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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " La TANYA RICHARDSON " IS AN AMERICAN ACTRESS AND PRODUCER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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LaTanya Richardson


LaTanya Richardson
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Samuel L. Jackson and Latanya Richardson during a tour of Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
BornLaTanya Richardson
October 21, 1949 (age 65)
AtlantaGeorgiaUS
Other namesLaTanya Jackson
Spouse(s)Samuel L. Jackson (m. 1980)
ChildrenZoe Jackson
LaTanya Richardson (born October 21, 1949), often listed as LaTanya Richardson Jackson,[1] is an American actress and producer. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia. While a student at Atlanta's Spelman College (the second oldest college for black women in the world) 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, 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.” [2]
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 villain Paulina Pritchett, a character who gets off on pointing out the sins of others while totally disregarding her own. 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[1] as Lena Younger, a role she took over at the last minute when Diahann Carroll dropped out due to health concerns.[3] This was her second appearance on Broadway after her debut in the 2009 revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone.[4]

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Hangin' with the HomeboysCaseworker
1991The SuperJudge Smith
1991Fried Green TomatoesJaneen
1992JuiceSteel's Mother
1992Malcolm XLorraine
1992Lorenzo's OilNurse Ruth
1993Sleepless in SeattleHarriet
1994The Last LaughElaineShort film
1994When a Man Loves a WomanDr. Gina Mendez
1995Losing IsaiahCaroline Jones
1996Lone StarPriscilla Worth
1997LovedAttorney Rose Jackson
1997Julian PoDarlene
1998U.S. MarshalsDeputy Marshal Savannah Cooper
1998SecretsShort film
2003The Fighting TemptationsPaulina Pritchett
2006FreedomlandMarie
2007All About UsCousin Bernice
2007BlackoutMrs. Thompson
2009Mother and ChildCarol

Television


YearTitleRoleNotes
1989A Man Called HawkDoris GilbertEpisode: "Life After Death"
1991Law & OrderLorraineEpisode: "Life Choice"
1992Law & OrderAnne HoustonEpisode: "Sisters of Mercy"
1992The NightmanEmilyTV film
1992Frannie's TurnVivianEpisodes: "Pilot", "Frannie and the Kitchen Sink"
1992One Life to LiveRodiTV series
1993Civil WarsEpisode: "Hit the Road, Jack"
1993Shameful SecretsLouise LevyTV film
1993CheersModeratorEpisode: "Woody Gets an Election"
1994Midnight Run for Your LifeDet. DixonTV film
1994Party of FiveJane GideonEpisode: "Private Lives"
1994Earth 2Alex WentworthEpisode: "A Memory Play"
1995Chicago HopeMrs. ParnettEpisode: "Cutting Edges"
1995NYPD BlueSister CeciliaEpisode: "Heavin' Can Wait"
1996The Deliverance of ElaineEdnaTV film
1997Homicide: Life on the StreetLynette ThompsonEpisode: "Betrayal"
1998Any Day NowMrs. WalkerEpisode: "Call Him Johnny"
1998Ally McBealAttorney Yvette RoseEpisode: "Story of Love"
1999Ally McBealAttorney Yvette RoseEpisode: "Let's Dance"
1999Introducing Dorothy DandridgeAuntieTV film
1999Judging AmyLena RailsbackEpisode: "Pilot"
1999Once and AgainCounselorEpisode: "Boy Meets Girl"
2000HairstoryTV film
2001Within These WallsMelinda DonovanTV film
2001-2002100 Centre StreetAtallah SimsRecurring role (8 episodes)
2003Boston PublicSheilaEpisode: "Chapter 62"
2011Harry's LawNoreenEpisode: "In the Ghetto"
2012DamagesJudge Jaclynn EllisEpisode: "You Want to End This Once and for All?"
2013The Watsons Go to BirminghamGrandma SandsTV film, completed
2014Blue BloodsLt. Dee Ann CarverRecurring role, Season 5