Marsha Lisa Thomason is a British television and film actress who is known in the United States for playing Nessa Holt in the first two seasons of the NBC series Las Vegas, for her recurring role on ABC’s Lost as Naomi Dorrit, and for playing FBI agent Diana Berrigan on USA …
A well known director wouldn’t take the chance on casting me for an American role after he discovered that I was English. Some time later, he expressed his regret that he hadn’t taken the chance with me.
I think that Vegas is one of the wildest places I’ve ever been to. You can look to your left and there’s a drag queen getting married by Elvis, to the right there is some old bird sticking quarters into a slot machine for hours.
I know it sounds clichéd, but if we just treated each other as we’d like to be treated ourselves, we’d all be doing a lot better.
When I am on the plane and turbulence kicks in, I can’t abide it. I feel like we are all going to die, and it takes everything in me to stay calm. But there are worse things to have to cope with.
I never understand when people say, ‘School days are the best of your life.’ So it’s all downhill from 16? How depressing.
There is definitely a pressure for funny people to be funny. People want them to perform all the time.
I didn’t grow up with pets, but I live alone and figured a dog might be good for me. His name is Drexl, and he’s a shih-tzu.
I’ve taken classes most of my life, and it’s no secret among my friends I want to be in a movie about dance. Maybe ‘Step Up 2,’ with the delightful Channing Tatum.
I enjoy the reaction I get in the U.S.A. when people discover I have an English accent. They don’t expect that, and it’s kind of a kick.
I have never seen a ghost. But yes, I believe because I know too many people who have had experiences. When I lived in Notting Hill, I shared a flat with a mate who was convinced that there was a presence in our house.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a daughter Tallulah Anaïs Sykes on June 12, 2013. Child’s father is her husband, Craig Sykes.
One of her first acting roles was in ‘The 8: 15 from Manchester’. Later in her career while filming ‘Lost’, her character encountered survivors of a plane crash – Oceanic 815.
Married in Malibu, California.
She was born to an English father and a Jamaican mother.