Person Details

Birthday: 1952-11-28 17:15:49

Aliases: Sharon Epatha Merkerson

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Saginaw, Michigan, USA

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Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 9


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Chicago Fire
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9

Chicago Fire

(2012) Sharon Goodwin
Chicago Med
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8

Chicago Med

(2015) Sharon Goodwin
Law & Order
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8

Law & Order

(1990) Anita Van Buren
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
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8

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

(2001) Anita Van Buren
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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8

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

(1991) Tarissa Dyson
The Closer
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8

The Closer

(2005) Dr. Rebecca Dioli
Lincoln
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7

Lincoln

(2012) Lydia Smith
Finding Your Roots
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8

Finding Your Roots

(2012) Self

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Self (archive footage)
2020 Lillie Anne
Belize
narrator
2016 Mrs. Bryant
Liz
2015 Sharon Goodwin
Jada
2014 Self
Miss Caroline
2013 Daphne Peeples
2012 Lydia Smith
Sharon Goodwin
Self
2010 Narrator (voice)
2009 Ada
Effa
2008 Narrator
2007 Ariel Winters
Bonnie
2006 Angela
Herself
Berniece (segment "The Piano Lesson")
2005 Dr. Rebecca Dioli
Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Rachel "Nanny" Crosby
2004 Doctor #1
2003 Maggie
Self
2001 Anita Van Buren
Lessie Watson
1999 Nea
Eslanda Robeson (voice)
1998 Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Beverly Hawkins
1997 Self
1996 Barbara
1995 Ruby
1994 Alice
1993 Dr. McCaskill
1992 Claudia St. Marth
Capt. Margaret Claghorn
1991 Tarissa Dyson
1990 Elsa
Anita Van Buren
Denise Winters
Jolena
Rachel
1988 Reba
Herself
1986 N/A
Doctor Jamison
1984 Book Club Member #5
1952 Herself
Selma
Alberta Gay
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2013 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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