LaTanya Richardson
American actress
LaTanya Richardson
LaTanya Estelle Richardson is an American actress and television producer. She graduated from Atlanta's Spelman College (the second 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.
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HBO'S 'Show Me A Hero' Deserves An Emmy For Illuminating What Can Be Done About Racism In Donald Trump's America
Huffington Post - 5 months
The Emmy awards will take place on September 18 as Hillary Clinton nears her crescendo, hammering Trump for the racism at the heart of his campaign. From the start, Trump has used the fear of Hispanic immigration and diversity to divide whites and people of color. So it's unfortunate that David Simon's Show Me a Hero, one of the best limited series shows in television history, which brilliantly focused on the type of racism at the heart of Trump's campaign, failed to even get a nomination for an Emmy Award. This widely praised docudrama, drawing on the experiences of real people, goes deep into the heart of an American city, Yonkers, describing the racial tensions that divided that New York suburb over housing segregation. The six-part series reveals black and white residents struggling to overcome their mutual suspicions and prejudices and then succeeding to take steps to reduce the consequences of years of racial discrimination by landlords, lenders, and city officials. It's ...
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How Samuel L. Jackson Went From A 'F**king Drug Addict’ To An A-List Actor
Huffington Post - 8 months
Upon receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's BET Awards, Samuel L. Jackson shared a touching story involving his wife and daughter.   "[They] found me passed out on the floor after I left somebody’s bachelor party," he told the audience during his acceptance speech. "Put my ass in rehab the next day, and supported me and pushed me and give me a reason to get up and go and chase it day after day after day." The "Legend of Tarzan" actor, who's been sober since 1991, has never shied away from discussing his battle with substance abuse. Before we knew him as Nick Fury, Mace Windu or even Jules Winnfield, a young Jackson faced drug and alcohol addiction while making a name for himself in the New York theater scene in the 1970s and '80s.  "I was a f**king drug addict and I was out of my mind a lot of the time, but I had a good reputation," Jackson told The Guardian in an interview. "I was doing Pulitzer-Prize-winning plays. I was working with people who made me ...
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Students Shine at Children's Defense Fund Gala
Wall Street Journal - 12 months
The Children’s Defense Fund-New York’s Beat the Odds gala celebrated actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson and five high-school students selected for their achievements.
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How to Be a Hater: <i>The Hateful Eight</i> at the Monkey Bar
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Samuel L. Jackson accepted a special award for The Hateful Eight composer Ennio Morricone at the New York Film Critics Circle 81st Gala at Tao on Monday night. Morricone was commissioned to compose The Hateful Eight's elegant overture. Morricone's note to the critics group for this stellar evening was addressed to all, including "The Haters," eliciting a chuckle from the ever cool Jackson. I had to wait till the next morning, for brunch at The Monkey Bar to ask Walton Goggins what exactly that meant. The would be sheriff of Red Rock in director Quentin Tarantino's fictive world explained that the eight of The Hateful Eight are now so close, they text each other multiple times per day to find out where they are, what they are doing; in short, they've continued their close knit, claustrophobic connection beyond the movie's snow-laden log cabin. At brunch, Uma Thurman, "Tarantino's muse," introduced the panel featuring Goggins, Jackson, and woman "hater" Jennifer Jason Leigh. The conver ...
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For LaTanya Richardson Jackson, a 'dream' role
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Richardson Jackson, who was last on Broadway in the Tony-winning 2009 revival of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," was asked on Saturday to take over for Diahann Carroll in next month's Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." Director Kenny Leon, who asked her to step in, didn't even know she was in New York when he dialed her cell phone. Set in the late 1950s in a rundown South Side Chicago apartment, "A Raisin in the Sun" deals with the hopes and disappointments of a black family trying to find a better life in a white neighborhood. The original Broadway production in 1959 featured Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and Diana Sands, all who reunited for a 1961 film adaptation. The last Broadway revival occurred in 2004, starring Diddy (Sean Combs), Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan and Audra McDonald.
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Celebrity Friends Give Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Under $50
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The holiday season symbolizes spending time with family and friends, eating food that we regret soon thereafter, and exchanging gifts on Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Gift giving can stress-out the most joyful holiday shopper. Everyone strives to give thoughtful and appreciated gifts without exceeding the spending budget. Yet, buying that perfect present for someone special (significant other, BFF, respected employer/employee) is far more taxing, emotionally and financially, than the $15 "Secret Santa" or Pollyanna gift purchased for the office party. It has been predicted that spending in 2013 will surpass that of 2012. Baynote/etailing group 2013 Holiday Survey: In 2012, holiday shoppers spent nearly $579 billion; the predicted 11% increase would push retail spending to more than $640 billion. Here's the breakdown from the inaugural Baynote/etailing group 2013 Holiday Survey: • Most retailers expect a slow start to the season with increased momentum throughout late Nove ...
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Project Runway Season 12 Winner Dom Offers College Advice to Women Interested in Fashion Design
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Dom Streater the cool, calm and creative 24-year-old whose fashion-forward style caught the eye of the Project Runway judges has been very busy juggling design work with local appearances in the town she grew up in, Philadelphia, since winning Season 12. Her design business, Halcyon Clothing Collection, is really hopping; the totes she designed are nearly all sold out, and Samuel L Jackson contacted her via Twitter to design a dress for his wife, LaTanya Richardson. While Dom's Alma mater, Moore College of Art &amp; Design, invited her to speak at their 2013 Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts, Philadelphia's morning TV show, Good Day Philadelphia, invited her to be on the show and the mayor of Philadelphia, The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, honored Dom for her winning Project Runway at a recent event. It's easy to understand why so many want to get to know this fashion and textile designer who loves creating colorful vibrant clothing and fabrics. Dom's Project Runway pi ...
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First Nighter: Regina Taylor Confronts the Computer Age Poorly, Matt Charmian Does It Better
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Whatever Regina Taylor is trying to get across in stop. reset., at the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney, has gone completely over my head, and I suspect I'm not the only one who exited--or who will exit--the 100-minute drama wondering what the devil she's getting at. The action--and there's a fair amount of it--takes place on a torrentially snowy Chicago day in the Alexander Ames Chicago Black Book Publishers office. It's the day when publisher Ames (Carl Lumbly) is scheduled to announce which of his long-time and loyal employees--Chris (Teagle F. Bougere), Jan (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), Tim (Donald Sage Mackay) and Deb (Michi Barall)--is going to get the axe as a result of an impending merger. While the nervous four mill about Neil Patel's version of slick digs in a modern high-rise--and Shawn Sagady's intricate projection design flashes on the walls (footage, among much else, of Martin Luther King, excerpts from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man)--Ames interrogat ...
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LaTanya Richardson Talks About Life With Samuel L. Jackson
The Atlanta Host - almost 5 years
See what the Mrs. has to say about Sam
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Stevie Wonder To Be Honored During Ceremony By Morehouse College - RTT News
Google News - over 5 years
The event will be hosted by Morehouse College alums Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson and performances at the event include Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards and Johnny Gill. by RTT Staff Writer
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Come home, Sam Jackson - Nooga.com
Google News - over 5 years
He&#39;s been married to actress LaTanya Richardson since 1980, and the pair has managed to avoid scandal and harassment by the tabloids. In a 2005 interview with The Guardian, Jackson said that he wants people to treat him “like a normal human being
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Morehouse College to Honor Stevie Wonder, Congressman John Conyers - Washington Informer
Google News - over 5 years
Morehouse alumnus and Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson, will serve as hosts. The concert will feature the timeless voices of Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards and Johnny Gill
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“Civil Rights Advancements” Voted “Most Monumental” Aspect of Martin Luther ... - Bradenton Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The concert, which will take place at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, August 28 at 7 pm, will be hosted by Morehouse alumnus and Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. It will feature “Timeless
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Tell It on the Mountain - New York Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
After reinstatement and graduation, he and his future wife, LaTanya Richardson, did repertory and children&#39;s theater and toured with a company called Black Image. Jackson leans forward for this story, his resonant voice punctuating all the right beats
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Tracee Chimo, Jenn Colella, Michael Esper, Jay O. Sanders, et al. Set for ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
The reading of John Patrick Shanley&#39;s Sleeping Demon to be offered on July 29 at 8pm will feature Bob Dishy, Zach Grenier, Ron Cephas Jones, Jessejames Locorriere, LaTanya Richardson, and Jay O. Sanders. Cameron Folmar, Annie Golden, Melissa Hammans,
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Northwestern Mutual Foundation Sponsors Morehouse College Martin Luther King ... - Business Wire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The Memorial Concert will be hosted by Morehouse alumnus and Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. It will feature the timeless voices of Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards and Johnny Gill
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Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Pictures: Tony Awards 2011 Red Carpet ... - American Superstar Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Pictures: Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson arrive on the red carpet at the 65th Annual Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. Trey Parker and Matt Stone&#39;s profane and
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