Marquis s a classically trained and award-winning writer and actor, who was inspired to take on the stage by watching his father perform as an Opera singer. Trained at Herbert Berghof Studios in NY under Earl Hyman, Marc spent two seasons with The National Shakespeare Company. He has played Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, Petrucchio, Stanley Kowalski, and many others. He has a February 2021 reading scheduled of his play "Villains", with the LA Writers Center. Some of his writings have garnered attention with nominations and awards including, "Bonnie Sugar Brown" A Self-Love Story, as a Fernlief's Back in The Box 2009 Quarter Finalist, "The Descent of Man", as a Quarterfinalist in the Oscars Nicholl Fellowship, in Filmmakers International, and as a Winner at the Hollywood Black Film Festival's Storyteller Competition. Marc has directed productions of Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello, with an emphasis on racial and cultural divisions. He is currently directing the film short, "Black Knights", which he wrote the script based on a poem written by Pamela Shaddock. He won the LA Weekly Award, and Ovations Award, for Stage Directions, NAACP award for The Cherry Orchard, at Will Geer Theatricum, as well as other nominations. Outside of theatre, he has been seen in numerous films, with recurring TV roles on Bold and the Beautiful, Cold Case, and others. Marc is an alumnus of the prestigious Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller writing program at USC, established by Bill and Camille Cosby, and a member of The Organization of Black Screenwriters. As a skilled Master Craftsman and Furniture Maker, while building Sprinkles Cupcake Stores, throughout the country, Marc has also used those skills as Art Director, Production Designer, and Lighting Director on several films and theatre productions.