SAMUEL L. JACKSON (Harry Adams) is currently starring in
Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" opposite Pam Grier,
for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. Jackson starred
last year in "187," directed by Kevin Reynolds. He won
critical acclaim, an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award
nomination for his performance in 1996's feature-film adaptation
of John Grisham's bestseller "A Time to Kill." Later
that year, he starred in the thriller "The Long Kiss Goodnight"
opposite Geena Davis for director Renny Harlin.
Jackson made an indelible mark on American cinema with his portrayal
of Jules, the philosophizing hit man in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp
Fiction." He received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award
nominations as Best Supporting Actor for his performance, and
a Best Supporting Actor win from the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts, in addition to virtually unanimous critical acclaim.
Jackson most recently starred in the critically acclaimed "Eve's
Bayou," which he also produced. He is currently completing
production on the taut drama "The Negotiator," in which
he stars opposite Kevin Spacey.
Jackson preceded his work in "Pulp Fiction" with a performance
in the inner-city drama "Fresh." He starred opposite
Bruce Willis in "Die Hard With a Vengeance," which was
the number-one grossing movie internationally in 1995. His other
recent credits include "The Great White Hype," "Kiss
of Death" and "Amos and Andrew."
Jackson made movie history with his portrayal of a crack addict
in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever," when he was awarded the
first and only Best Supporting Performance Award ever given by
the judges at the Cannes Film Festival. He also won the New York
Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for that performance.
For television, Jackson starred in John Frankenheimer's Emmy Award-winning
"Against the Wall," an original movie for HBO. His performance
earned him a Cable ACE nomination as Best Supporting Actor in
a Movie or Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
Jackson's career, which includes film, television and stage work,
began upon his graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta with
a degree in dramatic arts. He went on to perform in numerous stage
plays, including "Home," "A Soldier's Play,"
"Sally/ Prince" and "The District Line," and
originated roles in two of August Wilson's plays at Yale Repertory
Theatre: Boy Willie in "The Piano Lesson" and Wolf in
"Two Trains Running." In another Wilson play, "Fences,"
he portrayed Lyons at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. For the New
York Shakespeare Festival, Jackson appeared in "Mother Courage
and Her Children," "Spell #7" and "The Mighty
Gents." His other stage credits include "Ohio Tip-Off"
and "Native Speech" at the Baltimore Center Stage, and,
more recently, "Distant Fires" at The Coast Playhouse
in Los Angeles.
While still a student at Morehouse, Jackson made his film debut
in "Together for Days." His numerous film credits include
"Ragtime," "Sea of Love," "Coming to
America," "Ray," "Do The Right Thing,"
"School Daze," "Mo' Better Blues," "GoodFellas,"
"Strictly Business," "White Sands," "Patriot
Games," "Jumpin' at the Boneyard," "Fathers
and Sons," "Juice," "National Lampoon's Loaded
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