Marsha Stephanie Blake

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Marsha Stephanie Blake
Marsha Stephanie Blake

Years active2002–present

Marsha Stephanie Blake is an American actress, 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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Blake was born in Jamaica and immigrants to US in late 1980s with her family.[2]

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.[3] 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.[3] Along with cast, she received Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.[4][5] She 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.[6][7][2]

Blake also 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).[8]


  1. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray; Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 16, 2019). "Emmy Nominations See Major Decline In Diversity And Inclusion".
  2. ^ a b Sarachan, Risa. "Marsha Stephanie Blake Shines As Linda McCray In Netflix's Unflinching 'When They See Us'". Forbes.
  3. ^ a b "Who Plays Berdie Rogers On 'OITNB'?". Bustle. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - SAG Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Marsha Stephanie Blake". IMDb. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (3 August 2018). "Ava DuVernay's 'Central Park Five' Drama Adds Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Storm Reid To Cast". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  7. ^ Turchiano, Danielle; Turchiano, Danielle (19 April 2019). "Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Series 'When They See Us' Gets First Trailer on Netflix". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ Schager, Nick; Schager, Nick (10 May 2019). "Tribeca Film Review: 'See You Yesterday'". Retrieved 9 June 2019.

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