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Marcia Clark bio, OJ Simpson trial, family, career, and net worth

Who is Marcia Clark?

Marcia Clark is a strong-headed personality who has a unique courtroom style. She is a versatile woman who is a famous prosecutor, writer, and TV correspondent.

Clark is famous as the lead prosecutor in the 1995 OJ Simpson trial. The case was on OJ Simpson, charged for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Clark married Gabriel Horowitz, an Israeli professional backgammon player, in 1976. The marriage ended up in 1980, and Marcia Clark tied the knot with Gordon Clark, a computer programmer.

Let’s get to know more about the remarkable prosecutor Marcia Clark’s life.

Quick facts

Full nameMarcia Rachel Clark
OccupationProsecutor, writer, television correspondent
Birthdate.August 31, 1953
BirthplaceAlameda, California
ParentsFather: Abraham Kleks


Mother: Rozlyn Masur

SiblingYounger brother
Marital statusDivorced
Ex-husbandsGabriel Horowitz (1976-1980)


Gordon Tolls Clark (1980-1995)

ChildrenTravis Clark, Trevor Clark
Height5 ft 6 inch (168 cm)
Weight59 kgs (130 lbs)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark brown
Net worth$4 million

Marcia childhood and family

Marcia Clark was born in Alameda, California, on August 31st, 1953 to Abraham Kleks and Rozlyn Masur.

Marcia’s father, Abraham Kleks, grew up in Israel. He worked as a chemist for food and drug administration. However, her mother, Rozlyn Masur, was not engaged in any professional activities.

Marcia belongs to a Jewish family.

Marcia spent her childhood with her younger brother, who is an engineer. But, the other information, including his full name, is not yet confirmed.

She has a solid educational background. She graduated from Susan E. Wagner High school in the Manor heights section of Staten Island, New York.

Clark graduated from the University of California with a political science degree. Marcia didn’t stop here. She also excelled in a Juris Doctor’s degree at Southwestern University School of Law.

Clark is a perfect blend of beauty with the brain.

Marcia Clark, an American prosecutor

Marcia Rachel Clark personality

Marcia Clark is a strong-headed woman with a very sharp brain. She is one of the most celebrated women in the field of prosecution.

She has dark brown eyes with beautiful black colored hair. Marcia stands at the height of 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) and weighs 59 kgs (130 lbs.). Marcia is quite fit and attractive to women.

As per her birth date, Marcia Clark belongs to the Virgo zodiac sign. Virgo women are witty, workaholics, and independent. Moreover, they are perfectionists and love to solve their problems by themselves.

She has the character of a perfect Virgo woman.

Marcia Clark relationships

  • First husband Gabriel Horowitz

Marcia Clark married her first husband named Gabriel Horowitz in 1976. He was a professional backgammon player.

The couple met each other while Marcia attended UCLA. The duo soon ended up in the marriage after almost five years due to their differences.

Reportedly, the marriage claimed to have a motive for logistics. As we know, Gabriel Horowitz was from Israel and desperately needed a green card.

In her memoir “Without A Doubt,” she mentioned her ex-husband, she said:

Gabriel Horowitz is “a womanizing cad.”

Furthermore, she added:

“But the most incredibly handsome man I had ever seen.”

  • Second husband Gordon Tolls

After her divorce from Gabriel, Marcia married her boyfriend, Gordon Tolls. He is a system administrator and computer programmer at the Church of Scientology.

The couple was compatible and happy with each other.

She and Gordon Tolls have two children named Travis Clark and Trevor Clark. But, again, life was not going to be easy for Marcia Clark. The couple decided to break more than 15 years of marriage in march 1995.

In 1995, Marcia started working in OJ Simpson’s case, due to which much of her information went public. It was a hard time for her as she was struggling professionally in OJ Simpson’s case. At the same time, she also got strangled in her children’s custody circumstances.

Marcia Clark fought the bitter custody battle of her children. Happily, she got full custody.

  •  Did Marcia lose her kids?

No, Marcia Clark did not lose her kids after her divorce from Gordon Tolls. She continued to raise her children as a single mother.

  •  Is Marcia married now?

No. Marcia is not married as of 2020.

  • Did Marcia have a relationship with Chris Darden?

Yes. Marcia Rachel and Chris Darden, a prosecutor of OJ Simpson, were in a romantic relationship.
In his book, Chris Darden wrote:

“She and I were two passionate people thrown together in a trial that left us exhausted and lonely. She was willing to take off her jewelry and go to jail with me over a ridiculous contempt ruling. I was willing to be at her side during her child custody deposition. We sat up listening to hip-hop and R&B. We danced a few times and drank a few bottles of wine. In my mind, that is a relationship.”

  • What happened to Marcia and Chris?

Marcia and Chris were allegedly in a relationship with each other. However, the exact information about their details is not yet confirmed.

Marcia Rachel Clark career

OJ Simpson Trial

Clark was a lead prosecutor in OJ Simpson’s case. Simpson is a former footballer who got engaged in the vicious murder of his ex-wife and her friend.

Clark caught all the media attention at the time of OJ Simpson’s case. She got criticized for her looks, hairstyle, and status as a single mother.

Due to the sickening comments on her appearance, she underwent a makeover during the case. It was to skip negativity about her looks and hairstyles.

We have covered about OJ Simpson case extensively here

However, she failed to prove OJ Simpson guilty in the case. When the verdict came out “not guilty,” she was devastated and decided to quit her prosecutor’s career.

In the interview, Clark said:

“Angry isn’t the right word,”

She added:

“”Whatever you think about OJ Simpson’s guilt, two innocent people were brutally murdered, and the killer never brought to justice.””

She became a crime writer and media commentator on high-profile cases after quitting.

You can also read about team member Al Cowlings who was OJ Simpson crucial part of the trial 

Marcia Clark during O.J. Simpson trial

Why did Marcia cut her hair?

People harshly mocked Marcia for her appearance during the trial of OJ Simpson.

The media trolled her looks awfully; hence, Marcia decided to cut her hair. But, the troll didn’t stop there. The media mercilessly criticized her again for her makeover.

The media should never encourage such malicious acts.

How did Clark lose the Simpson case?

Clark lost the Simpson case due to various reasons. She was going through a battle with her second husband over their children’s custody at the time.

Read about Robert Shapiro who was the star attorney of the OJ Simpson murder trial

At the same time, the media continuously mocked Marcia’s looks, hair, and dresses. She has also shared her experience after losing the OJ Simpson’s case, she said:

“I don’t think the pain of that trial is ever going to leave me.”

She also added:

“an endless study in torture and pain every single day.”

“The last thing I wanted was to worry about my hair.”

Marcia is, no doubt, an impeccable woman.

How did Clark impact the case?

Marcia battled through depression post the OJ Simpson case. In an interview, she revealed that she took therapies to overcome depression.

We must admit the pain she must have gone through after OJ Simpson’s case.

Is Clark still practicing law?

No. She is not practicing law after the case of OJ Simpson. Before the OJ Simpson’s trial, she had a fantastic record in prosecution. She had won 19 murder trials and lost only one.

Clark’s books

Except for her impeccable critical analysis skill, Clark is also an exceptional author. She is terrific when it comes to storytelling and portraying reality.

Clark’s books are “Without a Doubt,” “Blood Defense,” “The Competition,” etc.

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What is the name of Clark’s new movie?

Marcia Clark’s new movie’s name is “The Fix” premiered on March 18th, 2019, on ABC.

The Fix is an American legal drama. The cast included Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Rayner, Merrin Dungey, Marc Blucas.

Marcia Clark and Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson is an American actress born on December 17th, 1974, in Tampa, Florida. She played significant roles in movies, “The Post” (2017), “Ocean’s 8” (2018), “Abominable” (2019), and “Run” (2020).

Sarah is famous for featuring in the role of Marcia Clark in “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.” She also talked about her experience she went through after playing the role of Clark.

Marcia Clark with Sarah Paulson at the 68th Emmys

In an interview, Sarah Paulson said:

“It changed everything.”

“I was one of those women who didn’t like Marcia Clark. And that was based on believing what the media told me — that she was this total monster and a bulldog and so aggressive. It was transformational to realize, God, I had it all wrong. Most people did.”

Sarah Paulson gathered media attention after her protagonist’s character in the movie.

What does Marcia Clark do now?

Clark is doing excellent as an author now. She has written ten books, including fiction and non-fiction. The book, named “Without a Doubt,” reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Marcia Clark net worth

Marcia’s net worth is around $4 million as of 2020. She lives a very luxurious life in her home in California, United States.

Marcia social media


Marcia is active on Instagram, with followers numbering 13.5k as of 2020. Her Instagram profile is full of meaningful quotes and beautiful pictures.

Her Instagram id is thatmarciaclark


She is also active on Twitter, with followers numbering 22.8k.

Her Twitter handle is @thatmarciaclark