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Samuel L Jackson at San Diego ComicCon 2008
Jackson in July 2008

Samuel L. Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American movie actor and producer. He has starred in many movies. These include The Avengers, Die Hard with a Vengeance and Pulp Fiction.

Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 1948. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During childhood, he had a stuttering problem.

Jackson attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to earn extra points in a class, Jackson found an interest in acting and switched his major. Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the "Just Us Theatre". Jackson is a sports fan and supports basketball teams Toronto Raptors and the Harlem Globetrotters and soccer club Liverpool FC.

In 1980, Jackson married LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has a daughter, Zoe.

In October 2011, Jackson surpassed Frank Welker as the highest grossing film actor of all-time.

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