Marianne Ragipcien Jean Baptiste is a famous English actress, a singer-songwriter, director and a composer, who is known across the globe for her role as Hortense Cumberbatch in Secret and Lies and for her role, she was nominated for the Academy Awards for the category of Best Supporting Actress and as Vivian Johnson in the television series named Without a Trace. She was born in the year 1967, 26th April; so, it makes her age 49 years at present. She is 1.55 meters tall in height. More of her bio includes the following details.
She starred in the ITV crime series named “Broadchurch” as Sharon Bishop in the year 2015. She gained name in the international arena of acting through a social drama named Secrets and Lies and she received both Golden Globe and Academy Awards for Best Supporting actress as mentioned above and after that, she became the first ever British actress to be nominated for an Academy Awards and the second Briton, succeeding Jaye Davidson. She also has collaborated with Mike Leigh in “It’s a Great Big Shame”. She even caused some controversies when she accused the movie industry of racism. She noted that leading actor in the industry had been asked to attend Cannes but though she was successful she was not invited to attend the program.
As she is a songwriter and a composer, she has recorded an album of blues songs and has even composed the musical score for director Leigh in the movie named Career Girls in the year 1997. In the year 1999, she performed in the Paris in a French language play named “The Suit” which was a one-act play based on a short story by Can Themba. She also was acclaimed for her role as Doreen Lawrence in the movie named The Murder of Stephen Lawrence in the year 1999.
She relocated due to work reasons to the United States and she has been living there for some years. She has two daughters as well and they live in the Los Angeles. She even has honed her American accent and has starred in American series named “Without a Trace” as an FBI agent Vivian Johnson. She has appeared in movies like Takers, Secrets in the Walls, Harry’s Law in the recent years. She even has played the role of police named Karen dean in the movie Robocop in the year 2014.
She was praised by the acting community for her stage performance in the 2013 National Theatre production of James Baldwin’s play named “The Amen Corner” which was directed by Rufus Norris.
She attended the Women’s Image Network Awards as a friend to Angela Bassett and picked up an award and read her poetic acceptance speech after she won the role in the movie named “Betty and Coretta.” She has been married to Evan Williams for about 19 years now and they have been living happily as husband and wife ever since. She also seems to be an active social media user as she updates her twitter account very often with her news feeds. She is also known for her massive weight loss at an incredible pace; when asked about it in an interview, she said that it was her diet and exercise.