Samuel L. Jackson

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Actor, producer, and civil rights activist who won a BAFTA Best Supporting Actor Award for his role as Jules Winfield in the 1994 classic Pulp Fiction. He also played Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and had memorable roles in the films Sphere, The Negotiator, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jurassic Park and Jackie Brown.

Before Fame

He co-founded the acting group, Just Us Theatre, while in college, and later became the apprentice of Morgan Freeman. He was one of the ushers at Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral.

Trivia

He was cast as Nick Fury in Marvel's Avengers series, appearing in the Iron Man films as well as Thor and Captain America features. He was also cast as George Washington Williams in the 2016 film Tarzan.

Family Life

He married actress and producer LaTanya Richardson in 1980 and he has a daughter named Zoe Jackson.

Associated With

He starred in Pulp Fiction with John Travolta and had a supporting role in Django Unchained with Jamie Foxx. Both films were directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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