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Samuel L. Jackson

 
Bio:
Appearing in well over 100 films, Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Jackson’s portrayal of ‘Jules’, the philosopher hitman, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” made an indelible mark on American cinema. In addition to unanimous critical acclaim, he ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Appearing in well over 100 films, Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Jackson’s portrayal of ‘Jules’, the philosopher hitman, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” made an indelible mark on American cinema. In addition to unanimous critical acclaim, he ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Doaker Charles
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  [Broadway]
1990
Boy Willie (Understudy)
Lymon (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Jim Paine
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Prince
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Prince
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Actor 7 (Crook/Bra's Jim)
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Private Louis Henson
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Cephus Miles
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Ordinance Officer/Deputy/Texas Ranger/1st Klansman/Old Cowhand/Farmer
Sergeant/Kiowa Man/Soldier/Kinsmen

Samuel L. Jackson Biography

Appearing in well over 100 films, Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Jackson’s portrayal of ‘Jules’, the philosopher hitman, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” made an indelible mark on American cinema. In addition to unanimous critical acclaim, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, as well as a Best Supporting Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Among his many award-winning performances, Jackson made movie history with his portrayal of a crack addict in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever when he was awarded the first and only Best Supporting Performance Award ever given by the judges at the Cannes Film Festival. Jackson will receive an honorary Academy Award at the upcoming Governors Awards in January 2022. Jackson recently completed production on his first limited series for television, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” in which he stars and produces for Apple. This year, Jackson reunited with Salma Hayek and Ryan Reynolds for Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” the sequel to the 2017 film, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” He can also be seen in the newest “Saw” sequel, “Spiral,” with Chris Rock and Max Minghella and in Lionsgate’s “The Protégé.” In 2020, Jackson starred in the EPIX docuseries, “Enslaved,” which he also executive produced with LaTanya Richardson Jackson. “Enslaved” won three awards at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards and two awards at the 2021 Impact Docs Awards. He also starred opposite Anthony Mackie in the Apple drama “The Banker.” In 2019, Jackson starred in Warner Bros.’ “Shaft” and Sony’s “Spiderman: Far From Home.” Jackson also starred as a young ‘Nick Fury’ opposite Brie Larson in the massive global hit, “Captain Marvel.” Jackson also reprised his role as ‘Mr. Glass’ in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass.” The film is the final installment of the universe Shyamalan created, which also includes “Split” and “Unbreakable.” In 2018, Jackson lent his voice to the Academy Award-nominated film “Incredibles 2,” reprising his role of ‘Lucius Best/Frozone.’ In 2017, Jackson starred in Warner Bros. “Kong: Skull Island” with Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston. In 2015, Jackson appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated Western “The Hateful Eight.” He starred as Major Marquis Warren, alongside Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kurt Russell. That same year, Jackson appeared in Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and Spike Lee’s “Chiraq.” In 2016, Jackson was seen in David Yates’ “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring alongside Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz in addition to Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Also in 2016, Jackson completed production on Brie Larson’s directorial debut “Unicorn Store,” “The Last Full Measure” with Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer and Ed Harris as well as Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself.” In 2012, he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” as ‘Stephen,’ with Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also starred in “The Avengers,” which is part of his 9-picture deal with Marvel Studios. Jackson reprised his role in both Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which was released in April 2014, and the 2015 sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Jackson made his Broadway debut in 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in “The Mountaintop,” where he portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. The play also starred Angela Bassett and was directed by Kenny Leon. Jackson’s career began onstage upon his graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a degree in dramatic arts. Among the plays were Home, A Soldier’s Play, Sally/Prince and The District Line. He also originated roles in two of August Wilson’s plays, The Piano Lesson and Two Trains Running at the Yale Repertory Theatre. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, Jackson appeared in Mother Courage and Her Children, Spell #7, and The Mighty Gents. Additional film credits include: RoboCop, Oldboy, Mother and Child, Iron Man 2, HBO’s The Sunset Limited, Lakeview Terrace, Soul Men, The Spirit, Jumper, Resurrecting the Champ, 1408, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, Freedomland, Coach Carter, Star Wars: Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, S.W.A.T, Changing Lanes, Formula 51, Stars Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Caveman’s Valentine, Eve’s Bayou, Unbreakable, Rules of Engagement, Shaft, Deep Blue Sea, Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace, The Negotiator, The Red Violin, Jackie Brown, 187, A Time to Kill, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Jungle Fever, Sphere, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Ragtime, Sea of Love, Coming to America, Do the Right Thing, School Daze, Mo’ Better Blues, Goodfellas, Patriot Games, and True Romance. On the small screen, Jackson served as Executive Producer for the Spike TV animated series, “Afro Samurai” which premiered in 2007. The series received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. The first edition of the “Afro Samurai” video game launched in February 2009. Jackson also starred in John Frankenheimer’s Emmy Award-winning “Against the Wall” for HBO. His performance earned him a Cable Ace nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.

Samuel L. Jackson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Samuel L. Jackson, The Mountaintop

Samuel L. Jackson News

THE PIANO LESSON Plays Final Broadway Performance Photo THE PIANO LESSON Plays Final Broadway Performance
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 29, 2023

On January 29, the Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson concludes its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, having played 27 previews and 124 regular performances. The production is the highest grossing revival of a play on Broadway and the highest grossing Wilson production on Broadway ever.

THE PIANO LESSON to be Filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Photo THE PIANO LESSON to be Filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives. See how to purchase tickets to The Piano Lesson, and more!

Prop Piano in THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway to be Donated to The Smithsonian Photo Prop Piano in THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway to be Donated to The Smithsonian
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

The titular prop piano in the hit Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be donated to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture after the culmination of the production’s recently-extended run.

Paul Wedgwood And Eddie Alcazar Team To Launch Entropy Pictures Photo Paul Wedgwood And Eddie Alcazar Team To Launch Entropy Pictures
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

Award-winning director/writer Eddie Alcazar and British gaming mogul Paul Wedgwood have teamed to launch the independent film production company Entropy Pictures.

Photos: Oprah Winfrey, Billy Porter, Anne Hathaway, and More Visit THE PIANO LESSON Photo Photos: Oprah Winfrey, Billy Porter, Anne Hathaway, and More Visit THE PIANO LESSON
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 20, 2023

The Piano Lesson on Broadway has seen several notable guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Billy Porter, Anne Hathaway, and more! BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the guests backstage with members of the cast. Check out the photos here!

Nina G, One Of The First Stuttering Comedians, Records Debut Solo Album And Live Show Photo Nina G, One Of The First Stuttering Comedians, Records Debut Solo Album And Live Show At The Alameda Comedy Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

In an industry that lacks speech diversity, Nina G's unique voice will record both her first solo comedy album and comedy special on March 9, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alameda Comedy Club located in her hometown. T

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe & More Win Critics Choice Awards Photo Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe & More Win Critics Choice Awards
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2023

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe, Brendan Fraser, Jean Smart, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Coolidge, and more were among the winners of Critics Choice Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Chelsea Handler. Check out the list of winners now!

Review: A SOLDIER'S PLAY at Knight Theater Photo Review: A SOLDIER'S PLAY at Knight Theater
by Vickie Evans - Jan 12, 2023

A Soldier's Play pinpoints various forms of racism found within the ranks of the military. Racism is detrimental to all who exhibits it. In this case it led to the death of an enlisted sergeant. This 'whodunit' masterpiece takes it's patron on a 'cat and mice' journey of colorism and racism with many guilty parties.

Theatre Communications Group Raises $300,000 at Gala Honoring Samuel L. Jackson & LaT Photo Theatre Communications Group Raises $300,000 at Gala Honoring Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson Jackson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

At Monday night’s 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories, Theatre Communications Group raised over $300,000. The Gala honored Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, with an award presented by Vanessa Williams.

Cast and Crew Announced For Invictus Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP Photo Cast and Crew Announced For Invictus Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

Full cast and crew have been announced for Invictus Theatre's upcoming production of Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, a fictional play that vividly reimagines the final night of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.

Samuel L. Jackson Videos

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Tried to Get Her Daughter In THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Videoplay
VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Tried to Get Her Daughter In THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical

by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2023

Danielle Brooks appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to discuss starring in The Piano Lesson and filming the movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple. During the interview, Brooks revealed that she tried to get her daughter to film a scene in The Color Purple movie but it ended up being an 'epic fail.' Watch the video now!

VIDEO: LaTanya Richardson Jackson & THE PIANO LESSON Cast Sit Down With Robin Roberts Videoplay
VIDEO: LaTanya Richardson Jackson & THE PIANO LESSON Cast Sit Down With Robin Roberts on GMA

by Michael Major - Dec 22, 2022

Latanya Richardson and the cast of The Piano Lesson, including Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington, sat down with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America to open up about the revival. Watch the video of the interview now!

VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Discusses the Original PIANO LESSON Production on THE TONIGH Videoplay
VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Discusses the Original PIANO LESSON Production on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss appearing on Broadway in The Piano Lesson. During the interview, they discussed the show's success and Jackson looked back on his experience in the original production of the play. Watch the new interview video now!

VIDEO: LaTanya Richardson Jackson Reveals What She Wants PIANO LESSON Audiences to Ta Videoplay
VIDEO: LaTanya Richardson Jackson Reveals What She Wants PIANO LESSON Audiences to Take Away From the Play on FALLON

by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2022

LaTanya Richardson Jackson appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss directing The Piano Lesson on Broadway. During the interview, Jackson discussed what she hopes audiences take away from the play after they see it. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: John David Washington Reveals His PIANO LESSON Pre-Show Ritual on LIVE! WITH K Videoplay
VIDEO: John David Washington Reveals His PIANO LESSON Pre-Show Ritual on LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN

by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022

John David Washington appeared on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan to discuss making his Broadway debut in The Piano Lesson. During the interview, Washington revealed his pre-show ritual, which arrives arrives at the theatre an hour and a half early to do. Watch a video clip from the interview now!

Video: Inside Opening Night of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Inside Opening Night of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway

by Opening Night - Oct 15, 2022

The best of Broadway was at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where The Piano Lesson, directed by Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks, opened on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and and we are taking you behind the scenes in this video!

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE & PIANO LESSON 'Full Circle' Moments on Videoplay
VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE & PIANO LESSON 'Full Circle' Moments on THE VIEW

by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2022

Danielle Brooks spoke to original The Color Purple star Whoopi Goldberg about wrapping production on the upcoming musical film adaptation as Sofia. Now, Brooks is back on Broadway in the new revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, which she describes as another 'full circle' moment. Watch the video of her The View appearance now!

Photos & Video: Beowulf Boritt Celebrates Book Launch at Sardi's With Samuel L. Jacks Videoplay
Photos & Video: Beowulf Boritt Celebrates Book Launch at Sardi's With Samuel L. Jackson & More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2022

At Sardi’s Restaurant, the Broadway community celebrated the launch of the new book Transforming Space Over Time by Tony Award winning set designer Beowulf Boritt. This event was hosted by his Piano Lesson colleagues LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson and sponsored by Hudson Scenic Studios. See photos & videos here!

VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Discusses Working With His Wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Videoplay
VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Discusses Working With His Wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, on THE PIANO LESSON on COLBERT

by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss returning to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. Jackson also discussed having his wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, as the director of the new revival, praising her new vision for the production. Watch the new video interview now!

Photos & Video: See Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Danielle Brooks & More  Videoplay
Photos & Video: See Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Danielle Brooks & More at THE PIANO LESSON First Preview

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2022

The first-ever performance of the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson is now in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Get a first look at photos and video here!


Samuel L. Jackson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Samuel L. Jackson been in?
Samuel L. Jackson has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Samuel L. Jackson been in?
Samuel L. Jackson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Samuel L. Jackson been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Mountaintop .

What is Samuel L. Jackson next theatre project?
Samuel L. Jackson's next show will be The Piano Lesson which opens on 10/13/2022 on Broadway.


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