Samuel L. Jackson BiographySamuel L. (Leroy) Jackson - an actor, theater artist, producer. He has become a superstar of Hollywood due to his long-standing cooperation with iconic Quentin Tarantino. He garnered the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for the role of Jules in the «Pulp Fiction». At the Cannes Film Festival, he won the Golden Palm, having performed brilliantly the role of Gator in the dramatic thriller movie of Spike Lee «Jungle Fever» and another role of Ordell in the movie «Jackie Brown» (directed by Quentin Tarantino) brought him a «Silver Bear» during the Berlin International Film Festival.
Childhood: Washington- ChattanoogaIt was late 1948, when in one of the Washington family shortly before Christmas (on December 21), a boy was born, who was named Samuel Leroy Jackson. Life in a big city didn't do a lot of good for the young family - the father started drinking, and soon moved to Kansas City in search of work, where he consequently died as a result of alcohol abuse. Due to this, his wife Elizabeth and a little baby moved to Tennessee to stay closer to her relatives. There, in the industrial city of Chattanooga Samuel spent his early years.
Youth: Atlanta - Los Angeles - AtlantaHe joined the Faculty of Architecture in the Morehouse College of Atlanta, where he studied until 1972.The first thing he did was making an appointment with a local speech therapist to get rid of stuttering. Then he made a transition to the Faculty of Drama of the same college and organized the Theatre Troupe with other mainly African-American students. After a few performances in the Amateur Theater, other actors from different troupes started to join.
Shortly after that, Jackson had to interrupt his studies, as he became an active participant of the protest marches after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968, consequently, he was expelled from the college and convicted as the organizer of illegal activity towards the college administration. For two years, Samuel had to work in Los Angeles as a social worker, then reapplied to the Atlanta College, and in 1972 he became a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts and decided to move to New York, where he saw better career prospects for actors.