In 1993, few people in the United States had heard the name Marcia Clark. But by 1995 she was a household name. Appointed to the L.A. District Attorney’s Office in 1981, Clark spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit, where a number of high-profile cases crossed her desk. But it was her appointment as the lead prosecutor on the infamous O.J. Simpson double-murder trial that changed everything. Intense public scrutiny dogged Clark for the duration of the nine-month trial and following Simpson’s acquittal. (Imagine if social media had been around at the time.) Disillusioned with the justice system, Clark (pictured at top, left) tried her hand at writing and penned the New York Times bestseller “Without a Doubt” (about the Simpson trial) before turning her talents to fiction. Now she is embarking on another journey, that of executive producer for the new ABC series The Fix, and while the series’ premise and lead character, L.A. District Attorney Maya Travis, may appear autobiographical on the surface, Clark insists they are not. "This is different [and] a complete departure from me," Clark told MediaVillage during a recent interview. "Maya isn't me. She is an entirely fictional character, so it actually gives me more freedom."
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