LaTangela is a native of Atlanta, GA; proud to be SWATs born and raised. Her love for performance and LIVE theatre was cultivated during her years of study at C.L Harper High School and the illustrious Clark Atlanta University under the tutelage of the late Professor J.W. Lewis, Carol Mitchell-Leon and her professional family at the former Jomandi Productions of Atlanta, GA where she appeared in her first professional production “The Colored Museum” alongside Marsha Jackson, Andrea Frye and the late Thomas Jefferson Byrd.
Relocating to New Brunswick, NJ in 1991 afforded her the opportunity to spread her wings and fly. As an intern at the famed Crossroads Theatre Company she studied under the great Ricardo Khan, Sydne Mahone and a host of others honing her talents in Stage Management, Acting and Theatre Administration. LaTangela has shared the stage with veteran performers: Thuli Dumakude and Ebony Jo-Ann in the universal famed production of “Shelia’s Day” where she was a cast member in the South African Tour of the Grahamstown Theatre Festival and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1993. This was a most exciting time in her life as famed South African director, Mbongeni Ngema wrote a part specifically for LaTangela because he was so impressed with her fill-in during a rehearsal. Being completely enthralled by Sheila’s Day, LaTangela adapted her own “One Woman Version” of the story which she shared at the 100th Celebration of the NAACP at Crossroads Theater in 2009. LaTangela is again excited to spread her wings and return to the performance arena sharing her gifts with the masses as well as venturing into new areas that include: modeling, songwriting and voice-overs. LaTangela declares, she’s back and ready to roll!