Merle Dandridge portrays Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf, estranged daughter of the powerful Greenleaf family, on OWN’s new drama series Greenleaf.

Broadway and television star, Merle has acted in a number of popular series, including The Night Shift, Sons of Anarchy, Starcrossed, Criminal Minds, 24, Rosewood, Suits, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Newsroom to name a few. On the Great White Way, she has starred in Spamalot, Tarzan, Aida, Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar. She is also known for her award-winning work in video games including Half Life 2 and The Last of Us. Born in Okinawa, Japan and raised in Nebraska, Merle attended Roosevelt University in Chicago.