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Samuel L. Jackson

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Biography

Jackson at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International

Source: Wikipedia

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino in the films Pulp Fiction (1994) and Jackie Brown (1997). He is a highly prolific actor, appearing in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), The 51st State (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006) and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fact file

  • Born: Samuel Leroy Jackson December 21, 1948 (age 66) Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor, film producer
  • Years active: 1972–present
  • Spouse(s): LaTanya Richardson (m. 1980)
  • Children: 1
  • Website: SamuelLJackson.com

Read more about Samuel L. Jackson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Shaft 2019
Variety, 2019-06-14 17:00:24
The son of the legendary Isaac Hayes is upset that there are no original Hayes tracks in the new “Shaft” movie, calling its soundtrack album “a cultural disaster.” New Line Cinema, which made the movie — starring Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree and Jessie T. Usher as three generations of ...

Three generations of 'Shaft' bring the 1970s hero up to date
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-06-13 13:00:00
When he took up the mantle of Harlem detective John Shaft for the 2000 action reboot “Shaft,” Samuel L. Jackson knew his character, John Shaft II, would need a persona of his own. But as a young actor who’d come up in the 1970s watching every new addition to the ...

Review: Meet the new 'Shaft,' who's the same as Samuel L. Jackson's old 'Shaft'
USA Today Movies, 2019-06-13 02:42:36
Kenya Barris tries to 'Black-ish'-ify Samuel L. Jackson, and fails, in the newest 'Shaft' movie. Richard Roundtree and Jessie T. Usher also star.        

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