Marilu Henner or Mary Lucy Denise Henner is an American actress, author, producer, and radio host. She began her professional career as an actor in 1971, working for the “Grease” musical. In 1977, she did her first movie called “Between the Lines.”
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Marilu Henner was born on 6 April 1952 in Chicago city of Illinois, United States. She is the third daughter among the six children of Loretta Callis (a dance teacher by profession) and Joseph Henner. Her grandparents were from Poland while her maternal grandparents were from Greece. She grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago and started taking dance classes from the age of 2. At the age of 14, she started teaching dance at her mother’s studio. She went to the University of Chicago for her higher education.
Marilu Henner initially married actor Frederic Forrest and then director Robert Lieberman, but none of the two marriages worked and ended in divorce. She then married Michael Brown, one of her college classmates, on 21 December 2006. Nicholas Morgan and Joseph Marlon are the two children of Marilu from her second husband, Robert.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 6 April 1952, Marilu Henner is 68 years old as of today’s date 20th August 2020. Her height is 1.70 m tall, and her weight is 56 kg.
In 1971, while she was at the University of Chicago, she worked for the “Grease” musical. Later in 1977, her debut film, “Between the Lines,” was released. In 1978, she worked in the film, “Bloodbrothers” wherein she was cast opposite American actor, Richard Gere. Marilu became famous when she played the role of Elaine Nardo is an American situation comedy called “Taxi.”
In 1982, she played the lead role in the film titled “Hammett,” which was directed under the banner of Wim Wenders. In the 1983 film, “The Man Who Loved Women,” she acted opposite Burt Reynolds. She played a romantic role with Michael Keaton in the film, “Johny Dangerously” in 1984. In 1985, she worked in the movie, “Perfect” and then after six years, she made a comeback by featuring as Trudi in the film, “LA Story.” From 1990 to 1994, she worked in another situation comedy called “Evening Shade.”
In 1999, she worked in the film, “Man on the Moon.” This film was based on her co-star from the situation comedy, “Taxi.” In 2003, she played the role of a dominating mother of a bride in the music video of singers “Brooks & Dunn” called “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl.” From 2006-2007, she hosted the TV series, “America’s Ballroom Challenge.” She currently hosts a radio show called “The Marilu Henner Show.”
Awards and Achievements
In 2008, Marilu Henner was a contestant on the first reality game show of The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) called “The Celebrity Apprentice.” For her act in the film, “LA Story” she was nominated for the “American Comedy Award.” She was also nominated for the “Golden Globe Award” for her role in “Taxi.” She was one of the celebrities who competed in the 23rd season of the dance competition TV series called “Dancing with the Stars.” Along with acting, Marilu is also known to be a good writer. She has written nine books to date on themes, like memory, health, and diet.
Net Worth & Salary of Marilu Henner in 2020
As of August 2020, Marilu Henner’s net worth is $15 million. She has earned most of her wealth as an actor working in numerous films and sitcoms. Her radio shows have also contributed significantly to her net worth.
Marilu Henner is known to be a woman of versatile nature. She is as good a writer as she is an actress. She is very health-conscious, and her charity works prove that she is not just a materialistic person, but also someone who contributes to the welfare of society.