Samuel L. Jackson’s Daughter, Zoe, Is an Emmy Award-Winning Producer
Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, have been together for more than half of their lives. The couple began dating in 1970 shortly after meeting each other in college. They tied the knot a decade later in 1980 and welcomed their daughter, Zoe Jackson, in 1982. While many celebrity pairs have come and gone over the years, Samuel and LaTanya have managed to overcome the odds and become one of the longest couples in Hollywood.
In a March 2022 interview with People, LaTanya said she and her husband are in it for the long haul. “In the beginning, we always said the most revolutionary thing that Black people could do was stay together, raise their children with the nucleus of having a father and a mother, since everybody likes to pretend that that’s not the dynamic of the African American family. That it’s just children out here being raised by women, which we know is false,” she told the publication. “In order to change that narrative, we made a decision to say, ‘We are going to stay together no matter what. We’ll figure it out.'”
The actors have kept their promise of raising their daughter with both parents present while simultaneously maintaining their Hollywood careers. Now, more than 50 years since Samuel and LaTanya’s love story began, their daughter has grown up to become a star of her own. According to her IMDb page, Zoe is an Emmy Award-winning producer and assistant director who’s worked on some of the biggest reality-TV series around. If you want to learn more about her, scroll through the slideshow to get all of the details.