Appeared in "The Old Settler" at Washington DC's Studio Theatre. NOTE: She won the Helen Hayes
Award for Best Actress.
Epatha Merkerson | Epatha Merkinson
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
My dad said he had a teacher named Epatha who was influential in keeping him in school. But my mother said it was an old girlfriend of his. So that's why she stuck in the Sharon Epatha. That's what the "S" stands for. Everyone knows now because some numbskull I went to high school with decided to put it on the Internet.
Her favorite Law & Order
(1990) episode is the first season show "Mushrooms," in which she plays Denise Winters, a woman whose son is mistakenly killed by a boy who, unable to read, fires shots into the wrong apartment.