Even when you did not make the connection between Dandridge and her CG counterpart, there’s a variety of different media you have most likely seen her in earlier than. Dandridge has a protracted historical past of stage credit, from native Chicago theatre to finally performing in Broadway reveals like the unique “Jesus Christ Celebrity,” “Tarzan,” and a revival of the traditional musical “Lease.”
Finally, Dandridge made the transition to appearing on-screen as properly. One in every of her first recurring roles was in FX’s hit sequence “Sons of Anarchy,” wherein she performed Rita Roosevelt, the spouse of Eli within the fourth and fifth seasons of the present. The publicity would lead her to different recurring roles within the medical drama “The Night time Shift” and HBO’s “The Flight Attendant.” In 2016, Daindridge booked a number one function in OWN’s “Greenleaf,” which exposes the Calvary Fellowship World Ministries megachurch’s scandalous historical past. The present lasted 5 seasons and led to 2020.
With the quantity of on-screen expertise Dandridge has below her belt, it is easy to see why creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann felt it was proper to carry her again as Marlene. In contrast to Troy Baker’s Joel and Ashley Johnson’s Ellie, Dandrigde already is an applicable age, and the digital character was modeled after her personal look. Why mess with perfection?