At 56 years old, Marianne Jean-Baptiste has this physical status:
Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste (born 26 April 1967) is an English actress.
She is best known for her appearances in the 1996 comedy-drama film Secrets & Lies, for which she received acclaim and accolades for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe in the same category.
Baptiste has also been well known for her appearance on television shows including Blindspot (2015-2016) and Homecoming (since 2018).
Jean-Baptiste was born in London to a mother from Antigua and a father from Saint Lucia. Peckham's is a republic in the United Kingdom. She attended St Saviour's and St Olave's secondary school. She was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and appeared at the Royal National Theatre in London. She was nominated for the 1994 Ian Charleson Award for her appearance in William Shakespeare's Measure For Measure with theatre company Cheek by Jowl.
Jean-Baptiste received international acclaim for her role in Secrets & Lies (1996), winning both Golden Globe and Academy Awards for her role and becoming the first black British actress to be nominated for an Academy Award and the second black Briton to be nominated, succeeding Jaye Davidson. In It's a Big Shame (1993), she had worked with Leigh on stage. She sparked controversy when she accused the film industry of bigotry by implying that leading actors had been asked to attend the Cannes Film Festival, but she was not invited despite her success.
Jean-Baptiste, a writer and composer, released an album of blues songs and wrote the musical score for Leigh's 1997 film Career Girls. She appeared in Paris in Peter Brook's French-language production The Suit (Le Costume), a one-act play by Barney Simon and Mothobi Mutloatse based on a short story by Can Themba, in 1999. She was also known for her role in Stephen Lawrence's The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (1999).
Jean-Baptiste and her husband and two children live in Los Angeles, France, after moving to the United States for work reasons. Vivian Johnson, the FBI agent who starred in the American television series Without a Trace, honed her American accent and appeared as FBI agent Vivian Johnson. More recently, the actress has appeared in such films as Takers (2010), Secrets in the Walls (2010), and Harry's Law (2012). In RoboCop (2014), she played Karen Dean, the Detroit police chief.
She was praised for her appearance in James Baldwin's The Amen Corner, directed by Rufus Norris, at the National Theatre in 2013.
Jean-Baptiste received an award for her winning role in the 2013 film Betty & Coretta, as a friend of Angela Bassett.