Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Highest Rated: 95% Secrets & Lies (1996)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Murder of Crows (1998)

Birthday: Apr 26, 1967

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Possessed with an innate dignity and mellifluous voice, Marianne Jean-Baptiste rose to critical prominence with her supporting role in the British family drama "Secrets & Lies" (1996), followed by wider recognition in the United States on the crime series "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09). Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in her hometown of London, she became the first black woman from the UK to be nominated for an Oscar, with her effortlessly naturalistic performance in Mike Leigh's "Secrets & Lies." The multi-talented Jean-Baptiste also managed to write the musical score for Leigh's next picture, "Career Girls" (1997), in addition to releasing her own blues album in between acting jobs. After several years of lesser roles, she gave a heartrending portrayal as a mother seeking justice for her slain son in the telepic "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" (PBS, 2002), just prior to her breakout role as FBI Agent Vivian Johnson on "Without a Trace." As she continued to make appearances in such fare as the sci-fi family adventure "City of Ember" (2008) and the crime thriller "Takers" (2010), Jean-Baptiste awaited the next role that would more fully utilize her considerable talent and relatable screen presence.


Highest rated movies



45% 84% Fatman Ruth (Character) $263.7K 2020
63% 56% Peter Rabbit General Manager (Character) $115.2M 2018
91% 50% In Fabric Sheila (Character) $25K 2018
48% 49% RoboCop Police Chief Karen Dean (Character) $58.6M 2014
11% 5% The Moment Psychiatrist (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Of Stephen Lawrence Unknown (Character) - 2013
35% 61% Won't Back Down Olivia Lopez (Character) $5.2M 2012
20% 32% 360 Fran (Character) $97.8K 2011
22% 34% Violet & Daisy Iris (Character) $10K 2011
No Score Yet 32% Secrets in the Walls Belle (Character) - 2010
28% 62% Takers Naomi (Character) $57.7M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bake Shop Ghost Annie Washington (Character) - 2009
53% 46% City of Ember Clary (Character) $7.9M 2008
No Score Yet 41% Jam Lorraine (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving You Jude (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 57% Women in Film Sara (Character) - 2001
66% 75% Spy Game Gladys Jennip (Character) $62.3M 2001
45% 57% The Cell Dr. Miriam Kent (Character) $61.3M 2000
33% 50% 28 Days Roshanda (Character) $37M 2000
No Score Yet 70% New Year's Day Veronica (Character) - 2000
47% 33% The 24-Hour Woman Madeline Labelle (Character) $109.1K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Michelle (Character) - 1999
0% 57% A Murder of Crows Elizabeth Pope (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Hearts Lynne Jacobs (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Make The Cruelest Month Unknown (Character) - 1998
88% 78% Career Girls Original Music $2.5M 1997
71% 61% Mr. Jealousy Lucretia (Character) $287.8K 1997
95% 91% Secrets & Lies Hortense Cumberbatch (Character) $13.4M 1996


38% 91% Soundtrack Annette Sands (Character) 2019
24% 64% Training Day Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Character) 2017
92% 92% Broadchurch Sharon Bishop (Character) 2017 2015
No Score Yet 70% Blindspot Bethany Mayfair (Character) 2015-2016
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Special Agent Vivian Johnson (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wedding Ellen Coles (Character) 1998


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