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LaTanya Richardson is a Actor American born on 21 october 1949 at Atlanta (USA)

LaTanya Richardson

LaTanya Richardson
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Birth name LaTanya Richardson
Nationality USA
Birth 21 october 1949 (69 years) at Atlanta (USA)

LaTanya Richardson (born October 21, 1949), often listed as LaTanya Richardson Jackson, 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.”

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 as Lena Younger, a role she took over at the last minute when Diahann Carroll dropped out due to health concerns. This was her second appearance on Broadway after her debut in the 2009 revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone.

Usually with

Jon Avnet
Jon Avnet
(2 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(1 films)
John Sayles
John Sayles
(2 films)
Ronald Bass
Ronald Bass
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of LaTanya Richardson (19 films)

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Actress

Incredibles 2
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about families, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks
Roles Honey Best (voice)
Rating76% 3.8483553.8483553.8483553.8483553.848355
La famille Parr, alias les Indestructibles, mène une vie paisible. Du moins c'est la vie qu'ils auraient espéré. Mais lorsqu'on s'appelle Mr Indestructible la vie n'est jamais facile. Alors qu'Helen prend la tête d'une dangereuse mission, Bob doit veiller sur sa famille tout en essayant de paraître normal aux yeux de tous, malgré les antécédents de sa famille.
Mother and Child, 2h5
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children
Actors Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse
Roles Carol
Rating71% 3.5984153.5984153.5984153.5984153.598415
When she was 14, Karen (Annette Bening) became pregnant and gave her daughter up for adoption. The decision to give up her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. She gradually calms her anxiety through the relationship with Paco.
Blackout
Blackout (2008)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Amber Tamblyn, Jeffrey Wright, Aidan Gillen, Zoe Saldana, Armie Hammer, Melvin Van Peebles
Rating51% 2.55462.55462.55462.55462.5546
Three strangers (two men and a woman) are riding in an elevator when a power outage leaves them stranded. The situation becomes unbearable when they find out one of them is a deranged killer. With hours before the power comes back on, the other two must find a way out.
Freedomland, 1h50
Directed by Joe Roth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard, William Forsythe, Aunjanue Ellis
Roles Marie
Rating51% 2.5522052.5522052.5522052.5522052.552205
Brenda (Julianne Moore) walks through a predominantly African American housing project and enters an emergency room, apparently in shock and with cut and bleeding hands. Police detective Lorenzo Council (Samuel L. Jackson) is sent to take a statement from Brenda, who says that her car has been stolen. When Lorenzo gets there, she reveals that her young son, Cody, was in the back seat of the car. The police frantically begin searching for Cody.
The Fighting Temptations, 2h3
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé, LaTanya Richardson, Steve Harvey, Mike Epps, Wendell Pierce
Roles Paulina Pritchett
Rating55% 2.751062.751062.751062.751062.75106
In 1980, a young boy named Darrin Hill (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his mother, MaryAnn (Faith Evans), are run out of town after MaryAnn was soon discovered to be a singing secular music when she also sings in a church choir. Aunt Sally (Ann Nesby) attempts to defend MaryAnn, but it fails. The church's cowardly pastor, Reverend Lewis (Wendell Pierce), is too afraid of the other church members to let her stay. MaryAnn and Darrin are last seen saying goodbye to Aunt Sally, as they sadly wave goodbye with each other. In 2003, Darrin has grown up to become a successful advertising executive in New York City with a bad habit of lying. Darrin's only true friend and secretary, Rosa Lopez (Lourdes Benedicto), does a good job at keeping his credit problems under control. However, Darrin has achieved so much under false pretenses and faked his college degree and high school diploma. Darrin also lied about being the son of a congressman, and his lies soon catch up with him and get him in trouble with his paranoid boss (Dakin Matthews) and Darrin loses his job. After being tracked down by a private investigator, Darrin soon finds out that Aunt Sally has died.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 2h
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Obba Babatundé, Loretta Devine, LaTanya Richardson
Roles Auntie
Rating70% 3.547713.547713.547713.547713.54771
C'est avec sa soeur Vivian que Dorothy Dandridge fait ses débuts au Cotton Club, dans les années 40, en qualité de chanteuse et de danseuse. Lorsque le cinéma, incarné par Otto Preminger, lui fait les yeux doux, elle ne lui résiste guère. Solidement épaulée par Earl Mills, son manager, elle touche à la consécration dans «Carmen Jones». Si «Porgy and Bess», autre film musical, entretient sa renommée, «Island in the Sun» et «Tamango» véhiculent un message résolument antiraciste...
U.S. Marshals, 2h11
Directed by Stuart Baird
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano, Kate Nelligan, Daniel Roebuck
Roles Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper
Rating64% 3.2491853.2491853.2491853.2491853.249185
Two Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agents are killed while trying to intercept a briefcase exchange taking place in a parking garage. The murders are caught on a CCTV camera, but the criminal escapes with top secret information.
Julian Po
Julian Po (1997)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Christian Slater, Robin Tunney, Michael Parks, Cherry Jones, Harve Presnell, Frankie Faison
Roles Darlene
Rating61% 3.0505753.0505753.0505753.0505753.050575
The film is the story of a depressed man who comes into a town with no future. The title character (Slater) wanders into a small sleepy town with the intent to kill himself. When the townspeople learn of his plan, Julian becomes a minor celebrity, and is offered all sorts of free perks since this is the most exciting thing to ever happen in that town. However, Julian gets attached to the town and decides life is worth living after all, much to the annoyance of the townspeople who decide to set into motion plans for his suicide, assisted or forced if need be, as long as he keeps his word and carries through with his original plans, much to his desperation and anger.
Loved
Loved (1997)
, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Sean Penn, Robin Wright, William Hurt, Amy Madigan, Paul Dooley, Lucinda Jenney
Rating48% 2.414662.414662.414662.414662.41466
After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Lone Star
Lone Star (1996)
, 2h15
Directed by John Sayles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Western
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Ron Canada, Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, Clifton James, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand
Roles Priscilla Worth
Rating74% 3.748523.748523.748523.748523.74852
Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) is the county sheriff in Frontera, Texas, a fictional border town in the fictional Rio County. Sam has little enthusiasm for his job and the local politics that go with the job. Sam got the job because his late father was the popular and legendary Sheriff Buddy Deeds (Matthew McConaughey), who is remembered as fair and just by the citizens of Rio County. However, Sam had many problems with his father and the pair routinely argued and fought.
Losing Isaiah, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Jacqueline Brookes, Cuba Gooding Jr., Marc John Jefferies
Roles Caroline Jones
Rating64% 3.249893.249893.249893.249893.24989
Khaila Richards (Halle Berry) is a drug addict who is addicted to crack cocaine. The film starts with her breastfeeding her baby in an abandoned squat. As she lays the child down to leave, the other squatters tell her that she can't leave the baby there crying. Khaila takes the child outside and hides him in a box in the trash so that she can go get high. She promises to come back, puts a board over the box, and leaves. The next morning, the trash is being collected and everything is thrown in the garbage truck, but at the last moment the workers see the baby lying in the box and the infant is taken to the hospital.
When a Man Loves a Woman, 2h5
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Andy García, Meg Ryan, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren Tom
Roles Dr. Gina Mendez
Rating65% 3.299493.299493.299493.299493.29949
The movie chronicles one woman's (Meg Ryan) alcoholism and her husband's (Andy Garcia) efforts to help her.
Sleepless in Seattle, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about journalists, Radio
Actors Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner, Ross Malinger
Roles Harriet
Rating67% 3.399573.399573.399573.399573.39957
Sam Baldwin, a Chicago architect, loses his wife Maggie to cancer. He and his 8-year old son Jonah start anew in Seattle, Washington, but Sam continues to grieve.