Samuel Leroy Jackson |Biography|mother|Sun Sign|NetWorth|[Biography #14]

Samuel Leroy Jackson |Biography|mother|Sun Sign|NetWorth|[Biography #14]


Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December
12, 1948, in Washington D.C. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was
raised by his mother, Elizabeth Jackson for most part of his childhood, because his father
passed away from alcoholism. He studied at a number of segregated schools
and graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. During his time at school, he played the French
horn and the trumpet in the school orchestra. He also suffered from stuttering when he was
a child. He initially dreamt of pursuing a degree in
marine biology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, but he soon switched degrees after he discovered
the actor in him. He graduated from the institute in 1972 and
at the same time, co-founded the theatre group, ‘Just Us Theatre’. After appearing in several plays including
‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘A Soldier’s Pay’, he made his motion picture debut in
the Blaxploitation film, ‘Together for Days’, in 1972. Four years later, he appeared in the television
series, ‘Movin’ On’. He moved to New York City and spent the next
several years appearing in stage plays such as ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘Two Trains
Running’. In 1977, he appeared in the film, ‘The Displaced
Person’. It is believed that in his early years, he
was mentored by Morgan Freeman. He then directly jumped to doing more noticeable
roles in ‘School Daze’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’, which released in 1988 and 1989,
respectively. In 1990, he appeared in ‘Goodfellas’,
in a minor role and then worked as a substitute on ‘The Cosby Show’ for the next three
years. From 1990 to 1993, he worked in the films
‘Def by Temptation’, ‘The Return of Superfly’, ‘Strictly Business’, ‘Jungle
Fever’, ‘Patriot Games’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Amos & Andrew’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and
‘The Meteor Man’. In 1994, he played the critically-acclaimed
role of ‘Jules Winnifield’ in the hit-film, ‘Pulp Fiction’. The director, Quentin Tarantino specifically
wanted him for the role. Jackson became a world icon after the release
and subsequent success of this movie. From 1995 to 1996, he appeared in a string
of average films such as ‘Kiss of Death’, ‘Losing Isiah’ and ‘The Great White
Hype’. However, he bounced back with better films
that once again established him as a bankable star with ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’
(1995) and ‘A Time to Kill’ (1996). In 1997, he played the role of Trevor Garfield
in ‘One Eight Seven’ and then starred in other films including, ‘Eve’s Bayou’
and ‘Jackie Brown’. The same year, he was also seen in the television
series’, ‘Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child’ and ‘Off the Menu: The
Last Days of Chasen’s’. This followed with four more films in 1998,
including, ‘Sphere’, ‘The Negotiator’, ‘The Red Violin’ and ‘Out of Sight’. In 1999, he starred in the shark-thriller,
‘Deep Blue Sea’ and in ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’. The new millennium was dotted with successful
films including, ‘Rules of Engagement’, ‘Shaft’ and ‘Unbreakable’. He played the role of a vagrant musician in
‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ in 2001, which was his only film for the year 2001. In 2002, he starred in ‘Changing Lanes’,
‘xXx’, and ‘The 51st State’. From 2003 to 2005, he appeared in ‘Terminator
3: Rise of the Machines’, ‘No Good Deed’, ‘Twisted’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2’, ‘The
Incredibles’, ‘In My Country’, ‘Coach Carter’, ‘The Man’ and ‘Star Wars
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’. In 2006, he was cast opposite Julianne Moore
in ‘Freedomland’. The same year, he appeared in one of the biggest
offbeat films of the year, ‘Snakes on a Plane’. To build anticipation for the film, he was
also seen in the promotional music video for the movie. Towards the end of the year, he appeared in
‘Home of the Brave’, where he played the role of a doctor. Starting in 2007, he was cast as a narrator
in the direct-to-DVD film, ‘Farce of the Penguins’. He also played the role of a blues player
in ‘Black Snake Moan’ and the horror film, ‘1408’, portraying his versatility in
acting. From 2008 to 2011, he was seen in a wide genre
of films including, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Soul Men’, ‘Gospel
Hill’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘Unthinkable, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘African Cats’, ‘Captain
America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Arena’. He was also seen in the television series’,
‘Curiosity’, ‘Prohibition’ and ‘The Sunset Limited’. One of his greatest hits in the year 2012
was the Quentin Tarantino film, ‘Django Unchained’, where he played the role of
‘Stephen’. The next year, he lent his voice for the animated
sports film by DreamWorks titled, ‘Turbo’ and ‘Oldboy’. In 2014, he appeared in the films ‘Reasonable
Doubt’, ‘Robocop’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Kite’. ‘Pulp Fiction’, which released in 1994,
was a cult film that helped Jackson gain international stardom. He was immediately recognized for his riveting
performance on-screen. For his act, he received a nomination for
the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. In addition, he also received a Golden Globe
Award nomination for his acting. In 1991, he won the Kansas City Film Critics
Circle Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘Jungle Fever’. He won the BAFTA Award for ‘Best Actor in
a Supporting Role’ for ‘Pulp Fiction’, in 1994. He won the NAACP Image Award for ‘Best Supporting
Actor’ for ‘Django Unchained’, in 2013. In 1980, he married LaTanya Richardson and
the couple has a daughter, Zoe. In his spare time, he likes to collect the
action figures of the characters he has portrayed in his films and loves watching the anime
series like ‘Ninja Scroll’ and ‘Black Lagoon’. He is also an avid comic book collector. anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’
Since he is bald, he loves to wear different wigs and Kangol hats for his films. He also has had the privilege of picking his
own hairstyles for each of the character he portrayed. anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’
Apart from acting, he is a prolific golfer and an avid basketball and soccer fan. anime series like ‘Ninja Scroll’ .

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