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Marianne Jean-Baptiste Biography

Birth Name:
Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste
Birth Place:
London, England
Actor, singer, composer

Fast Facts

  • Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London
  • Wrote and starred in the play Ave Africa in 1991
  • Was the first black British actress ever to be nominated for an Oscar, for her performance in Secrets & Lies (1996)
  • Composed music for the 1997 Mike Leigh film Career Girls
  • Best known for her role as FBI agent Vivian Johnson on the CBS drama series Without a Trace


  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Pascale Williams -- Daughter
  • Evan Williams -- Husband