Samuel L. Jackson has starred in hundreds of films and has collaborated with countless acclaimed directors and actors. He’s an actor, producer and all around awesome dude that no one can seem to find a bad thing to say about. Here are 33 facts about everyone’s favorite guy in Hollywood.
1. Jackson has starred in hit movies like Jungle Fever, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, and countless other epic movies. He’s appeared in over 100 films and has achieved much critical and commercial success and acclaim throughout his career. He has received countless awards and has even taken the throne as one of the highest box office stars of all time with over a total of $4 billion box office gross revenue. This averages out to over $69 million per film! He is currently married to LaTanya Richardson, and the couple has a daughter named Zoe. Jackson has been active in acting since 1972 and was born on December 21, 1948. He is currently 68 years old, and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Born in Washington D.C. to Elizabeth and Roy Henry Jackson, he grew up in Chattanooga Tennessee as an only child. His father lived in Kansas City, Missouri and died from alcoholism…and if you want to learn more about him, keep reading!
2. Jackson met his father only two times throughout his whole entire life. He was raised by his factory worker mother who later worked as a supplies buyer for a mental institution. He was also raised by his maternal grandparents and other members of his extended family. DNA tests have revealed that Jackson descends from the Benga people of Gabon.