Merkerson says she's been cast to play Martin's mother in the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing." Her manager Bob McGowan says production begins in Luxembourg in late March.
Merkerson played Lt. Anita Van Buren on "Law & Order" from 1991 until it ended in 2010. Martin played Detective Ed Green from 1999 to 2008.
The film focuses on Gaye in the 1980s when he battled drug abuse and depression.
Merkerson spoke Monday while promoting NBC's drama "Deception," in which she plays the mother of show's lead character Johanna. She's also in the Tyler Perry-produced film comedy "We The Peeples" due out in May.
Eric Lavallee: During your childhood…what films were important to you?
Sean Baker: When I was in first grade, my mother brought me to the local library where they were screening selected scenes from the Universal monster films on 16mm. I remember watching the burning windmill sequence from James Whale’s
The IRS has placed a number of tax liens against the actress in recent months, including one filed for 6,620 in January 2010 in Los Angeles, 4,844 in August 2009 in Kent County, Delaware, ,748 lien in April 2008 again in L.A., and 7,144 in February 2008 in Kent County.
Her manager, Bob McGowan, told the Detroit Free-Press, via RadarOnline.com, that Polo's expensive divorce and her time off from making films contributed to the financial mess. She has already come to an agreement with the IRS officials, and is working on repaying her debt.
Polo, who plays Ben Stiller's wife in the comedy "Meet the Parents" and its sequels, is just one of the celebrities who have been cited by the tax agency,
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