Marquita grew up in a creative household on the east coast. The daughter of a director father and make up artist mother gave her the freedom to express all of her artistic talents as a child, of which she had many.
Marquita got her start in the art of acting after being "discovered" in a high school play. She went on to college and graduated with a BA in Film to booking guest spot gigs on prominent shows of the time such as THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR and PARTY of FIVE. Soon following, came her first series, where her love of character driven comedy was born. She played "Winnie" on the cult hit, teen sitcom, USA HIGH. That was followed by the role of "Lisa" on the final season of MALIBU, CA. Marquita went on to book pilots and guest spot roles in both comedy and drama genres on shows that included, BECKER, SPIN CITY, THE DIVISION, THE SHIELD, and a several episode arc on GENERAL HOSPITAL..
After a long hiatus to marry and start her beautiful family, Marquita returned on the scene nabbing a recurring role right away on COMMON LAW for USA Network. She happily resides in Los Angeles. which serves as the backdrop for her first series that she created, wrote, and produced for the web, entitled "WIP" aka "Work In Progress", which can be found streaming online on her newest venture, the family blog Love, The Laniers. She describes this platform as her family's creative playground on the web where they share content they're all involved in creating in both written and video formats..