S. Epatha Merkerson



Place of birth:

Saginaw, Michigan, United States:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. S. Epatha Merkerson (born Sharon Epatha Merkerson; November 28, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has won a Golden Globe, Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Obie Award and four NAACP Image Awards. She has also received two Tony Award nominations. She is best known for her role as NYPD Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (1993–2010) on the long-running NBC police procedural drama series Law & Order. She appeared in 390 episodes of the series, more than any other cast member. Description above from the Wikipedia article S. Epatha Merkerson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

You Can Go (2016)
as Mrs. Bryant
Year by the Sea (2016)
as Liz
The Challenger (2015)
as Jada
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
as Miss Caroline
Peeples (2013)
as Daphne Peeples
Lincoln (2012)
as Lydia Smith
Mother and Child (2009)
as Ada
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009)
as Effa
Girl, Positive (2007)
as Ariel Winters
Slipstream (2007)
as Bonnie
Black Snake Moan (2006)
as Angela
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)
as Berniece (segment "The Piano Lesson")
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
as Rachel "Nanny" Crosby
Radio (2003)
as Maggie
The Rising Place (2001)
as Lessie Watson
Random Hearts (1999)
as Nea
Exiled (1998)
as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
An Unexpected Life (1998)
as Beverly Hawkins
Breaking Through (1996)
as Barbara
A Mother's Prayer (1995)
as Ruby
A Place for Annie (1994)
as Alice
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
as Tarissa Dyson
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
as Elsa
Loose Cannons (1990)
as Rachel
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
as Doctor Jamison
Sexual Healing ()
as Alberta Gay

TV Series Credits

Chicago Med (2015)
as Sharon Goodwin
Chicago Fire (2012)
as Sharon Goodwin
Rachael Ray (2006)
as Herself
The Closer (2005)
as Dr. Rebecca Dioli
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
as Anita Van Buren
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
as Anita Van Buren
The View (1997)
Frasier (1993)
as Dr. McCaskill
Here and Now (1992)
as Claudia St. Marth
Mann & Machine (1992)
as Capt. Margaret Claghorn
Law & Order (1990)
as Denise Winters
Law & Order (1990)
as Anita Van Buren
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)
The Cosby Show (1984)
as Book Club Member #5
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)
as Herself
Today (1952)
as Herself