Samuel L. Jackson is an acclaimed American actor and film producer, born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. 

Jackson rose to prominence in the early 1990s with roles in films such as "Jungle Fever" and "Pulp Fiction," earning him critical acclaim and widespread recognition. 

He is known for his intense and charismatic performances, often portraying characters with a commanding presence and sharp wit. 

Jackson has collaborated extensively with director Quentin Tarantino, starring in several of his films including "Jackie Brown," "Django Unchained," and "The Hateful Eight."

He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in multiple films as the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Beyond his work in film, Jackson has also made notable contributions to television, theater, and voice acting, lending his distinctive voice to animated characters and video games.

He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including an Academy Award nomination for his role in "Pulp Fiction."

Jackson is also known for his advocacy and activism, speaking out on issues such as civil rights, gun violence, and climate change. 

With his commanding presence, versatility, and iconic performances, Samuel L. Jackson continues to captivate audiences around the world, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.