|Full Name||Marsha Stephanie Blake|
|Awards||Online Film Critics Society Award,Black Reel Award|
|Education||University of California, San Diego|
|Date of Birth||May 3|
Marsha Stephanie Blake is an American actress who played Linda McCray on the hit Netflix series When They See Us, probably the role she is better knows for. She is also notable for her work in many other movies and TV shows like Django Unchained, This Is Us, Orange Is the New Black, and FBI: Most Wanted.
Marsha Stephanie Blake was born on 3rd May in Jamaica. She immigrated to the United States with her family in the late 1980s. She has clandestine information about her family and childhood.
Blake attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1996. Upon her college, she went on to enroll at the University of California, San Diego and obtained her MFA from the graduate acting program.
Marsha Stephanie Blake briefly worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Her theatre credits are The Merchant of Venice, Come and Gone, The Crucible, An Octoroon, and more.
The acters made her professional debut with a role Myrna Addison in a TV series Third Watch in 2002. Subsequently, Marsha appeared in several hit TV shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, and Six Degrees.
In 2014, Blake acted in Girls and Chicago P.D. The actress made a TV breakthrough after portraying Berdie Rogers on the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black in 2015. The role also won her Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
The same year, Marsha landed many recurring roles in Happyish, Public Morals, The Good Wife, and Setting On. Sharing the screen along with James Spader, Megan Boone, and Diego Klattenhoff, Blake portrayed Janet MacNamara in two episodes of The Blacklist from 2016-19.
Blake made her major breakthrough when she came with a role Linda McCray in When They See Us alongside Aurora Perrineau, Chris Chalk, Kylie Bunbury, Jovan Adepo, and Strom Reid. For the role in the project, she won Black Reel Award, Online Film Critics Society Award, and African-American Film Critics Award. Furthermore, the actress got a Primetime Emmy Award and Critics' Choice Television Award nominations. In 2020, she played in FBI: Most Wanted.
Besides her TV role, Blake has also been part of many successful movies such as Diango Unchained (2012), Nasty Baby (2017), The Wide Wedding (2017), and The Laundromat (2019).
In 2020, Marsha appeared in The Photograph. The same year, she would appear in I'm Your Woman.
Along with her prolific acting career, Marsha Stephanie Blake is also enjoying her years-long married life with her husband Gregory Costanzo. The couple tied the knot in July 2009.
According to her Instagram account, the couple started dating in 2002 and dated nearly 7-year before walking down the aisle.
They celebrated their 10th anniversary in July 2019. Marsha shared a photo on this occasion with her husband Gregory on her Instagram on 5th July. She captioned it,
I dunno who Arnold is but GREGORY is my Numero Uno. Happy 10yr anniversary (17 together) baby!!
The two are also blessed with two daughters. Further information about their children is missing.
As per estimation made by various online sources, Marsha Stephanie Blake's net worth as of 2020 is around $1 million. She has collected such a good amount of fortune from her work in movies and TV shows.
In 2012, the actress played in Django Unchained which grossed over $425 million at the box office.