S. Epatha Merkerson

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S. Epatha Merkerson
Born Sharon Epatha Merkerson
November 28, 1952 (1952-11-28) (age 62)
Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse Toussaint Louverture Jones, Jr. (1994-2006; divorced)

Sharon Epatha Merkerson (the middle name is pronounced ee-pay-thuh), known as S. Epatha Merkerson, is an American actress. She was born on November 28, 1952.[1] She is best known as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren in the Law & Order television series. She was on Law & Order from 1993 until it stopped airing new episodes in 2010,[2] and she was in 391 episodes. This was more than any other actor on the show.[3]

She has won a Golden Globe, an Emmy award, an Obie Award, four NAACP Image Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

References[change | change source]

  1. "S. Epatha Merkerson" in 'Come Back, Little Sheba'". The Leonard Lopate Show, 2008-02-22. WNYC, New York. Elapsed time approx. 15:50. Retrieved 2008-02-23
  2. "Exclusive: S. Epatha Merkerson exits 'Law & Order'". ausiellofiles.ew.com. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/04/01/s-epatha-merkerson-departs-law-order/. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  3. "Interview with S. Epatha Merkerson". The Wendy Williams Show. http://www.wendyshow.com/2012/01/27/s-epatha-merkerson/. Retrieved March 29, 2013.