Samuel L. Jackson Biography

The presence of the actor cannot be missed as he steals the show with his proficient acting and sleek dialogue delivery. Samuel L Jackson is clearly a master actor and can be rightly placed in the league of best Hollywood actors. His work is testimony to his performance, and each character he plays remains fresh in the memories of moviegoers. Whether it is a lead character or low key portrayal he always ensures that he steals the show with his impeccable performance. Critics praise him for his versatility and acting ability.

Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, and was under the guidance of his mother Elizabeth Jackson and grandparents. He is the native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father left the family at an early age. He graduated in Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in Architecture to Drama. His first on-screen debut was in 1972 in the film “Together for Days”. He also graduated at the same year. The actor then relocated to New York where he was involved in Negro Ensemble company and was part of the stage productions that include ‘A Soldier’s Play’, ‘Home’ and ‘District Line’ in the 1980s.

Jackson married his college crush LaTanya and fathered a daughter Zoe. His career did not take off as he expected until he got a plump role in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America. Later Spike Lee gave him the role of Gator Purify in Jungle Fever. No one can forget his role as Wesley Snipes that was critically acclaimed and the Cannes Film Festival concocted a special jury prize called the Best Supporting Actor Award in the year 1991. This recognition took him a long way and gave him a permanent place in Hollywood that he turned to his advantage. No one can forget his role in blockbuster hits like Jurassic Park and Patriot Games that won him accolades.

His performance in Quentin Tarantino took him to the Oscar and BAFTA awards as nominee for Best Actor and Supporting Role that he won. His films like Die Hard, A time to kill, Long Kiss Goodnight brought him Golden Globe Nominations in 1998 in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. His films like The Negotiator and Deep Blue Sea won commercial success. The Star Wars Episode 1 where he played Mace Windu cannot be forgotten. Slowly he turned from supporting roles to lead actor in the film Shaft.

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Net worth of Samuel L Jackson

Did you know that once this multimillion dollar actor was a failure and took up odd roles for survival? Yes Samuel L Jackson now an actor, producer, dubbing artist is worth $170 million. Born in Washington, the actor spent his early life in Civil Rights Movement. He was a follower of Martin Luther King and was not an aspiring actor until his mentor and actor Morgan Freeman turned his life. With Jungle Fever, there was no looking back for Jackson. With movies like Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction and Die Hard are some of the movies that portrayed him as an upcoming talent. Needless to say, his work was appreciated by critics and juries alike.

Jackson is a workaholic and works round the clock. His wife La Tanya is an actress and film producer. The duo works on many charity projects. They have supported causes of education, equal right and Alzheimer and have spent millions of dollars for this cause. The actor supports a number of charities and some of them include 21st century leaders, Champions for Children, Hilarity for Charity, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Make A Wish Foundation, Luke Neuhedel Foundation, Listen Campaign, Amber Watch Foundation, MASSIVEGOOD, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, National Kidney Foundation and the list extends.

The actor in an event for cancer said that there is more left wanting when it comes to testicular and prostate cancer. He asked younger men to check for testicular cancer as it is the most common type of cancer that normally affect young men as per NHS. The Cancer Research UK says that roughly 2000 men are diagnosed with this disease annually. One For The Boys is the charity organization that Samuel Jackson is supporting. This can give an opportunity for men to take openly. He said that cancer is a disease and does not pick any particular race or sex.

The star said that every year people die because of lack of awareness. Most of them are scared to go for tests and those who get an early detection can be saved. If you find painless lumps or swellings in the testicles, it is time for a review. Though, it can be nothing serious as well. The good news is that those diagnosed with cancer survive for a minimum of five years, and this happens in 97 out of 100 cases. Yet, there are chances of it recurring informs the Cancer Research UK charities that Jackson supports.