Samuel L Jackson
|Samuel L Jackson|
Image from Extras
|Date of Birth||21 December 1948|
|Place of Birth||Washington D.C.|
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born 21 December 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor.
Jackson grew up in Tennessee and attended a local arts school and then graduated from the Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He plugged away in the world of theatre in the 1970s and 1980s before eventually appearing in minor films in the late 80s. He would achieve his big break and forthcoming global fame in the 1990s, continuing into the 2000s. Jackson has a wife, Latanya, and a daughter, Zoe. He lives in L.A and is a keen follower of golf, basketball and football, supporting Liverpool F.C.
Jackson's big break came in the 1991 flick Jungle Fever. Roles followed in films such as Patriot Games and Strictly Business before he starred in his most famous role to date; that of wise-cracking tough guy Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, Pulp Fiction. The role earned Jackson unanimous praise from critics and launched him as a major force in American cinema. Despite this, his career floundered until he accepted roles in A Time To Kill, playing a black man who murders the rapist of his daughter, and Die Hard With A Vengeance, playing the reluctant sidekick to the hero of the piece. He ended the 1990s with roles in Jackie Brown, The Negotiator and the much-maligned Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
In the 2000s, Jackson star continued to shine, starring in Rules Of Engagement, the remake of Shaft and Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. He then became known to a new audience when he starred in teen-adrenaline action movies S.W.A.T and both xXx" films. His other famous roles from the decade include Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, The Incredibles and Snakes On A Plane.
Jackson appeared in the fourth episode of the first season of Extras as a policeman, on the set of a detective drama in which Andy Millman and Maggie Jacobs were extras. In the episode, Maggie is in a relationship with a black man. On set, when discussing said relationship, Maggie makes a comment about hating jazz, which piques the interest of Jackson. Maggie attempts to defend her stance with some help from Andy, but they only make things worse. Millman and Jacobs make a quick exit, ruining the plans for Millman to have a line of dialogue between himself and Jackson.
- Sam Jackson: Tell them Uncle Sam's in town.
- Maggie: I hate jazz. I hate it. In fact do you know who I really hate in jazz? You know that big fat black man, him with the big fat puffed out cheeks and his bulging out eyes and everything, he’s like, trumpet man, Sas- Sasquatch.
Sam Jackson: Satchmo, Louis Armstrong.
|Series 1:||Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6|
|Series 2:||Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12|
|Specials:||Extras Christmas Special|
|Main Characters:||Andy Millman | Maggie Jacobs | Darren Lamb | Shaun Williamson|
|Guest Stars:||Ben Stiller | Kate Winslet | Samuel L Jackson | Patrick Stewart | others...|