Marilu was born Mary Lucy Pudlowski in Chicago, IL. She was the third of six children born to Joe (a car salesman) and Loretta Henner (a dance instructor). She attended the University of Chicago for 3 years, before dropping out to pursue her Broadway acting career.
Marilu started her professional acting career in the touring company of Grease. She later joined the Broadway production. This was the start of a successful Broadway career, including roles in Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (just to name a few).
Marilu has also had a successful TV career starring in Taxi, Evening Shade, and numerous talk shows.
Taxi led Marilu into movies where she starred or co-starred in numerous successful feature films.
Marilu is also known as an activist for numerous causes, including dead beat parents, abuse, and other causes.
Marilu has been married three times. First she wed Frederic Forrest in 1980, they divorced in 1982. She then married director Robert Lieberman with whom she had two children, Nicholas and Joseph. Her attempts at getting pregnant were well documented. For her secondchild, she even allowed cameras to follow her throughout her pregnancy all the way into the delivery room. The couple filed for divorce in June 2001. Finally, Marilu married Michael Brown--her college roommate's ex-boyfriend.
Recently, Marilu has been focusing on healthy living. She is the author of numerous self-help books, and she has hosted several fitness programs on cable television.… Expand
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