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  • Real name : Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste
  • Date of birth : 26/04/1967

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  • Jean-Baptiste Marianne

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Marianne Jean-Baptiste (1967)

Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste

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Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste is a British actress and singer of Antiguan and St. Lucian heritage.

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 early life
Jean-Baptiste was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and performed at the Royal National Theatre. She was nominated for a 1994 Ian Charleson Award for her performance in Measure For Measure with Cheek by Jowl.

 film career
She gained international success of the social drama Secrets & Lies in 1996, receiving Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance, becoming the first black British actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. She also collaborated with director Mike Leigh on stage in It's a Great Big Shame . A writer and composer, Jean-Baptiste has recorded an album of blues songs and composed the musical score for Leigh's 1997 film Career Girls.

In 1999, she performed in a French-language production of The Suit in Paris.

Jean-Baptiste starred in the American television series Without a Trace as FBI agent Vivian Johnson, who has a serious heart disease and a young son to raise while still working at her demanding law enforcement position.

Most recently she has appeared in Takers, Secrets in the Walls and Harry's Law

She is married to British ballet dancer Evan Williams, with whom she has two daughters.

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