Marilu Henner
American actor and writer
Marilu Henner
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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'DWTS': Marilu Henner Axed Ahead of Semifinals
ABC News - 4 months
Five stars return to compete in the semifinals next week.
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'Dancing with the Stars' Kicks Off a New Season Tonight
ABC News - 6 months
Check out Marilu Henner, Amber Rose, and Ryan Lochte!
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'DWTS' partners Derek Hough and Marilu Henner look like early favorites
Fox News - 6 months
He's a six-time mirror ball winner while she's a five-time Emmy nominee, and together they are the ones to beat.....
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Marilu Henner: Have USB microphone, will travel
USA Today - almost 2 years
Actress hosts radio show while acting, using portable tech gear.          
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San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Enterprise for High School StudentsA preview party, featuring a cocktail buffet and shopping, of the San Francisco Fall Antiques (which runs through Oct. 27) raises funds for this organization's employment skills program. 7 p.m. Oct. 23 Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F. Tickets: $250; $650 (Enthusiasts package with 6 p.m. entrance); $1,250 (Aficionados package with 5 p.m. entrance); $3,000 (Collectors Circle package with 4 p.m. entrance); $5,000 (Connoisseurs Circle package with 4 p.m. entrance). California Academy of SciencesSupernatural is the Academy's annual family-friendly Halloween costume party, which features Planetarium shows, food and drink, hands-on arts activities and more. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Project InformEvening of Hope: A Night of Lifesaving Fashion features a cocktail buffet, silent auction and fashion show of designs created with condoms followed by a VIP after-party with the designers and models. Elios Charitable FoundationActress Marilu Henner emcees the ...
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The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 4: Andy Kaufman and the Birth of Rhino Home Video
Huffington Post - over 3 years
With his long blond hair, beard and pale skin, Martin Marguiles -- who went by the name Johnny Legend -- could pass for Yosemite Sam's svelte brother. In the early days of the Rhino Records label we issued a 12-inch EP, pressed on "Blood Red Vinyl" of notorious ex-professional wrestler Fred Blassie's "Pencil Neck Geek," which Martin had co-written and co-produced based around a catchphrase of Blassie's. Martin and his wife, Linda Lautrec, co-wrote and co-directed an hour parody of the 1981 feature film My Dinner With Andre, shot on video at Sambo's Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. Whereas Andre presented an intellectual conversation about the theatre and the philosophy of life, My Breakfast with Blassie depicted comedian Andy Kaufman and Freddie Blassie improvising a dialogue about mundane things, like discovering that they both were germ phobic to the extent that they carried Handi Wipes. The program had value, but Martin had difficulty in getting anybody to buy it. He suggested ...
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Popeater - almost 4 years
There are only two episodes left until the "Two and a Half Men" season finale, which will feature a very familiar face as Walden's new girlfriend. Scratch that, two very familiar faces as Walden's new girlfriends. In "Cow, Prepare to be Tipped," Hilary Duff guest stars as Stacey, Walden's (Ashton Kutcher) 22-year-old girlfriend ... but it's her grandmother, played by "Taxi" veteran (and current "Celebrity Apprentice" star) Marilu Henner, who ultimately catches Walden's eye. Meanwhile, Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones) go on a father-son bonding trip. The "Two and a Half Men" Season 10 finale airs Thursday, May 9 at 8:31 p.m. ET. CBS has yet to order a new season of the long-running comedy, but it is in talks with studio Warner Bros. to continue the series. Click through the gallery below to see photos from upcoming episodes. "Two and a Half Men" airs Thursdays at 8:30 on CBS.
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Another Disney Star Has Joined 'Two And A Half Men'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Move over, Miley Cyrus: Hilary Duff is headed to "Two And A Half Men." The "Lizzie McGuire" actress will guest star on the CBS comedy as Walden's (Ashton Kutcher) girlfriend Stacey, according to TVLine. Duff tweeted about her role on Tuesday. So excited to be joining the cast of @twohalfmen_cbs this week! I get to play a crazy drunk girl, funnnn!!! — Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) April 2, 2013 But in true "Two And A Half Men" fashion, Walden will end up falling for someone else. In this case, it's Stacey's grandmother, who will be played by "Taxi" vet Marilu Henner. Since her "Lizzie McGuire" days, Duff has guest starred on "Gossip Girl," "Community" and more. CBS did not immediately return HuffPost's request for comment. "Two And A Half Men" airs on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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The Next Great TV Couple?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Marilu Henner will guest star on the "Two and a Half Men" season finale as a love interest for Ashton Kutcher's character. Yes, you read that right. According to TVLine, the "Taxi" veteran will play the grandma of one of Walden's (Kucther) girlfriends. In true "Two and a Half Men" fashion, Walden then falls for the grandmother. Henner's episode airs on May 9. The actress is currently on NBC's "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." Henner's other TV credits include "Unforgettable," "Evening Shade" and "Grey's Anatomy." "Two and a Half Men" was not among the 18 shows already renewed by CBS, but the network said it is negotiating with Warner Bros. for an additional season.
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Omarosa’s Tears Take Center Stage On Emotional All-Star Celebrity Apprentice
Radar Online - almost 4 years
The curtain fell on another famous face on Sunday’s edition of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, while the person named reality TV’s top all-time villain showed their softer side, and we’ve got all the details right here on SPOILER ALERT: Who Was Eliminated On All-Star Celebrity Apprentice? After leading her team to victory, Omarosa burst into tears while remembering her late fiance, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who tragically died on September 3 at the age of 54. After Trump announced her team was the winner, Omarosa — who’s competing to raise funds for Sue Duncan Children’s Center, a cause which Michael was involved with – cried as she thought of her late love. PHOTOS:  All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Cast Parties In Las Vegas “I just miss him so much,” she said of the actor, who left a vivid legacy on film with performances in The Green Mile, Armageddon and Sin City. “I think it’s a great tribute to Michael.” Trump comforted his longtime associate, telling th ...
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Fashion Week: Kristin Chenoweth, Marilu Henner and other celebs brave a blizzard for “Project Runway” show at Fashion Week
Fox News - about 4 years
Many showed up for the show despite the weather. 
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2012 Global Ebook Award Won by San Francisco Travel Author Robert Talley
Yahoo News - over 4 years
San Francisco Bay Area author Robert R. Talley has won the 2012 Global Ebook Award in the non-fiction Travel/Guidebook category for his book Staycation Destinations, Short Getaways In and Near the San Francisco Bay Area.Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 At an awards ceremony in Santa Barbara’s University Club, with actress and author Marilu Henner as guest speaker, publishing executive Dan Poynter announced the winners of the 2012 Global Ebook Awards in several categories. ...
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REVEALED: Why Some Brains Remember 'Everything'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 07/31/2012 02:30 PM EDT on LiveScience Can you remember what you ate for lunch on March 8, 1999? What about what you were wearing on Oct. 29, 1985? A handful of people — only 33 confirmed to date — can remember such minutiae, recalling almost every moment of their lives after about age 10 in near-perfect detail. They have what scientists call a highly superior autobiographical memory, and now researchers have identified what makes their brains special. Researchers at University of California, Irvine (UCI) studied 11 people with the condition and flagged distinct quirks in nine structures of their brains. Most of those differences, unsurprisingly, were in areas associated with autobiographical memory. The participants also had more robust white matter linking the middle and front parts of the brain compared with a group of control subjects. Documenting these brain anomalies gives scientists a "descriptive, coherent story of w ...
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Judges Joe Jonas and Marilu Henner Deny Miss USA 2012 Was Rigged
Ace Showbiz - over 4 years
Joe insists that Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo 'won fair and square' in the beauty contest, while Marilu reveals that the former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin was among her 5 top picks.
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Martina McBride Says 'Marry Me' Makes Her Nostalgic About Her Wedding Day
KNCI 105.1 - almost 5 years
Frederick Breedon, Getty Images Before last month’s ACM Awards, Martina McBride was asked to provide a photo from her wedding for a feature in People. The singer and Train‘s Pat Monahan sang a duet of ‘Marry Me’ at the April 1 red carpet event, during which a couple married live on stage. McBride says there would be a lot of do-overs if she were to plan to do her own wedding — 200-guest, spring ceremony — again. “I was pretty easy going,” McBride says when asked if she was anything close to a Bridezilla. “I had the bridesmaids carry candles down the aisle… it was tacky. I’m telling you, my wedding, when I look back at it, it was fine for the day but looking back — I mean they carried little hurricane lanterns that were surrounded by fake flowers, and I don’t know. I would do things a lot differently now.” Her three daughters giggle when they see the now 24-year-old photos. The singer joked with Taste of Country about her hair on her wedding day, but truth be told, it’s her hus ...
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Marilu Henner's amazing memory
CNN - almost 5 years
Actress Marilu Henner talks to Dr. Drew about her amazing ability to remember every moment of her life.
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Piers tests Marilu Henner's memory
CNN - almost 5 years
Joining Piers Morgan in studio, actress and author Marilu Henner puts her fascinating memory skills to the test
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marilu Henner
  • 2016
    Age 63
    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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  • 2012
    Age 59
    In August 2012, Henner won $25,000 for the charity Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) as a celebrity contestant on Live! with Kelly "Grilling with the Stars" contest for her Healthy/Easy Grilled Mushroom and Heirloom Tomato dish.
    More Details Hide Details Henner has written nine books on diet, health and memory, the most prominent being Total Health Makeover, in which she explains the virtues of a non-dairy diet in conjunction with food combining and exercise. She leads monthly classes on her website,, designed to help people integrate these steps into a healthier, more active lifestyle. Both of her parents died in their 50s, which prompted her to lead a healthier lifestyle. Henner has also been host of television's The Art of Living, produced by United States Media Television. Henner rejoined the cast for its 13th season on The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice where she was joined by fellow Apprentice alumni. She played for her charity The Alzheimer's Association and won over $50,000 for the cause. She returned, after being eliminated, for the final task to assist Trace Adkins.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details To promote Total Memory Makeover, she appeared on Anderson Live (then known as simply Anderson), The View, Piers Morgan Tonight, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Talk, The Dr. Oz Show, and numerous other radio and TV media outlets.
  • 2008
    Age 55
    Henner was a contestant on NBC's first The Celebrity Apprentice, in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She was fired by Donald Trump in the eighth episode, but was brought back to help fellow contestant Trace Adkins in the final task of the show. Henner, who has highly superior autobiographical memory, was a consultant for the CBS drama Unforgettable, which starred Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, a woman with the same ability. Henner guest-starred as Carrie's aunt.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She later hosted FitTV and The Discovery Channel's Shape Up Your Life, which is based on her books.
  • 2006
    Age 53
    She married Michael Brown, a former college classmate, on December 21, 2006, before 100 people in her Los Angeles home.
    More Details Hide Details It was the second marriage for Brown, who has three children (Cassia Brown, Carine Brown and Michael Brown). Henner has two children, Nicholas Morgan and Joseph Marlon, from her marriage to Lieberman. Henner has hyperthymesia and can remember the specific details of her everyday life since she was a small child. On December 19, 2010, the CBS News program 60 Minutes aired a segment which featured six individuals thought to have this condition. As a longtime friend of 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, Henner was included on the show. Henner also discussed her superior memorization abilities on other programs, such as CBS's The Early Show, NBC's The Today Show, ABC's The View, and Howard Stern's Sirius XM show.
    In 2006 and 2007, Henner was the host of the television series America's Ballroom Challenge.
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  • 2003
    Age 50
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 41
    In 1994, she hosted her own daytime talk show, Marilu, for 165 episodes.
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  • 1990
    Age 37
    From 1990 through 1994, she appeared opposite Burt Reynolds in the situation comedy Evening Shade, which also starred Ossie Davis and Hal Holbrook.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in Noises Off (1992) and in Man on the Moon (1999), a film about her Taxi co-star Andy Kaufman. Henner played herself (as well as herself playing her Taxi character). Henner guested on Match Game and Hollywood Squares. She provided the voice for Gotham City socialite Veronica Vreeland in Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1999), reprising the role in the animated films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998).
  • 1985
    Age 32
    In 1985 she once again appeared alongside John Travolta in Perfect.
    More Details Hide Details In 1991 she appeared opposite Steve Martin in L.A. Story as Trudi, a role for which she received a nomination for an American Comedy Award as the Funniest Supporting Female in a Motion Picture.
  • 1984
    Age 31
    She was the leading lady in the 1984 film Johnny Dangerously, playing love interest to Michael Keaton.
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  • 1983
    Age 30
    In 1983, Henner starred opposite Burt Reynolds in The Man Who Loved Women, directed by Blake Edwards.
    More Details Hide Details Reynolds then asked Henner to join the cast of Cannonball Run II later that year along with Shirley MacLaine and Dom DeLuise.
  • 1982
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1978
    Age 25
    Her second role was opposite Richard Gere in the 1978 film Bloodbrothers.
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  • 1977
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1971
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details When the show was discovered and moved to Broadway, she was asked to reprise the role; however, she chose instead to play "Marty" in the national touring company alongside John Travolta, who played "Doody". Additional Broadway credits for Henner include Over Here!, with Travolta, revivals of Pal Joey, Chicago, Social Security, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife.
  • 1952
    Born on April 6, 1952.
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