Samuel L. Jackson

Actor

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  • Birth name
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • Samuel Leroy Jackson
  • 1948-12-21
  • Washington, District of Columbia, USA
AKA

Samuel Jackson, Sam Jackson

Bio

Samuel L. Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, as the character Mitch Henessey, in "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance". From character player to leading man. His performance in "Pulp Fiction" gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield. He 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 by three movies made by Spike Lee - "Do the Right Thing", "Mo' Better Blues" and "Jungle Fever". He received a Silver Berlin Bear for his part in the movie "Jackie Brown" as Ordell Robbi.