up to be a president." He also said, "I voted for Barack because he was black. That's why other folks vote for other people—because they look like them". He compared his Django Unchained character, a villainous house slave, to black conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, saying that the character has "the same moral compass as Clarence Thomas does". In June 2022, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, Jackson again criticized Justice Clarence Thomas in a tweet saying, "How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!"In June 2013, Jackson launched a joint campaign with Prizeo in an effort to raise money to fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of the campaign, he recited various fan-written monologues and a popular scene from the AMC series Breaking Bad. In August 2013, he started a vegan diet for health reasons, explaining that he is "just trying to live forever", and attributed a 40 lb (18 kg) weight loss to his new diet. He had largely abandoned the diet by March 2017, but still praised it. He launched a campaign called "One for the Boys", which teaches men about testicular cancer and urges them to "get themselves checked out".In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Samuel L. Jackson encouraged people to wear masks during pandemic as part of the State of California's Your Actions Save Lives campaign. Jackson along with Dwayne Johnson also encouraged coronavirus patients to donate blood plasma to help others fighting the virus. Jackson also read a satirical book, Stay the F*ck at Home, spreading awareness to social distance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Early Life

Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., on December 21, 1948, the only child of Elizabeth Harriett (née Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father lived away from the family in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died of alcoholism. Jackson met him only twice during his life. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution; he was also raised by his maternal grandparents, Edgar and Pearl Montgomery, as well as extended family. According to DNA tests, Jackson partially descends from the Benga people of Gabon, and he became a naturalized citizen of Gabon in 2019. He attended several segregated schools and graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. He played the French horn, piccolo, trumpet, and flute in the school orchestra. He developed a stutter during childhood and learned to "pretend to be other people who didn't stutter". He still uses the word "motherfucker" to get through a speech block. He still has days where he stutters. Initially intent on pursuing a degree in marine biology, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to earn extra points in a class, he found an interest in acting and switched his major. Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the Just Us Theatre.After Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, Jackson attended King's funeral in Atlanta as one of the ushers. He then travelled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join an equal rights protest march. In a 2005 Parade interview, he revealed, "I was angry about the assassination, but I wasn't shocked by it. I knew that change was going to take something different – not sit-ins, not peaceful coexistence." In 1969, Jackson and several other students held members of the Morehouse College board of trustees (including Martin Luther King Sr.) hostage on the campus, demanding reform in the school's curriculum and governance. The college eventually agreed to change its policy, but Jackson was charged with and eventually convicted of unlawful confinement, a second-degree felony. He was then suspended for two years for his criminal record and his actions. He would later return to the college to earn a BA in drama in 1972. While he was suspended, he took a job as a social worker in Los Angeles. He decided to return to Atlanta, where he met with Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and others active in the Black Power movement. He began to feel empowered with his involvement in the movement, especially when the group began buying guns. However, before he could become involved with any significant armed confrontations, his mother sent him to Los Angeles after the FBI warned her that he would die within a year if he remained with the group. In a 2018 interview with Vogue, he denied having been a member of the Black Panther Party.

Filmography

All 297

Movies 228

Self 82

TV shows 69

Voice 16

Narrator 10

Creator 1

Producer 1

Vic (voice)
Garfield (2024)

Garfield (2024)

Movie
Nick Fury
The Marvels (2023)

The Marvels (2023)

Movie
6.4
Nick Fury
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

Movie
Jimbo (voice)
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)

Movie
8.17
Self (archive footage)
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home (2022)

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home (2022)

Movie
9
Ptolemy Grey
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2022)

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2022)

TV show
Self
JANET JACKSON. (2022)

JANET JACKSON. (2022)

TV show
Narrator (voice)
The Fix (2022)

The Fix (2022)

TV show
Self
An Audience with Adele (2021)

An Audience with Adele (2021)

Movie
Self
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2021)

2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2021)

Movie
Nick Fury
Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special (2021)

Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special (2021)

Movie
9.5
Mace Windu
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Seige of Mandalore Super Cut (2021)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Seige of Mandalore Super Cut (2021)

Movie
Moody
The Protégé (2021)

The Protégé (2021)

Movie
6
Nick Fury (voice)
What If...? (2021)

What If...? (2021)

TV show
8.17
Darius Kincaid
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)

Movie
8
Marcus Banks
Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

Movie
5.75
Amend: The Fight for America (2021)

Amend: The Fight for America (2021)

TV show
Self
How It Feels to Be Free (2021)

How It Feels to Be Free (2021)

Movie
Nick Fury (archive footage)
Marvel Studios: Legends (2021)

Marvel Studios: Legends (2021)

TV show
9.33
Dash Bracket
Death to 2020 (2020)

Death to 2020 (2020)

Movie
7
Self
Beyond the Spotlight (2020)

Beyond the Spotlight (2020)

TV show
Self
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (2020)

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (2020)

Movie
Self
Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson (2020)

Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson (2020)

Movie
Self
Enslaved (2020)

Enslaved (2020)

TV show
Sam
Staged (2020)

Staged (2020)

TV show
Self
One World: Together at Home (2020)

One World: Together at Home (2020)

Movie
Narrator
Shaq Life (2020)

Shaq Life (2020)

TV show
Voice Over
Some Good News (2020)

Some Good News (2020)

TV show
Joe Morris
The Banker (2020)

The Banker (2020)

Movie
6.25
Takoda
The Last Full Measure (2020)

The Last Full Measure (2020)

Movie
3
Mace Windu (voice)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Movie
6.23
Self (Archival Footage)
The Movies That Made Us (2019)

The Movies That Made Us (2019)

TV show
Self (uncredited)
QT8: The First Eight (2019)

QT8: The First Eight (2019)

Movie
Self - Guest
Tamron Hall (2019)

Tamron Hall (2019)

TV show
Nick Fury
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Movie
6.54
John Shaft
Shaft (2019)

Shaft (2019)

Movie
5.79
Nick Fury
Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Movie
6.67
Nick Fury
Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel (2019)

Movie
6.59
Elijah Price
Glass (2019)

Glass (2019)

Movie
6.3
Himself
Life Itself (2018)

Life Itself (2018)

Movie
Self
Quincy (2018)

Quincy (2018)

Movie
Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Incredibles 2 (2018)

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Movie
6.59
Nick Fury (uncredited)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Movie
6.51
The Salesman
Unicorn Store (2017)

Unicorn Store (2017)

Movie
Darius Kincaid
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Movie
6.31
Self
Carpool Karaoke: The Series (2017)

Carpool Karaoke: The Series (2017)

TV show
Self
Creating a King: Summoning a God (2017)

Creating a King: Summoning a God (2017)

Movie
Reader - Declaration of Independence
The Words That Built America (2017)

The Words That Built America (2017)

Movie
Self - Actor (archive footage)
John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood (2017)

John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood (2017)

Movie
Preston Packard
Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Movie
6.83
Host
Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (2017)

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (2017)

Movie
Narration
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

Movie
Agent Augustus Gibbons
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

Movie
5.62
Himself
Eating You Alive (2016)

Eating You Alive (2016)

Movie
Self
BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration (2016)

BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration (2016)

Movie
Barron
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Movie
6.87
Tom McCourt
Cell (2016)

Cell (2016)

Movie
2
George Washington Williams
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

Movie
6.2
Self
VICE Guide to Film (2016)

VICE Guide to Film (2016)

TV show
Major Marquis Warren
The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Movie
6.11
Himself
Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel (2015)

Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel (2015)

Movie
Dolmedes
Chi-Raq (2015)

Chi-Raq (2015)

Movie
Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

TV show
5.5
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV show
Hardman
Barely Lethal (2015)

Barely Lethal (2015)

Movie
8.67
Nick Fury
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Movie
6.41
Valentine
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Movie
6.26
Self / Interviewer / Self - Interviewee
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)

TV show
Self
The Boomer List (2014)

The Boomer List (2014)

Movie
US President William Alan Moore
Big Game (2014)

Big Game (2014)

Movie
Self
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee (2014)

Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee (2014)

Movie
Lieutenant Karl Aker
Kite (2014)

Kite (2014)

Movie
6
Nick Fury
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Movie
6.22
Self
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe (2014)

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe (2014)

Movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV show
6.26
Pat Novak
RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop (2014)

Movie
6.24
Clinton Davis
Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Movie
6
Actor
Face of Unity (2014)

Face of Unity (2014)

Movie
Chaney
Oldboy (2013)

Oldboy (2013)

Movie
Nick Fury
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

TV show
6.39
Himself
Everything Is Samuel L. Jackson's Fault (2013)

Everything Is Samuel L. Jackson's Fault (2013)

Movie
Whiplash (voice)
Turbo (2013)

Turbo (2013)

Movie
6.46
Circus Halligalli (2013)

Circus Halligalli (2013)

TV show
Stephen
Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained (2012)

Movie
7.57
Fear
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2012)

Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2012)

Movie
Self
Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking (2012)

Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking (2012)

Movie
Self
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only (2012)

Eddie Murphy: One Night Only (2012)

Movie
Himself
Wake the Fuck Up (2012)

Wake the Fuck Up (2012)

Movie
Himself
Building the Dream: Assembling the Avengers (2012)

Building the Dream: Assembling the Avengers (2012)

Movie
9
Self - 'Nick Fury'
The Avengers: A Visual Journey (2012)

The Avengers: A Visual Journey (2012)

Movie
Self - 'Nick Fury'
The Avengers: Assembling the Ultimate Team (2012)

The Avengers: Assembling the Ultimate Team (2012)

Movie
Tendai (voice)
Zambezia (2012)

Zambezia (2012)

Movie
7.5
Nick Fury
The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

Movie
6.61
Self
Finding Your Roots (2012)

Finding Your Roots (2012)

TV show
Foley
The Samaritan (2012)

The Samaritan (2012)

Movie
Himself
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (2012)

I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (2012)

Movie
Richie
Meeting Evil (2012)

Meeting Evil (2012)

Movie
5
Self
Bizarre Foods America (2012)

Bizarre Foods America (2012)

TV show
Narrator
Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition (2011)

Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition (2011)

Movie
Logan
Arena (2011)

Arena (2011)

Movie
Voice (voice)
Prohibition (2011)

Prohibition (2011)

TV show
6
Self
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)

TV show
Self
In the Flow with Affion Crockett (2011)

In the Flow with Affion Crockett (2011)

TV show
Self
Curiosity (2011)

Curiosity (2011)

TV show
6
Nick Fury
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Movie
6.39
Nick Fury (uncredited)
Thor (2011)

Thor (2011)

Movie
6.43
Narrator
African Cats (2011)

African Cats (2011)

Movie
Rufus
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2011)

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2011)

Movie
Black
The Sunset Limited (2011)

The Sunset Limited (2011)

Movie
On the Shoulders of Giants (2011)

On the Shoulders of Giants (2011)

Movie
Return to Jurassic Park (2011)

Return to Jurassic Park (2011)

Movie
Himself
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)

Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)

Movie
P.K. Highsmith
The Other Guys (2010)

The Other Guys (2010)

Movie
6.86
Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Movie
Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
Unthinkable (2010)

Unthinkable (2010)

Movie
7
Nick Fury
Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Movie
6.39
Self - Narrator
In the Land of the Free... (2010)

In the Land of the Free... (2010)

Movie
Zog
The RRF in New Recruit (2010)

The RRF in New Recruit (2010)

Movie
Paul
Mother and Child (2009)

Mother and Child (2009)

Movie
Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)

Movie
Zog (voice)
Astro Boy (2009)

Astro Boy (2009)

Movie
6.25
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Movie
6.86
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)

TV show
Himself
The Face Is Familiar (2009)

The Face Is Familiar (2009)

Movie
Narrator
Uneven Fairways (2009)

Uneven Fairways (2009)

Movie
Self
We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama (2009)

We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama (2009)

Movie
Octopus
The Spirit (2008)

The Spirit (2008)

Movie
8
Louis Hinds
Soul Men (2008)

Soul Men (2008)

Movie
10
Mace Windu (voice) (archive sound)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

TV show
7.2
Abel Turner
Lakeview Terrace (2008)

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

Movie
6
Mace Windu (voice)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Movie
6.13
Nick Fury (uncredited)
Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man (2008)

Movie
6.58
Narrator
The War (2008)

The War (2008)

TV show
Roland
Jumper (2008)

Jumper (2008)

Movie
5.93
Paul Malcolm
Gospel Hill (2008)

Gospel Hill (2008)

Movie
Self
Crítico (2008)

Crítico (2008)

Movie
Tom Cutler
Cleaner (2007)

Cleaner (2007)

Movie
6
Narrator
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (2007)

Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (2007)

Movie
Narrator
Farce of the Penguins (2007)

Farce of the Penguins (2007)

Movie
Gerald Olin
1408 (2007)

1408 (2007)

Movie
5.8
Champ
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Movie
Self
The Graham Norton Show (2007)

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

TV show
9.5
Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja
Afro Samurai (2007)

Afro Samurai (2007)

TV show
Lazarus
Black Snake Moan (2006)

Black Snake Moan (2006)

Movie
4
Will Marsh
Home of the Brave (2006)

Home of the Brave (2006)

Movie
Neville Flynn
Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Movie
5.33
The Henry Rollins Show (2006)

The Henry Rollins Show (2006)

TV show
Lorenzo Council
Freedomland (2006)

Freedomland (2006)

Movie
Narrator
Honor Deferred (2006)

Honor Deferred (2006)

Movie
Himself
The N Word (2006)

The N Word (2006)

Movie
Iconoclasts (2005)

Iconoclasts (2005)

TV show
The Boondocks (2005)

The Boondocks (2005)

TV show
5
The Colbert Report (2005)

The Colbert Report (2005)

TV show
6.27
Self
Made in Hollywood (2005)

Made in Hollywood (2005)

TV show
Derrick Vann
The Man (2005)

The Man (2005)

Movie
9
Self
Extras (2005)

Extras (2005)

TV show
6.29
Self
Coach Carter The Man Behind the Movie (2005)

Coach Carter The Man Behind the Movie (2005)

Movie
Mace Windu
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Movie
6.07
Self
Science of Star Wars (2005)

Science of Star Wars (2005)

TV show
Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
xXx: State of the Union (2005)

xXx: State of the Union (2005)

Movie
5.03
Frozone - commentary
Mr. Incredible and Pals (2005)

Mr. Incredible and Pals (2005)

Movie
Self
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World (2005)

The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World (2005)

Movie
Presenter/Self
George Lucas: Creating an Empire (2005)

George Lucas: Creating an Empire (2005)

Movie
Jack Johnson
Unforgivable Blackness: the Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)

Unforgivable Blackness: the Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)

TV show
Ken Carter
Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)

Movie
6.25
Self / An Officer of the Law
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

TV show
6.08
Lucius Best / Frozone
The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles (2004)

Movie
7.06
Jack Johnson
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

Movie
Langston Whitfield
In My Country (2004)

In My Country (2004)

Movie
Himself
John Travolta: The Inside Story (2004)

John Travolta: The Inside Story (2004)

Movie
Rufus
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Movie
6.65
John Mills
Twisted (2004)

Twisted (2004)

Movie
1
Self
America Beyond the Color Line (2004)

America Beyond the Color Line (2004)

TV show
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV show
5.15
Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. (2003)

Movie
5.85
West
Basic (2003)

Basic (2003)

Movie
2
Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)

Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)

TV show
6
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)

Movie
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV show
6.3
Self
Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002)

Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002)

Movie
Agent Augustus Gibbons
xXx (2002)

xXx (2002)

Movie
5.88
Jack Friar
No Good Deed (2002)

No Good Deed (2002)

Movie
Self - Narrator
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (2002)

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (2002)

Movie
Mace Windu
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Movie
5.84
Doyle Gipson
Changing Lanes (2002)

Changing Lanes (2002)

Movie
5.88
Host
Middle School Confessions (2002)

Middle School Confessions (2002)

Movie
Self
BaadAsssss Cinema (2002)

BaadAsssss Cinema (2002)

Movie
Elmo McElroy
The 51st State (2001)

The 51st State (2001)

Movie
Self
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001)

Movie
Self
Comic Books & Superheroes (2001)

Comic Books & Superheroes (2001)

Movie
Self
The Making of 'Unbreakable' (2001)

The Making of 'Unbreakable' (2001)

Movie
Romulus
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

Movie
5.71
Narrator
Jazz (2001)

Jazz (2001)

TV show
6
Elijah Price
Unbreakable (2000)

Unbreakable (2000)

Movie
6.59
John Shaft
Shaft (2000)

Shaft (2000)

Movie
6
Colonel Terry Childers
Rules of Engagement (2000)

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Movie
5.75
Self / Willie Nutter
Any Given Wednesday (2000)

Any Given Wednesday (2000)

Movie
Self
Shaft: Still the Man (2000)

Shaft: Still the Man (2000)

Movie
Self
The Early Show (1999)

The Early Show (1999)

TV show
Russell Franklin
Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Movie
5.68
Self - Host
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)

From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)

Movie
Mace Windu
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Movie
5.73
Turner (voice)
Our Friend, Martin (1999)

Our Friend, Martin (1999)

Movie
Himself
Forever Hollywood (1999)

Forever Hollywood (1999)

Movie
TRL (1998)

TRL (1998)

TV show
Charles Morritz (Montréal)
The Red Violin (1998)

The Red Violin (1998)

Movie
Danny Roman
The Negotiator (1998)

The Negotiator (1998)

Movie
6.17
Hejirah Henry (uncredited)
Out of Sight (1998)

Out of Sight (1998)

Movie
6.25
Himself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1998)

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1998)

Movie
Harry
Sphere (1998)

Sphere (1998)

Movie
6.63
Louis Batiste
Eve's Bayou (1997)

Eve's Bayou (1997)

Movie
Self - Guest / Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Trevor Garfield
One Eight Seven (1997)

One Eight Seven (1997)

Movie
6
Ordell Robbie
Jackie Brown (1997)

Jackie Brown (1997)

Movie
5.79
Jimmy
Hard Eight (1997)

Hard Eight (1997)

Movie
6.07
Mitch Henessey
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Movie
3
Carl Lee Hailey
A Time to Kill (1996)

A Time to Kill (1996)

Movie
3
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV show
5.67
Narrator (voice)
Shaquille O'Neal: Larger than Life (1996)

Shaquille O'Neal: Larger than Life (1996)

Movie
Wendell
Trees Lounge (1996)

Trees Lounge (1996)

Movie
Rev. Fred Sultan
The Great White Hype (1996)

The Great White Hype (1996)

Movie
Narrator
The Journey of the African-American Athlete (1996)

The Journey of the African-American Athlete (1996)

Movie
The Frank Skinner Show (1995)

The Frank Skinner Show (1995)

TV show
Rumbo
Fluke (1995)

Fluke (1995)

Movie
Zeus
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

Movie
5.88
Calvin Hart
Kiss of Death (1995)

Kiss of Death (1995)

Movie
6
Kadar Lewis
Losing Isaiah (1995)

Losing Isaiah (1995)

Movie
10
The Mayor (voice)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

TV show
Col. Ron
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)

The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)

Movie
Dale Deveaux
The New Age (1994)

The New Age (1994)

Movie
Jules Winnfield
Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Movie
6.89
Sam
Fresh (1994)

Fresh (1994)

Movie
6
Self
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

TV show
Mailman
Hail Caesar (1994)

Hail Caesar (1994)

Movie
Richard Greener
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)

Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)

Movie
Jamaal
Against the Wall (1994)

Against the Wall (1994)

Movie
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV show
6
Big Don
True Romance (1993)

True Romance (1993)

Movie
5.64
Arnold
Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Movie
6.3
Tat Lawson
Menace II Society (1993)

Menace II Society (1993)

Movie
6
Andrew Sterling
Amos & Andrew (1993)

Amos & Andrew (1993)

Movie
Wes Luger
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

Movie
6.75
WWE Raw (1993)

WWE Raw (1993)

TV show
6.58
Reggie Jenkins
Ghostwriter (1992)

Ghostwriter (1992)

TV show
HBO First Look (1992)

HBO First Look (1992)

TV show
Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson
Patriot Games (1992)

Patriot Games (1992)

Movie
5.64
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV show
5.75
Greg Meeker
White Sands (1992)

White Sands (1992)

Movie
Trip
Juice (1992)

Juice (1992)

Movie
6
Marshall
Fathers & Sons (1992)

Fathers & Sons (1992)

Movie
Hatcher
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991)

Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991)

Movie
Monroe
Strictly Business (1991)

Strictly Business (1991)

Movie
Mr. Simpson
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)

Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)

Movie
B-Bop
Johnny Suede (1991)

Johnny Suede (1991)

Movie
Gator Purify
Jungle Fever (1991)

Jungle Fever (1991)

Movie
4
Nate Cabot
The Return of Superfly (1990)

The Return of Superfly (1990)

Movie
Attorney Louis Taggert
Law & Order (1990)

Law & Order (1990)

TV show
5.78
Stacks Edwards
GoodFellas (1990)

GoodFellas (1990)

Movie
5.98
Dream Blind Man
The Exorcist III (1990)

The Exorcist III (1990)

Movie
5.18
Madlock
Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Movie
6
Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
Betsy's Wedding (1990)

Betsy's Wedding (1990)

Movie
Ulysses
A Shock to the System (1990)

A Shock to the System (1990)

Movie
Minister Garth
Def by Temptation (1990)

Def by Temptation (1990)

Movie
The Janitor
Spike Lee & Company: Do It a Cappella (1990)

Spike Lee & Company: Do It a Cappella (1990)

Movie
Self
Making 'Do the Right Thing' (1989)

Making 'Do the Right Thing' (1989)

Movie
Black Guy
Sea of Love (1989)

Sea of Love (1989)

Movie
6
Mister Señor Love Daddy
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Movie
7.4
Calvin Fredricks
Dead Man Out (1989)

Dead Man Out (1989)

Movie
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV show
Hold-Up Man
Coming to America (1988)

Coming to America (1988)

Movie
7.1
Leeds
School Daze (1988)

School Daze (1988)

Movie
Eddie's Uncle
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

Movie
George
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)

Movie
Bum
Magic Sticks (1987)

Magic Sticks (1987)

Movie
Brother Elvis
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987)

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987)

TV show
Spenser: For Hire (1985)

Spenser: For Hire (1985)

TV show
6
Gang Member No. 2
Ragtime (1981)

Ragtime (1981)

Movie
7.5
Extra (uncredited)
The Exterminator (1980)

The Exterminator (1980)

Movie
6.85
Johnson Whittaker
The Trial of the Moke (1978)

The Trial of the Moke (1978)

Movie
Sulk
The Displaced Person (1977)

The Displaced Person (1977)

Movie
Self - Host / Jules Winnfield
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV show
6.36
Stan
Together for Days (1972)

Together for Days (1972)

Movie
self
Great Performances (1971)

Great Performances (1971)

TV show
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV show
Today (1952)

Today (1952)

TV show
Self
Bambi Awards (1948)

Bambi Awards (1948)

TV show
Doaker Charles
The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

Movie
Inversion

Inversion

Movie
Creator
Cordell And Coneil

Cordell And Coneil

TV show
Argylle

Argylle

Movie
Self
Pulp Fiction: the Facts

Pulp Fiction: the Facts

Movie
Gordon
The Kill Room

The Kill Room

Movie
Nick Fury
Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion

TV show
Producer
Running Wild

Running Wild

Movie
Actor
The Blob

The Blob

Movie
Actor
Untitled Grumpy Old Men Remake

Untitled Grumpy Old Men Remake

Movie
Self
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story

The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story

Movie

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Average 6.47
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2006
1998
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Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1948-12-21 (73 years old)

Birth name
Samuel Leroy Jackson

Place of birth
Washington, D.C., United States of America

Religion
Lapsed Catholic

Net worth
$150000000

Spouse
LaTanya Richardson

Citizenships
Gabon, United States of America

Also known as
Sam Jackson, Samuel Leroy Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Сэмюэл Л. Джексон, ซามูเอล แอล. แจ็กสัน, サミュエル・L・ジャクソン, 새뮤얼 L. 잭슨, 森姆·積遜, صامويل جاكسون, 사무엘 L. 잭슨, Σάμιουελ Λ. Τζάκσον, Σάμιουελ Λιρόι Τζάκσον

Awards
Academy Honorary Award, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Silver Bear for Best Actor

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