Samuel L. Jackson (68)
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Samuel L. Jackson

Actor

Samuel Leroy Jackson  /  Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993). He is a highly prolific actor, appearing in over 100 films, but best known for his frequent collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction (1994),

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Jackie Brown (1997), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), The 51st State (2001), The Incredibles (2004), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), and his role as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008–present).

With Jackson's permission, his likeness was used for the Marvel Comics character Ultimate Nick Fury. He cameoed as Fury in a post-credits scene from Iron Man (2008), and went on to sign a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Iron Man 2 (2010), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and minor roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He is set to reprise the role again in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron and has appeared in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Jackson has achieved critical and commercial acclaim, surpassing Frank Welker as the actor with the highest grossing film total of all time in October 2011, and received numerous accolades and awards. He is married to LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has a daughter, Zoe.

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