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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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1952-11-28

Place of Birth Saginaw, Michigan, United States

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Sexual Healing as Alberta Gay
2016 You Can Go as Mrs. Bryant
2016 Year by the Sea as Liz
2015 Chicago Med (83 episodes) as Sharon Goodwin
2015 The Challenger as Jada
2014 The Gabby Douglas Story as Miss Caroline
2013 Peeples as Daphne Peeples
2012 Lincoln as Lydia Smith
2012 Chicago Fire (2 episodes) as Sharon Goodwin
2009 Mother and Child as Ada
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay as Effa
2007 Girl, Positive as Ariel Winters
2007 Slipstream as Bonnie
2006 Black Snake Moan as Angela
2006 Rachael Ray (1 episode) as Herself
2006 The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays as Berniece (segment "The Piano Lesson")
2005 The Closer (1 episode) as Dr. Rebecca Dioli
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (1 episode) as Anita Van Buren
2005 Lackawanna Blues as Rachel "Nanny" Crosby
2003 Radio as Maggie
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode) as Anita Van Buren
1999 Random Hearts as Nea
1998 Exiled as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
1998 An Unexpected Life as Beverly Hawkins
1997 The View (1 episode)
1996 Breaking Through as Barbara
1995 A Mother's Prayer as Ruby
1994 A Place for Annie as Alice
1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Dr. McCaskill
1992 Here and Now (15 episodes) as Claudia St. Marth
1992 Mann & Machine (9 episodes) as Capt. Margaret Claghorn
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day as Tarissa Dyson
1990 Jacob's Ladder as Elsa
1990 Law & Order (390 episodes) as Anita Van Buren (1 episode) as Denise Winters
1990 Loose Cannons as Rachel
1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse (1 episode)
1986 She's Gotta Have It as Doctor Jamison
1984 The Cosby Show (1 episode) as Book Club Member #5
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1 episode) as Herself
1952 Today (1 episode) as Herself

Directing

2013 The Contradictions of Fair Hope Director

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