British actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste first became known to an international audience through her breakthrough performance in Mike Leigh’s Secrets & Lies (1996) and received Best Supporting Actress Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations for the role. She studied at RADA, and was nominated for the Ian Charleson award for her performance in Cheek by Jowl’s Measure for Measure. She has appeared in several films including Noah Baumbach’s Mr. Jealousy, the psychological thriller, A Murder of Crows, the independent comedy How to Make the Cruelest Month, The 24-Hour Woman, The Cell, 28 Days, Spy Game, Takers. On British television she starred in Paul Greengrass’ The Murder Of Stephen Lawrence. She is perhaps best known to TV audiences as FBI agent Vivan Johnson in Jerry Bruckheimer’s Without a Trace. In 2013 she returned to the UK to appear at The National Theatre’s production of Amen Corner. In addition to acting and directing Jean-Baptiste is also a composer. She scored the music for Mike Leigh’s Career Girls in 1997.