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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and producer. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the second highest-grossing actor of all time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave him an Academy Honorary Award in 2022 as "A cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide". Jackson started his career on stage making his professional theatre debut in Mother Courage and her Children in 1980 at The Public Theatre. From 1981 to 1983 he originated the role of Private Louis Henderson in A Soldier's Play Off-Broadway. He also originated the role of Boy Willie in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson in 1987 at the Yale Repertory Theatre. He returned to the play in the 2022 Broadway revival playing Doaker Charles. Jackson early film roles include Coming to America (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Juice (1992), True Romance (1993), and Jurassic Park (1993), Menace II Society (1993), and Fresh (1994). His collaborations with Spike Lee led to greater prominence with films such as School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Oldboy (2013), and Chi-Raq (2015). Jackson's breakout role was in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994) which earned him a BAFTA Award win and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He further collaborated with Tarantino, acting in Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015). He's known for having appeared in a number of big-budget films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), The Negotiator (1997), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000) and its reboot (2019), XXX (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Coach Carter (2005), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Glass (2019). He also gained widespread recognition as the Jedi Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), later voicing the role in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and the video game Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2011). With his permission, his likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury; he subsequently played Fury in 11 Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with a cameo appearance in Iron Man (2008), as well as guest-starring in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He will reprise this role in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which is set to premiere on June 21, 2023. Jackson has provided his voice for several animated films, documentaries, television series, and video games, including Lucius Best / Frozone in the Pixar films The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018).

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Dec 21, 1948 In Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Untitled Grumpy Old Men Remake
Latest Project:
Movie The Garfield Movie 2024-05-23
Known For
Movie Unholy Trinity St. Christopher 2024
Movie Untitled Grumpy Old Men Remake Unknown 2024
Movie Inversion 2024
Movie The Garfield Movie Vic (voice) 2024-05-23
Movie The Beast President 2024
Movie Last Meals Walter 2024
Movie Argylle Unknown 2024-01-31
Movie The Blob Unknown 2024
Movie The Piano Lesson Doaker Charles 2024
Movie Damaged Dan Lawson 2024
Movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Nick Fury 2023-02-15
Movie The Marvels Nick Fury 2023-11-08
Series Secret Invasion Nick Fury 2023-06-21
Movie Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Secret Invasion Self 2023-09-20
Movie The Kill Room Gordon 2023-09-14
Series The Fix Narrator (voice) 2022-01-21
Series JANET JACKSON. Self 2022-01-28
Series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Ptolemy Grey 2022-03-11
Movie Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Jimbo (voice) 2022-07-14
Movie Is That Black Enough for You?!? Self 2022-10-09
Series The Jennifer Hudson Show Unknown 2022-09-12
Movie Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home Self (archive footage) 2022-05-03
Series Amend: The Fight for America 2021-02-17
Series Marvel Studios Legends Nick Fury (archive footage) 2021-01-08
Movie Spiral: From the Book of Saw Marcus Banks 2021-05-12
Movie Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid 2021-06-14
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie An Audience with Adele Self 2021-11-21
Movie Parkinson at 50 Self (archival footage) 2021-08-28
Movie Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special Nick Fury (archive footage) 2021-11-12
Movie The Protégé Moody 2021-08-19
Series What If...? Nick Fury (voice) 2021-08-11
Movie The Banker Joe Morris 2020-03-06
Movie The Last Full Measure Takoda 2020-01-23
Movie One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Series Some Good News Voice Over 2020-03-29
Series Staged Sam 2020-06-10
Movie A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote Self 2020-10-15
Series Enslaved Self 2020-09-14
Movie #UNFIT: The Psychology of Donald Trump Self (archive footage) 2020-10-01
Movie Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson Presenter 2020-09-14
Movie Death to 2020 Dash Bracket 2020-12-27
Movie Captain Marvel Nick Fury 2019-03-06
Movie Glass Elijah Price / Mr. Glass 2019-01-16
Movie Shaft John Shaft 2019-06-14
Movie Avengers: Endgame Nick Fury 2019-04-24
Movie QT8: The First Eight Self (uncredited) 2019-10-21
Movie Spider-Man: Far From Home Nick Fury 2019-06-28
Series The Movies That Made Us Self (archive footage) 2019-11-29
Series Tamron Hall Self - Guest 2019-09-09
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Mace Windu (voice) 2019-12-18
Movie Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood 2019-07-24
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Nick Fury (uncredited) 2018-04-25
Movie Incredibles 2 Lucius Best / Frozone (voice) 2018-06-14
Movie Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Movie Life Itself Self 2018-09-21
Movie Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Host 2017-02-10
Movie I Am Not Your Negro Narrator (voice) 2017-02-03
Movie Kong: Skull Island Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard 2017-03-08
Movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage Agent Augustus Gibbons 2017-01-13
Movie Unicorn Store The Salesman 2017-09-11
Movie The Hitman's Bodyguard Darius Kincaid 2017-08-16
Movie John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Actor (archive footage) 2017-03-19
Movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle Richmond Valentine (archive) 2017-09-20
Series Carpool Karaoke: The Series Self 2017-08-08
Movie The Words That Built America Reader - Declaration of Independence 2017-07-04
Movie Creating a King: Summoning a God Self 2017-07-18
Movie The Legend of Tarzan George Washington Williams 2016-06-29
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Barron 2016-09-27
Movie Cell Thomas 'Tom' McCourt 2016-07-06
Movie Eating You Alive Self 2016-12-02
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Self 2016-11-15
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Nick Fury 2015-04-22
Movie Barely Lethal Hardman 2015-04-23
Movie Big Game President William Alan Moore 2015-03-19
Movie Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed Self 2015-06-08
Movie Chi-Raq Dolmedes 2015-12-04
Movie Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel Self 2015-12-15
Movie The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren 2015-12-25
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Unknown 2015-09-08
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie RoboCop Pat Novak 2014-01-30
Movie Reasonable Doubt Clinton Davis 2014-01-17
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014-02-17
Movie Face of Unity Self 2014-01-01
Movie Kite Lieutenant Karl Aker 2014-06-13
Movie Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe Self 2014-03-18
Movie Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Movie Kingsman: The Secret Service Valentine 2014-12-13
Movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nick Fury 2014-03-20
Movie Turbo Whiplash (voice) 2013-07-11
Series Circus Halligalli Unknown 2013-02-25
Movie Everything Is Samuel L. Jackson's Fault Self 2013-09-17
Movie Oldboy Chaney 2013-11-14
Series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury 2013-09-24
Movie The Samaritan Foley 2012-03-02
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Self 2012-02-19
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie Meeting Evil Richie 2012-01-31
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (archive footage) 2012-02-04
Movie Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Fear (voice) 2012-12-02
Movie The Avengers Nick Fury 2012-04-25
Movie Django Unchained Stephen 2012-12-25
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Self 2012-11-14
Movie Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking Self 2012-11-20
Movie Building the Dream: Assembling the Avengers Self 2012-09-25
Movie Zambezia Tendai (voice) 2012-06-05
Movie The Avengers: A Visual Journey Himself 2012-09-25
Movie Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair Rufus 2011-03-27
Movie The Sunset Limited Black 2011-02-12
Movie Return to Jurassic Park Self 2011-02-05
Movie African Cats Narrator (voice) 2011-04-21
Movie On the Shoulders of Giants 2011-02-11
Movie Thor Nick Fury (uncredited) 2011-04-21
Movie Arena Logan 2011-10-11
Movie Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition Narrator 2011-12-18
Series Prohibition Reader (voice) 2011-10-02
Series The Jonathan Ross Show Self 2011-09-03
Movie Go the F**k to Sleep Narrator (voice) 2011-06-13
Series Dynamo: Magician Impossible Self 2011-07-07
Movie Captain America: The First Avenger Nick Fury 2011-07-22
Movie In the Land of the Free... Narrator 2010-03-26
Movie Heavy Rain Unknown 2010-02-23
Movie Iron Man 2 Nick Fury 2010-04-28
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Self 2010-07-24
Series Cosmic Quantum Ray Unknown 2010-10-10
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Self 2010-11-12
Movie Unthinkable Henry Harold 'H' Humphries 2010-06-14
Movie Ultimate Iron Man: The making of Iron Man 2 Self 2010-09-28
Movie The Other Guys P.K. Highsmith 2010-08-06
Movie Uneven Fairways Narrator 2009-02-11
Movie The Face Is Familiar Himself 2009-06-08
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Series Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Movie Astro Boy Zog (voice) 2009-10-15
Movie Mother and Child Paul 2009-11-07
Movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection Afro / Ninja-Ninja (voice) 2009-10-16
Movie Inglourious Basterds Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 2009-08-19
Movie Gospel Hill Paul Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Crítico Self 2008-01-28
Movie Jumper Roland 2008-02-13
Series The War Narrator 2008-03-05
Movie Soul Men Louis Hinds 2008-11-07
Movie The Spirit Octopus 2008-12-25
Movie Lakeview Terrace Abel Turner 2008-09-19
Series Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (voice) (archive sound) 2008-10-03
Movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mace Windu (voice) 2008-08-05
Movie Iron Man Nick Fury (uncredited) 2008-04-30
Movie Resurrecting the Champ Champ 2007-06-14
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Movie 1408 Gerald Olin 2007-06-22
Series Afro Samurai Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (voice) 2007-01-04
Movie Cannes: All Access Himself 2007-10-27
Movie Afro Samurai Pilot Afro Samurai 2007-10-27
Movie Farce of the Penguins Narrator (voice) 2007-07-14
Movie Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story Narrator 2007-08-01
Movie Cleaner Tom Cutler 2007-09-11
Movie The N Word Himself 2006-01-16
Movie Freedomland Lorenzo Council 2006-02-17
Movie Honor Deferred Narrator 2006-02-11
Movie Home of the Brave William Marsh 2006-12-15
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Movie Snakes on a Plane Neville Flynn 2006-08-17
Movie Black Snake Moan Lazarus 2006-12-31
Movie 50 Films to See Before You Die Self 2006-07-22
Movie George Lucas: Creating an Empire Presenter/Self 2005-01-27
Movie The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World Self 2005-02-23
Series Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Unknown 2005-01-17
Movie Coach Carter Ken Carter 2005-01-14
Movie Mr. Incredible and Pals Frozone (commentary voice) 2005-03-15
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Self 2005-01-03
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Mace Windu 2005-05-17
Series The Boondocks Unknown 2005-11-06
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie xXx: State of the Union Agent Augustus Gibbons 2005-04-27
Movie My Date with Drew Himself 2005-08-05
Movie The Man Derrick Vann 2005-09-08
Series Iconoclasts Unknown 2005-11-17
Movie Coach Carter The Man Behind the Movie Self 2005-06-21
Series Extras Samuel L. Jackson 2005-07-21
Series America Beyond the Color Line Self 2004-02-03
Movie Hollywood Legenden Self 2004-01-01
Movie Twisted John Mills 2004-02-27
Movie In My Country Langston Whitfield 2004-05-04
Movie The Incredibles Lucius Best / Frozone (voice) 2004-10-27
Movie Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Rufus 2004-04-16
Movie Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Jack Johnson (voice) 2004-09-04
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Self 2004-04-22
Movie Parts of the Family Bank Robber (uncredited) 2003-01-10
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Unknown 2003-02-10
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Movie Basic Sgt. Nathan West 2003-04-18
Movie S.W.A.T. Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson 2003-08-08
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Himself 2003-02-21
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Mace Windu 2002-05-15
Movie Changing Lanes Doyle Gipson 2002-04-07
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Self - Narrator 2002-06-01
Movie Middle School Confessions Host 2002-01-04
Movie No Good Deed Jack Friar 2002-06-28
Movie BaadAsssss Cinema Self 2002-08-14
Movie Pulp Fiction: The Facts Self (archive footage) 2002-08-20
Movie xXx Agent Augustus Gibbons 2002-08-09
Movie Jackie Brown: How It Went Down Self 2002-08-20
Movie The Making of 'Unbreakable' Self 2001-06-19
Movie The Caveman's Valentine Romulus 2001-01-19
Movie Comic Books & Superheroes Self 2001-06-26
Movie The 100 Greatest Films Self 2001-11-24
Movie The 51st State Elmo McElroy 2001-12-07
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie Shaft: Still the Man Self 2000-01-01
Movie Any Given Wednesday Willie Nutter 2000-02-02
Movie Shaft John Shaft 2000-06-15
Movie Rules of Engagement Col. Terry L. Childers 2000-04-07
Movie Unbreakable Elijah Price 2000-11-22
Movie Making of Pulp Fiction Self 2000-10-07
Movie Forever Hollywood Self 1999-01-01
Movie Our Friend, Martin Turner (voice) 1999-01-12
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Mace Windu 1999-05-19
Series The Early Show Self 1999-11-01
Movie The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story Himself 1999-10-01
Movie Deep Blue Sea Russell Franklin 1999-07-28
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Narrator, Host 1999-06-15
Movie Sphere Dr. Harry Adams 1998-02-13
Movie Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Self 1998-06-19
Series TRL Unknown 1998-09-14
Movie The Negotiator Lt. Danny Roman 1998-07-29
Series AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies Self 1998-06-23
Movie Out of Sight Hejirah Henry (uncredited) 1998-06-26
Movie The Red Violin Charles Morritz (Montréal) 1998-09-10
Movie Hard Eight Jimmy 1997-02-28
Series The View Self - Guest 1997-08-11
Movie Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie 1997-12-25
Movie One Eight Seven Trevor Garfield 1997-07-29
Movie Eve's Bayou Louis Batiste 1997-11-07
Movie The Journey of the African-American Athlete Narrator 1996-02-12
Movie The Great White Hype Rev. Fred Sultan 1996-05-03
Movie Trees Lounge Wendell 1996-05-11
Movie The Long Kiss Goodnight Mitch Henessey 1996-10-11
Movie A Time to Kill Carl Lee Hailey 1996-07-24
Series The Daily Show Self 1996-07-22
Movie The Search for One-eye Jimmy Colonel Ron 1996-06-21
Movie Shaquille O'Neal: Larger than Life Narrator (voice) 1996-07-01
Series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Mayor (voice) 1995-03-12
Movie Losing Isaiah Kadar Lewis 1995-03-17
Series The Frank Skinner Show Self 1995-09-10
Movie Kiss of Death Calvin Hart 1995-04-21
Movie Fluke Rumbo (voice) 1995-06-02
Movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance Zeus Carver 1995-05-19
Movie Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Richard Greener 1994-02-26
Movie Against the Wall Jamaal 1994-03-26
Movie Hail Caesar Mailman 1994-05-11
Movie The New Age Dale Deveaux 1994-09-16
Movie Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield 1994-09-10
Movie Fresh Sam 1994-06-15
Series Inside the Actors Studio Self 1994-06-01
Series WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Movie National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Sgt. Wes Luger 1993-02-04
Movie Amos & Andrew Andrew Sterling 1993-03-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993-09-13
Movie Jurassic Park Arnold 1993-06-11
Movie True Romance Big Don 1993-09-09
Movie Menace II Society Tat Lawson 1993-05-26
Movie Juice Trip 1992-01-17
Movie Fathers & Sons Marshall 1992-01-01
Movie White Sands Greg Meeker 1992-04-24
Series Ghostwriter Reggie Jenkins 1992-10-03
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1992-06-12
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series MTV Movie & TV Awards Self / Presenter 1992-06-10
Movie Patriot Games Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson 1992-06-04
Movie Jungle Fever Gator Purify 1991-06-07
Movie Strictly Business Monroe 1991-11-08
Movie Johnny Suede B-Bop 1991-08-18
Movie Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace Everett Hatcher 1991-11-24
Movie Jumpin' at the Boneyard Mr. Simpson 1991-11-01
Movie Def by Temptation Minister Garth 1990-03-23
Movie Spike Lee & Company: Do It a Cappella The Janitor 1990-01-01
Movie Common Ground Rev. Bob McClair 1990-03-25
Movie A Shock to the System Ulysses 1990-03-23
Movie The Return of Superfly Nate Cabot 1990-11-09
Series Law & Order Attorney Louis Taggert 1990-09-13
Movie Betsy's Wedding Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey) 1990-06-22
Movie GoodFellas Stacks Edwards 1990-09-12
Movie Mo' Better Blues Madlock 1990-08-03
Movie The Exorcist III Dream Blind Man (uncredited) 1990-08-17
Movie Dead Man Out Calvin Fredricks 1989-03-12
Movie Making 'Do the Right Thing' Self 1989-11-03
Movie Sea of Love Black Guy 1989-09-15
Movie Do the Right Thing Mister Señor Love Daddy 1989-06-14
Movie School Daze Leeds 1988-02-12
Movie Coming to America Hold-Up Man 1988-06-29
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Brother Elvis 1987-05-21
Movie Magic Sticks Bum 1987-06-05
Movie Uncle Tom's Cabin George 1987-06-14
Movie Eddie Murphy Raw Eddie's Uncle 1987-11-25
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Movie Ragtime Gang Member No. 2 1981-11-20
Movie The Exterminator Extra (uncredited) 1980-09-10
Movie The Trial of the Moke Johnson Whittaker 1978-05-03
Movie The Displaced Person Sulk 1977-04-12
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Cameo (uncredited) 1975-10-11
Movie Together for Days Stan 1972-01-01
Series Great Performances Self 1971-01-28
Series Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1956-04-01
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-19
Series Today Self 1952-01-14
Series Bambi Awards Self 1948-01-01