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Samuel L. Jackson

 
Bio:
Samuel L Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with films such as Goodfellas (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Samuel L Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with films such as Goodfellas (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [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

Photos

-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richar Photo

-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richardson Jackson for her 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best Actress in a Play For her performance in Ã'¢ï¿½ï¿½A Raisin in the SunÃ'¢ï¿½ï¿½ -PICTURED: Judith Jami

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05/28/2014
-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richar Photo

-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richardson Jackson for her 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best Actress in a Play For her performance in Ã'¢ï¿½ï¿½A Raisin in the SunÃ'¢ï¿½ï¿½ -PICTURED: Judith Ligh

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Date:
05/28/2014
-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richar Photo

-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richardson Jackson for her 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best Actress in a Play For her performance in Ã'¢ï¿½ï¿½A Raisin in the SunÃ'¢ï¿½ï¿½ -PICTURED: Samuel L. J

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Date:
05/28/2014
-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richar Photo

-New York, NY - 5/27/14 - Julianne Moore Host a Afternoon Tea honoring LaTanya Richardson Jackson for her 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best Actress in a Play For her performance in Ã'¢ï¿½ï¿½A Raisin in the SunÃ'¢ï¿½ï¿½ -PICTURED: Samuel L. J

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Date:
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Stage

Performances
  [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

Samuel L Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with films such as Goodfellas (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015).

Jackson has appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), The Negotiator (1998), Deep Blue Sea (1998), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), xXx (2002), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005).

His likeness was used for the Ultimate version of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury. He has also played Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), as well as the TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Jackson has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar Animation Studios' films The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Afro Samurai in the anime television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).

Samuel L. Jackson Awards and Nominations

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

Samuel L. Jackson News

Kandi Burruss to Join Producing Team of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway Photo Kandi Burruss to Join Producing Team of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Kandi Burruss, the Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, star of “the Real Housewives of Atlanta” on BRAVO, and producer of Thoughts of a Colored Man, alongside Todd Tucker, announced today that they will be joining the producing team for The Piano Lesson on Broadway.

Up on the Marquee: THE PIANO LESSON Photo Up on the Marquee: THE PIANO LESSON
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 27, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize®-winning drama The Piano Lesson, and the first in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere, is the first marquee of the 2022 / 2023 season to hit Broadway at the iconic St. James Theatre, the production’s future home, on the occasion of Mr. Wilson’s 77th Birthday today.

Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis & Michael Potts Join the Cast of THE PIANO LESS Photo Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis & Michael Potts Join the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON Starring Samuel L. Jackson & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy announced additional cast for the revival of August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson, the first Broadway revival in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere in 1990.

LOVE ALL, a New Play About Billie Jean King by Anna Deavere Smith, is in Development Photo LOVE ALL, a New Play About Billie Jean King by Anna Deavere Smith, is in Development
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

LOVE ALL, a new play by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Marc Bruni will explore the life and career of the legendary Billie Jean King. 

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ Celebrate World Premiere of THEY CALL ME MAGIC Photo Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ Celebrate World Premiere of THEY CALL ME MAGIC
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 16, 2022

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ celebrateD the world premiere of the highly anticipated documentary event series, “They Call Me Magic,” ahead of its April 22 global debut. The star-studded event brought out global superstars from entertainment, sports and music, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Stevie Wonder, Stephen A. Smith, and more, along with Magic’s wife Cookie and children EJ, Elisa and Andre. 

VIDEO: New Trailer for PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK Revealed Photo VIDEO: New Trailer for PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK Revealed
by Michael Major - Apr 11, 2022

A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. The film also stars Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, and more.

Collette Cooper to Star In TOMORROW MAY BE MY LAST: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY Photo Collette Cooper to Star In TOMORROW MAY BE MY LAST: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Following the hugely successful premiere run of Tomorrow May Be My Last: The Janis Joplin Story at The Union Theatre in August, Collette Cooper now returns to the stage as the original Queen Of Rock, Janis Joplin at The Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington for a three week run from 24th May - 11th June.

The Oscars Score 16.6 Million Total Viewers Photo The Oscars Score 16.6 Million Total Viewers
by Michael Major - Mar 29, 2022

The 94th Oscars on ABC attracted an average audience of 16.6 million Total Viewers and delivered a 3.8/28 among Adults 18-49. Hosted by Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer, the 94th Oscars were held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and were televised live on ABC. Check out the full list of winners!

THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, & John David Washingto Photo THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, & John David Washington, Will Arrive on Broadway This Fall
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 29, 2022

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington are set to star in a Broadway revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson in 2022. The production will be directed by LaTanya Richard Jackson.

Wake Up With BWW 3/28: Ariana DeBose Wins Oscar For WEST SIDE STORY, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/28: Ariana DeBose Wins Oscar For WEST SIDE STORY, and More!
by - Mar 28, 2022

Today's top stories include our coverage of last night's Oscars! Big winners for the night included Broadway's own Ariana DeBose, who took home the award for her performance in West Side Story! Plus, watch the performance of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' from Encanto, and more!

Samuel L. Jackson Videos

VIDEO: AppleTV+ Releases Trailer for THEY CALL ME MAGIC VideoVIDEO: AppleTV+ Releases Trailer for THEY CALL ME MAGIC
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

“They Call Me Magic” offers a rare glimpse into the incredible real-life story of Johnson, who left his mark on history through his work—both on and off the court—and continues to impact our culture today. The series features intimate, never-before-seen interviews with Magic, his family, and an all-star lineup including Cookie Johnson, EJ Johnson, Larry Bird, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neil, President Obama, Fred Stabley Jr., Dwayne Wade, Jerry West, Michael Wilbon and more.

VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson on CBS Sunday Morning VideoVIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson on CBS Sunday Morning
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022

CBS Sunday Morning anchor Kelefa Sanneh interviewed acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson this morning. The star has made over 150 films, and his latest work, a miniseries called The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, is set to premiere this week on Apple TV.

VIDEO: Chris Rock on Not Hosting the Oscars, His New Film SPIRAL, and More VideoVIDEO: Chris Rock on Not Hosting the Oscars, His New Film SPIRAL, and More
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2021

Last night, Chris Rock was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. During the interview, Chris talks about people not recognizing him when he wears a mask, doing stand-up shows again, writing things in his journal every day, his dating life, his love of horror movies, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGE AND TUNNEL on EPIX VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGE AND TUNNEL on EPIX
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2020

Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals), this dramedy series set in 1980 revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town.

VIDEO: Watch the Teaser for DEATH TO 2020 on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch the Teaser for DEATH TO 2020 on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2020

Death to 2020 is created and executive produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones and produced by Alison Marlow.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Two of PENNYWORTH VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Two of PENNYWORTH
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2020

A year after the explosive events of last season, England finds itself embroiled in a devastating civil war, with the powerful, neo-fascist Raven Union, led by Lord Harwood (Jason Flemyng) threatening to control the entire country.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

Jennifer Hudson performed Tomorrow from Annie as part of Broadway For Biden's In our America: A Concert For the Soul of the Nation earlier this week.

WATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME VideoWATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering for a special one-night event, 'One World: Together at Home,' to air across multiple global networks and platforms on Saturday, April 18.

VIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Urges People to Stay Home on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Samuel L. Jackson Urges People to Stay Home on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020

While Jimmy Kimmel is in quarantine, he checked in with the great Samuel L. Jackson at his home on Tuesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

VIDEO: Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson Star in New Trailer for SPIRAL VideoVIDEO: Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson Star in New Trailer for SPIRAL
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020

A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game.


Samuel L. Jackson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Samuel L. Jackson been in?
Samuel L. Jackson has appeared on Broadway in 2 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 .