Appeared in "The Old Settler" at Washington DC's Studio Theatre. NOTE: She won the Helen Hayes
Award for Best Actress.
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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.
She was nominated for a 2008 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for "Come Back, Little Sheba," was performed in a Manhattan Theatre Club presentation of a Center Theatre Group production on Broadway in New York City.