Actress in Film, Theatre and Television
BFA Musical Theatre, ’98
Merle Dandridge is the star of Oprah Winfrey Network’s Greenleaf. She began her acting career with leading roles on Broadway in Spamalot, Rent, Aida, Tarzan and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Dandridge received Roosevelt’s first Distinguished Artist Award. “There is a precious and sweet satisfaction in hearing ‘job well done’ from the University that first invested in my potential, then backed it up by giving me a tool box full of gifts to ensure my success,” she said.