Marsha Thomason


Date Of Birth

January 19, 1976


Marsha Thomason is a British actress who has established herself in Hollywood, thanks to her roles as Nessa Holt on Las Vegas, Naomi Dorrit on Lost and Diana Barrigan on White Collar, in which she is now a series regular. She enrolled at Oldham Sixth Form College to pursue Media Studies, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts before earning her degree in English at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Additionally, she trained at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, which exposed her to various theatre productions and eventually led her to pursue acting professionally.

After gaining exposure in the British television circuit through her work in Burn It, Playing the Field and Where The Heart Is, Thomason landed the role of Eddie Murphy's wife in The Haunted Mansion. This was followed by My Baby's Daddy, Caffeine, and LA Blues. Simultaneously, she also appeared as a main cast member of the TV series Las Vegas.

After Las Vegas was canceled, Thomason remained active in the spotlight with her roles on Lost, Easy Money, General Hospital, Make It or Break It and White Collar.

Place of Birth

Manchester, England, UK

Birth Name

Marsha Thomason



Fun Facts

-She has been married to Craig Sykes since 2009.

-She has Jamaican roots.




1993 Safe
1994 Priest
1996 Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment Janice Lafferty
2001 Swallow
2001 Black Knight
2002 Long Time Dead
2002 Pure
2003 The Haunted Mansion
2004 My Baby's Daddy
2005 The Nickel Children
2006 The Package
2006 Caffeine
2006 The Fast One
2006 The Tripper
2006 Tug of War
2007 LA Blues
2008 Messiah V: The Rapture
2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef

1996 Prime Suspect
1997 Pie in the Sky
1998 Playing the Field
1999 Love in the 21st Century
2001 Table 12
2003 Burn It
2003–2005 Las Vegas
2007 Cane
2007–2010 Lost
2008 Life
2008 Easy Money Julia Miller
2009–2010 Make It or Break It
2009- present White Collar
2009 General Hospital




5' 10" (1.78 m)



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