LaTanya Richardson

About LaTanya Richardson

Who is it?: Actress & Producer
Birth Day: October 21, 1949
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States, United States
Other names: LaTanya Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Occupation: Actress, producer
Years active: 1976–present
Spouse(s): Samuel L. Jackson (m. 1980)
Children: 1

LaTanya Richardson

LaTanya Richardson was born on October 21, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, United States, is Actress & Producer. LaTanya Richardson is an American actor and producer who started her career at a very early age with off-Broadway productions and eventually graduated to doing films and TV, mostly in guest appearances. She also happens to be the wife of prominent American actor Samuel Jackson. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, LaTanya was always interested in acting, particularly stage performances but somehow, after doing that for a few years, she made her film debut with ‘Hangin’ with the Homeboys’ and since the early 90s, she is regularly appearing in many big and small roles in various films. Her very recent films were ‘Blackout’ and ‘Mother and Child’ in the late 2010s. Talking about television, she signed her first TV show ‘A Man called Hawk’ in 1989 and subsequently appeared in a couple of episodes of ‘Law and Order’, which made her a little bit more popular with the TV productions and since then, she has appeared in more than 40 TV shows, with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ being currently on air. One of the biggest character actors of this generation, she has earned a Tony award nomination for her performance in a stage play.
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Popular As LaTanya Richardson
Occupation Theater Personalities
Age 73 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 21, 1949 (Atlanta, Georgia, United States, United States)
Birthday October 21
Town/City Atlanta, Georgia, United States, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

LaTanya Richardson’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

LaTanya Richardson was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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She was born in Atlanta, Georgia. While a student at Atlanta's Spelman College (the second oldest college for black women in the US) in 1974, 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 Jackson, born in 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.”


Richardson has appeared in films include Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Malcolm X (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Losing Isaiah (1995), Lone Star (1996), U.S. Marshals (1998), and The Fighting Temptations (2003). Her television credits include Show Me a Hero, Luke Cage, and series regular role on the BET crime drama Rebel.


To date, Richardson's biggest role in a motion picture was in the 2003 musical The Fighting Temptations in which she appears as the main antagonist, the hypercritical Paulina Pritchett.


In 2014, Richardson was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her 2013 performance in A Raisin in the Sun as Lena Younger, a role she took over at the last minute when Diahann Carroll dropped out due to health concerns. This was her second appearance on Broadway after her debut in the 2009 revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone.

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