(Judge Daniels) body of work encompasses the Broadway stage, television and
feature films. She has earned two Tony nominations and one win, an Obie Award,
the L.A. Drama Critics Award and four Emmy Award nominations.
Thigpen portrayed â€˜The
Chief' on the PBS series "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
and "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?" Other television credits
include regular appearances on the series "Thirtysomething" and
"L.A. Law," and the television movies "An American
Daughter," "Boys Next Door" and "Night Ride Home."
Thigpen's feature film
credits include The Insider, Shaft, Novocaine, Random Hearts, Lean on Me, Bob
Roberts and Tootsie. On stage, Thigpen has starred in
"Fences" (L.A. Drama Critics Award), "An American Daughter"
(Tony Award), "Tintypes" (Tony nomination), "Jar the Floor"
(Obie Award), "A Month of Sundays" and "Having Our Say."
Currently, she stars in
the CBS drama series "The District," featuring a distinguished cast
headed by Craig T. Nelson.
Born and raised in
Joliet, Ill., Thigpen currently resides in New York City.
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