Samuel L. Jackson

BirthDay:

21 Dec 1948

BirthPlace:

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

BirthName:

Samuel Leroy Jackson

Bio:

Samuel L. 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). Going from character player to leading man, his performance in Pulp Fiction (1994) gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield. Samuel 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).

Jackson received a Silver Berlin Bear for his part in the movie Jackie Brown (1997) as Ordell Robbi.
Filmography

Actor ( 286 credits )

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Nick Fury (rumored)
Inversion (2018)
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Blazing Samurai (2017) Jimbo (voice)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
Unicorn Store (2017)
Miracle on 42nd Street (2017) Himself
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Barron
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Chi-Raq (2015)
Barely Lethal (2015) Hardman
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Nick Fury
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Big Game (2014) The President
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Valentine
Kite (2014) Karl Aker
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Nick Fury
RoboCop (2014) Pat Novak
Reasonable Doubt (2014) Clinton Davis
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Mace Windu (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
Oldboy (2013) Chaney
Turbo (2013) Whiplash (voice)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)  Nick Fury (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Talking Bad (2013)  Himself - 'Actor' (1 episode, 2013)
Circus Halligalli (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Zambezia (2012) Tendai (voice)
Django Unchained (2012) Stephen
Wake the Fuck Up (2012) Himself
The Samaritan (2012) Foley
The Avengers (2012) Nick Fury
Meeting Evil (2012) Richie
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Huff Post's BV 365 (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Good Mythical Morning (2012)  Neville Flynn (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Nick Fury (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Rotten Tomatoes (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (2011) Himself
Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition (2011) Narrator
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Nick Fury
Thor (2011) Nick Fury (uncredited)
African Cats (2011) Narrator (voice)
Curiosity (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Dynamo: Magician Impossible (2011)  Himself (2013) (unknown episodes)
In the Flow with Affion Crockett (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Black Dynamite (2011) (1 episode)
Feherty (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010) Fear (voice)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010) Elmo McElroy (archive footage)
The Other Guys (2010) P.K. Highsmith
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010) Himself
Unthinkable (2010) Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
Iron Man 2 (2010) Nick Fury
In the Land of the Free... (2010) Himself - Narrator (voice)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Jules Winnfield (uncredited) (1 episode, 2010)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
In Character With... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Troma Is Spanish for Troma (2010) Minister Garth (in 'Def by Temptation') (archive footage)
The Start of Dreams (2010) Himself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of (2010) Himself
Mother and Child (2009) Paul
Astro Boy (2009) Zog (voice)
Inglourious Basterds (2009) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Richard Roeper & the Movies (2009)  Colonel Nick Fury (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
The Spirit (2008) Octopus
Soul Men (2008) Louis Hinds
Lakeview Terrace (2008) Abel Turner
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Mace Windu (voice)
Iron Man (2008) Nick Fury (uncredited)
Jumper (2008) Roland
Gospel Hill (2008) Paul Malcolm
CQC - Custe o Que Custar (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Richard & Judy's New Position (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Rude Tube (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Road to Ingwavuma (2008) Himself
Cleaner (2007) Tom Cutler
1408 (2007) Gerald Olin
The 100 Best Black Movies (Ever) (2007) Himself
Resurrecting the Champ (2007) Champ
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2010)
Today at Wimbledon (2007)  Himself - Spectator (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Bienvenue à Cannes (2007) Himself
Home of the Brave (2006) Will Marsh
Black Snake Moan (2006) Lazarus
Snakes on a Plane (2006) Neville Flynn
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Jules Winnfield (archive footage) (uncredited)
Freedomland (2006) Lorenzo Council
Farce of the Penguins (2006) Narrator (voice)
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself - Mystery Taster (1 episode, 2008)
The Man (2005) Derrick Vann
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Mace Windu
xXx: State of the Union (2005) Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
Coach Carter (2005) Coach Ken Carter
The Boondocks (2005)  Gin Rummy (5 episodes, 2005-2010)
Extras (2005)  Samuel L. Jackson (1 episode, 2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Ad Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (7 episodes, 2005-2010)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Tyra Banks Show (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Video on Trial (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Iconoclasts (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
In My Country (2004) Langston Whitfield
The Incredibles (2004) Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004) Jack Johnson (voice)
The N Word (2004) Himself
My Date with Drew (2004) Himself (uncredited)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Rufus
Twisted (2004) John Mills
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
TV One on One (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2014)
Jessica's Crush (2004)  Himself
S.W.A.T. (2003) Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
Coaching the Minors (2003) Himself
Basic (2003) West
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2006-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (7 episodes, 2004-2008)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Comedy Connections (2003)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)  Highland Garnet / ... (5 episodes, 2003)
Banzai (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003) Reader
No Good Deed (2002) Jack Friar
xXx (2002) Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Mace Windu
Changing Lanes (2002) Doyle Gipson
The Comeback (2002) Samuel L. Jackson
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Doggy Fizzle Televizzle (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Formula 51 (2001) Elmo McElroy
The Caveman's Valentine (2001) Romulus
The Proud Family (2001)  Joseph (1 episode, 2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Rank (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Unbreakable (2000) Elijah Price
Shaft (2000) John Shaft
Rules of Engagement (2000) Col. Terry L. Childers
Any Given Wednesday (2000) Willie Nutter
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Deep Blue Sea (1999) Russell Franklin
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Mace Windu
WWE Smackdown! (1999)  John Shaft (uncredited) (1 episode, 2000)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000)
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
The Red Violin (1998) Charles Morritz (Montréal)
The Negotiator (1998) Danny Roman
Out of Sight (1998) Hejira Henry (uncredited)
Waking in Mississippi (1998) Himself
Sphere (1998) Dr. Harry Adams
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Comme au cinéma (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Jackie Brown (1997) Ordell Robbie
Eve's Bayou (1997) Louis Batiste
One Eight Seven (1997) Trevor Garfield
You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (1997) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Wild On... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) Himself (uncredited)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Mitch Henessey
A Time to Kill (1996) Carl Lee Hailey
The Great White Hype (1996) Rev. Fred Sultan
Hard Eight (1996) Jimmy
Trees Lounge (1996) Wendell
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 1998-2000)
TFI Friday (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Neville Flynn (1 episode, 2008)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (8 episodes, 2002-2014)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
Fluke (1995) Rumbo (voice)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) Zeus Carver
Kiss of Death (1995) Calvin Hart
Losing Isaiah (1995) Kadar Lewis
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  The Mayor (1 episode, 1997)
Caiga quien caiga - CQC (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Frank Skinner Show (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994) Col. Ron
Pulp Fiction (1994) Jules Winnfield
The New Age (1994) Dale Deveaux
Hail Caesar (1994) Mailman
Fresh (1994) Sam
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Road Rules (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
True Romance (1993) Big Don
Jurassic Park (1993) Ray Arnold
Menace II Society (1993) Tat Lawson
Amos & Andrew (1993) Andrew Sterling
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) Wes Luger
WWF Raw (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 1995-2013)
Good Day L.A. (1993) (1 episode, 2014)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (7 episodes, 1996-2008)
Patriot Games (1992) Robby
White Sands (1992) Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
Juice (1992) Trip
Fathers & Sons (1992) Marshall
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1995-2003)
The Big Breakfast (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ghostwriter (1992)  Reggie Jenkins (3 episodes, 1992)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Johnny Suede (1991) B-Bop
Strictly Business (1991) Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
Jungle Fever (1991) Gator Purify
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991) Mr. Simpson
Roc (1991)  Larry (1 episode, 1991)
I'll Fly Away (1991)  Walter Harper (1 episode, 1992)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (7 episodes, 1996-2011)
The Return of Superfly (1990) Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
Goodfellas (1990) Stacks Edwards
The Exorcist III (1990) Dream Blind Man
Mo' Better Blues (1990) Madlock
Betsy's Wedding (1990) Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
Def by Temptation (1990) Minister Garth
A Shock to the System (1990) Ulysses (three-card monte game)
Law & Order (1990)  Louis Taggert (1 episode, 1991)
Sea of Love (1989) Black Guy
Do the Right Thing (1989) Mister Señor Love Daddy (as Sam Jackson)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2002)
A Man Called Hawk (1989) (1 episode, 1989)
NHK Special (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Coming to America (1988) Hold-Up Man
School Daze (1988) Leeds
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (3 episodes, 2013)
The American Experience (1988)  The Steward (1 episode, 1993)
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
Magic Sticks (1987) Bum (as Sam Jackson)
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987)  Brother Elvis (1 episode, 1989)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Spenser: For Hire (1985)  Leroy Clancy / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Ragtime (1981) Gang Member No. 2
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (16 episodes, 2007-2014)
The Exterminator (1980) Extra (uncredited)
The South Bank Show (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1998-2012)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2014)
Movin' On (1974)  Patrolman (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
Together for Days (1972) Stan
Great Performances (1971)  Narrator (1 episode, 2007)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Wimbledon (1937)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Cell (0) Tom McCourt
Harry and the Butler (0)
Nick Fury (0) Nick Fury (rumored)
The Blob (0)

Producer ( 6 credits )

East Texas Hot Links (2017) executive producer
The Samaritan (2012) executive producer
Cleaner (2007) producer
Formula 51 (2001) executive producer
The Caveman's Valentine (2001) executive producer
Eve's Bayou (1997) producer

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