Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth
An A-list Hollywood film actor and producer is expected to have a great fortune of net worth, and so does Samuel L. Jackson. Samuel Leroy Jackson has an estimated net worth of about $270 million, with a monthly income of $2 million and an annual income of about $20 million.
Samuel L. Jackson is a widely known American television and film actor, film producer, and filmmaker. He is popularly known for being one of the cast members of the blockbuster Marvel films, where he plays the role of the character Nick Fury. Jackson is also known for starring in Quentin Tarantino’s film, Pulp Fiction.
In this piece, I will share details about Samuel L. Jackson’s biography, early life, career, movies, spouse, wife, children, net worth, age, fun facts, height, and a handful of other trivia things you may not have known about him. Without further talks, let’s get into the tea.
Samuel L. Jackson Age, Biography, Career
Samuel L. Jackson was born Samuel Leroy Jackson on December 21st, 1946, in Washington DC, District of Columbia, in the United States of America. Samuel is currently 73 years and is said to have been raised by his grandmother and his mother, Elizabeth Jackson. Well, his father was purportedly an alcoholic drunkard, who did not live with Samuel and his mom, nor did he contribute to their welfare.
Otherwise, Samuel’s mother, Elizabeth Jackson, is said to have been away from him until when he was about ten years old. Mainly, his grandmother, who lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee, oversaw his well-being till his mother joined them. And because his mother was left with the responsibility of single-handedly training him, she worked in a factory to cater to his needs.
As it were, Samuel L. Jackson started his career in the American film industry, loosely known as Hollywood, in 1972 at the age of 24. Before he joined the industry as a film actor, Samuel had been a fan of movies. Then, he would go to local film theatres in Chattanooga, where he saw movies with other Black people.
And while Black people didn’t have much of an influence in the American movie industry at the time, a report purports that “Versions of Band of Angels films were edited for the Black audience in Chattanooga, omitting a scene where actor Sidney Poitier slaps a white woman.
Information on the internet confirms that Samuel L. Jackson started acting in plays and dramas. He made his play and drama debut appearance with the play, “Home,” and would later appear in “A Soldier’s Play.” Leroy plays the role of the character, Stan, in his debut television series, “Together For Days.” And speaking more about movies, The Marvels, Garfield, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania are some of Samuel’s upcoming movies.
Samuel L. Jackson Movies
Looking at how successful and how Samuel Leroy Jackson has succeeded in his career, it is only fair to say that he has contributed his quota to the growth of the American film industry. And speaking of that, Samuel L. Jackson has been featured in more than 100 movies since he made his debut play and TV appearances. In no particular order of release, these are his selected filmography, including:
- Snakes on a Plane
- Jurassic Park
- The Avengers
- Inglourious Basterds
- Django Unchained
- Coach Carter
- Do The Right Thing
- Pulp Fiction
- Iron Man 2
- Loaded Weapon 1
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- School Daze
- Together For Days
- Die Hard: With A Vengeance
- A Time Kill
Samuel L. Jackson Wife, Kids
Samuel Leroy Jackson is married to LaTanya Richardson. Now, LaTanya Richardson is a popular American television and film actress, and sports channel producer, whom he met at Morehouse’s sister school, Spelman College.
Because they shared similar career interests, Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson started their career journey together—when they joined the film production company, “Black Image Theatre Company. Dated for a couple of years while building their careers, Samuel and LaTanya got married in 1980.
In 1982, they had their first and only child (daughter), whom they named Zoe Jackson. Samuel Leroy Jackson and his wife, LaTanya Richardson, are happily married. They currently reside in California, in the United States of America, with their only child, Zoe. “She always says to me that I have now grown into the man that she always knew I could be” was the iconic reply Samuel gave to reporters when asked why his wife, Richardson, stayed with him during his early career years.
Samuel L. Jackson Education
Samuel Leroy Jackson attended a local high school in Riverside, Riverside High School. During his years at Riverside, Samuel learned the French trumpet and horn. After he was done with high school, Samuel L. Jackson proceeded to Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he started studying Marine Biology but would later change to Performing Arts.
Be that as it may, however, his academic life was put on hold in some sort of way, following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. Upon return Samuel along with his peers tried holding the Morehouse College school board of trustees accountable, talking about demanding that they change some of the school policies.
Well, Samuel would later get into trouble with the school management which warranted the management to give him a two years suspension. After his suspension, Samuel returned and completed his Performing Arts program. While he was on suspension, Samuel L. Jackson took work as a social worker in Los Angeles. At some point during those two years, he joined the Black Power movement but was withdrawn by his mother, who was afraid he might go radical and the sorts.
Samuel L. Jackson Awards
As an A-list Hollywood actor, who has been contributing his quota to the industry for about five decades, Samuel Leroy has won several awards. Just as he has featured in several hit movies, Samuel has also been nominated for his outstanding performances in those. And well, these are some of his awards and nomination, including:
- 1998 — Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: Nominated
- 1995 — BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
- 2019 — People’s Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actor: Nominated
- 1998 — Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Nominated
- 1998 — Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature under $500,000: Winner
- 1995 — Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: Winner
- 2011 — Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: Nominated
- 1995 — Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominated
- 1991 — New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actor: Winner
- 2009 — Emmy-Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more): Nominated
- 1991 — Cannes Film Festival-Best Supporting Actor: Winner
- 1994 — Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominated
- 1997 — Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominated
- 1994 — Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominated
- 1995 — Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominated
- 1998 — Berlin Film Festival-Silver Bear for Best
- 1994 — National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor – Runner-up: Winner Actor: Winner
Fun Fact, Trivia
Samuel L. Jackson is 73 years old.
He was born on December 21st, 1946
Leroy is originally a native of Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA, and has American citizenship by birth.
Samuel has black skin color, belongs to the African-American ethnicity
During his early career years, Samuel purportedly suffered from alcoholic addiction which would later result in cocaine addiction
Samuel is a big fan of comic books and anime, ‘Ninja Scroll’ and ‘Black Lagoon’ are some of his favorites.
Samuel L. Jackson is a huge fan of basketball but he enjoys playing golf at his leisure.
Samuel Leroy Jackson has an aunt whose name is Edna. Check out our website, Gospel Music Base, to read our consequently published articles.