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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameMarianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste was born on April 26, 1967 in London, England as Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste. She is an actress and director, known for Without a Trace (2002), Secrets & Lies (1996) and Spy Game (2001). She has been married to Evan Williams since 1997. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Evan Williams (1997 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (9)

Her husband, Evan, is a ballet dancer.
She became a star overnight following the international success of the social drama Secrets & Lies (1996) in 1996, becoming the very first black British actress nominated for an Oscar award.
Best known for her colloboration with director Mike Leigh on stage "It's a Great Big Shame" (1993), and especially the breakout film Secrets & Lies (1996). She also composed the musical score for Leigh's 1997 film Career Girls (1997).
Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and performed at the Royal National Theatre.
Recorded an album of blues songs. Also a writer/composer.
Claimed racism after being excluded from the actor group promoting British talent at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1997, became the first black actress to fail to receive an NAACP Image Award nomination for an Oscar nominated role since the establishment of the awards.
Mother of Pascale Williams.
Friends with Angela Bassett.

Personal Quotes (1)

The old men running the industry just have not got a clue . . . 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.

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