English actress Marsha Thomason is not yet a household name in the United States of America even though she has appeared in some of the country’s highly-rated television series such as NBC’s Las Vegas (2003–2005), the ABC drama series Lost (2007–2010), and White Collar (2009–2014) which aired on the USA Network.
Regardless of her status of not being an A-list actor or celebrity, and her not having ever been nominated for an award, whether in the United Kingdom or in the United States, the Manchester Metropolitan University alumna is sure to warm the hearts of people whenever she takes on any role. As she proved in White Collar, she could take on any role that is given to her, no matter the sexuality, nationality, or challenge.
Who is Marsha Thomason?
Marsha Thomason was born Marsha Lisa Thomason to her parents; Phyllis (née McCrae) and Peter Thomason, on the 19th of January, 1976, in the Greater Manchester district of Moston, England. Her mother, who is Jamaican, worked for an electronics company while her father was a politician.
Thomason received her primary school education at Holy Trinity Primary School in Harpurhey. She later attended North Manchester High School for Girls in Moston, as well as Oldham Theatre Workshop where she participated in youth theatre productions before enrolling at Oldham Sixth Form College for A levels. After completing her A levels in media studies, theatre studies, and performing arts, the young aspiring actress received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Before catching her big break in the TV series Pie in the Sky (1996), Marsha Thomason had appeared in the TV film Safe (1993) and Priest (1994). Her performance in the show landed her a role in Playing the Field (1998) and then Where the Heart is (1998). By the early 2000s, Thomason moved to Hollywood and landed roles in the Martin Lawrence comedy film Black Knight (2001) and the Disney comedy film The Haunted Mansion (2003) which starred Eddie Murphy. She also appeared in the BBC Three drama Burn It (2003) before landing the main cast role of Nessa Holt in the NBC series Las Vegas (2003-2005).
Between 2007 and 2010, Thomason played Naomi Dorrit in the series Lost, which she had been a huge fan of, and also appeared in Easy Money (2008) and Make It or Break It (2009-2010). In 2009, she landed the role of an FBI agent named Diana Berrigan in White Collar (2009-2014). She first appeared in the pilot episode of the show and returned for the first-season finale before becoming a full-time cast member.
In recent times, Marsha Thomason who is said to have amassed a net worth of $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, has appeared in some acclaimed television series like Men at Work (2013-2014), Safe House (2015), NCIS: Los Angeles (2017-2018), The Good Doctor (2017), and Seal Team (2018). She also provided the voice for the character of Diana Burnwood in the video game Hitman: Absolution.
Family – Her Husband (Craig Sykes), Kids
Unlike the openly gay character she portrays in White Collar, Marsha Thomason is very much straight and happily married to a member of the opposite sex. She is married to lighting technician Craig Sykes. It is not clear how and when the couple met each other, or how long they had dated before tying the knot on the 5th of April in 2009 at the Inn – Seventh Ray in Malibu, California. The pair exchanged vows in front of about 60 guests that included family and friends. Thomason’s Las Vegas co-star James Lesure and Cupid actor Sean Maguire were in attendance.
On the 12th of June, 2013, Thomason and Sykes started a family by welcoming a daughter named Tallulah Anais into the world. Tallulah was born in New York and she weighed 8lbs, 12oz at the time of her birth. Following her birth, her parents wasted no time in releasing a joint statement to share their joy with the world.
Height and Body Measurements
Marsha Thomason has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (177 cm) and weighs about 60 kg (132 lbs). The star with dark brown eyes and black hair, who is a huge supporter of Manchester City Football Club, further has body measurements of 34-26-32 inches. She has done a good job at maintaining her envious body build.