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Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (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. Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well-known after three movies made by Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Jungle Fever (1991). He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), and later Django Unchained (2012). Going from supporting player to leading man, his performance in Pulp Fiction (1994) gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield, and he received a Silver Berlin Bear for his part as Ordell Robbi in Jackie Brown (1997). Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, co-starring with Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996). With Jackson's permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character, Nick Fury. He later did a cameo as the character in a post-credits scene from Iron Man (2008), and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and minor roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episodes of the first season of the TV show, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar's film The Incredibles (2004), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Afro Samurai in the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).  See full bio on IMDb »

Samuel L. Jackson Tells Autograph Seekers, 'I Ain't Signing Every F***ing Thing!'

Samuel L. Jackson
I Ain't Signing Every F***ing Thing! (But I Have Signed These)

Samuel L. Jackson is always gonna be Samuel L., which means even when he's nicely signing a ton of autographs ... he's gonna drop an f-bomb or 2, and then he's gonna drop some knowledge. We… READ MORE >

'American Gods' Star asks Samuel L. Jackson, Think There's No Racism in England? (VIDEO)

'American Gods' Star
Hey Samuel L. Jackson You Think There's No Racism in England?

Samuel L. Jackson's got it twisted if he thinks a black British actor doesn't understand a brotha's struggle ... so says "American Gods" star Ricky Whittle. The British actor was arriving at LAX… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Samuel L. Jackson Advises Ben Carson to Skip Apologies, Just Quit (VIDEO)

Samuel L. Jackson
My Advice for Ben Carson Don't Apologize, Just Quit!

Even though Samuel L. Jackson destroyed Ben Carson for his controversial comment about slaves and immigrants ... he's not interested in an apology from the new HUD Secretary. You… READ MORE >

- 164 days ago
Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Ben Carson Over Slave Ships, 'Muthafukka Please!!!' (VIDEO)

Samuel L. Jackson to Ben Carson
Slaves Just Hardworking Immigrants?? 'Muthafukka Please!!!'

Samuel L. Jackson just skewered Ben Carson for suggesting slaves were simply hardworking immigrants ... in the most Samuel L. fashion ever. If you missed it, the new HUD Sec. gave a speech Monday… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Magic Johnson -- House Party for Hillary Clinton ... With Sam Jackson! (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Magic Johnson
House Party for Hillary Clinton ... With Sam Jackson!

It was "Showtime" at Magic Johnson's house Monday night -- when the NBA legend teamed up with Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson to throw a massive fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. READ MORE >

- 360 days ago
Steve Harvey, Magic, Samuel L. -- Yachta, Yachta, Yachta

Steve Harvey, Magic, Samuel L.
Yachta, Yachta, Yachta

Steve Harvey, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson and their wives are spending an awesome 4th where people don't even celebrate the holiday. The trio luxuriated on a giant yacht with a Cavs flag in… READ MORE >

- 410 days ago
Jamie Foxx -- Coolest Dude in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx
Coolest Dude in Hollywood

Jamie Foxx dissolved in tears during Jesse Williams' BET acceptance speech, but later Sunday night he was out on the town, chillin at Chow. Jamie proclaims mad love for Samuel L. Jackson, and… READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Samuel L. Jackson -- Trump IS LYING And There's A Trail of Proof!!! (VIDEO)

Samuel L. Jackson
Trump IS LYING And There's A Trail of Proof!!!

Samuel L. Jackson says there's no way around it ... Donald Trump's 100% lying about never having played a game of golf with him. Jackson brushed off Trump's diss at LAX Wednesday. The… READ MORE >

- 590 days ago
Magic Johnson's Mega-Yacht -- $500k-Per-Week (Insane Update)

Magic Johnson's Yacht
$500k-Per-Week (Insane Update)

12:56 PM PT -- This story gets wayyyy better ... Magic Johnson has rented the yacht for 6 WEEKS ... meaning the total bill will be more than $3 MILLION!!! Plus, we're also told Magic pays for the… READ MORE >

- 759 days ago
Samuel L. Jackson -- I'll Never Get Tired Of Motherf***ers!

Samuel L. Jackson
I'll Never Get Tired Of Motherf***ers!

As far as we know, Samuel L. Jackson isn't going for a record, but he might get it anyway ... because he LOVES sayin' motherf***er ... as much as he hates "these motherf***in' snakes!" … READ MORE >

- 920 days ago
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