Marianne Jean Baptiste young
April 26, 1967
5 ft 1 in | 155 cm
34-30-32 in | 86-76-81 cm
62 kg | 137 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Marianne Jean Baptiste was born in Camberwell, London, United Kingdom, on April 26, 1967, is an English actress. Young Marianne Jean Baptiste started acting during her years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She made her screen debut in short drama movie Once Upon a Time (1991) in role as Babysitter.
She got her big screen debut in comedy drama film London Kills Me (1991) in role as Nanny.
Her breakthrough performance came as Hortense Cumberbatch in British drama movie Secrets & Lies (1996), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Peter Rabbit (2018) animated comedy in role as General Manager
In Fabric (2018) horror comedy in role as Sheila
A Murder of Crows (1998) thriller opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Berenger
28 Days (2000) comedy drama opposite Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen
The Cell (2000) science fiction horror with Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn
Spy Game (2001) crime thriller opposite Robert Redford and Brad Pitt
City of Ember (2008) science fiction opposite Bill Murray and Tim Robbins
RoboCop (2014) cyberpunk superhero action opposite Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson
Takers (2010) action crime thriller opposite Paul Walker and Idris Elba
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) science fiction action opposite Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt
Won't Back Down (2012) drama with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac
She was nominated for the Royal Television Society Award for Best Actor – Female for her role as Doreen Lawrence in television crime drama movie The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (1999).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Vivian Johnson in CBS police television drama series Without a Trace (2002–2009).
The Wedding (1988) ABC miniseries in role as Ellen Coles
Broadchurch (2015) British crime drama series in role as Sharon Bishop
Blindspot (2015–2016) crime drama television series in role as FBI Assistant Director Bethany Mayfair
She played Eileen Rand in crime-thriller television series Training Day (2017).
She portrayed Gloria Cruz in Prime Video psychological thriller web television series Homecoming (2018) opposite Julia Roberts.
Soundtrack (2019) Netflix musical drama series in role as Annette
Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She was first black British actress to be nominated for the Academy Award.
She composed the musical score for movie Career Girls (1997).
Best friend with Angela Bassett.
Has recorded an album of blues songs.
Lives in London and Los Angeles.
She married ballet dancer Evan Williams in 1997, they have two daughters.
Britain is no longer totally a white place where people ride horses, wear long frocks and drink tea. The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it's curry.
I see myself as British, and I want to be celebrated by Britain.
Religion has nothing to do with spirituality.
Music is something I couldn't live without. My dad was into music, he played for pleasure - guitar, piano. I started off doing jazz, singing with a lot of fabulous musicians here in London before I went to the States. And I still take piano lessons every Wednesday.