Home / Biography / LaTanya Richardson

LaTanya Richardson

Biography

Actress that has appeared in such movies seeing that The Fighting Temptations and Fried Green Tomato vegetables. She is most widely known as the wife of professional Samuel L. Jackson. She fulfilled Samuel L. Jackson while their studies at the Spelman University in Atlanta. The got wedded in 1980. She quit acting to spotlight her family members after her initial child was created. Her girl Zoe Jackson can be a film movie director. She is at the 2003 film The Fighting with each other Temptations which also starred Beyonce Knowles.

Quick Facts


Full Name LaTanya Richardson
Date Of Birth October 21, 1949
Place Of Birth Atlanta, GA
Profession Movie Actress
Education Spelman College
Nationality American
Spouse Samuel L. Jackson
Children Zoe Jackson
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance
Movies The Fighting Temptations, U.S. Marshals, Losing Isaiah, Lorenzo's Oil, Fried Green Tomatoes, Freedomland, Sleepless in Seattle, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, When a Man Loves a Woman, Malcolm X, Hangin' with the Homeboys, Julian Po, Mother and Child, Within These Walls, Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives, All About Us, Loved, Blackout, The Nightman, Shameful Secrets, Going Underground, The Deliverance Of Elaine, Juanita
TV Shows Show Me a Hero, 100 Centre Street, Rebel, Frannie's Turn
Star Sign Libra

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Co-starred with Denzel Washington in the Broadway revival of "Raisin in the Sun," for which she earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress.
2 Daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Jackson.
3 Daughter: Zoë Jackson (b. 1982).
4 Second cousin of Justin Guarini, runner-up on American Idol (2002).
5 Daughter Zoe attends Vassar College. [January 2002]
6 Directed the short film, Hairstory (2000), which was written by Tish Benson.
7 Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theater from Spelman College and a Master's Degree in Drama from New York University.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luke Cage 2016 TV Series Mama Mabel
Show Me a Hero 2015 TV Mini-Series Norma O'Neal
Blue Bloods 2014-2015 TV Series Lt. Dee Ann Carver
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 2013 TV Movie Grandma Sands (as LaTanya Richardson)
Damages 2012 TV Series Judge Jaclynn Ellis
Harry's Law 2011 TV Series Noreen
Mother and Child 2009 Carol (as LaTanya Richardson)
Blackout 2007/III Mrs. Thompson (as LaTanya Richardson)
All About Us 2007 Cousin Bernice (as LaTanya Richardson)
Freedomland 2006 Marie
The Water Is Wide 2006 TV Movie Edna (as LaTanya Richardson)
The Fighting Temptations 2003 Paulina Pritchett (as LaTanya Richardson)
Boston Public 2003 TV Series Sheila
100 Centre Street 2001-2002 TV Series Atallah Sims
Within These Walls 2001 TV Movie Melinda Donovan (as Latanya Richardson)
Hairstory 2000 TV Movie as LaTanya Richardson
Once and Again 1999 TV Series Counselor
Judging Amy 1999 TV Series Lena Railsback
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge 1999 TV Movie Auntie (as LaTanya Richardson)
Ally McBeal 1998-1999 TV Series Attorney Yvette Rose
Any Day Now 1998 TV Series Mrs. Walker
Secrets 1998 Short as LaTanya Richardson
U.S. Marshals 1998 Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper (as LaTanya Richardson)
Julian Po 1997 Darlene (as Latanya Richardson)
Loved 1997 Attorney Rose Jackson (as LaTanya Richardson)
Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 TV Series Lynette Thomson
Lone Star 1996 Priscilla Worth (as LaTanya Richardson)
The Deliverance of Elaine 1996 TV Movie Edna (as Latanya Richardson)
NYPD Blue 1995 TV Series Sister Cecilia
Losing Isaiah 1995 Caroline Jones (as LaTanya Richardson)
Chicago Hope 1995 TV Series Mrs. Parnett
The Last Laugh 1994 Short Elaine (as LaTanya Richardson)
Earth 2 1994 TV Series Alex Wentworth
Party of Five 1994 TV Series Jane Gideon
Midnight Run for Your Life 1994 TV Movie Det. Dixon (as LaTanya Richardson)
When a Man Loves a Woman 1994 Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
Shameful Secrets 1993 TV Movie Louise Levy (as LaTanya Richardson)
Sleepless in Seattle 1993 Harriet (as LaTanya Richardson)
Cheers 1993 TV Series Moderator
Civil Wars 1993 TV Series Van Beechley
Lorenzo's Oil 1992 Nurse Ruth (as La Tanya Richardson)
Malcolm X 1992 Lorraine (as Latanya Richardson)
The Nightman 1992 TV Movie Emily (as LaTanya Richardson)
Law & Order 1991-1992 TV Series Anne Houston / Lorraine
Juice 1992 Steel's Mother (as Latanya Richardson)
Frannie's Turn 1992 TV Series Vivian
Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 Janeen (as LaTanya Richardson)
The Super 1991 Judge Smith (as LaTanya Richardson)
Hangin' with the Homeboys 1991 Caseworker (as LaTanya Richardson)
The Civil War 1990 TV Mini-Series documentary Various / Susan King Taylor
A Man Called Hawk 1989 TV Series Doris Gilbert
Dream Street 1989 TV Series
One Life to Live 1968 TV Series Rodi #1 (1992) (as LaTanya Richardson)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hairstory 2000 TV Movie as LaTanya Richardson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fighting Temptations 2003 performer: "Amazing Grace"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The Broadway.com Show 2014 TV Series Herself
The View 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself
School of My Dreams 2012 Documentary short voice, as LaTanya Richardson
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala 2011 TV Movie Herself (as LaTanya Richardson)
The Black List: Volume Three 2010 Documentary Herself (as LaTanya Richardson)
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special Herself (as LaTanya Richardson)
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (as LaTanya Richardson)
Road to Ingwavuma 2008 Documentary short as LaTanya Richardson
RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare 2005 Video documentary Herself (as LaTanya Richardson)
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003 Documentary Reader (as LaTanya Richardson)
Essence Awards 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself (as LaTanya Richardson)
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Show Me a Hero (2015)
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-Series The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Check Also

Robert Eibach

Billboard-charting record producer and remixer who done the Wouter Kellerman and Ricky Kej album “Winds …