List of S. Epatha Merkerson Movies

Team Anfotimes 05 Jan 2024 08:18 pm
Here is a list of all movies by American actor S. Epatha Merkerson.

S. Epatha Merkerson, born Sharon Epatha Merkerson on November 28, 1952, is a highly acclaimed American actress with an impressive list of accolades for her outstanding work. She has received numerous awards, including an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, four NAACP Image Awards, two Obie Awards, and two Tony Award nominations.

One of her most notable roles is that of NYPD Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on the long-running NBC police procedural drama series "Law & Order," a character she portrayed from 1993 to 2010, appearing in a remarkable 388 episodes.

In addition to her work on "Law & Order," Merkerson is known for playing Reba the Mail Lady on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" and for her role as Sharon Goodwin in the NBC medical drama "Chicago Med," a series she has been part of since its premiere in November 2015. She has also made crossover appearances on related shows like "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D."

S. Epatha Merkerson was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and raised in Detroit as the youngest of five children by her mother Ann, who worked for the post office. Merkerson's unique first name, "Epatha," was derived from a grade-school teacher who played a significant role in keeping her father in school, as she mentioned during an episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

She graduated from Cooley High School in 1970 and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre at Wayne State University in 1976. Merkerson furthered her education by obtaining a master's degree in fine arts from New York University in 1978. Over the years, she has been recognized with honorary doctorates from Wayne State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Montclair State University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Her contributions to the arts and her impactful performances have solidified her as a respected figure in the entertainment industry.



S. Epatha Merkerson All Movies List

Year Title Role
1986 She's Gotta Have It Dr. Jamison
1990 Loose Cannons Officer Rachel
1990 Jacob's Ladder Elsa
1990 Navy Seals Jolena 'Jo'
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Tarissa Dyson
1999 Random Hearts Nea
2001 The Rising Place Lessie Watson
2003 Radio Maggie
2004 Jersey Girl Doctor
2005 Lackawanna Blues Rachel "Nanny" Crosby
2006 Black Snake Moan Angela
2007 Slipstream Bonnie
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Effa
2009 Mother and Child Ada
2012 Find Our Missing Herself
2012 Lincoln Lydia Smith
2013 Tyler Perry Presents Peeples Daphne Peeples
2015 The Challenger Jada Miller
2016 Year by the Sea Liz
2023 We Grown Now Anita


Year Title Role
1986–1989 Pee-wee's Playhouse Reba, The Mail Lady
1988 The Cosby Show Book Club Member #5
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Jimmie
1990 Equal Justice Mrs. Walters
1991 Law & Order Denise Winters
1992 Mann & Machine Captain Margaret Claghorn
1992–1993 Here and Now Ms. St. Marth
1993–2010 Law & Order Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
1994 A Place for Annie Alice
1995 A Mother's Prayer Ruby
1998 Exiled Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
2000 Frasier Dr. McCaskill
2001 Art:21 Herself
2001 A Girl Thing Lani
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
2005 Lackawanna Blues Rachel 'Nanny' Crosby
2007 The Closer Dr. Rebecca Dioli
2007 Girl, Positive Ariel Winters
2012 Drop Dead Diva Judge Hiller
2013 The Good Wife Judge Melanie Ellis
2013 Deception Beverly
2014 The Gabby Douglas Story Miss Caroline
2015 Being Mary Jane Mark's Mother
2015–Present Chicago Fire Sharon Goodwin
Chicago Med
2016–Present Chicago P.D.
2023 Poker Face Joyce Carter



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