was born on December 21, 1948 in Washington D.C. He has a beautiful wife
LaTanya Richardson and a daughter Zoe. He was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee
by his no-nonsense mother and grandmother, Jackson took school seriously
and was accepted at Atlanta's Morehouse College as an architecture student.
Jackson, who had struggled with a stutter since childhood, followed a speech
therapists advice and auditioned for a college musical. He landed a part,
found he enjoyed performing enough to pursue further acting gig, and eventually
switched his major drama. Jackson's family,however,remained unconvinced
of the of the professional merits of his new vocation until a Southern
fast-food chain, Krystal Hamburgers, cast him in a television commercial
in which he smacked his lips while eating an onion burger. His first actors
paycheck was in the bank. Jackson graduated from college in 1972 (despite
a temporary expulsion for participating in a student demonstration), and
moved to New York to play his craft in more serious projects.
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He as has been in such movies as Jackie Brown(1998), Pulp Fiction(1994),
Mo' Better Blues(1990), Jurassic Park(1993), and Menace 2 Society(1993).
Excerpts based on Mr. Showbiz, http://mrshowbiz.go.com/people/samuelljackson/content/Bio.html
submitted by Justin T. Perry