Samuel L. Jackson
Memorably appeared in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
Co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's Western "The Hateful Eight"
Co-starred in the spy film "Kingsman: The Secret Service"
Co-starred in the Marvel superhero ensemble feature "The Avengers" as Nick Fury
Re-teamed with director Quentin Tarantino in "Django Unchained," a Western drama set in Mississippi; film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("Mother and Child")
Reprised his role as Nick Fury, director of the super-spy agency; S.H.I.E.L.D., in "Thor"
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Made cameos in "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" as Nick Fury
Co-starred with Naomi Watts and Annette Bening in the indie "Mother and Child"
Cast opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in the action comedy "The Other Guys"
Cast as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury in Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2"
Played a racist cop in Neil LaBute's "Lakeview Terrace"
Co-starred with Bernie Mac as former backup soul singers in "Soul Men"
Cast as the villain, the Octopus in Frank Miller's "The Spirit"
Co-starred in the boxing film "Resurrecting the Champ"
Portrayed a blues player who kidnaps and imprisons a young woman addicted to sex in "Black Snake Moan"
Cast in Joe Roth's "Freedomland" with Julianne Moore
Starred as an FBI agent in the summer thriller "Snakes on a Plane"
Reprised his role in "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" the final film in the saga
Cast in the title role in "Coach Carter" the true-life story of controversial high-school basketball coach, who in 1999 benched his entire undefeated basketball team for poor academic performance
Voiced Lucius Best/Frozone in Pixar's animated feature "The Incredibles"
Starred in the action-packed feature "S.W.A.T."
Reunited with Tarantino for "Kill Bill"; film released in two Volumes "Kill Bill Vol. 1" (2003) and "Kill Bill Vol.2" (2004)
Co-starred as Doyle Gipson, an alcoholic saleman in "Changing Lanes"
Continued his work as Mace Windu in "Stars Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones"
Reunited with John Travolta in "Basic"
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (June 16)
Played title role in "Shaft," a loose remake of the 1971 classic directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roundtree
Cast as a Marine Colonel accused of using excessive force in "Rules of Engagement"
Portrayed Jedi Knight Mace Windu in the long-awaited "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace"
Received $5 million to star opposite Spacey in "The Negotiator"
Played an evaluator of violins in the small independent "The Red Violin"
Acted the part of arms dealer Ordell Robbie in Tarantino's "Jackie Brown"
Debut as producer, executive produced "Eve's Bayou"; also delivered a silky performance as a cheating husband
Played a teacher returning to the classroom after nearly being killed by a student in "187"
Portrayed Carl Lee Hailey, the grieving father accused of killing the men who raped his 9-year-old daughter, in Joel Schumacher's "A Time to Kill"
Initial foray into action-adventure genre, "Die Hard with a Vengeance"
Delivered a sensational performance as Jules, the philosophizing hit man and partner of John Travolta, in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"; earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
Played prisoner Jamaal in the acclaimed HBO movie "Against the Wall"
First feature lead in the comedy "Amos and Andrew"
Breakthrough supporting role, the crackhead Gator in Lee's "Jungle Fever"
Co-starred in world premiere of Wilson's "Two Trains Running" at the Yale Repertory Theater; replaced by Laurence Fishburne on Broadway
First appearance in a Spike Lee film, "School Daze"
Originated the part of Boy Willie in the world premiere of Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" at the Yale Repertory Theater; replaced by Charles S Dutton on Broadway
First affiliation with playwright August Wilson, Seattle Repertory Theatre production of "Fences"
First met Spike Lee backstage one night after a performance of "A Soldier's Play"
First notable appearance in a major feature, as Gang Member No. 2 in Milos Forman's "Ragtime"
Appeared in "The Trial of the Moke" for "Great Performances" (PBS)
Moved to NYC from Atlanta; began performing in stage productions, frequently with the Negro Ensemble Company
First appearance on a TV series, "Moving On" (NBC)
Made feature debut in "Together For Days," starring Clifton Davis and Lois Chiles (credited as Sam Jackson)
Spent two years as Bill Cosby's TV stand-in for the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show"
Performed plays with New York Shakespeare Festival
Grew up in segregated Chattanooga, TN.
Made his on-screen debut in a TV commercial for Southern fast-food chain Krystal Hamburgers in Atlanta, GA.
A passionate golfer, he hosted the Samuel L. Jackson Celebrity Golf Classic.
In a 1996 interview with Mary Hart on "Entertainment Tonight," Jackson admitted to having been addicted to crack cocaine in the mid-1980s.