Latanya Richardson - biography

Actor from United States of America

Latanya Richardson LaTanya Estelle Richardson (born October 21, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American actress and television producer. She graduated from Atlanta's Spelman College (the first and oldest college for Black women in the world) in 1974. While a student there, she met actor Samuel L. Jackson, then at all-male Morehouse College, who would later become her husband. She and Jackson married in 1980. They have one child, freelance film and TV producer Zoe, born 1982. After her daughter's birth, Richardson stopped working regularly, because, she said: “We’d vowed to be an intact revolutionary black family. But it was very, very hard.” She has only appeared in a small number of films, and her biggest role to date is as "Paulina", the main antagonist in the 2003 film The Fighting Temptations. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Spelman College in April, 2012. Richardson currently produces the ESPY Awards for ESPN.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
LaTanya Jackson,La Tanya Richardson,Latanya Richardson Jackson,LaTanya Estelle Richardson
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Zoe Jackson


Institution From To
Spelman College


Year Performance Character
2007 All About Us
2006 Freedomland Marie
2003 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2001 Within These Walls

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