Merle Dandridge

Merle Dandridge

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Birthday: May 31, 1975

Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan

Merle Dandridge was born in Okinawa, Japan. Her father was a member of the US military stationed there, and her mother a local Okinawan. After a childhood spent moving around, Dandridge and her family settled in Bellevue, Nebraska where she graduated from high school. She attended the Theater Conservatory at Roosevelt University in Chicago, performing in a number of theater productions, then moved to New York. Her first appearance in a Broadway show came in 2000, when she played Mary Magdalene in a production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." While she continued to work on stage, Dandridge also made inroads on screen, playing supporting roles on shows like "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004) and "24" (Fox, 2001-2010; 2014). She landed her first prime-time recurring role in 2011 on "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-2014) and followed that up with recurring roles on alien/human romantic drama "Star Crossed" (The CW, 2014) and the hospital procedural "The Night Shift" (NBC, 2017). In 2016, she premiered in her first series regular role, playing one of the leads on "Greenleaf" (OWN, 2016-), a drama about a family that runs a Memphis mega-church, produced by Oprah Winfrey.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Resurrect Alice (Character) - 2018

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31% No Score Yet Truth Be Told Zarina Killebrew (Character) 2021
98% 67% The Flight Attendant Kim (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 72% Greenleaf Grace "Gigi" Greenleaf (Character) 2016-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Diana Macomber (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet 77% The Night Shift Gwen Gaskin (Guest Star) 2015-2016
9% 73% Rosewood Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
90% 86% Suits Leah (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 73% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
20% 81% Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva Nadine Comer (Guest Star) 2014
57% 75% Star-Crossed Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 91% The Newsroom Maria Guerrero (Guest Star) 2012-2013
85% 68% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me D.A. Jill Ottinger (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
87% 85% 24 Kristen Smith (Guest Star) 2010
16% No Score Yet The Deep End Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Marcy Carruthers (Guest Star) 2003

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