Marcia Clark has rested her real estate case in the affluent L.A. suburb of Calabasas, where she’s sent a spacious mini-mansion in a guard-gated community to the jury of deep-pocketed potential buyers with a $3.1 million asking price.
Clark may not be a household name today, especially among the Instagram and TikTok set, but 25 years ago she was, in her own words, “famous in a way that was kind of terrifying.” Plucked out of public prosecutor anonymity, Clark led the tantalizingly televised, breathlessly publicized and ultimately unsuccessful 1994-5 prosecution of O.J. Simpson for the, ahem, still unsolved murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Throughout the trial she was mercilessly mocked for her appearance and her personal life exposed in the tabloids — she was in the midst of a custody battle for her two sons, as if any of that mattered to the gruesome matter at hand. Her experience at the white-hot center of the tragic story took its toll. When the trial ended, she left her job as a prosecutor and wrote a memoir about the case, for which she was paid $4.2 million, and since then she’s become a crime thriller writer. Her most recent effort, “Final Judgment” from her Samantha Brinkman series, was published in 2020.
Though she has said she was opposed to the project, she popped back up into the pop culture public eye a handful of years ago when she was expertly and sensitively portrayed by Sarah Paulson in the 2016 Ryan Murphy-helmed miniseries, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” for which the actor took home a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
A deep dive into property records indicates the legal eagle turned crime scribe has owned the 6,400-square-foot home since late 1996, the year following Simpson’s acquittal, when it traded for not quite $1.1 million. However, it’s unclear if she’s remained a resident of the five-bedroom and six-bath home the entire time.