Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Movie Actress

Birthday April 26, 1967

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace England

Age 56 years old

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Academy Award-nominated actress who played Hortense Cumberbatch in the 1996 drama Secrets & Lies and Vivian Johnson on Without a Trace.

Before Fame

She earned a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her role in Secrets and Lies, in addition to the first Academy Award earned by a black Briton.


She was cast as Karen Dean, the Detroit chief of police, in the 2013 reboot of RoboCop.

Family Life

She married husband Evan Williams, a ballet dancer, in 1997; they had two children together.

Associated With

Mike Leigh wrote and directed Secrets and Lies, the drama that brought her much critical acclaim.