Merle Dandridge owes her immense rise to prominence to the widely acclaimed television series Greenleaf, created by Craig Wright and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey. Before she came to the big screen, she was popular with the theater audiences and bosses. Since she came into the limelight, she has proven to be both an asset and a force to be reckoned with. From her outstanding performances on stage and in front of the camera to her assertiveness, Dandridge is everything you would expect from an actress.
Merle Dandridge’s Bio (Age)
The Greenleaf actress was born on May 31, 1975, in Okinawa, Japan, as the child of her parents. She spent her childhood first at Beale Air Force Base (outside Wheatland, California) and later with the Offutt Air Force in Bellevue, Nebraska. She also visits Asia. When she travels to this area, she usually stays in Seoul. Merle has older siblings, a quarter of whom are Japanese and most of whom are Korean due to her mother’s first marriage to a Korean. She received her high school education at Papillion La Vista High School, where she attended the theater production class organized by the school’s drama department. After graduating from Papillion, the actress went on to the Drama Conservatory of Roosevelt University (now known as the Chicago College of Performing Arts).
Dandridge began her acting career on stage in 1994, after which she had several other appearances in theater productions in Chicago. She received her first on-screen role in 2003 when she was cast as Lacey in the television series Angel. Her television series and films include The Edge (2003), NCIS (2003), Third Watch (2005), All My Children (2005), Perception (2015 ), The Night Shift (2015-2016 ), Murphy Brown (2018), while her most recent theater project is Once on This Island (2017-2018). Since 2016, she has starred in the television series Greenleaf by Wright and Winfrey.
Besides acting, the Hollywood screen diva runs her business in the gaming world. In the gaming community, she is best known for her role as the voice of Alyx Vance in the award-winning thriller game “Half-Life 2” and its offshoots Episode One and Two. Her outstanding voice acting performance in the widely acclaimed game “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture” also earned her a BAFTA Award.
The actress was born as the daughter of a black American father and an Asian mother. Her father was an African-American U.S. soldier from Memphis and her mother was a native Okinawan of Japanese and Korean descent. Merle’s family is known for its strong commitment to the Church. Her father prays in the non-denominational Church of Christ without instruments, while her mother is of the Korean Catholic faith. Although the names of her parents are known to the public, Merle credits them with the high points she has reached in her personal life and career to date.
Husband (Christopher Johnston)
Who says you can’t keep your private life private in Hollywood? We know that it is such a difficult task for most celebrities to keep their family life private, but there are some who have overcome this weakness and overcome it. Merle Dandridge is a Hollywood star who has proven that you can be famous, yet discreet and reserved. She keeps her private life under wraps and prefers to make headlines with her professional life.
Over the years she has kept information about her marriage to herself, but lately, speculation about her married life has been making the rounds in the media. It all started after the rumor arose that she had filed for divorce from her husband. In the course of checking the authenticity of the rumor, the media found out that the actress is now married to a young man named Christopher Johnston. Merle is said to have made the alliance with her lover on May 21, 2011, in Sherman Oaks, California. As it turned out, the two were kindergarten and high school classmates and lived in Los Angeles.
Although there is little information about Dandridge’s marriage to Chris that lasted more than half a decade, she is said to have cited insurmountable differences as the reason for the separation. The couple did not bear children of their own.
What is Her Height?
Standing at a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Merle Dandridge is obviously not the biggest actress in the business, but she towers above some of her co-stars. She has the ideal height for ladies, and therefore her height has never prevented her from performing her roles very well. If you are wondering what the equivalent of the actress’s height in metric units might be, it is 1.73.
As for her weight and other body measurements, these are not yet publicly announced, but we can confirm that the actress is in good shape and that her eyes and hair color is black.