|Real Name/Full Name||Samuel Leroy Jackson|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Samuel L. Jackson/ King of Cool/ Mr. Cool|
|Birth Place:||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||21 December 1948|
|Age/How Old:||73 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 189 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2.5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 94 Kg
In Pounds – 207 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father– Roy Henry Jackson
Mother – Elizabeth Harriett
|School:||Riverside High School, Chattanooga|
|College:||Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||LaTanya Richardson – M. 1980|
|Kids/Children Name:||Zoe Jackson|
|Profession:||Voice Actor, Film Producer, Television Producer, Singer, Film Actor|
|Net Worth:||$270 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2022|
Marvel’s Nick Fury, Samuel Jackson, is an actor and producer who belongs to the city of Washington. Height at 6 feet, this man has had a career of a lifetime and has produced the most fantastic films and shows.
Well, how well do you know about Samuel L. Jackson? If not much, here is what we know about Samuel L. Jackson to date.
Biography and Early Life
Samuel Jackson’s birthday fell on the 21st of December of the year 1948 and was born to Elizabeth and Roy Henry Jackson. He belongs to Gabon and also has American citizenship. His mother raised him all alone when she worked as a factory worker and later even got a job as a supply buyer. His father used to live away from the family in Kansas City. Samuel met him only twice in his life, and unfortunately, he passed because of his problem of alcoholism. His maternal grandparents took great care of him during his childhood.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Samuel L. Jackson in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Samuel L. Jackson’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2022 having been born on 21 December 1948. Though, he is 6′ 2.5″ in feet and inches and 189 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 207 lbs in Pound and 94kg in Kilograms.
Samuel has been a part of various segregated schools. He graduated from Riverdale High School in Chattanooga. He attended the Morehouse College in the city of Atlanta to pursue his degree majoring in Marine Biology. Still, after attending a small local acting group, he found his calling in acting, which resulted in him switching his major to Acting.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in the year 1968, and Samuel attended his funeral as an usher. He and a few other college mates of Morehouse College, along with a few members of the Board of Trustees were in a protest on their college campus demanding changes in curriculum and governance bodies. Even though the reforms were made, Jackson was held in charge of a second-degree felony but was released with a two-year suspension from college due to his now-criminal record.
When he was in Morehouse College, he met his now-wife, LaTanya Richardson. They’re high school sweethearts. They have a daughter named Zoe, who was born in 1982. Even though Samuel Jackson is bald, he liked wearing wigs in his movies, with his first appearance as a bald man in ‘The Great White Hype’. He was a part of the campaign for Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic Primary in Texas.
He has also launched a campaign jointly with Prizeo for helping patients with the Alzheimer’s disease, where he read out loud quite a few monologues and also did a famous scene from ‘Breaking Bad’. Samuel Jackson is a big-time basketball fan and supports Toronto Raptors. He plays golf and has played in Gary Player International Golf Tournament for raising funds for children in South Africa.
Is Samuel Jackson Gay?
Samuel Jackson is not gay, he is straight, and how do we know this – it is because of his photographs and interviews that state he is married to LaTanya Richardson, an actor and producer, since the year 1980. They also have a child together, Zoe Jackson.
When he was suspended from college, he moved to LA and worked as a social worker but got involved with the wrong group. Jackson’s mentor was Morgan Freeman while taking up small roles in movies like ‘Coming to America’. He performed in a play on stage named as ‘A Soldier’s Play’.
Jackson was addicted to heroin in the 90s and overdosed, which led his family, admitting him to a rehab clinic in NY. After he recovered and was out, he was shooting a film for the role of a crack-addict, and he found that funny. After many movies and scripts, Jackson became a box office superstar. In the year 2000, Samuel Jackson was honoured with the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has starred in the ever famous movie ‘Coach Carter’.
In 2006, he was awarded the German Bambi Award for International Film because of his various film contributions. He is the ‘Ultimate’ version of the character of Nick fury for the Marvel movies. He signed a contract with them in the year 2002. Samuel has also aired on television for the ads of Capital One. He is currently filming a movie for Disney named ‘Secret Invasion’.
Samuel Jackson has won quite a many awards for his performances in movies, here are a few listed:
He won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film ‘Pulp Fiction’ in the year 1994 at the British Academy Awards.
He was awarded the Best Male Lead for the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ in the year 1994, again, at the Independent Spirit Awards.
He won the Best First Feature for the film ‘Eve’s Bayou’ in the year 1997, at the Independence Spirit Awards.
In the year 2013, he was awarded the Best WTF Moment for the movie ‘Django Unchained’, and it was shared with Jamie Foxx at the MTV Movie Awards.
At the NACCP Image Awards, in the year 1997, he won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for the movie ‘A Time to Kill’.
He won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for the film ‘Coach Carter’ in the year 2006, at the NACCP Image Awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Samuel Jackson in 2022
As of 2022, Samuel Jackson’s Net Worth stands at about $270 million with a heartfelt acknowledgement to his movies and endorsements for the same. He earns about a standard of $10 million for every film he stars in, no matter if it is just a guest appearance too. He owns at least $30 million worth of real estate in the US, along with his wife.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Samuel Jackson ranked number 44 in ‘The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time’ – UK’s magazine ‘Empire’.
He used to play brass instruments like the French horn and Trumpet.
He stood up for the Blacks in his college days.
He used to stutter in his childhood.
In the year 2006, he was a part of the jury members at the Cannes.
Samuel Jackson has, for all the right reasons, been an inspiration for many at once. He has donated millions of his earnings for the betterment of the people and his community especially. Overcoming a childhood like his, standing up for the not-so-common is and never will be easy. He traces back to Gabon, which is a proud thing for him, as he has risen far above all.