Samuel L. Jackson is a celebrated actor and film producer. This man has managed to generate hit film after hit film with his passionate and electrifying performances. Samuel L. Jackson has become a popular name in the film industry and is revered by his contemporaries, critics, and fans from all over the globe.
From Humble Beginnings
Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948 to parents Elizabeth and Roy Henry Jackson. He was an only child and was raised in Tennessee. Jackson and his father weren’t very close, and he claimed to have only met his father twice in his life before the man died of complications secondary to alcoholism. Jackson was primarily raised by his mother, a factory worker and supplies buyer. There were occasions however, that Jackson had to stay with his maternal grandparents while his mother earned a living to keep food on the table.
Jackson originally wanted to pursue a career in marine biology, and so enrolled himself at the Morehouse College in Atlanta. While he was there however, he became part of a local acting group to make extra credit in one of his classes. It was here that Jackson realized what he truly wanted to become, and that was a film actor. Before he graduated from the institution in 1972, he put up the “Just Us Theater” – an organization for aspiring young actors within the college to explore their talent and make small productions.
Jackson began his acting career with small stage appearances, before moving to several made-for-TV films. He moved to New York in search of new opportunities and spent nearly twenty years appearing in stage plays. He developed an addiction at this point in his career which took a toll on his performances. He was soon deemed unfit to participate in many of the productions he had become a part of. In the 1990s, Jackson’s addiction worsened which caused negative effects on his career. His family put him in an institution to help along with the rehabilitation process. After he had complete his treatment, Jackson went back on the scene and his career jet set to stardom. Hit movie after hit movie later, he managed to stabilize himself and earned a reputation as one of the best actors to have ever graced the big screen.
Assets and Net Worth
Thanks to his hit movies, endorsements, and production projects, Samuel L. Jackson has become one of the richest men in Hollywood today. It is estimated that Samuel L. Jackson’s net worth is at a whopping $150 million USD, with numerous properties, cars, and assets scattered throughout the United States.