(6/05) Stage: Appeared (as "Birdie") in "Birdie Blue", a play by Cheryl L. West
. Second Stage Theatre, New York City.
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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.
Has been nominated twice for the Helen Hayes
Award, first in 1990 for "The Piano Lesson" (Outstanding Lead Actress-Nonresident Production) and in 1999 for "The Old Settler" (Outstanding Lead Actress-Resident Play), for which she won the award.