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Samuel Leroy Jackson

December 21, 1948 (1948-12-21) (age 72)
Nationality American
Alma mater Morehouse College (B.A.)
  • Actor
  • film producer
Years active 1972–present
LaTanya Richardson (m. 1980)
Children 1
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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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