Actress, “When They See Us”
Marsha Stephanie Blake
Emmy nominee Marsha Stephanie Blake continues to captivate audiences through her work in film and television.
Upcoming, Blake will be seen in the Netflix film, The Laundromat. Directed and produced by Steven Soderberg, The Laundromat follows a group of journalists who take part in unearthing 11.5 million files, linking the world’s most powerful political figures to secret banking accounts to avoid taxes. The film is set to premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. In 2020, she will also be seen in Stella’s Maghie’s, The Photograph opposite LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae.
Currently, she can be seen in Ava DuVernay’s Emmy nominated miniseries, When They See Us, which she was nominated for her first Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series. The Netflix series chronicles the true story of a notorious case of five black teenagers who were convicted of a rape they did not commit, also known as “The Central Park 5”.
Most recently, Blake starred in three films which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival including: Julius Onah’s, Luce, opposite Octavia Spencer, the Spike Lee produced, See You Yesterday, and Goldie opposite Slick Woods.
Other credits for Blake include Matt Ruskin’s Crown Heights, Orange is the New Black and HBO’s Getting On. A staple in the NY Theatre community her on-stage Broadway credits include Merchant of Venice and The Crucible as well as Othello for New York Theatre Workshop.
Blake currently resides in NY with her husband and two children.