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LaTanya Richardson Jackson BIO

Extensive theatre credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award nomination, Drama League Award nomination); Joe Turner's Come and Gone; The Taming of the Shrew, for colored girls..., Spell #7, Casanova, and Unfinished Women (Public Theater); Stop Reset (Signature Theatre); August Wilson’s 20th Century cycle (Kennedy Center); Boogie Woogie and Booker T. (New Federal Theatre); The Talented Tenth (Manhattan Theatre Club); From the Mississippi Delta (Negro Ensemble Company); The Member of the Wedding (Westport Country Playhouse); Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Westside Theatre); and Elliot Loves (Promenade Theater). Film/Television credits include the narration of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (PBS "American Masters" documentary), The Fighting Temptations, U.S. Marshals, Freedomland, Losing Isaiah, Mother and Child, "Grey's Anatomy," "Luke Cage," "Damages," "Juanita," "Show Me a Hero," and Sidney Lumet's "100 Centre Street." A graduate of Spelman College, LaTanya is married to actor Samuel L. Jackson. They have one talented daughter, Zoe Dove.

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LaTanya Richardson Jackson STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2021

2016 Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2016

Broadway Revival, 2014
Lena Younger

Signature Production, 2013

Lincoln Center Revival, 2009
Bertha Holly



Woman Three

Player #7

LaTanya Richardson Jackson Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Assistant Director

LaTanya Richardson Jackson Movies

[1991]Hangin' with the Homeboys Ceworker

[1991]The Super Judge Smith

[1991]Fried Green Tomatoes Janeen

[1992]Juice Steel's Mother Latanya Richardson

[1992]Lorenzo's Oil Nurse Ruth La Tanya Richardson

[1992]Malcolm X Lorraine Latanya Richardson

[1993]Sleepless in Seattle Harriet

[1993]Losing Isaiah Caroline Jones

[1994]When a Man Loves a Woman Dr. Gina Mendez Latanya Richardson

[1996]Lone Star Priscilla Worth

[1997]Julian Po Darlene Latanya Richardson

[1997]Loved Attorney Rose Jackson

[1998]U.S. Marshals Cooper

[2003]The Fighting Temptations Paulina Pritchett

[2006]Freedomland Marie

[2007]All About Us Cousin Bernice

[2007]Blackout Mrs. Thompson

[2009]Mother and Child Carol

[2019]Juanita Kay-Rita

LaTanya Richardson Jackson TV Shows

100 Centre Street Atallah Sims

Ally McBeal Attorney Yvette Rose

Blue Bloods Lt. Dee Ann Carver

Grey's Anatomy Diane Pierce

Law & Order Anne Houston, Lorraine

Luke Cage Mama Mabel Stokes, Mama Mabel

LaTanya Richardson Jackson Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun

LaTanya Richardson Jackson Videos

LaTanya Richardson Jackson News

Photos: Stars From SOME LIKE IT HOT, INTO THE WOODS And More Hit The Red Carpet At The 2023 Drama League Awards

The event boasted a star-studded red carpet crowd featuring stars of the Broadway season and beyond, including Jessica Chastain, Ana Uzele, Montego Glover, Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Alex Newell, Micaela Diamond, J. Harrison Ghee and more! See photos from the event here!

Photos: Stars From SHUCKED, SWEENEY TODD, PARADE And More Hit The Red Carpet At The 2023 Drama League Awards

The 2023 Drama League Awards welcomes stars of the Broadway season and beyond, including Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo, NaTasha Yvette Williams and more! See photos from the event!

2023 Tony Awards Nominations- Live Reactions

Follow us throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more!

Photos: Inside the Entertainment Fund Gala, Honoring Tyler Perry, Alana Mayo, and More

Last night, May 1, The Entertainment Community Fund celebrated distinguished philanthropist Glorya Kaufman; Head of Orion Pictures, film executive and producer Alana Mayo; Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer, activist and President of Tom Kirdahy Productions Tom Kirdahy; and actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author, philanthropist and Founder of Tyler Perry Studios Tyler Perry.

Rattlestick Theater Announces The Inaugural Terrence McNally New Works Incubator Fellows

Rattlestick Theater, in partnership with the Terrence McNally Foundation and Tom Kirdahy Productions, have announced the three (3) inaugural Terrence McNally New Works Incubator fellows: Molly Bicks, HyoJeong Choi and Haygen-Brice Walker.


The hit Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson is featured in the latest episode of “Working in the Theatre” with director LaTanya Richardson Jackson and set designer Beowulf Boritt. The episode features exclusive interviews and discussion on their collaboration on August Wilson's The Piano Lesson.

INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, A DOLL'S HOUSE & More Lead in Nominations for 2023 Drama League Awards

The Drama League has announced the 2023 Drama League Awards Nominees. See the full list!

New Federal Theatre to Present TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL in May

New Federal Theatre will present 'Telling Tales Out of School,' a new play by Wesley Brown, from May 2 to 7 as a work in progress at Castillo Theatre/ASP.

Danielle Brooks Among This Year's New York Women in Film and Television Honorees

CBS Sunday Morning contributor, comedian, actress, and self-described “Accidental Pundette” Nancy Giles will once again serve as the event’s emcee. David Yurman, America’s foremost luxury jewelry brand, has designed and provided this year’s Muse Award statues for honorees, as well as an exclusive gift for attendees.

Eric Berryman and Jay O. Sanders Complete the Cast of PRIMARY TRUST at Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of Primary Trust by playwright Eboni Booth, directed by Knud Adams. See who is starring, and how to purchase tickets!

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Photos: On the Red Carpet for PICTURES FROM HOME Opening Night

Check out red carpet photos from opening night of Pictures From Home, starring Nathan Lane, Zoë Wanamaker, and Danny Burstein!

Photos: THE PIANO LESSON Cast Takes Final Bows On Broadway

The Piano Lesson played its final Broadway performance on January 29, 2023. BroadwayWorld was there to see the cast take their final bows, and you can check out photos here!

THE PIANO LESSON Plays Final Broadway Performance

On January 29, the Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson concludes its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, having played 27 previews and 124 regular performances. The production is the highest grossing revival of a play on Broadway and the highest grossing Wilson production on Broadway ever.

THE PIANO LESSON to be Filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film and Tape Archives. See how to purchase tickets to The Piano Lesson, and more!

Prop Piano in THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway to be Donated to The Smithsonian

The titular prop piano in the hit Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be donated to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture after the culmination of the production’s recently-extended run.

Broadway Buying Guide: January 23, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, January 23, 2023.

Photos: Oprah Winfrey, Billy Porter, Anne Hathaway, and More Visit THE PIANO LESSON

The Piano Lesson on Broadway has seen several notable guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Billy Porter, Anne Hathaway, and more! BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the guests backstage with members of the cast. Check out the photos here!

Former Broadway Castmates Anika Noni Rose And Jason Dirden Are Married!

Tony-winner Anika Noni Rose has wed fellow actor Jason Dirden. The pair met in 2014 while performing together in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun. 

Theatre Communications Group Raises $300,000 at Gala Honoring Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson Jackson

At Monday night’s 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories, Theatre Communications Group raised over $300,000. The Gala honored Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, with an award presented by Vanessa Williams.


LaTanya Richardson Jackson has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson has not appeared in the West End

Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun .

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