Marilu Henner

Actor and Writer
Born Apr 6, 1952

Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner is an American actress, producer and author. She is best known for her role as Elaine O'Connor Nardo on the sitcom Taxi from 1978 to 1983.

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1952 Birth Born on April 6, 1952.


1971 19 Years Old While a student at the University of Chicago in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Henner originated the role of "Marty" in the Kingston Mines production of Grease in 1971. … Read More


1977 25 Years Old Her first film appearance was in the 1977 sleeper-hit Between the Lines, co-starring then-unknowns Jeff Goldblum, Lindsay Crouse, John Heard, and Jill Eikenberry.
1978 26 Years Old Her second role was opposite Richard Gere in the 1978 film Bloodbrothers.


1982 30 Years Old Henner came to prominence with the role of Elaine Nardo in the situation comedy Taxi. She was the leading lady in the 1982 film Hammett directed by Wim Wenders, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring her first husband Frederic Forrest.
1983 31 Years Old In 1983, Henner starred opposite Burt Reynolds in The Man Who Loved Women, directed by Blake Edwards. … Read More
1984 32 Years Old She was the leading lady in the 1984 film Johnny Dangerously, playing love interest to Michael Keaton.
1985 33 Years Old In 1985 she once again appeared alongside John Travolta in Perfect. … Read More
1990 38 Years Old From 1990 through 1994, she appeared opposite Burt Reynolds in the situation comedy Evening Shade, which also starred Ossie Davis and Hal Holbrook. … Read More


1994 42 Years Old In 1994, she hosted her own daytime talk show, Marilu, for 165 episodes.


2003 51 Years Old Henner starred as the domineering mother of the bride in the Brooks & Dunn video "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl" in 2003.
2006 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006 and 2007, Henner was the host of the television series America's Ballroom Challenge.
2008 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Henner said on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in early 2008, that she has never actually danced ballroom and would like to go on a season of Dancing with the Stars, which would later come true in 2016 for the season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. … Read More


2012 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Her ninth book, Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future, is a New York Times best-seller and offers instruction on how people might access their own autobiographical memories; it was released on April 24, 2012. … Read More
2016 64 Years Old On August 30, 2016, Henner was revealed as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.
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