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LaTanya Richardson


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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 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Norma O'Neal
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Norma O'Neal
 2013 The Watsons Go to Birmingham (TV Movie)
Grandma Sands
 2012 Damages (TV Series)
Judge Jaclynn Ellis
- You Want to End This Once and for All? (2012) ... Judge Jaclynn Ellis (as LaTanya Richardson Jackson)
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Noreen
- In the Ghetto (2011) ... Noreen (as Latanya Richardson Jackson)
 2007/III Blackout
Mrs. Thompson
 2006 Freedomland
Marie (as LaTanya Richardson Jackson)
 2006 The Water Is Wide (TV Movie)
Edna
 2003 Boston Public (TV Series)
Sheila
- Chapter Sixty-Two (2003) ... Sheila
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Atallah Sims
- Fathers (2002) ... Atallah Sims
- Bottlecaps (2001) ... Atallah Sims
- Queenie's Running (2001) ... Atallah Sims
- Queenie's Tough (2001) ... Atallah Sims
- Kids: Part 1 (2001) ... Atallah Sims
 2001 Within These Walls (TV Movie)
Melinda Donovan (as Latanya Richardson)
 2000 Hairstory (TV Movie)
 1999 Once and Again (TV Series)
Counselor
- Boy Meets Girl (1999) ... Counselor
 1999 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Lena Railsback
- Pilot (1999) ... Lena Railsback
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie)
Auntie
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Mrs. Walker
- Call Him Johnny (1998) ... Mrs. Walker
 1998 Secrets (Short)
 1998 U.S. Marshals
Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper
 1997 Julian Po
Darlene (as Latanya Richardson)
 1997 Loved
Attorney Rose Jackson
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Lynette Thomson
- Betrayal (1997) ... Lynette Thomson
 1996 Lone Star
Priscilla Worth
 1996 The Deliverance of Elaine (TV Movie)
Edna (as Latanya Richardson)
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Sister Cecilia
- Heavin' Can Wait (1995) ... Sister Cecilia
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Caroline Jones
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mrs. Parnett
- Cutting Edges (1995) ... Mrs. Parnett
 1994 The Last Laugh (Short)
Elaine
 1994 Earth 2 (TV Series)
Alex Wentworth
- A Memory Play (1994) ... Alex Wentworth
 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
 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
 1993 Shameful Secrets (TV Movie)
Louise Levy
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
Harriet
 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
Moderator
- Woody Gets an Election (1993) ... Moderator
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Van Beechley
- Hit the Road, Jack (1993) ... Van Beechley
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Nurse Ruth (as La Tanya Richardson)
 1992 Malcolm X
Lorraine (as Latanya Richardson)
 1992 The Nightman (TV Movie)
Emily
 1991-1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Anne Houston / Lorraine
- Sisters of Mercy (1992) ... Anne Houston
- Life Choice (1991) ... Lorraine
 1992 Juice
Steel's Mother (as Latanya Richardson)
 1992 Frannie's Turn (TV Series)
Vivian
- Frannie and the Kitchen Sink (1992) ... Vivian
- Pilot (1992) ... Vivian
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Janeen
 1991 The Super
Judge Smith
 1991 Hangin' with the Homeboys
Caseworker
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various / Susan King Taylor
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Various (voice)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Doris Gilbert
- Life After Death (1989) ... Doris Gilbert
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series)
- Pilot (1989)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Rodi #1 (1992)
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Directed the short film, Hairstory (2000), which was written by Tish Benson. See more »

Alternate Names:

LaTanya Richardson Jackson | Latanya Richardson Jackson | La Tanya Richardson | Latanya Richardson
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Daughter-in-law of Elizabeth Jackson. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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