Samuel L. Jackson

Actor / Film Producer / Character Actor / Television Producer | * 12/21/1948 (75) | Washington, D.C. (United States of America (USA))
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. In 2022, he received the Academy Honorary Award as "a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide". Jackson made his professional theatre debut in Mother Courage and Her Children in 1980 at The Public Theatre. From 1981 to 1983 he originated the role of Private Louis Henderson in A Soldier's Play off-Broadway. He also originated the role of Boy Willie in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson in 1987 at the Yale Repertory Theatre. He portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the Broadway play The Mountaintop (2011). He returned to Broadway in the 2022 revival of The Piano Lesson playing Doaker Charles, for which he received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play nomination. Jackson's early film roles include Coming to America (1988), Juice (1992), ()
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Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and producer. 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 second highest-grossing actor of all time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave him an Academy Honorary Award in 2022 as "A cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide".Jackson started his career on stage making his professional theatre debut in Mother Courage and her Children in 1980 at The Public Theatre. From 1981 to 1983 he originated the role of Private Louis Henderson in A Soldier's Play Off-Broadway. He also originated the role of Boy Willie in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson in 1987 at the Yale Repertory Theatre. He returned to the play in the 2022 Broadway revival playing Doaker Charles. Jackson early film roles include Coming to America (1988), GoodFellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Juice (1992), True Romance (1993), and Jurassic Park (1993), Menace II Society (1993), and Fresh (1994). His collaborations with Spike Lee led to greater prominence with films such as School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Oldboy (2013), and Chi-Raq (2015).Jackson's breakout role was in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994) which earned him a BAFTA Award win and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He further collaborated with Tarantino, acting in Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). He's known for having appeared in a number of big-budget films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), The Negotiator (1997), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000) and its reboot (2019), xXx (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Coach Carter (2005), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Glass (2019).He also gained 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 the video game Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2011). 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 on June 21, 2023. 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).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Samuel L. Jackson

Silver Bear for Best Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor Academy Honorary Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
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Movies with Samuel L. Jackson as Actor(216)

2024 Argylle
as Vic (voice)2024 The Garfield Movie
as Gordon2023 The Kill Room
as Nick Fury2023 The Marvels
as Self (archive footage)2022 Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
as Moody2021 The Protégé
as Marcus Banks2021 Spiral: From the Book of Saw
as Nick Fury (archive footage)2021 Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special
as Darius Kincaid2021 Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
as himself2021 An Audience with Adele
as Dash Bracket2020 Death to 2020
as Joe Morris2020 The Banker
as Takoda2020 The Last Full Measure
as Mace Windu (voice)2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
as Self (uncredited)2019 QT8: The First Eight
as John Shaft2019 Shaft
as Nick Fury2019 Captain Marvel
as Elijah Price / Mr. Glass2019 Glass
as Nick Fury2019 Avengers: Endgame
as Nick Fury2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home
as Nick Fury (uncredited)2018 Avengers: Infinity War
as himself2018 Quincy
as Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)2018 Incredibles 2
as himself2018 Life Itself
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2017 John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood
as Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard2017 Kong: Skull Island
as Agent Augustus Gibbons2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
as Darius Kincaid2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard
as Reader - Declaration of Independence2017 The Words That Built America
as The Salesman2017 Unicorn Store
as Narration (voice)2017 I Am Not Your Negro
as George Washington Williams2016 The Legend of Tarzan
as himself2016 Eating You Alive
as Thomas 'Tom' McCourt2016 Cell
as Dolmedes2015 Chi-Raq
as Nick Fury2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
as Major Marquis Warren2015 The Hateful Eight
as Hardman2015 Barely Lethal
as himself2014 Face of Unity
as Pat Novak2014 RoboCop
as himself2014 The Boomer List
as President William Alan Moore2014 Big Game
as Lieutenant Karl Aker2014 Kite
as Clinton Davis2014 Reasonable Doubt
as Chaney2013 Oldboy
as Whiplash (voice)2013 Turbo
as Richie2012 Meeting Evil
as Tendai (voice)2012 Zambezia
as Foley2012 The Samaritan
as Nick Fury2012 The Avengers
as Stephen2012 Django Unchained
as Black2011 The Sunset Limited
as Logan2011 Arena
as Nick Fury (uncredited)2011 Thor
as Narrator (voice)2011 African Cats
as Nick Fury2010 Iron Man 2
as Henry Harold 'H' Humphries2010 Unthinkable
as P.K. Highsmith2010 The Other Guys
as himself2009 The Face Is Familiar
as Afro Samurai (voice) / Ninja Ninja (voice)2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)2009 Inglourious Basterds
as Paul2009 Mother and Child
as Zog (voice)2009 Astro Boy
as himself2008 Crítico
as Paul Malcolm2008 Gospel Hill
as Mace Windu (voice)2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
as Nick Fury (uncredited)2008 Iron Man
as Roland2008 Jumper
as Louis Hinds2008 Soul Men
as Octopus2008 The Spirit
as Abel Turner2008 Lakeview Terrace
as Tom Cutler2007 Cleaner
as Gerald Olin2007 1408
as Narrator (voice)2007 Farce of the Penguins
as William Marsh2006 Home of the Brave
as Lazarus2006 Black Snake Moan
as Narrator2006 Honor Deferred
as himself2006 The N Word
as Lorenzo Council2006 Freedomland
as Neville Flynn2006 Snakes on a Plane
as Ken Carter2005 Coach Carter
as Agent Augustus Gibbons2005 xXx: State of the Union
as Derrick Vann2005 The Man
as himself2005 My Date with Drew
as Presenter/Self2005 George Lucas: Creating an Empire
as Frozone (commentary voice)2005 Mr. Incredible and Pals
as Rufus2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
as John Mills2004 Twisted
as Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)2004 The Incredibles
as Langston Whitfield2004 In My Country
as Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson2003 S.W.A.T.
as Sgt. Nathan West2003 Basic
as Jack Friar2002 No Good Deed
as Doyle Gipson2002 Changing Lanes
as himself2002 BaadAsssss Cinema
as Agent Augustus Gibbons2002 xXx
as Elmo McElroy2001 The 51st State
as John Shaft2000 Shaft
as Willie Nutter2000 Any Given Wednesday
as himself2000 Shaft: Still the Man
as Col. Terry L. Childers2000 Rules of Engagement
as Elijah Price2000 Unbreakable
as himself1999 Forever Hollywood
as Turner (voice)1999 Our Friend, Martin
as Russell Franklin1999 Deep Blue Sea
as Charles Morritz (Montréal)1998 The Red Violin
as Dr. Harry Adams1998 Sphere
as Lt. Danny Roman1998 The Negotiator
as Hejirah Henry (uncredited)1998 Out of Sight
as Louis Batiste1997 Eve's Bayou
as Ordell Robbie1997 Jackie Brown
as Jimmy1997 Hard Eight
as Trevor Garfield1997 One Eight Seven
as Rev. Fred Sultan1996 The Great White Hype
as Mitch Henessey1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
as Wendell1996 Trees Lounge
as Carl Lee Hailey1996 A Time to Kill
as Zeus Carver1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance
as Kadar Lewis1995 Losing Isaiah
as Rumbo (voice)1995 Fluke
as Calvin Hart1995 Kiss of Death
as Jamaal1994 Against the Wall
as Mailman1994 Hail Caesar
as Sam1994 Fresh
as Jules Winnfield1994 Pulp Fiction
as Dale Deveaux1994 The New Age
as Big Don1993 True Romance
as Tat Lawson1993 Menace II Society
as Arnold1993 Jurassic Park
as Andrew Sterling1993 Amos & Andrew
as Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson1992 Patriot Games
as Greg Meeker1992 White Sands
as Trip1992 Juice
as Marshall1992 Fathers & Sons
as Mr. Simpson1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
as Monroe1991 Strictly Business
as B-Bop1991 Johnny Suede
as Gator Purify1991 Jungle Fever
as Minister Garth1990 Def by Temptation
as Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)1990 Betsy's Wedding
as Madlock1990 Mo' Better Blues
as Ulysses1990 A Shock to the System
as Stacks Edwards1990 GoodFellas
as Nate Cabot1990 The Return of Superfly
as Rev. Bob McClair1990 Common Ground
as Dream Blind Man (uncredited)1990 The Exorcist III
as Black Guy1989 Sea of Love
as Calvin Fredricks1989 Dead Man Out
as Mister Señor Love Daddy1989 Do the Right Thing
as Leeds1988 School Daze
as Hold-Up Man1988 Coming to America
as Bum1987 Magic Sticks
as Eddie's Uncle1987 Eddie Murphy Raw
as George1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin
as Gang Member No. 21981 Ragtime
as Extra (uncredited)1980 The Exterminator
as Johnson Whittaker1978 The Trial of the Moke
as Stan1972 Together for Days

TV Shows/Series with Samuel L. Jackson as Actor(56)

as Nick Fury2023 Secret Invasion
as Ptolemy Grey2022 The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
as himself2022 JANET JACKSON.
as Narrator (voice)2022 The Fix
2021 Amend: The Fight for America
as Nick Fury (voice)2021 What If...?
as himself2020 Enslaved
as Voice Over2020 Some Good News
as Sam2020 Staged
as Self - Guest2019 Tamron Hall
as Self (Archival Footage)2019 The Movies That Made Us
as himself2012 Finding Your Roots
as himself2011 The Jonathan Ross Show
as Reader (voice)2011 Prohibition
as Narrator2008 The War
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as himself2005 Extras
as An Officer of the Law2005 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
as himself1999 The Early Show
1998 TRL
as himself1997 The View
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as himself1995 The Frank Skinner Show
1993 WWE Raw
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Reggie Jenkins1992 Ghostwriter
as Attorney Louis Taggert1990 Law & Order
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Cameo (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1971 Great Performances
as himself1952 Today

Movies with Samuel L. Jackson as Crew(7)

Production/Executive Producer2020 The Banker
Production/Executive Producer2012 The Samaritan
Production/Executive Producer2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Production/Producer2007 Cleaner
Production/Executive Producer2001 The Caveman's Valentine
Production/Executive Producer2001 The 51st State
Production/Producer1997 Eve's Bayou

TV Shows/Series with Samuel L. Jackson as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2023 Secret Invasion
Production/Executive Producer2022 The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Additional Information

Full Name: Samuel Leroy Jackson
Born: Tuesday, 12/21 1948 (December) in Washington, D.C. (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 75 years + 65 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Morehouse College
Net worth estimate: 150,000,000 USD
Spouses (current/former): LaTanya Richardson
Other names for Samuel L. Jackson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sam Jackson"
"Samuel Jackson"
"새뮤얼 L. 잭슨"
"사무엘 L. 잭슨"
"ซามูเอล แอล. แจ็กสัน"
"صامويل جاكسون"
"Сэмюэл Л. Джексон"
"Σάμιουελ Λ. Τζάκσον"
"Samuel Leroy Jackson"
Samuel L. Jackson frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (39x, Actor)
Stan Lee (38x, Crew)
Quentin Tarantino (34x, Actor)
Bill Hader (27x, Actor)
Spike Lee (25x, Crew)
Tom Hanks (24x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (24x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (24x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (22x, Actress)
George Lucas (22x, Crew)
Ben Stiller (22x, Actor)
Allan A. Apone (21x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:215, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/23/2024