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BLACK HISTORY (2006) – S. Epatha Merkerson: Her First Leading Role

A familiar face, an unusual role. S. Epatha Merkerson was known all over the world for playing Lieutenant Anita Van Buren in countless seasons of Law & Order. She was and is what is called “a working actor”. So, when she won for her role in the made-for-television movie Lackawanna Blues she was hugely surprised – at 53, this was her first lead in a film.