Samuel L. Jackson emerged in the 1990s as one of the most prominent after spending the 1980s playing a series of drug addict and character parts, then well-respected actors in Hollywood. He has worked on a number of projects, both high-profile and low-key, these given Jackson ample opportunity to display an ability marked by both remarkable versatility and smooth intelligence in Hollywood.
Samuel L. Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. He raised by his mother and grandparents in Chattanooga, TN. Samuel L. Jackson attended Atlanta’s Morehouse College. Then he became the co-founder of Atlanta’s black-oriented Just Us Theater (the name of the company was taken from a famous Richard Pryor routine). In 1977, Jackson arrived in New York then began what was to be a prolific career in film, television, and on the stage. Jackson was discovered by the public in the role of the hero’s tempestuous, after a plethora of character roles of varying sizes, Samuel L. Jackson became a drug-addict brother in 1991’s Jungle Fever, directed by another Morehouse College alumnus, Spike Lee. Jungle Fever won Jackson a special acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival and thereafter his career soared.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON would spend the ensuing years appearing in a number of films, like Home of the Brave, Resurrecting the Champ, Lakeview Terrace, Django Unchained, and the Marvel Studios superhero franchise films like Thor, Iron Man, and The Avengers, playing superhero wrangler Nick Fury.