• S. Epatha  Merkerson

    S. Epatha Merkerson

    Born on November 28th, 1952

    From Saginaw, Michigan

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Lackawanna Blues

In the 1950s and '60s, young Ruben Santiago Jr. (Marcus Franklin) lives in a lively boardinghouse in the blue-collar town of Lackawanna, New York, with his father (Jimmy Smits) after his parents separate. Run by the motherly Nanny Crosby (S. Epatha Merkerson) and her taciturn husband (Terrance Dashon Howard), the boardinghouse residents, including The Bandleader (Mos Def), singer Pauline (Macy Gray) and cabaret owner Dick Barrymore (Ernie Hudson), teach the young boy about life and art.

Golden Globe (2006)
Won
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Won
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series