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LaTanya Richardson Jackson

She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. While a student at Spelman (an all-female institution), she met Samuel L. Jackson, who was a student at Morehouse College (the all-male institution affiliated with Spelman), who would later become her husband. She and Jackson have one daughter named Zoe. See full bio »

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U.S. Marshals
U.S. Marshals Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper
Sleepless in Seattle
Malcolm X
Malcolm X Lorraine
Lone Star
Lone Star Priscilla Worth


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 2017 Juanita (filming)
 2017 Rebel (TV Series)
Detective Traylynn Jones
- Breaking Point (2017) ... Detective Traylynn Jones
- Chasing Ghosts (2017) ... Detective Traylynn Jones
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Mama Mabel
- Manifest (2016) ... Mama Mabel (as Latanya Richardson Jackson)
 2013 The Watsons Go to Birmingham (TV Movie)
Grandma Sands (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2012 Damages (TV Series)
Judge Jaclynn Ellis
- You Want to End This Once and for All? (2012) ... Judge Jaclynn Ellis
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
- In the Ghetto (2011) ... Noreen (as Latanya Richardson Jackson)
 2009 Mother and Child
Carol (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2007/III Blackout
Mrs. Thompson (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2007 All About Us
Cousin Bernice (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2006 Freedomland
 2006 The Water Is Wide (TV Movie)
Edna (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2003 The Fighting Temptations
Paulina Pritchett (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2003 Boston Public (TV Series)
- Chapter Sixty-Two (2003) ... Sheila (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Atallah Sims
- Fathers (2002) ... Atallah Sims (as LaTanya Richardson)
- Bottlecaps (2001) ... Atallah Sims (as LaTanya Richardson)
- Queenie's Running (2001) ... Atallah Sims (as LaTanya Richardson)
- Queenie's Tough (2001) ... Atallah Sims (as LaTanya Richardson)
- Kids: Part 1 (2001) ... Atallah Sims (as LaTanya Richardson)
 2001 Within These Walls (TV Movie)
Melinda Donovan (as Latanya Richardson)
 2000 Hairstory (TV Movie) (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1999 Once and Again (TV Series)
- Boy Meets Girl (1999) ... Counselor (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1999 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Lena Railsback
- Pilot (1999) ... Lena Railsback (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie)
Auntie (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1998-1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Attorney Yvette Rose
- Let's Dance (1999) ... Attorney Yvette Rose (as LaTanya Richardson)
- Story of Love (1998) ... Attorney Yvette Rose (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Mrs. Walker
- Call Him Johnny (1998) ... Mrs. Walker (as Latanya Richardson)
 1998 Secrets (Short) (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1998 U.S. Marshals
Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1997 Julian Po
Darlene (as Latanya Richardson)
 1997 Loved
Attorney Rose Jackson (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Lynette Thomson
- Betrayal (1997) ... Lynette Thomson (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1996 Lone Star
Priscilla Worth (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1996 The Deliverance of Elaine (TV Movie)
Edna (as Latanya Richardson)
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Sister Cecilia
- Heavin' Can Wait (1995) ... Sister Cecilia (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Caroline Jones (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mrs. Parnett
- Cutting Edges (1995) ... Mrs. Parnett (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1994 The Last Laugh (Short)
Elaine (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1994 Earth 2 (TV Series)
Alex Wentworth
- A Memory Play (1994) ... Alex Wentworth (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1994 Party of Five (TV Series)
Jane Gideon
- Private Lives (1994) ... Jane Gideon (as La Tanya Richardson)
 1994 Midnight Run for Your Life (TV Movie)
Det. Dixon (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
 1993 Shameful Secrets (TV Movie)
Louise Levy (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
Harriet (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
- Woody Gets an Election (1993) ... Moderator (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Van Beechley
- Hit the Road, Jack (1993) ... Van Beechley (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Nurse Ruth (as La Tanya Richardson)
 1992 Malcolm X
Lorraine (as Latanya Richardson)
 1992 The Nightman (TV Movie)
Emily (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1991-1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Anne Houston / Lorraine
- Sisters of Mercy (1992) ... Anne Houston (as LaTanya Richardson)
- Life Choice (1991) ... Lorraine (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1992 Juice
Steel's Mother (as Latanya Richardson)
 1992 Frannie's Turn (TV Series)
- Frannie and the Kitchen Sink (1992) ... Vivian (as LaTanya Richardson)
- Pilot (1992) ... Vivian (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Janeen (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1991 The Super
Judge Smith (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1991 Hangin' with the Homeboys
Caseworker (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various / Susan King Taylor
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice, as LaTanya Richardson)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice, as LaTanya Richardson)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice, as LaTanya Richardson)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice, as LaTanya Richardson)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Various (voice, as LaTanya Richardson)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Doris Gilbert
- Life After Death (1989) ... Doris Gilbert (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series)
- Pilot (1989) ... (as LaTanya Richardson)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Rodi #1 (1992) (as LaTanya Richardson)
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season of New York City's New Federal Theatre, she directed Laurie Carlos' play, "Nonsectarian Conversations with the Dead". See more »

Alternate Names:

Latanya Richardson Jackson | La Tanya Richardson | LaTanya Richardson | Latanya Richardson

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Directed the short film, Hairstory (2000), which was written by Tish Benson. See more »

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