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 Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December12, 1948, in Washington D.C. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and wasraised by his mother, Elizabeth Jackson for most part of his childhood, because his fatherpassed away from alcoholism. He studied at a number of segregated schoolsand graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. During his time at school, he played the Frenchhorn and the trumpet in the school orchestra. He also suffered from stuttering when he wasa child. He initially dreamt of pursuing a degree inmarine biology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, but he soon switched degrees after he discoveredthe actor in him. 

He graduated from the institute in 1972 andat 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 inthe Blaxploitation film, ‘Together for Days’, in 1972. Four years later, he appeared in the televisionseries, ‘Movin’ On’. He moved to New York City and spent the nextseveral years appearing in stage plays such as ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘Two TrainsRunning’. In 1977, he appeared in the film, ‘The DisplacedPerson’. It is believed that in his early years, hewas mentored by Morgan Freeman. He then directly jumped to doing more noticeableroles 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 threeyears. 

From 1990 to 1993, he worked in the films‘Def by Temptation’, ‘The Return of Superfly’, ‘Strictly Business’, ‘JungleFever’, ‘Patriot Games’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Amos & Andrew’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and‘The Meteor Man’. In 1994, he played the critically-acclaimedrole of ‘Jules Winnifield’ in the hit-film, ‘Pulp Fiction’. The director, Quentin Tarantino specificallywanted him for the role. Jackson became a world icon after the releaseand subsequent success of this movie. From 1995 to 1996, he appeared in a stringof average films such as ‘Kiss of Death’, ‘Losing Isiah’ and ‘The Great WhiteHype’. However, he bounced back with better filmsthat 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 Garfieldin ‘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 televisionseries’, ‘Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child’ and ‘Off the Menu: TheLast 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 successfulfilms 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 ‘Terminator3: Rise of the Machines’, ‘No Good Deed’, ‘Twisted’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2’, ‘TheIncredibles’, ‘In My Country’, ‘Coach Carter’, ‘The Man’ and ‘Star WarsEpisode III: Revenge of the Sith’. In 2006, he was cast opposite Julianne Moorein ‘Freedomland’. The same year, he appeared in one of the biggestoffbeat films of the year, ‘Snakes on a Plane’. 

To build anticipation for the film, he wasalso 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 narratorin the direct-to-DVD film, ‘Farce of the Penguins’. He also played the role of a blues playerin ‘Black Snake Moan’ and the horror film, ‘1408’, portraying his versatility inacting. From 2008 to 2011, he was seen in a wide genreof films including, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Soul Men’, ‘GospelHill’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘Unthinkable, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘African Cats’, ‘CaptainAmerica: 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 2012was the Quentin Tarantino film, ‘Django Unchained’, where he played the role of‘Stephen’. In 2014, he appeared in the films ‘ReasonableDoubt’, ‘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 rivetingperformance on-screen. For his act, he received a nomination forthe Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. 

In addition, he also received a Golden GlobeAward nomination for his acting. In 1991, he won the Kansas City Film CriticsCircle Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘Jungle Fever’. He won the BAFTA Award for ‘Best Actor ina Supporting Role’ for ‘Pulp Fiction’, in 1994. He won the NAACP Image Award for ‘Best SupportingActor’ for ‘Django Unchained’, in 2013. In 1980, he married LaTanya Richardson andthe couple has a daughter, Zoe. In his spare time, he likes to collect theaction figures of the characters he has portrayed in his films and loves watching the animeseries 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 hisown 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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