Best known for her role as Nessa Holt of "Las Vegas", Marsha Thomason developed an early interested in performing arts, earning A levels in Media Studies, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts before going on to get a Bachelor of Arts in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. She began her career as an actress on British TV in the early '90s, and went on to appear in programs like "Pie in the Sky", "Where the Heart Is", and "Playing the Field ". In 2001, she made her debut in the United States in the Martin Lawrence medieval comedy "Black Knight". In 2003, she starred opposite famed funnyman Eddie Murphy in "The Haunted Mansion", a family adventure inspired by the popular Disney World amusement park ride. In the year 2003 she also broke through on American television with her role as the sultry and excellent pit boss on "Las Vegas". After two seasons, Thomason left the show and went on to snag recurring roles on "Lost", "General Hospital", and "Make It or Break It". In 2008, she landed a role as a series regular on dramedy "Easy Money" but the show was short-lived, lasting only eight episodes. The following year, she joined the main cast of the USA crime drama "White Collar".