Marcia Clark is a U.S prosecutor, TV correspondent, and author who came into the limelight for handling a couple of high profile murder cases like the Robert John Bardo case and the well-publicized trial of O.J Simpson who was accused of murdering his ex-wife and friend Ron Goldman.
She is also an author and most of her books are entirely based on crime and court cases (fictional and non-fictional) and some are excerpts from her career as a prosecutor with the challenges she went through.
Marcia Clark Bio
Marcia was born as Marcia Rachel Kleks on the 31st of August, 1953 in Alameda, California to Jewish parents – RozslynKleks and Abraham Kleks. Growing up, her family moved a lot as a result of her father’s job as a chemist in the federal agency for Food and Drug Administration under the Health and Human Unit.
Clark attended Susan E. Wagner High School and then the University of California where she bagged a degree in Political Science. She would proceed to the Southwestern school of law, from where she earned a degree in Law. After college, she kicked off her career as a public defender in L.A before becoming a prosecutor in 1981 and as a prosecutor, she handled and won several high-profile cases like the Robert John Bardo case; whom Marcia Clark ensured was put behind bars for the murder of young actress Rebecca Schaeffer in 1991.
She was also in charge of the widely publicized trial of former NFL player O.J Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown. The O.J Simpson trial brought about a challenging and difficult time in her life as it brought so much scrutinies and backlash from the media and the general public. After the case, she resigned from legal practices and went into writing. She has authored several books like Snap Judgment, Guilt by Degree, Blood Defense, The competition, Without a Doubt (which she co-authored with Teresa Carpenter on the Simpson case). The books are all centered on crime and court cases.
Apart from being a writer, she has appeared on numerous TV series which are also centred on her career as a prosecutor, some of them include The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and O.J.: Made in America, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Her Net Worth
Clark does not reveal her current salary but the series of books she has written and her involvement in television series has sure earned her a good fortune, her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.
Who Is Marcia Clark’s Ex-Husband, Gordon?
During the time Marcia Clark was leading the prosecution against O.J. Simpson, she was equally fighting a personal battle; she was at the peak of her divorce from her husband Gordon Clark and fighting for custody of her two sons.
Marcia and Gordon got married in 1980. Marcia was five years younger than Gordon who was a Computer programmer and a member of the church of Scientology. According to reports, Gordon was an employee of the church before their marriage and the two got married because the church mandated them to if Gordon was to keep his job with the church while in a relationship with Marcia. Together, they have two sons.
After almost fourteen years together, Marcia filed for divorce in June 1994. Just a few days before she was assigned to the Simpson case, she demanded custody of their kids but Gordon argued that he should get custody of the children due to the long hours Marcia spent working for the trial and that he would be home by 6 pm each day.
Marcia Clark’s marriage to Gordon was not her first, she was married to an Israeli professional backgammon player Gabriel Horowitz, they, however, divorced in 1980 after 4 years and they had no child(ren) together.
Did Marcia Clark Have An Affair With Chris Darden?
There were many controversies that surrounded the O.J Simpson trial and one was Marcia Clark’s rumored intimate relationship with a fellow prosecutor in the case of Christopher Darden.
The pair were reported to have been in an intimate relationship during the trial but according to Darden, “they were more than friends”, and there was no intimacy between them. With the trial getting stronger and tougher, they spent more time working together on the case, and at one time during the trial, Darden became a beacon of support to Marcia as she was going through her divorce and at the same time fighting for custody of her children.