Marilu Henner

Actor, Singer
A vivacious red-haired actress known for her Midwestern sass, Marilu Henner starred in several Broadway plays like "Grease" before landing her career-defining role of tough New York cabbie Elaine Nardo on the classic ... Read more »
Born: 04/05/1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (103)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

June in January 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Signed, Sealed, Delivered 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Crazy Ones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unforgettable 1990 - 1996, 2005 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1990 - 1996, 2005 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hitched for the Holidays 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday High School Reunion 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 1990 - 1994, 2005 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Glades 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Are You Wearing 1990 - 1994, 2005 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Miss USA Pageant 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Vamps 2012 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Accidentally in Love 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1990 - 1994, 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1992 - 1993, 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Miss America Pageant 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party Down 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roommates 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Boys 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Governor's Wife 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Ballroom Challenge 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Gone, But Not Forgotten 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Things About the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Living with Fran 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comeback 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Boomer Nation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Center of the Universe 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enemies of Laughter 2003 (Movie)

Dani (Actor)

Greg the Bunny 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

At Home With... 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Latin Dancesport Championships 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monaco Dancesport Championships 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tale of Two Bunnies 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Reynolds: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocket's Red Glare 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Kaufman: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Fosse: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Marilu Henner 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars Over Mississippi, With Prince Edward 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

25th International Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway 98: Launching the Tony Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Subzero 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

We're Having a Baby! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Best of Taxi 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Marilu 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasers 1994 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 (Movie)

(Voice)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

Belinda Blair (Actor)

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Chains of Gold 1991 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

L.A. Story 1991 (Movie)

Trudi (Actor)

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Channel 99 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect 1985 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Rustler's Rhapsody 1985 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Lil (Actor)

Mr. Roberts 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Who Loved Women 1983 (Movie)

Agnes (Actor)

Dream House 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Kit Conger (Actor)

The Celebrity Football Classic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paper Chase 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodbrothers 1978 (Movie)

Annette (Actor)

Between the Lines 1977 (Movie)

Danielle (Actor)

Off Campus 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Grand Larceny (TV Show)

Actor

Ladykillers (TV Show)

Actor

Love Rules! (TV Show)

Actor

My Son Is Innocent (TV Show)

Actor

Stark (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Medicine Ball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Abandoned and Deceived (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (1)

Focus 2015 (Movie)

Music Consultant (Music)

Biography

A vivacious red-haired actress known for her Midwestern sass, Marilu Henner starred in several Broadway plays like "Grease" before landing her career-defining role of tough New York cabbie Elaine Nardo on the classic sitcom "Taxi" (ABC, 1978-1983). Although Henner was never nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the series, she was made an honorary New York cabbie and achieved through this one series, television immortality as the only female in a legendary ensemble cast. A popular fixture of tabloids for relationships with famous men like John Travolta, everyone's favorite guy's gal parlayed her sitcom success by co-starring in feature films like the campy favorite "Johnny Dangerously" (1984) and "Perfect" (1985) and guest-starring on innumerable television shows throughout the 1980s and into the next decade. She also parlayed her interest in health and fitness into a new career, co-writing Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover in 1998 and continuing to churn out nonfiction healthy-lifestyle titles over the next several years. In addition to her viability as a health guru, her acting career flourished in the 1990s and into the millennium, during which time she played Burt Reynolds's wife on the popular CBS sitcom "Evening Shade" (1990-1994) and appeared as one of the more respectable contestants on "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ). One of the few actresses who could be both beautiful and just 'one of the guys,' Henner's unique appeal helped make her one of the more admired television stars of her generation.

Relationships

Lorin Henner

Brother

Tom Henner

Brother

Christal Henner

Sister

Michael Brown

Husband
Met in college when he dated her roommate Engaged as of June 2004 Married Dec. 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA

Tony Danza Actor

Companion
Co-starred on ABC sitcom "Taxi" from 1978-83 Briefly dated during first season No longer together

Frederic Forrest Actor

Husband
Met on set of "Hammet" (1982) Married Sept. 28, 1980 after knowing one another for only six months Divorced 1982

Joseph Henner

Father
born in 1917 died of a heart attack in December 1969 at age 52

Loretta Henner

Mother
born in 1921 died in May 1978 at age 58

Judd Hirsch Actor

Companion
Had a brief relationship at end of first season of "Taxi" in 1979

Joseph Lieberman

Son
born November 12, 1995

Rob Lieberman Actor

Husband
Met in Los Angeles, CA Began dating 1985 Married June 27, 1990 Divorced June 7, 2001

Nicholas Lieberman

Son
born on May 12, 1994

John Travolta Actor

Companion
Met when they appeared together in touring company of "Grease" in 1972 Had on-again, off-again relationship until 1985

EDUCATION

University of Chicago

Chicago , Illinois 1969 - 1972
received scholarships

Madonna High School

Chicago , Illinois
Catholic all-girls school

Milestones

2000

Headlined the national tour of the revival of "Annie Get Your Gun"

1997

Returned to Broadway replacing Ann Reinking in the role of Roxie Hart in the revival of "Chicago"

1994

Hosted syndicated daytime talk show "Marilu"

1990

Co-starred as Ava Evans Newton opposite Burt Reynolds on the popular CBS sitcom "Evening Shade"

1990

Appeared in first feature film in five years, "Chains of Gold"

1988

Returned to the theater in a production of "Carnal Knowledge" staged at the Pasadena Playhouse; co-starred with Gregory Harrison, Valerie Mahaffy and David Marshall Grant

1985

Received a CableACE Award nomination for her role in "Grown Ups," a "Broadway on Showtime" production

1983

First acted with Burt Reynolds in the feature "The Man Who Loved Women"

1982

Returned to films after four years to play first leading role in a feature in Wim Wenders's "Hammett"

1981

Acted in her first TV-movie "Dream House"

1979

First worked with Burt Reynolds on the NBC variety special "The Celebrity Football Classic"; he was the "color commentator" and she was the "celebrity interviewer"

1978

Played Elaine Nardo on the popular ABC sitcom (with NBC for its last season) "Taxi"

1977

Earliest TV roles included a part as Janet, a college student, on the CBS sitcom pilot "Off Campus"

1977

Made feature film debut in a small role of a stripper in "Between the Lines"

1976

Performed in a Broadway revival of the musical "Pal Joey"

1974

Made Broadway debut in the musical "Over Here!" starring Ann Reinking, and Patty and Maxine Andrews; supporting cast also included Treat Williams and Travolta

1972

Left the University of Chicago after three years to travel with the national company of "Grease"; stayed with the company for a year; first met Jeff Conaway (who had lead role of Danny Zuko) and John Travolta

1970

Turned down opportunity to recreate role of Marty in the NYC production of "Grease"

Originated supporting role of Marty in the musical "Grease" at the University of Chicago's Community Theatre

Appeared in the Broadway production of "Social Security,, directed by Mike Nichols

First performed onstage while still a child; appeared in musical productions for Chicago's Center Stage Group

Bonus Trivia

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Her Web site is located at www.Marilu.com

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Henner was diagnosed with a condition called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), which gave her the gift of exceptional memory. In 2011, the actress and author served as a consultant on the CBS crime drama "Unforgettable."

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