LaTanya Richardson Net Worth

January 19, 2024
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Latanya Richardson Jackson attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" at Circle in the Square Theatre on April 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)

LaTanya Richardson was born on 21 October 1949, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and is a producer and actress, best known for her supporting roles on both television and in film. She also appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions. Some of her projects include “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Luke Cage”, and “Rebel”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is LaTanya Richardson? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in film and television. She’s also known to be the wife of actor Samuel L. Jackson. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.


LaTanya Richardson Net Worth $10 million


LaTanya grew up in Atlanta, and attended Spelman College which is known for being one of the oldest colleges for black women in the US. She started her career in numerous off-Broadway productions.

Thanks to her performances, she was led to opportunities in film and on television; one of her first notable films was in 1991, entitled “Fried Green Tomatoes”., a comedy-drama based on the Fannie Flagg novel entitled “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café”. A year later, she was cast in “Malcolm X”, a biographical film about the activist of the same name, portrayed by Denzel Washington. In 1993, Richardson had a part of “Sleepless in Seattle” which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, a critical and commercial success helping LaTanya’s net worth rise. The following year, she appeared in “When A Man Loves a Woman”, before being cast in “Losing Isaiah”. In 1996, she had a role in “Lone Star” which is a mystery film. Two years after that, she was cast in “US Marshals” before getting her biggest role in 2003’s “The Fighting Temptations”, appearing in the musical as the main antagonist Paulina Pritchett.

She also has numerous television credits, including “Show Me A Hero” which is a miniseries based on the book of the same name. She also became part of the Netflix and Marvel series “Luke Cage”. In 2014, LaTanya was cast in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” as Lena Younger, which would earn her a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play. This was her second Broadway appearance after the 2009 production of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”. In 2017, Richardson was cast in the BET police drama series “Rebel”, about an Oakland police officer who began working as a private investigator after her brother was killed by the police. All of these opportunities continued to help her net worth increase.

For her personal life, it is known that LaTanya met actor Samuel L. Jackson in 1974, and they married six years later. Their child is producer Zoe Jackson. After their child was born, Richardson stopped working regularly in a vow to help keep the family intact.

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