S. Epatha Merkerson

Actress | Soundtrack | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Law & Order (1991-2010) | Jacob's Ladder (1990) | Lincoln (2012)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 23 nominations More »
AKA 
Epatha Merkerson | Epatha Merkinson
BORN 
Nov 28, 1952 (age 65)
HEIGHT 
5' 6" (1.68m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (19 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (37 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Chicago MedChicago Med (TV Series) Sharon Goodwin (61 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2018 61
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  • Primary photo for Chicago FireChicago Fire (TV Series) Sharon Goodwin (4 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2017 4
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  • Primary photo for Chicago P.D.Chicago P.D. (TV Series) Sharon Goodwin (4 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 4
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  • Primary photo for Being Mary JaneBeing Mary Jane (TV Series) Mark's Mother (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Freedom (Feb 10, 2015) Mark's Mother  Less
  • Primary photo for The Gabby Douglas StoryThe Gabby Douglas Story (TV Movie) Miss Caroline  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for DeceptionDeception (TV Series) Beverly (3 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013 3
  • Primary photo for The Good WifeThe Good Wife (TV Series) Judge Melanie Ellis (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for BoomerangBoomerang (TV Movie) Actress  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Drop Dead DivaDrop Dead Diva (TV Series) Judge Hiller (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Anita Van Buren / Mrs. Winters (391 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991–2010 391
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  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Narrator / Eslanda Robeson (2 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999–2008 2
  • Primary photo for Battlestar Galactica: The PhenomenonBattlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon (TV Short) Special Thanks  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The CloserThe Closer (TV Series) Dr. Rebecca Dioli (3 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 3
  • Primary photo for Girl, PositiveGirl, Positive (TV Movie) Ariel Winters  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Trial by JuryLaw & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series) Anita Van Buren (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Skeleton (Apr 15, 2005) Anita Van Buren  Less
  • Primary photo for Lackawanna BluesLackawanna Blues (TV Movie) Rachel "Nanny" Crosby  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Criminal IntentLaw & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) Anita Van Buren (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Badge (Apr 28, 2002) Anita Van Buren  Less
  • Primary photo for A Girl ThingA Girl Thing (TV Movie) Lani (Co-worker)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for FrasierFrasier (TV Series) Dr. McCaskill (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for ExiledExiled (TV Movie) Lieutenant Anita Van Buren  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for An Unexpected LifeAn Unexpected Life (TV Movie) Beverly Hawkins  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Breaking ThroughBreaking Through (TV Movie) Barbara  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for A Mother's PrayerA Mother's Prayer (TV Movie) Ruby  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for A Place for AnnieA Place for Annie (TV Movie) Alice  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for South BeachSouth Beach (TV Series) Madam Bouchard (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • I Witness (Aug 12, 1993) Madam Bouchard  Less
  • Primary photo for It's Nothing PersonalIt's Nothing Personal (TV Movie) Louise Waters  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Here and NowHere and Now (TV Series) Ms. St. Marth (12 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992–1993 12
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  • Primary photo for Mann & MachineMann & Machine (TV Series) Capt. Margaret Claghorn (9 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992 9
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  • Primary photo for ABC Afterschool SpecialsABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) Ruth Clayton (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Pee-wee's PlayhousePee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series) Reba (16 episodes, 1986), Performer ("Hokey Pokey") (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986–1990 16
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  • Primary photo for Equal JusticeEqual Justice (TV Series) Mrs. Walters (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
    • Pilot (Mar 27, 1990) Mrs. Walters  Less
  • Primary photo for Moe's WorldMoe's World (TV Movie) Moe's Mother  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for CBS Summer PlayhouseCBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) Jimmie (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Christmas at Pee Wee's PlayhouseChristmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (TV Movie) Reba  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills BuntzBeverly Hills Buntz (TV Series) Meter Maid (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for The Cosby ShowThe Cosby Show (TV Series) Elena (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
Self (49 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Pee-wee's Playhouse: Building the PlayhousePee-wee's Playhouse: Building the Playhouse (Video) Herself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Life's Essentials with Ruby DeeLife's Essentials with Ruby Dee Herself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Reel JunkieReel Junkie (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Up Close with Carrie KeaganUp Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Wendy: The Wendy Williams ShowWendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2013
  • Primary photo for Find Our MissingFind Our Missing (TV Series) Herself - Host (9 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2013
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  • Primary photo for Second Coming?: Will Black America Decide the 2012 ElectionSecond Coming?: Will Black America Decide the 2012 Election (TV Movie) Herself - Narrator  Less 2012 $800K
  • Primary photo for Rocco's Dinner PartyRocco's Dinner Party (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The 56th Annual Obie AwardsThe 56th Annual Obie Awards (TV Special) Herself - Hostess  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Vine TalkVine Talk (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Get the FactsTriple Negative Breast Cancer: Get the Facts (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards25th Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for We Heard the Bells: The Influenza of 1918We Heard the Bells: The Influenza of 1918 Narrator (voice)  Less 2010 $200K
  • Primary photo for InfanityInfanity (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The 40th NAACP Image AwardsThe 40th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for TV Land MogulsTV Land Moguls (TV Mini-series) Herself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The 62nd Annual Tony AwardsThe 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2008
  • Primary photo for MarthaMartha (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2008
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Co-Host (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007–2008
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005–2007
  • Primary photo for The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for 38th NAACP Image Awards38th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2007 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Comic Relief 2006Comic Relief 2006 (TV Special) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Rachael RayRachael Ray (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The 2nd Annual Quill AwardsThe 2nd Annual Quill Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The 60th Annual Tony AwardsThe 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Inside the Actors StudioInside the Actors Studio (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for 2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006 Independent Spirit Awards (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The 63rd Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Movie) Herself - Winner  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowEllen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005–2006
  • Primary photo for The WIN AwardsThe WIN Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2005 $16K
  • Primary photo for The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Winner  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Jerry Orbach TributeJerry Orbach Tribute (Video) Herself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Life & StyleLife & Style (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Romare Bearden at the HighRomare Bearden at the High (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2005 $40K
  • Primary photo for Inside TV Land: Cops on CameraInside TV Land: Cops on Camera (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Art in the Twenty-First CenturyArt in the Twenty-First Century (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Hollywood SquaresHollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (5 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001
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  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Larry King LiveLarry King Live (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999–2000
  • Primary photo for Jeopardy!Jeopardy! (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The 44th Annual Tony AwardsThe 44th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee & Performer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The More You KnowThe More You Know (TV Series) Herself  Less 1989– 
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Corazón de...Corazón de... (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005–2006
  • Primary photo for Homicide: Life on the StreetHomicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) Lt. Anita Van Buren (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
    • Sideshow (Feb 19, 1999) Lt. Anita Van Buren (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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