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American Samuel L. JACKSON

born Samuel Leroy JACKSON

American film and television actor and film producer

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C., USA


Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. He grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery), who was a factory worker and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution, and his maternal grandparents and extended family. His father lived away from the family, in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism; Jackson had only met his father twice during his life. Jackson attended several segregated schools and graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga. Between the third and twelfth grades, he played the French horn and trumpet in the school orchestra. Initially intent on pursuing a degree in marine biology, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. After joining a local acting group to earn extra points in a class, Jackson found an interest in acting and switched his major. Before graduating in 1972, he co-founded the "Just Us Theatre".

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