American actress S. Epatha Merkerson has been involved in the acting industry for almost three decades. She is the recipient of numerous high-profile accolades along with four honorary doctorate degrees. Further, she is famous for her award-winning performance as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on the NBC police procedural drama series Law & Order from 1993 to 2010.
Here is everything about S. Epatha Merkerson weight loss journey, net worth, husband, children, age, and height.
|Birth Name||Sharon Epatha Merkerson|
|Birthday||November 28, 1952|
|Birthplace||Saginaw, Michigan, United States|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Married/Husband||Toussaint Louverture Jones, Jr (Divorced)|
|Net Worth||$9 Million|
S. Epatha Merkerson Net Worth
Miss Epatha has been into the show business for almost 33 years. From her television debut on Pee-wee’s Playhouse as Reba “the Mail Lady” in 1986 to Chicago P.D as Sharon Goodwin, she has established herself as a veteran.
She began to rise after she landed the lead role in the one-woman play, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. In 1992, she won Obie Award for her incredible work in I’m Not Stupid. Her other acting credit includes Loose Cannons, Jacob’s ladder, James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, She’s Gotta Have It, and “Navy Seals.”
Her net worth enhanced after she appeared in the HBO film Lackawanna Blues. She also starred in Lincoln as Lydia Hamilton Smith and Chicago Med as Sharon Goodwin.
Her net worth dwells around $9 million.
S. Epatha Merkerson Husband & Children
In 1994, Miss Epatha tied the knot with her husband, Toussaint Louverture Jones, Jr. However, she couldn’t sustain her marriage for long with her husband, and she separated with him in 2006. In 2006, she ended her 12 years of marriage by divorcing her husband.
Although Miss Epatha isn’t a real-life mother, she has played the character of a mother in several films and tv shows. Nevertheless, her portrayal of a mother whose son was paralyzed in a drug-related crime in the first season of Law & Order is one of her best performances till the date.
As for now, Miss Epatha is single. Since her divorce, she has never been part of any kinds of dating rumors.
S. Epatha Merkerson Weight Loss
Not only for the career she has, but Merkerson is also popular for her never giving up attitude and incredible battle with overweight. After snuffing out her smoking habit, she had gained over 40 pounds. She went to a size 14. However, she was in denial and couldn’t receive the importance of diet and exercise.
Eventually, she “got on board” with the reality of how her lifestyle obstructed her health. Later, she grasped the power to lower her risk of mounting the diabetes-related difficulties that her family members had experienced. After 40-pound weight loss, she got her A1C down to 6.2 percent and lowered her blood pressure. As of now, she weighs about 65kg.
Wiki Facts: Age, Height & Education
Sharon Epatha Merkerson was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1952. Her mother, singlehandedly, raised her after her parents separated when she was five.
Miss Epatha graduated from Cooley High School. She went on to join Eastern Michigan University. However, she transferred to Indiana University Bloomington and subsequently to Wayne State University from where she obtained a degree on Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre. Furthermore , she is an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Wayne State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Montclair State University and the University of Pittsburgh.
The 66 years old Epatha celebrates her birthday on November 28. Having a black ethnic background, she recalls sending her childhood in a majority-white neighborhood in Detroit.
Miss Epatha has a decent height of 5 feet 6 inches.