Marsha-Warfield
Marsha Warfield | Biography

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  • Full Name Marsha Francine Warfield
  • Nickname Godmother of Upper Ghetto
  • Occupation Actress & Comedienne
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 05, 1954
  • Age 67 Years, 10 Months
  • Net Worth 3 Million USD
Female Bailiff Rosalind 'Roz' Russel on 'Night Court'

Marsha Warfield | Biography

Former Comedy Writer for Actor Richard Pryor

'Night Court' is an American Comic TV Series. The first episode of the series was broadcast on 4 January 1984. The show finally concluded on 31 May 1992. It is rated as one of the Top 10 NBC sitcoms of all time. Warfield joined 'Night Court' from its fourth season and eventually became famous among its audiences. She appeared in 136 episodes of the series for six years (1986-1992). She was featured as the female bailiff, Rosalind 'Roz' Russel. From her 'Night Court' popularity and also as a comedienne, she went on to call herself the 'Godmother of Upper Ghetto'.  


Marsha Warfield is a veteran American television and film actress. She currently appears as Toni Wilson on the Fox TV series 9-1-1.

Who is Marsha Warfield?

Marsha Warfield is a renowned American actress, TV host, writer, and comedian. She has mainly gained recognition as Rosalind from the 1980s TV series Night Court (1986-1992). Born and raised in Chicago, Warfield migrated to Los Angeles in her 20s. She started her comedy career in the late 70s as a writer for American actor Richard Pryor. Later she started performing on her own as a stand-up comedian. 

Warfield stepped into acting through her debut in A Fistful of Chopsticks (1982 Movie). Eventually, she got her career's big break as Roz on the popular sitcom Night Court. Shortly after, she starred as Dr.Maxine Douglas on Empty Nest (1993-1995). Her other notable acting bio include DC Cab (1983 Movie), Mask (1985 Movie), The Whoopee Boys (1986 Movie), Caddyshack II (1988 Movie), etc. 

Besides acting, Warfield holds several guest appearances and TV hosting credits. She hosted Super Password (1987-1989), Family Feud (1989), The Arsenio Hall Show (1989-1990), and The Marsha Warfield Show (1990-1991). Additionally, Warfield made several guest appearances on numerous television shows like Riptide (1984), In Living Color (1993), Living Single (1997), etc. Lately, Warfield made her comeback to TV through Season 4 of Fox's 9-1-1(2019-Till now TV series) as Toni Wilson.

Age and Husband

Marsha Francine Warfield was born on 5 March 1954, Illinois, USA. She is the eldest daughter of her parents, Josephine Gordon and James Gordon. Her only sibling is her younger sister Cassandra. Her father left her and her mother when she was just a child. Thus, her mother married again and raised her with the help of her second husband.

Growing up in Chicago, she graduated from Calumet High School at the age of 17. She married her husband (name not available) after completing graduation. However, within a few months of getting hitched, she moved separate ways from him. 

'Night Court'

Night Court is an American Comic TV Series. The first episode of the series was broadcast on 4 January 1984. The show finally concluded on 31 May 1992. It is rated as one of the Top 10 NBC sitcoms of all time. Warfield joined Night Court from its fourth season and eventually became famous among its audiences. She appeared in 136 episodes of the series for six years (1986-1992). She was featured as the female bailiff, Rosalind 'Roz' Russel.

From her Night Court popularity and also as a comedienne, she went on to call herself the 'Godmother of Upper Ghetto'.  

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Is Marsha Warfield gay?

Although Warfield was previously married to a male partner, she later came out as gay. She made a public announcement about her sexuality at 63 years of age in 2017. According to an October 2021 article in pridesource.com, she initially came out with her mother when she was in her 30s. Warfield's mother told her that she already knew it. In addition, her mother asked her to keep the secret hidden and only reveal it after her death. Speaking about it with pridesource, she said,

her telling me she didn't want me to come out while she was alive in the environment that we were living in didn't hurt at the time. It hurt later. You get older and you realize just how suppressed you've been and how much you've missed.

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Marsha Warfield With Her Partner Angie. (Photo: Twitter)

She also revealed that she was in a relationship with a woman. She added that her partner's name was Angie while addressing her as 'Boo Baby,' and they were planning to marry soon. 

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