In the Grey’s Anatomy episode ‘None of Your Business’, while Chief of Surgery Bailey (Chandra Wilson) faces an attending who refuses to work with Eliza, Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) gets an unexpected visit from her mother, Diane.
Diane is portrayed by LaTanya Richardson. She is known for her roles the films Fried Green Tomatoes (Janeen), Malcolm X (Lorraine), Lorenzo’s Oil (Nurse Ruth), Sleepless in Seattle (Harriet), When a Man Loves a Woman (Dr. Gina Mendez), Losing Isaiah (Caroline Jones), and Lone Star (Priscilla Worth), among others. Fun fact: Richardson is the wife of actor Samuel L. Jackson. They’ve been married for 36 years. Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8pm on ABC.