Who is Iantha Ricardson?
Iantha is an American actress, probably best known to the world as Adult Tess in the TV series “This Is Us” (2017-2022), and as Faith Mitchell in the TV series “Will Trent” (2023).
Iantha Richardson Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Iantha Richardson was born on 16 June 1990, in Washington D.C. USA. Not much is known about her family or siblings, but she completed her education by graduating with a BFA from Fordham University and The Ailey School, with a background in dance.
Richardson developed a passion for the performing arts from a very young age, starting at the age of 3. Her initial exposure to acting only occurred during her pursuit of a BFA, however, it was after college when she moved to Los Angeles that she began actively seeking training at various schools in the L.A. area.
Iantha made her debut in 2015 in the stage play “Why Are You Single”, playing the role of Brandy in this production written and directed by Sonia Everett McKie. The play’s plot revolves around Sylvia, portrayed by Lorie Moore, who is known for her opinions on relationship issues. However, when she’s faced with the need to take her own advice, it becomes a challenging experience that isn’t easily accepted in one dose. The cast also included Farid Zarif, Aaron Ransom, Jasmine Delaney and Ester.
The following year, Iantha starred in the short-lived TV comedy series “Journey of a Goddess”, which co-starred Ashley Curtis and Norman Towns. Then in 2017, Iantha played the role of a Nurse in the TV movie “Truth or Dare”. Directed by Nick Simon, the film revolves around eight college friends who for Halloween head to a “Haunted Rental”. Their decision to replay a chilling game associated with the house awakens an evil spirit, intent on stealing their souls. The movie features a cast including Cassandra Scerbo, Brytni Sarpy, Mason Dye, and Alexxis Lemire.
The same year, Richardson took on the role of Naomi in the short film “Benny Got Shot”. Directed by Malcolm Washington, the story follows Naomi, a young autopsy assistant at the LA County Coroner’s office, as she realizes her brother has gone missing on the night of a police shooting. This discovery forces her to confront her worst fear—that her brother’s body may be in the morgue. The film also features Tammi Mac as Janae, and Jay Reeves as Kidd, among other stars.
Rise to Stardom
Iantha Richardson’s role as Adult Tess and an Essex County Social Worker in “This Is Us” marked a pivotal moment in her career, launching her to stardom. The TV series, created by Dan Fogelman, is a heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets and their wonderful parents. Iantha had the opportunity to work alongside acclaimed actors such as Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and Sterling K. Brown, who played key roles in the series.
Iantha next took on the character of Ryan Taylor in the 2018 TV series “Jones”. Created by Geno Brooks, the series follows the story of Ali, portrayed by Jerrel O’Neal, and revolves around their break up, while possibly leading them back to love and each other.
In “American Soul” (2019-2020), Iantha Richardson played Tessa Lorraine in this captivating series created by Devon Greggory and Jonathan Prince. The show revolves around the life of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, portrayed by Sinqua Walls, and the emergence of the iconic “Soul Train” show during the 1970s. Iantha shared the screen with an ensemble, including Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius, Katlyn Nichol as Simone Clarke, and Christopher Jefferson as Jeffrey ‘JT’ Tucker.
Richardson then took on the role of Tolu in the TV series “Good Trouble“, created by Bradley Bredeweg, Joanna Johnson and Peter Paige. The show follows the lives of Callie and Mariana Foster as they move to Los Angeles to begin their lives as young adults. It features a cast that includes Cierra Ramirez as Mariana Adams Foster, Zuri Adele as Malika Williams, and Sherry Cola as Alice Kwan. The series delves into the challenges and experiences faced by these young adults, as they navigate the complexities of their lives in Los Angeles.
Most recently, Iantha was chosen for the role of Faith Mitchell in the TV series “Will Trent” (2023). Created by Liz Heldens and Daniel T. Thomsen, the story revolves around Special Agent Will Trent, who was abandoned at birth and grew up in Atlanta’s challenging foster care system. Determined to ensure no one faces the hardships he endured, he now boasts the highest clearance rate in solving cases.
The series stars Ramón Rodríguez as Will Trent, Erika Christensen as Angie Polaski, and Iantha Richardson as Faith Mitchell. Most recently, it was renewed for a second season.
According to authoritative sources, Iantha Richardson’s net worth is conservatively estimated at over $1 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Boyfriend, Single, Dating
Iantha Richardson is very secretive about her personal life. However, according to reports, she is currently single and solely focused on her rising career.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Iantha Richardson has black hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weighs approximately 110lbs (50kgs) with vital statistics of 37-25-38, and bra size 37D.