Marianne Jean-Baptiste was born in London, England on April 26, 1967. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She made her film debut in "London Kills Me" but it was the Mike Leigh film "Secrets & Lies" that brought her worldwide attention. Her role as Hortense, an Afro-British woman who seeks out her birth mother and discovers she's white, earned her Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Supporting Actress nominations in 1997. Marianne has also appeared in "Mr. Jealousy," "A Murder of Crows" and "The Cell."

Marianne has appeared on stage in "It's a Great Big Shame," "Measure for Measure" and "Running Dream." She wrote and performed the play "Ave Africa."

Marianne currently stars in the CBS tv series "Without A Trace."

Marianne is married to Evan Williams and they have one daughter.

Marianne's film credits include the following:

Check out the following sites for additional information about Marianne:

Marianne Jean-Baptiste@Internet Movie Database
Marianne Jean-Baptiste@Wikipedia

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