Samuel Leroy Jackson was born December 21st, 1948 in Washington (D.C.), USA. He grew up in Tennesee and loved music, wanted to become a trumpeter even. But because he stuttered, he moved into the theater group at school, to get the healing effect for it.

1972 Samuel L. Jackson graduated in theatersciences at the Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was seen in Homer, The District Line and Mother Courage and her Children. And after his film debut in the movie Together for days he appeared (short) in Ragtime, Uncle Tom's cabin, The Price of Zamunde with Eddie Murphy and Do the Right Thing. Later he said to have had drug problems at that time, though he is clean since 1991.

In the early 1990s he showed his talent in God Fellas, Hour of the Patriots with Harrison Ford and Jurassic Park. We all know him from the cult movie Pulp Fiction, which was the big breakthrough for him with already 46 years. For this role as the killer Jules he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe.

1995 he was Bruce Willis' partner in Die Hard: With a Vengeance, one year later in the Jury and Deadly Christmas. In the end of the 1990s he was again in a Quentin Tarantino movie: Jackie Brown and in Sphere, Out of Sight and besides Kevin Spacey in the movie the Negotiator. One of his biggest wishes were fullfilled when he got offered the role of the wise and strong Jedi Master Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel series. Samuel L. Jackson continued with the red Violine in 1998, and he voiced Officer Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Earlier, Samuel L. Jackson also appeared in a remake of "Shaft", in the Shyamalan movie Unbreakable and in Kill Bill. He had the main part in the movie 51st state and the Caveman's valentine, which he both also produced. He also voiced in the Incredibles. The latest movies he appeared in are Snakes on a Plane, Black Snake Moan, Home of the Brave and the now running Room 1408.

Samuel L. Jackson is married to the actress LaTanya Richardson since 1980 and has a daughter with name Zoe. And he loves golfing.


  1. in Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2009) (in production) (voice) as Fear
  2. in The Spirit (2009) (pre-production) as The Octopus
  3. in Iron Man (2008) (post-production) as Nick Fury
  4. in Jumper (2008) (post-production) as Cox
  5. in Lakeview Terrace (2008) (post-production) as Abel Turner
  6. in Cleaner (2007) as Tom Carver
  7. in 1408 (2007) as Gerald Olin
  8. in Resurrecting the Champ (2007) as Champ
  9. in "Afro Samurai" (2007) (mini) TV Series (voice: English Version) as Afro Samurai/Ninja Ninja
  10. in Home of the Brave (2006) as Will Marsh
  11. in Black Snake Moan (2006) as Lazarus
  12. in Snakes on a Plane (2006) as Neville Flynn
  13. in Freedomland (2006) as Lorenzo Council
  14. in Honor Deferred (2006) (TV) as Narrator
  15. in "The Boondocks" as Gin Rummy (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
  16. in Farce of the Penguins (2006) (V) (voice) as Narrator
  17. in The Man (2005) as Derrick Vann
  18. in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) as Mace Windu
  19. in xXx: State of the Union (2005) as Agent Augustus Gibbons
  20. in Mr. Incredible and Pals (2005) (V) (voice) as Real Frozone
  21. in Coach Carter (2005) as Coach Ken Carter
  22. in The Incredibles (2004) (VG) (voice) as Frozone
  23. in The Incredibles (2004) (voice) as Lucius Best/Frozone
  24. in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (VG) (voice) as Officer Frank Tenpenny
  25. in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) as Rufus
  26. in Twisted (2004/I) as John Mills
  27. in Country of My Skull (2004) as Langston Whitfield
  28. in S.W.A.T. (2003) as Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
  29. in Basic (2003) as West
  30. in xXx (2002) as Agent Augustus Gibbons
  31. in The House on Turk Street (2002) as Jack Friar
  32. in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) as Mace Windu
  33. in Changing Lanes (2002) as Doyle Gipson
  34. in The Comeback (2002)
  35. in "The Proud Family" as Joseph (1 episode, 2001)
  36. in The 51st State (2001) as Elmo McElroy
  37. in The Caveman's Valentine (2001) as Romulus Ledbetter
  38. in Unbreakable (2000) as Elijah Price
  39. in Shaft (2000) as John Shaft
  40. in "WWF Smackdown!" as John Shaft (1 episode, 2000)
  41. in Rules of Engagement (2000) as Col. Terry L. Childers
  42. in Any Given Wednesday (2000) as Willie Nutter
  43. in Deep Blue Sea (1999) as Russell Franklin
  44. in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) as Mace Windu
  45. in Our Friend, Martin (1999) (V) (voice) as Turner
  46. in Violon rouge, Le (1998) as Charles Morritz (Montréal)
  47. in The Negotiator (1998) as Lt. Danny Roman
  48. in Out of Sight (1998) (uncredited) as Hejira Henry
  49. in Sphere (1998) as Dr. Harry Adams
  50. in Jackie Brown (1997) as Ordell Robbie
  51. in Eve's Bayou (1997) as Louis Batiste
  52. in One Eight Seven (1997) as Trevor Garfield
  53. in "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" as The Mayor (1 episode, 1997)
  54. in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) as Mitch Henessey
  55. in A Time to Kill (1996) as Carl Lee Hailey
  56. in Trees Lounge (1996) as Wendell
  57. in The Great White Hype (1996) as Rev. Fred Sultan
  58. in Sydney (1996) as Jimmy
  59. in Fluke (1995) (voice) as Rumbo
  60. in Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) as Zeus Carver
  61. in Kiss of Death (1995/I) as Calvin Hart
  62. in Losing Isaiah (1995) as Kadar Lewis
  63. in The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994) as Col. Ron
  64. in The New Age (1994) as Dale Deveaux
  65. in Pulp Fiction (1994) as Jules Winnfield
  66. in Against the Wall (1994) (TV) as Jamaal
  67. in Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994) (TV) as Richard Greener
  68. in Hail Caesar (1994) as Mailman
  69. in Fresh (1994) as Sam
  70. in True Romance (1993) as Big Don
  71. in Jurassic Park (1993) as Ray Arnold
  72. in Menace II Society (1993) as Tat Lawson
  73. in Amos & Andrew (1993) as Andrew Sterling
  74. in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) as Sgt. Wes Luger
  75. in Fathers & Sons (1992) as Marshall
  76. in "Ghostwriter" as Reggie Jenkins (2 episodes, 1992)
  77. in Patriot Games (1992) as Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson
  78. in White Sands (1992) (as Sam Jackson) as Greg Meeker
  79. in Juice (1992) as Trip
  80. in Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1992) as Mr. Simpson
  81. in Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991) (TV) as Hatcher
  82. in Strictly Business (1991) (as Sam Jackson) as Monroe
  83. in "Roc" as Larry (1 episode, 1991)
  84. in Johnny Suede (1991) as B-Bop
  85. in Jungle Fever (1991) as Gator Purify
  86. in "Law & Order" as Louis Taggert (1 episode, 1991)
  87. in The Return of Superfly (1990) (as Sam Jackson) as Nate Cabot
  88. in Goodfellas (1990) as Stacks Edwards
  89. in The Exorcist III (1990) as Blind Man in Dream
  90. in Mo' Better Blues (1990) as Madlock
  91. in Betsy's Wedding (1990) as Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
  92. in Def by Temptation (1990) as Minister Garth
  93. in A Shock to the System (1990) as Ulysses (three-card monte game)
  94. in Sea of Love (1989) as Black Guy
  95. in "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" as Brother Elvis (1 episode, 1989)
  96. in Do the Right Thing (1989) (as Sam Jackson) as Mister Señor Love Daddy
  97. in "A Man Called Hawk" (1 episode, 1989)
  98. in Dead Man Out (1989) (TV) as Calvin Fredricks
  99. in Coming to America (1988) as Hold-Up Man
  100. in School Daze (1988) as Leeds
  101. in "Spenser: For Hire" as Leroy Clancy
  102. in Magic Sticks (1987) (as Sam Jackson) as Bum
  103. in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987) (TV) (as Samuel Jackson) as George
  104. in Ragtime (1981) as Gang Member #2
  105. in The Trial of the Moke (1978) (TV)
  106. in The Displaced Person (1977) (TV)
  107. in Together for Days (1972) as Stan


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