S. Epatha Merkerson

Highest Rated:
93% She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Lowest Rated:
0% Loose Cannons (1990)
Birthday:
Nov 28
Birthplace:
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Bio:
S. Epatha Merkerson is a Tony-nominated and Obie-winning, African-American stage actress, but is best known for her portrayal of detective squad chief Lt. Anita Van Buren in the series Law and Order. Born and raised in Detroit as the youngest of five children, she was a fine arts graduate of Wayne…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Gabby Douglas Story
  • Actor
-- 2014
35% Peeples
  • Daphne Peeples
$9.1M 2013
The Contradictions of Fair Hope
  • Director
-- 2012
90% Lincoln
  • Lydia Smith
$182.2M 2012
79% Mother and Child
  • Ada
$1.1M 2010
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
  • Effa Devereaux
-- 2010
Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun
  • Actor
-- 2008
66% Black Snake Moan
  • Angela
$9.3M 2007
Girl, Positive
  • Ariel Winters
-- 2007
23% Slipstream
  • Bonnie Sylvester
-- 2007
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Rachel 'Nanny' Crosby
-- 2005
36% Radio
  • Maggie Kennedy
  • Director
$52.3M 2003
13% The Rising Place
  • Lessie Watson
-- 2002
15% Random Hearts
  • Actor
-- 1999
Exiled (Exiled: A Law & Order Movie)
  • Lt. Anita Van Buren
-- 1998
Unexpected Life
  • Actor
-- 1997
Breaking Through (After the Silence)
  • Barbara
-- 1996
A Mother's Prayer
  • Ruby
-- 1995
A Place For Annie
  • Alice
-- 1994
92% Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Tarissa Dyson
-- 1991
70% Jacob's Ladder
  • Elsa
-- 1990
0% Loose Cannons
  • Rachel
-- 1990
19% Navy Seals
  • Jolena
-- 1990
Pee-Wee's Playhouse: V. 5
  • Actor
-- 1988
93% She's Gotta Have It
  • Actor
-- 1986


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
38% Deception
2013
  • Beverly Padget
2013
100% The Good Wife
2009-2014
  • Judge Ellis
2013
Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
2012
60% Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Lt. Anita Van Buren
  • Lt. Anita Van
  • Mrs. Winters
1991 - 2010
82% The Closer
2005-2012
  • Dr. Dioli
  • Dr. Rebecca Dioli
2007
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Van Buren
2002

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Quotes from S. Epatha Merkerson's Characters

    1. Rachel: You have strong lookin' thighs for a white man.
    From Loose Cannons. Submitted by Carolyn D (18 months ago)
    1. Rachel 'Nanny' Crosby: But you can't hurt me no more. I'm numb. Sometimes I look at you, don't even see you. You touch me and I don't feel you. But I can smell you and I know I'm alive. That stench ain't just some other woman's cheap perfume, it's your soul, Bill. Your rotten soul!
    From Lackawanna Blues. Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)
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