LaTanya Estelle Richardson is an American actress and television producer. She graduated from Atlanta's Spelman College 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. 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.”
She has appeared in a small number of films, and her biggest role to date is as "Paulina", the main antagonist in the 2003 film The Fighting Temptations.
She received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Spelman College in April, 2012.
Richardson currently produces the ESPY Awards for ESPN.