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LaTanya Richardson Jackson Biography

 
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete 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.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun