Merle Dandridge

Merle Dandridge

American actress and singer
Merle was born in Okinawa, Japan to a mother of Korean and Japanese descent and an African-American father serving in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating high school in Papillion, Nebraska, she attended the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University in Chicago on a full-ride scholarship and graduated with a BFA in Theatre.Wikipedia
BornMay 31, 1975
HometownOkinawa, Japan
Height5'8" (1.73m)
SpouseChristopher Johnston

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Jenna Ushkowitz and Merle Dandridge to Host Harvest Home Benefit Concert With Performances by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kevin McHale and More (EXCLUSIVE)

  • Broadway is coming to Santa Monica. Jenna Ushkowitz (“Glee”) and Merle Dandridge (“The Last of Us,” “Station 19”) are teaming up and gathering their singer friends to raise money for Harvest Home L.A., a non-profit for unhoused pregnant women. “Jenna, Merle, and Friends: A Night of Song” will feature pop and Broadway tunes performed by …


Quick Binge with the cast of Greenleaf

Merle Dandridge, Deborah Joy Winans and Keith David share their favorite episodes of Greenleaf.
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2021Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Flight AttendantNominated