Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Actor, Singer, Composer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1967 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (31)

Blindspot 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Explain 2014 (Movie)

Elana (Actor)

Jam 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

Chief Karen Dean (Actor)

The Moment 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Bloom (Actor)

Violet & Daisy 2013 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

360 2012 (Movie)

Fran (Actor)

Harry's Law 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Won't Back Down 2012 (Movie)

Olivia Lopez (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Naomi (Actor)

Without A Trace 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

City of Ember 2008 (Movie)

Clary (Actor)

The Murder of Stephen Lawrence 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Gladys Jennip (Actor)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

Roshanda (Actor)

The Cell 2000 (Movie)

Dr Miriam Kent (Actor)

Women in Film 2000 (Movie)

Sara Radisson-Stein (Actor)

A Murder of Crows 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Day 1999 (Movie)

Veronica (Actor)

The 24 Hour Woman 1999 (Movie)

Madeline Labelle (Actor)

How to Make the Cruelest Month 1998 (Movie)

Christina Parks (Actor)

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

Lucretia (Actor)

The Wedding 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets & Lies 1996 (Movie)

Hortense (Actor)

London Kills Me 1992 (Movie)

Nanny (Actor)

Believe (Tv Show)

Actor

Secrets in the Walls (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Hearts (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Evan Williams

Husband

Pascale Williams

Daughter
born c. April 1997

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

2008

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the ensemble crime thriller "Takers"

2002

Co-starred on the CBS mystery drama series "Without A Trace"

2001

Appeared in "The Vagina Monologues" in London

2001

Portrayed the loyal secretary to a CIA agent in "Spy Game"

2000

Played a scientist who oversees a mind transfer between a serial killer and a psychiatrist in "The Cell"

2000

Appeared opposite Sandra Bullock in "28 Days"

1999

Co-starred in "The 24 Hour Woman" as the personal assistant to a TV host

1999

Cast as the mother of a black teen who was stabbed to death in a racial incident in "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" (ITV), based on a well-known real-life case in London; aired on PBS in 2002

1998

Was featured in the Oprah Winfrey-produced ABC miniseries "The Wedding"

1996

Garnered international recognition for co-starring role in Leigh's "Secrets & Lies"; received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as an adoptee who finds her birth mother

1993

Appeared in the play "It's a Great Big Shame", directed by Mike Leigh

1991

Made feature film debut in bit part in "London Kills Me", directed by Hanif Kureishi

1991

Wrote and starred in one-woman show "Ave Africa" while still attending RADA

Appeared on stage with the Cheek By Jowl company

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