Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner
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Marilu Henner Biography

Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner (born April 6, 1952) 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.

Early life

Born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Greek mother and Polish father, Henner was raised on the northwest side of Chicago in the Logan Square neighborhood. She is the third of six children. Her mother, Loretta, was president of the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts and ran the Henner Dance School for 20 years. Henner took her first dance class at age two then went onto teaching dance at her family’s studio when she was 14 and choreographed shows at local high schools and colleges until leaving the Chicago area during her third year of college.


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Marilu Henner Awards

1987 CableACE Awards Actress in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special "Great Performances" (1970). Nominated
1986 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Perfect (1985) and Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985). Nominated
1985 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Cannonball Run II (1984). Nominated
1983 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made "Taxi" (1978). Nominated
1982 Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV "Taxi" (1978). Nominated

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Marilu Henner Trivia

  • Dated John Travolta
  • Dated Tony Danza
  • Dated Judd Hirsch
  • She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
  • Has two sons Nicholas Morgan 1994 and Joseph Marlin 1995
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • In the 1990s she returned to singing and dancing on stage in the revival of the musical "Chicago".
  • She is a published author of books containing health and beauty tips.
  • Measurements: 35-24-36 (an early modeling card), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Half-Greek from her mother.
  • Attended Madonna High School in Chicago

Marilu Henner Photos

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    23rd Annual Night of 100 Stars Academy Awards Viewing Party - Arrivals

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    2012 Miss USA Competition - Arrivals

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    20th Annual "A Night at Sardi's" Fundraiser and Awards Dinner - Arrivals

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    CBS, The CW and Showtime TCA Party - Arrivals

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    "How Do You Know" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    2010 TV Land Awards - Arrivals

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