S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1952-11-28 (71 years old)

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Biography

S. Epatha Merkerson (born Sharon Epatha Merkerson) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has won a Golden Globe, Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, Obie Award, 4 NAACP Image Awards, and 2 Tony Award nominations.


She is best known for her role as NYPD Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (1993–2010) on the long-running NBC police procedural drama series Law & Order, as well as the Law & Order TV movie Exiled. She appeared in 390 episodes of the series, more than any other cast member.


She has a starring role as Sharon Goodwin on NBC's Chicago Med. She also had a recurring role as Reba (the mail carrier) on Pee-wee's Playhouse, and Ms. St. Marth on the TV series Here and Now.


She has appeared in feature films including She's Gotta Have It, Loose Cannons, Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Random Hearts, Radio, Black Snake Moan, Lincoln (2012), and Peeples. She has also appeared in TV movies including A Place for Annie, A Mother's Prayer, Breaking Through, Lackawanna Blues, and The Gabby Douglas Story.

Filmography

All 63

Movies 42

TV Shows 21

Self 8

Narrator 3

Director 1

Voice 1

Anita
We Grown Now

We Grown Now (2024)

Movie
Joyce Carter
Poker Face

Poker Face (2023)

TV Show
Lillie Anne
Barbecue

Barbecue (2020)

Movie
Belize
The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America

The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America (2020)

Movie
narrator
Blood Sugar Rising

Blood Sugar Rising (2020)

Movie
Mrs. Bryant
You Can Go

You Can Go (2016)

Movie
Liz
Year by the Sea

Year by the Sea (2016)

Movie
Sharon Goodwin
Chicago Med

Chicago Med (2015)

TV Show
5.76
Jada
The Challenger

The Challenger (2015)

Movie
Self
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee

Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee (2014)

Movie
Miss Caroline
The Gabby Douglas Story

The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)

Movie
Sharon Goodwin
Chicago P.D.

Chicago P.D. (2014)

TV Show
6.12
Daphne Peeples
Peeples

Peeples (2013)

Movie
6
Director
The Contradictions of Fair Hope

The Contradictions of Fair Hope (2013)

Movie
Lydia Smith
Lincoln

Lincoln (2012)

Movie
5.2
Sharon Goodwin
Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire (2012)

TV Show
7.31
Self
Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots (2012)

TV Show
Narrator
We Heard the Bells: The Influenza of 1918

We Heard the Bells: The Influenza of 1918 (2010)

Movie
Ada
Mother and Child

Mother and Child (2009)

Movie
Judge Melanie Ellis
The Good Wife

The Good Wife (2009)

TV Show
6.01
Effa
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay

The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009)

Movie
Narrator
Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun (2008)

Movie
Ariel Winters
Girl, Positive

Girl, Positive (2007)

Movie
Bonnie
Slipstream

Slipstream (2007)

Movie
Angela
Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan (2006)

Movie
4
Herself
Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray (2006)

TV Show
Berniece (segment 'The Piano Lesson')
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)

Movie
Dr. Rebecca Dioli
The Closer

The Closer (2005)

TV Show
7.25
Anita Van Buren
Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)

TV Show
Rachel "Nanny" Crosby
Lackawanna Blues

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

Movie
Doctor #1
Jersey Girl

Jersey Girl (2004)

Movie
Maggie
Radio

Radio (2003)

Movie
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

TV Show
7.5
Lessie Watson
The Rising Place

The Rising Place (2001)

Movie
Nea
Random Hearts

Random Hearts (1999)

Movie
6
Eslanda Robeson (voice)
Paul Robeson: Here I Stand

Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (1999)

Movie
Anita Van Buren
Exiled

Exiled (1998)

Movie
Beverly Hawkins
An Unexpected Life

An Unexpected Life (1998)

Movie
Self
The View

The View (1997)

TV Show
5.5
Barbara
After the Silence

After the Silence (1996)

Movie
Ruby
A Mother's Prayer

A Mother's Prayer (1995)

Movie
Alice
A Place for Annie

A Place for Annie (1994)

Movie
Dr. McCaskill
Frasier

Frasier (1993)

TV Show
5.35
Louise Waters
It's Nothing Personal

It's Nothing Personal (1993)

Movie
Claudia St. Marth
Here and Now

Here and Now (1992)

TV Show
Captain Margaret Claghorn
Mann & Machine

Mann & Machine (1992)

TV Show
Tarissa Dyson
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Movie
6.02
Elsa
Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Movie
3.5
Anita Van Buren / Denise Winters
Law & Order

Law & Order (1990)

TV Show
5.78
Jolena
Navy Seals

Navy Seals (1990)

Movie
Moe's World

Moe's World (1990)

Movie
Rachel
Loose Cannons

Loose Cannons (1990)

Movie
Reba
Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)

Movie
Herself
LIVE with Kelly and Mark

LIVE with Kelly and Mark (1988)

TV Show
Reba
Pee-wee's Playhouse

Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)

TV Show
4.33
Doctor Jamison
She's Gotta Have It

She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Movie
Book Club Member #5
The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show (1984)

TV Show
6.2
Self - Nominee
Tony Awards

Tony Awards (1956)

TV Show
1
Self
Today

Today (1952)

TV Show
Selma
Desmond's Not Here Anymore

Desmond's Not Here Anymore

Movie
Alberta Gay
Sexual Healing

Sexual Healing

Movie
May
Somewhere in Dreamland

Somewhere in Dreamland

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.06
Based on 2,4 Millionen movie and tv ratings over time
1952
1993
2005
1998
2023
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1952-11-28 (71 years old)

Birth name
Sharon Epatha Merkerson

Place of birth
Saginaw, United States of America

Religion
atheism

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Epatha Merkerson

Awards
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie


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