Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1952-04-06 (69 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois United States

61 Movies · 29 TV shows

Also Known As: Mary Lucy Denise Henner

Biography

Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner (born April 6, 1952) is an American actress, producer, radio host, podcaster, and author. She began her career appearing in the original production of the musical Grease in 1971, before making her screen debut in the 1977 comedy-drama film Between the Lines.In 1977, Henner was cast in her breakthrough role as Elaine O'Connor Nardo in the ABC/NBC sitcom Taxi, a role she played until 1983 and received five Golden Globe Award nominations. She later had co-starring roles in films such as Hammett (1982), The Man Who Loved Women (1983), Cannonball Run II (1984), Johnny Dangerously (1984), Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985), Ladykillers (1988), L.A. Story (1991), and Noises Off (1992). She returned to television with a starring role in the CBS sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994), and later had leading roles in many made-for-television movies.

Personal Life

In her autobiography By All Means, Keep on Moving, Henner discussed her romances with actor John Travolta and Taxi costars Judd Hirsch and Tony Danza. Her first two marriages, to actor Frederic Forrest and director Robert Lieberman, ended in divorce. She married Michael Brown, a former college classmate, on December 21, 2006, before 100 people in her Los Angeles home. It was the second marriage for Brown, who has three children (Cassia Brown, Carine Brown and Michael Brown). Henner has two sons, Nicholas Morgan and Joseph Marlon, from her marriage to Lieberman.Henner has hyperthymesia or total recall memory; she can remember specific details of virtually every day of her life since she was a child. On December 19, 2010, the CBS News program 60 Minutes aired a segment that 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. Her ninth book, Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future, was released on April 24, 2012. 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. She was also on episode 414 of the podcast My Brother, My Brother, and Me on July 9, 2018.

Early Life

Henner was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Loretta Callis (born Nikoleta Kalogeropoulos), who died of arthritis at age 58 and Joseph Henner (whose surname was originally Pudlowski), who died of a heart attack at age 52. Her maternal grandparents were Greek and her paternal grandparents were Polish. Henner was raised on the northwest side of Chicago in the Logan Square neighborhood. She is the third of six children. Her mother 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 on to 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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

4 Movies
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: How to Con A Con

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: How to Con A Con

2021
When Aida Teagarden's real estate client is found murdered, her sleuthing daughter Aurora sets out with her fiancé Nick and the Real Murders Club to solve the murder.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part

2021
Aurora fears her father may be a suspect after a body is discovered just days before her wedding. Before they walk down the aisle, she and Nick have to solve the cold case.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder

2021
While on a pre-honeymoon vacation, Aurora and Nick discover a body, and as they get closer to finding out what really happened, danger knocks on their doorstep.
The Mimic

The Mimic

2021
The Narrator befriends his new neighbor after he joins the local newspaper team. In order to uncover the truth about the Kid, the Narrator goes to extreme lengths. The truth he finds is not what he ex...

2020.

3 Movies
Love, Lights, Hanukkah!

Love, Lights, Hanukkah!

2020
As Christina prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she learns that she is Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and It Feels So Deadly

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and It Feels So Deadly

2020
A body is found in a hotel pool during a high school reunion. The Real Murders Club helps investigate which classmates were most likely to kill.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Heist and Seek

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Heist and Seek

8
2020
When a priceless crown is stolen during a benefit gala held by the Lawrenceton library, Aurora and the Real Murders Club must investigate who would kill to get their hands on it.

2019.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: An Inheritance to Die For

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: An Inheritance to Die For

6.29
2019
A matriarch is poisoned during a family wedding reception and Aurora Teagarden vows to get to the bottom of the crime, especially when her mother, a friend of the dead woman, stands to inherit the bul...
TV
Bob Hearts Abishola

Bob Hearts Abishola

4
2019
A love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while he is recovering from a heart attack and sets his s...
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play

4.5
2019
At a gathering of mystery and true crime fans, Phillip Teagarden, nephew of Aurora Teagarden, was accused of murder when he held the bloody knife that killed one of the other performers. Aurora Teagar...
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Game of Cat and Mouse

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Game of Cat and Mouse

8
2019
Someone begins taunting Aurora Teagarden with cryptic clues left at crime scenes, so the librarian-turned-crime buff attempts to figure out who is behind the creepy “game.” But when the people closest...

2018.

4 Movies
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game

8
2018
Aurora Teagarden jumps into Lawrenceton's latest murder investigation when her nephew Phillip and his college roommate go missing after the roommate's girlfriend is found dead. She enlisted the help o...
Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

8
2018
Internet sensation and old family friend of Aurora Teagarden, Poppy Wilson, has returned to Lawrenceton to start her new business. Not everyone is happy about her death. The path of the killer leads t...
Life with Dog

Life with Dog

2018
"My wife had faith, I had doubt - you'd be surprised how well those two work together!" That's been Joe Bigler's "life operating manual" until his wife died in a mysterious bicycle accident. Now witho...
Last Scene Alive: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Last Scene Alive: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

6
2018
When a Hollywood crew arrives in Lawrenceton to film a movie about the town's sleuthy librarian, Aurora Teagarden, there is a lot of excitement in the air. When the film's leading lady is found murder...

2017.

2 Movies
A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

5.33
2017
Aurora Teagarden and her boyfriend are thrilled when Martin's niece and baby come to visit. They were excited when his niece went missing. Aurora is once again drawn into a deadly investigation as she...
Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

6.55
2017
She didn't want Jack Burns to die. When his body is found outside of Aurora's house, she becomes the main suspect. Aurora wants to clear her name so she can get involved again.

2016.

7 Movies
Love on a Limb

Love on a Limb

2016
Aimie is always up for a cause and when the town's beloved Oak tree is set to be cut down, she takes it upon herself to try and save it. The Mayor decides the only way to save the tree is to chain her...
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

6.8
2016
While Aurora Teagarden searches for her piece of the American dream, she decides to test the waters of her family's real estate sales business. The first house she shows has a dead person in it. When ...
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows

Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows

2016
The stars of America's greatest comedies get together to honor their director. There is a tribute to James.
In-Lawfully Yours

In-Lawfully Yours

10
2016
After the death of her father-in-law, Jesse returns to a small town to live with her mother-in-law. She doesn't fit in with the locals. The community was upset that Jesse's brother-in-law fell in love...
Memory Hackers

Memory Hackers

2016
Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. But how does it work? Neuroscientists using cutting-edge techniques are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory. By studying a range of ind...
The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

6.8
2016
A young librarian with a passion for solving murders is called Aurora Teagarden. Aurora buys her dream house. The family that used to live there went missing as Aurora prepares to move in.
Imperfections

Imperfections

2016
Cassidy is a struggling actress who is worried that her chances of becoming a star may have already passed her. Desperate to save money to move to Hollywood, she takes a job as a runner.

2015.

2 Movies
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

6.55
2015
Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth because of her sharp mind for murder. A murder mystery hangs over her neighborhood when her friend Jane dies and leaves everything in...
Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

6.47
2015
The Real Murders Club member was killed in a way that resembled the crime the club was about to discuss. Aurora will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game as other brutal "copycat" kil...

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
June in January

June in January

2014
A newly engaged bride dreamed of her wedding day with her late mother for her entire life, and is looking forward to planning every perfect detail to honor her mom's memory. But her special day is nea...
TV
Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

2014
A group of postal detectives work to solve mysteries behind undeliverable letters.

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

6.31
2013
A single-camera ensemble comedy follows the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.

2012.

3 Movies
Christmas Crush

Christmas Crush

2012
Georgia believes the man of her dreams is the one who got away from her back in high school. Georgia is ecstatic to finally have her chance to win Craig back when she learns of her high school reunion...
Hitched for the Holidays

Hitched for the Holidays

2012
A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other a...
Vamps

Vamps

6
2012
The modern-day story focuses on two beautiful young vampires who are living the good life in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality...

2011.

1 Movie
Accidentally in Love

Accidentally in Love

9
2011
Eddie James, a disgruntled actor who wants to do more than play "Mulligan the Rabbit" on a children's TV show, discovers life can change in a heartbeat when he accidentally gets into a car accident wi...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
The Fran Drescher Show

The Fran Drescher Show

2010
The Fran Drescher Show is a syndicated talk show hosted by Fran Drescher and produced by Fox Television Studios and Debmar-Mercury. The show ran for three weeks on six Fox owned and operated televisio...

2009.

1 TV show
TV
Party Down

Party Down

6.75
2009
A group of struggling actors wait for their big break while they are stuck serving hors d'oeurves for a Hollywood catering company.

2008.

1 Movie
The Governor's Wife

The Governor's Wife

2008
A manipulative mother increases her plotting to stay in control.

2005.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Numb3rs

Numb3rs

5.8
2005
Based on actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide rang...
TV
Living With Fran

Living With Fran

2005
The WB aired a sitcom called Living With Fran in 2005. March 24, 2006 was the last time the show aired.
Gone but Not Forgotten

Gone but Not Forgotten

2005
An Oregon woman is missing. She has a single black rose in her wake. A private eye has gone missing, a detective knows more than she lets on, and a tough female attorney has entered a web of duplicity...

2004.

2 TV shows
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
TV
Center of the Universe

Center of the Universe

2004
Center of the Universe is a television series on CBS, which ran from October 27, 2004, until January 19, 2005. The sitcom was canceled after just 10 episodes aired. It was set in downtown Tulsa, Oklah...

2003.

2 TV shows
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.
TV
Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men

6.24
2003
A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and nephew move into his beach-front house.

2002.

1 TV show
TV
Greg the Bunny

Greg the Bunny

2002
Greg the Bunny is an American television sitcom that originally aired on Fox TV in 2002. It starred Seth Green and a hand puppet named Greg the Bunny, originally invented by the team of Sean S. Baker,...

2000.

4 Movies
Enemies of Laughter

Enemies of Laughter

2000
Paul is a failed sitcom writer with a lackluster love life. He has an idea that might turn things around when he decides to film Paul's life and turn his romantic disasters into a comedy documentary. ...
A Tale of Two Bunnies

A Tale of Two Bunnies

2000
Two small-town girls arrive in Chicago to find fame and fortune. Ruby wants to be a fashion designer; Holly simply wants a city salary to help out her family. Both girls' heads are turned by the chanc...
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel

2000
In 1970s Atlanta, a diminutive gay man tries to find succor from the small-town religion that filled him with self-loathing. He meets Miss Make-Do, who teaches him the fun of reckless behavior and emo...
Rocket's Red Glare

Rocket's Red Glare

2000
A troubled 17-year-old Todd Baker restores a Mercury Redstone rocket as a science project with the help of his ex-astronaut grandfather. When a NASA emergency leaves a space shuttle and its crew in da...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Providence

Providence

4.75
1999
Providence is a television show.
Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

9.5
1999
The life and career of Andy Kaufman is told in this story.

1998.

1 Movie
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

4.98
1998
There was a desperate Mr. Batman and Robin have to find Barbara Gordon before the operation to save her life can begin.

1997.

2 TV shows
TV
The New Batman Adventures

The New Batman Adventures

6.56
1997
Batman: The Animated Series is a continuation of The New Batman adventures. Batman's supporting cast, which include fellow crimefighters Robin, Nightwing, and Batgirl, tend to be the focus of stories ...
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...

1996.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Titanic

Titanic

6
1996
Titanic was a 2-part miniseries that aired on CBS in 1996. The Titanic follows several characters when she sinks on her maiden voyage in 1912. Robert Lieberman directed the series. The original music ...
For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal

For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal

1996
John and Debbie have been trying to have a child for ten years. Because this hasn't worked, they adopted a son, but Debbie still doesn't know what it's like to live inside of her. Ash is a so-called'm...
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...
My Son Is Innocent

My Son Is Innocent

1996
Police investigators zero in on a teenager after a brutal nighttime attack on a woman. When the victim identifies the boy as the attacker, the legal system closes in. Eric and the victim only have a c...

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story

Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story

1995
True life drama about a working mum whose life is put back in jeopardy when the man who was convicted of stalking her and killing her cousin comes up for parole.
TV
Cybill

Cybill

6
1995
The sitcom Cybill was created by Chuck Lorre and aired on CBS from January 2, 1995 to July 13, 1998. The show revolves around the life of Cybill Shepherd, a twice-divorced single mother of two and str...

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Chasers

Chasers

1994
Military men Rock Reilly and Eddie Devane are tasked with taking a prisoner, blonde bombshell, on what becomes an unforgettable road trip. A soldier who is in trouble for deserting her unit proves tha...
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.

1993.

1 Movie
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

5.12
1993
When a powerful criminal who is connected to Bruce Wayne's ex-girlfriend blames the Dark Knight for killing a crime lord, Batman decides to fight against him.

1992.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series

5.56
1992
Bruce Wayne is determined to avenge the murder of his parents by becoming the masked superhero "Batman".
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
Noises Off...

Noises Off...

1992
Lloyd Fellowes, hired to helm an Americanized take on a British play, tries to control an eccentric group of stage actors. With a star actress quickly passing her prime, a male lead with no confidence...

1991.

2 Movies
Chains of Gold

Chains of Gold

1991
Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called Yip, run by Ca...
L.A. Story

L.A. Story

5.68
1991
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the hearts of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angel...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Evening Shade

Evening Shade

1990
Evening Shade is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from 1990 to 1994. The series stars Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers...

1989.

1 Movie
I'm from Hollywood

I'm from Hollywood

1989
Andy Kaufman was a performance artist in the world of professional wrestling. The film includes interviews with Taxi co-stars Marilu Henner and Tony Danza, comedian Robin Williams, wrestler Jerry Lawl...

1988.

1 Movie
Ladykillers

Ladykillers

1988
A female police detective enlists her boyfriend to help her track down a murderer picking off the dancers at an upscale male strip club in Los Angeles.

1987.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tracey Ullman Show

The Tracey Ullman Show

6
1987
A British-born comedian hosts a variety show. Married was the second prime time series on the Fox network. The show ended on May 26, 1990. Two companies produce the show. Paula Abdul helped with many ...
Grand Larceny

Grand Larceny

1987
A woman who hasn't seen her father in 18 years, learns of his death and goes to his estate in France to carry out his wishes. She then learns that her father was a thief who after getting caught and g...

1986.

1 Movie
Love with a Perfect Stranger

Love with a Perfect Stranger

1986
A wealthy American businesswoman and an eccentric Irishman meet on an Italian train. Something neither imagined happening.

1985.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Stark

Stark

1985
Wichita policeman, Evan Stark, goes to Las Vegas in search of his missing sister, Laura.
Rustlers' Rhapsody

Rustlers' Rhapsody

1985
While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlehan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and enters a clic...
TV
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

6.33
1985
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986 and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is a re-enactment of a movie.
Perfect

Perfect

6
1985
A female aerobics instructor and a male reporter are doing a story on health clubs, but they are not in love at first sight.

1984.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Johnny Dangerously

Johnny Dangerously

5.39
1984
An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his mother's medical bills.
TV
Who's the Boss?

Who's the Boss?

6.03
1984
A former professional baseball player and his daughter move into a New York advertising executive's house to be a father figure to her young son. Tony has a laid-back personality.
Cannonball Run II

Cannonball Run II

5.14
1984
The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.
Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts

1984
The comedy is set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II. Doug Roberts battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of the crew.

1983.

1 Movie
The Man Who Loved Women

The Man Who Loved Women

1983
A sculptor seeks help from a Psychiatrist to cure his obsession with women.

1982.

1 Movie
Hammett

Hammett

1982
Chinatown in San Francisco. An old friend of Dashiell Hammett, a former private detective with a penchant for drinking and writing, came to him asking for help.

1981.

1 Movie
Dream House

Dream House

1981
TV movie 1981

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Bloodbrothers

Bloodbrothers

1978
A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or walking on his own.
TV
Taxi

Taxi

6.02
1978
A cab driver in New York City is named Louie De Palma. He tries to keep order over a lot of different characters. They form a special bond among themselves, becoming friends and supporting each other ...

1977.

1 Movie
Between the Lines

Between the Lines

1977
The staff of the Back Bay Mainline, a Boston underground newspaper that rose to prominence in the 1960s, struggles with the shifting social climate of the '70s amid rumors that the paper is about to b...

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...

1952.

1 TV show
TV
Today

Today

1952
NBC broadcasts a daily American morning television show called Today. January 14, 1952 is when the program began. It is the fifth-longest running American television series and was the first of its ki...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

A series of murders and disappearances rocked a town in Hunter's Point, New York. With little to go on, the detectives discovered that, at each murder scene, the killer left behind a black rose and a ...
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