Lady Jaguars: 10 Famous Women Who Attended Spelman College

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LaTanya Richardson

You’ve seen the current ESPY awards producer and actress in the movie Fighting Temptations. LaTanya entered Spelman in 1971, and quickly joined the college’s theater. While attending Spelman, she met her future husband, Samuel L. Jackson (a Morehouse man). She graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in drama. She has since served on the college’s board of trustees. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in April of 2012.

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