Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and producer.
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and producer. Widely regarded as one of the most popular actors of his generation, the films he appeared in collectively grossed more than $ 27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time.
After the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, Jackson attended King’s funeral in Atlanta as one of the bailiffs. He then traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to participate in a protest march for equal rights. In an interview with the 2005 Parade, he revealed: “I was angry about the assassination, but I wasn’t shocked by it. I knew that change was going to take something different – not sit-ins, not peaceful coexistence.”
Jackson has provided his voice on several animated films, TV series and video games including Lucius Best / Frozone in the Pixar films The Incredibles (2004) and The Incredibles 2 (2018), Mace Windu in Star Wars: The Clone Wars ( 2008), Whiplash in Turbo (2013), the main character in the animated television series Afro Samurai (2007), and Frank Tenpenny in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).
In 1980 Jackson married actress and producer LaTanya Richardson, whom he met while attending Morehouse College. The couple have a daughter named Zoe (born in 1982). In 2009 they launched their own charity to support education.
In June 2013, Jackson initiated a joint campaign with Prizeo to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the campaign, he starred in various fan-written monologues and a popular scene from the AMC Breaking Bad series.