Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Details


Marianne Jean-Baptiste received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress in her feature film debut in Mike Leigh’s critically acclaimed Secrets & Lies.

Her independent features include A Murder of Crows also starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.; How to Make the Cruelest Month, which won critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and New Year’s Day.

Marianne also starred in the Lifetime television film Silent Hearts, and the true story, docu-drama The Murder of Stephen Lawrence for Granada television and The Man for the BBC. Additional film credits include: Mr. Jealousy with Eric Stoltz and Oprah Winfrey’s The Wedding.

In addition to acting, Jean-Baptiste is also a writer and composer, having most recently composed a score for Mike Leigh’s feature film Career Girls. She has also written and performed with British jazz musicians including Jason Rebello, for whom she wrote and recorded four tracks on his BMG album Keeping Time.

Born in London, Jean-Baptiste is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). She has starred at the Royal National Theatre in such classics as The Way of The World and Measure for Measure and most recently went to Paris to play the starring role in Peter Brook’s production of Le Costume.