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Marsha Stephanie Blake  

Emmy Award-Winning Actress; Known for her Role as Linda McCray in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us"

Marsha Stephanie Blake is an actress, best known for her role as Linda McCray in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us," for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nomination.

Born in Jamaica, Blake immigrated to the U.S. in late 1980s with her family. She received an MFA from the graduate acting program at UCSD.

Blake has played many roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, include The Merchant of Venice, Come and Gone, The Crucible, An Octoroon, and Hurt Village. On television, she guest-starred in "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Third Watch," "Elementary," and "The Good Wife."

In 2015, Blake joined the cast of Netflix comedy-drama series, "Orange Is the New Black," playing Berdie Rogers. Along with the cast, she received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Blake also had a recurring roles on "Happyish," "Getting On" and "The Blacklist." In 2019, Blake played Linda McCray in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us" directed by Ava DuVernay.

Blake has appeared in a number of movies, include The Architect (2006), Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013), Nasty Baby (2015), Person to Person (2017), Crown Heights (2017), The Wilde Wedding (2017), Luce (2019) and See You Yesterday (2019). In 2019, Blake was cast as Vivian Maddox in "How to Get Away with Murder" for the sixth and final season.


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