Marianne was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1997 for Secrets & Lies.
She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the social drama "Secrets & Lies".
Marianne is married to British ballet dancer Evan Williams.
She was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and performed at the Royal National Theatre.
She composed the music of Mike Leigh's "Career Girls" in 1997.
Marianne has one daughter.
She is 5'1" tall.
Recorded an album of blues songs. Also a writer/composer.
In 1997, became the first black actress to fail to receive an NAACP Image Award nomination for an Oscar-nominated role since the establishment of the awards.
Marianne: The old men running the industry just have not got a clue...Britain is no longer totally a white place where people ride horses, wear long frocks and drink tea. The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it's curry.