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Denise Burse-Mickelbury
Born Denise Burse
January 13, 1952 (1952-01-13) (age 58)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Denise Burse-Mickelbury (born January 13, 1952) is an American actress best known for her role as Claretha Jenkins from 2007-2008 in the television series House of Payne.


Acting career

A native of Atlanta, Burse received professional training at the Just Us Theatre, The Alliance Theatre and The Atlanta Children's Theater.[1] She has numerous television credits such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.[1][2] Burse has also appeared in various stage productions such as An American Daughter, Harriet’s Return, Ground People, Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West, and Radio Golf.[2][3]



Years Films Roles
1995 New York Undercover Mrs. Reyes
1996 The Juror[2] Secretary
Basquiat [2] Mary on TV
1999 Law & Order [2] Sarah Chase
Funny Valentines[2] Brenda
2000 The Sopranos[2] Nurse #2
Cosby Mrs. Henderson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit[2] Counselor Scheider
2001 Pamela Tatum
Third Watch[2] Brigette
100 Centre Street[2] Joy Glass
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent[2] Sarah Edgars
On the One (Preaching to the Choir)[2] Sister Marcie
2007-present Tyler Perry's House of Payne Claretha Jenkins


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