Samuel L. Jackson

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Samuel L. Jackson
Full NameSamuel Leroy Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson, the illustrious producer and actor, was born in Washington, D.C. to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. Raised by his mother, a factory worker, and his grandparents, he attended Morehouse College and was active in the black student movement. He rose to fame in the late eighties and early nineties with movies such as Do the Right Thing (1989) and Goodfellas (1990). His career then skyrocketed with works such as Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His incredible talent and success have earned him respect and admiration from all over the world.

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  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • The War
  • Some Good News
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Goodfellas
  • Jazz
  • Staged
  • A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote
  • The Boondocks
  • Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee
  • Django Unchained
  • Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
  • Moose
  • Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Extras
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Prohibition
  • The 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • Miracle on 42nd Street
  • Jurassic Park
  • Feherty
  • Black Dynamite
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Amend: The Fight for America
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction
  • The Incredibles
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • The Avengers
  • Marvel Snap
  • Lego Marvel's Avengers
  • Iron Man
  • True Romance
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Curiosity
  • 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Janet Jackson.
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • The Oscars
  • Quincy
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • Eddie Murphy: Raw
  • The Red Violin
  • Incredibles 2
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance

Family Tree

The esteemed L. J. Allen-2 is the matriarch of a powerful and illustrious family. She graduated from the esteemed Spelman College in 1971, where she met her husband, the celebrated producer and actor Samuel L. Jackson. Their daughter, Zoe, is a renowned producer and assistant director, as well as the recipient of the prestigious RuPaul's Drag Race (2009) and Top Chef (2006, 2017). Zoe's father, Eldrin Bell, is a former Atlanta police chief and Clayton County Commission Chair, and is first cousin to Samuel L. Jackson's wife, LaTonya. Her stepfather, Jerry Guarini, is a retired Navy physicist, and her mother, Kathy Guarini, is a former TV journalist and anchor at CNN, as well as a freelance broadcast journalist and Realtor. The family is well-known and respected in the courts of power, having been warmly welcomed by then-President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.

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