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Samuel L. Jackson and Wife LaTanya Richardson attends 2023 Tony Awards

Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson are front and center at the 2023 Tony Awards. On Sunday, Jackson, 74, and his wife attended the 76th annual Tonys, at which the actor was nominated for best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play for August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, which LaTanya, 73, directed him in.

The actor did not win the award — Brandon Uranowitz received the Tony for his performance in Leopoldstadt — but Samuel and LaTanya were seated in the front row for this year’s unscripted awards show, hosted by Ariana DeBose.

Samuel and LaTanya, who have been married since 1980, were seen briefly standing up to dance with DeBose, 32, as the host performed the production’s opening dance number and made her way to the stage at New York City’s United Palace Theatre.

Samuel L. Jackson

Jackson was nominated for his role in The Piano Lesson among a group of nominees that also included Jordan E.
The pair appeared on stage later during Sunday’s awards ceremony to present the award for Best Play to Leopoldstadt, with Samuel jokingly referring to himself as “Samuel L. ‘it’s an honor to be nominated’ Jackson.’ ”

Richardson told PEOPLE during a press conference with The Piano Lesson’s cast back in September that she finds it “easier” to offer her husband notes on his performance while they eat dinner together. Let me just say: Do know that when I leave the theater — as late as it is, after they leave — I go home and cook, and then I do the dishes, just so we’re all on that page,” she said at the time.

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“Then, over dinner, of course, we discuss what has transpired during the day because I find that sometimes it’s easier to offer suggestions at that time — of what could be, you know, lifted,” LaTanya added. “And maybe we want to look at this a different way. That’s an easier time to do it because that’s the time that we usually spend together.

Source: People

In other news – Kanye West’s wife and daughter North celebrates his birthday

US rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, celebrated his 46th birthday in style and with his loved ones around him on Saturday, 10 June.

Kanye West

These include his eldest daughter, North West, who was seen holding hands with the musician’s wife, Bianca Censori. Learn more

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