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Distinctive in both her talent and down-to-earth appearance, Merkerson started out on stage, appearing off-off-Broadway and in regional theater. In the 1980s, she landed her first series-regular TV role, as Reba the mail lady on Pee-wee's Playhouse, and es… (more)

Birth Name: Sharon Epatha Merkerson

Birth Place: Saginaw, MI

Birthday: November 28, 1952, Sagittarius

Profession: Actor

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Mon Jan 26 3:00am
Law & OrderFamily Values(Season 5, Episode 4) TNT

After a woman's murder, the detectives question both her first and second husbands---and her daughter. Martell: Stephen Shellen. Maggie: Sarah Paulson. Conner: Will Lyman. Bowden: Thomas Kopache. Wheeler: Victor Raider-Wexler.

Mon Jan 26 4:00am
Law & OrderWhite Rabbit(Season 5, Episode 5) TNT

The detectives locate a woman (Mary-Joan Negro) who was involved in a 1971 crime and has been in hiding. William M. Kunstler: Himself. Goodwin: Peter Friedman. Margaret: Peggy Roeder. Mrs. Perella: Marilyn Chris.

Mon Jan 26 4:25am
Jacob's Ladder MAXEAL

Adrian Lyne's dark, mesmerizing journey about a Vietnam vet (Tim Robbins) who's haunted by mysterious nightmarish visions. Jezzie: Elizabeth Pena. Louis: Danny Aiello. Michael: Matt Craven. Paul: Pruitt Taylor Vince. Geary: Jason Alexander. Sarah: Patricia (more…)

Mon Jan 26 5:00am
Law & OrderCompetence(Season 5, Episode 6) TNT

When Lt. Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) is the victim of a holdup by two teens, she kills one. Zack: Omar Sharif Scroggins. Osborne: Samuel E. Wright. Gwen: Jacklyn Brooke Sanford. Mrs. Gordon: Lisa Louise Langford.

Mon Jan 26 6:00am
Law & OrderPrecious(Season 5, Episode 7) TNT

After questioning the parents (Julie Boyd, Kevin O'Rourke) of a missing baby, Briscoe and Logan suspect that the child may have been murdered. Brolin: Maria Tucci. Dr. Slavin: Nada Rowand. Judge Leon: Sam Gray.

Mon Jan 26 10:00am
Law & OrderRitual(Season 8, Episode 10) WE

The planned circumcision of a couple's daughter (Emmy Rossun) leads to a rift between the American father and the Egyptian mother and then to a killing. Martin: Cotter Smith. Rina: Ava Haddad. Cahill: Steve Landesberg. Mrs. Newman: Abby Lewis. Briscoe: Jer (more…)

Mon Jan 26 3:00pm
Law & OrderCradle to Grave(Season 2, Episode 18) SUNDe

The discovery of a dead baby leads to a case involving a slumlord (Karen Lynn Gorney) who defends her actions by blaming "the rent laws." Uffland: Tony Lo Bianco. Tirado: Victor Argo. Turner: Rocco Sisto. Jackie: Indina Harris.

Mon Jan 26 4:00pm
Law & OrderThe Fertile Fields(Season 2, Episode 19) SUNDe

The killing of a jeweler seems to be motivated by prejudice, but further investigation reveals the involvement of someone who is close to the victim. Isaac: David Spielberg. Tobis: Jerry Stiller. Cerreta: Paul Sorvino. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

Mon Jan 26 5:00pm
Law & OrderIntolerance(Season 2, Episode 20) SUNDe

A Chinese-American honors student is killed. Was it a gang-related murder, or could an impending scholarship have played a role? Cerreta: Paul Sorvino. Marian Borland: Kelly Bishop. Carl Borland: Allelon Ruggiero. Ron Borland: Pat McNamara. Kate: Sabrina L (more…)

Mon Jan 26 6:00pm
Law & OrderGirl Most Likely(Season 12, Episode 17) SUNDe

The detectives investigate the murder of a teen whose body was found in the laundry room of her building. Alicia Milford: Caroline Dhavernas. Mr. Milford: Mark Jacoby. Mrs. Milford: Anna Holbrook. John Lucero: Gabriel Carpenter. Anne: Vernice Miller. Brisc (more…)

Mon Jan 26 7:00pm
Law & OrderEqual Rights(Season 12, Episode 18) SUNDe

The detectives probe the killing of a stock analyst whose body was found near a ferry terminal. What follows are revelations of improprieties involving a company whose stock had plummeted and a pool of suspects that runs deep. Leslie Cooper: Karen Young. L (more…)

Mon Jan 26 8:00pm
Law & OrderSlaughter(Season 12, Episode 19) SUNDe

The investigation of a student's killing leads to a case involving meat contamination at a food service. Bill Talbot: Philip Casnoff. Jim Dittmar: Stephen Bogardus. Arthur King: Jesse Doran. Mrs. Hatcher: Catherine Davis Cox. Mr. Hatcher: Joseph Costa. Bri (more…)

Mon Jan 26 9:00pm
Law & OrderDazzled(Season 12, Episode 20) SUNDe

The detectives investigate the death of a woman whose body was found on an apartment-building terrace. Claire Snyder: Jayne Atkinson. Don Snyder: William Atherton. Jenny: Kelly Karbacz. Charles Gamett: James Rebhorn. Jim Snyder: Scott Schmidt. Gary Phillip (more…)

Mon Jan 26 10:00pm
Law & OrderFoul Play(Season 12, Episode 21) SUNDe

The investigation of a private investigator's killing leads to Little League baseball and the possibility of players being overage. Frank Leahy: Jon Seda. Victor Soto: Omar Rodriguez. Miguel Soto: Orlando Torres. Ramiro Benitez: Christian Castro. Tom Kelly (more…)

Mon Jan 26 11:00pm
Law & OrderAttorney Client(Season 12, Episode 22) SUNDe

Briscoe and Green investigate the murder of the wife of a defense attorney (Peter Friedman). Jasmine Blake: Annie Parisse. Charlotte Swan: Helen Carey. Hillary Morton: Randy Graff. Bobby Caldwell: Victor Verhaeghe. Max Hellman: Ron Orbach. Briscoe: Jerry O (more…)

Tue Jan 27 12:00am
Law & OrderOxymoron(Season 12, Episode 23) SUNDe

The investigation of a woman's strangulation leads to a case involving the selling of drugs and a gangster's son. Janet Naiman: Patricia Charbonneau. Tommy Avakian: David Deblinger. Nicky Avakian: Tom Mardirosian. Susan Simels: Becky Ann Baker. Martha Thom (more…)

Tue Jan 27 12:00am
Law & OrderHuman Flesh Search Engine(Season 20, Episode 6) TNT

A slain fashion-company owner puts detectives in the path of a photographer (Jeremy Beiler) who points them toward a Web site marred by threatening posts. Sid Maxwell: Rene Ifrah.

Tue Jan 27 1:00am
Law & OrderBoy Gone Astray(Season 20, Episode 7) TNT

Detectives Lupo and Bernard find suitcases full of cash and drugs while investigating the murder of a rich young woman, and security-camera footage leads them to a drug cartel.

Tue Jan 27 2:00am
Law & OrderBitter Fruit(Season 6, Episode 1) SUNDe

Briscoe and his new partner (Benjamin Bratt) investigate a girl's death and find a clue in film from an ATM camera. Mrs. Gaines: Ellen Greene. Gaines: Tom Tammi. Mrs. Capetti: Marilyn Chris. Nick: John Ventimiglia. Sullivan: Steven Stahl. Greer: Richard Ve (more…)

Tue Jan 27 2:00am
Law & OrderDoped(Season 20, Episode 8) TNT

A fatal drunken-driving accident may be more than what it seems when a suspicious nasal spray is found at the scene. In the course of the investigation, Detectives Lupo and Bernard turn their attention toward the victim's boss (Rich Sommer).

Tue Jan 27 3:00am
Law & OrderVirtue(Season 5, Episode 8) TNT

McCoy uses a charge of "larceny by extortion" against a councilman (Anthony Heald) accused of demanding sex for a law-firm partnership. Sarah: Regina Taylor. Powell: Joanna Merlin. Judge Shreiber: John Ramsey. Evelyn: Anne Lange. Locke: Christopher Cousins (more…)

Tue Jan 27 4:00am
Law & OrderScoundrels(Season 5, Episode 9) TNT

Suspects in a lawyer's murder include a swindler (Michael Zaslow), who conned a woman out of her fortune, and the woman's once-wealthy son (Jonathan Hogan). Bell: Edie Falco. Alice: Lisa Emery. Jane: Jane Hoffman.

Tue Jan 27 5:00am
Law & OrderHouse Counsel(Season 5, Episode 10) TNT

McCoy has a battle of wits with his long-time friend (Ron Leibman), a mobster's defense attorney. Anna: Jessica Walter. Furini: Vincent Pastore. Dosso: Fil Formicola. Priscilla: Leslie Ayvazian.

Tue Jan 27 6:00am
Law & OrderGuardian(Season 5, Episode 11) TNT

The detectives investigate the death of a female junkie who was left to die in the yard of a day-care center. Kamen: Jon Cypher. Mrs. Blanchard: Joan MacIntosch. Matthew: Dallas Roberts. Pollard: Gerry Bamman.

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