Penny Marshall

Biography: Still seen daily-in most parts of the civilized world, anyway-on syndicated reruns of the sitcom "Laverne and Shirley," in which she starred from 1976-83. Marshall first attracted notice in a recurring role on "The Odd Couple" (1973-75), which like "Laverne" was produced by her brother Garry. Today she is recognized as a talented director of highly commercial mainstream movies, including Big (1988), Awakenings (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Renaissance Man (1994). As an actress she appeared in the movies The Savage Seven, How Sweet It Is (both 1968), 1941 (1979), Movers and Shakers (1985), The Hard Way (1991), and Hocus Pocus (1993). Her feature-film directorial debut, Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), is best forgotten; she has since vindicated herself with more successful offerings. Once married to actor/director Rob Reiner (with whom she starred in the 1979 TV movie More Than Friends which he wrote about their early courtship), she has used daughter Tracy Reiner in someStill seen daily-in most parts of the civilized world, anyway-on syndicated reruns of the sitcom "Laverne and Shirley," in which she starred from 1976-83. Marshall first attracted notice in a recurring role on "The Odd Couple" (1973-75), which like "Laverne" was produced by her brother Garry. Today she is recognized as a talented director of highly commercial mainstream movies, including Big (1988), Awakenings (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Renaissance Man (1994). As an actress she appeared in the movies The Savage Seven, How Sweet It Is (both 1968), 1941 (1979), Movers and Shakers (1985), The Hard Way (1991), and Hocus Pocus (1993). Her feature-film directorial debut, Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), is best forgotten; she has since vindicated herself with more successful offerings. Once married to actor/director Rob Reiner (with whom she starred in the 1979 TV movie More Than Friends which he wrote about their early courtship), she has used daughter Tracy Reiner in some of her films. She also found parts for her brother in Jumpin' Jack Flash and A League of Their Own Expand

Penny Marshall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 74 Awakenings
Lowest Metascore: 26 Everybody Wants to Be Italian
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
26 Everybody Wants to Be Italian Sep 5, 2008 Teresa The Florist 5.5
53 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Jan 20, 2006 Penny Marshall 5.9
34 Bewitched Jun 24, 2005 Producer 5.5
69 Cinderella Man Jun 3, 2005 Producer 8.5
43 Riding in Cars with Boys Oct 19, 2001 Director 7.1
54 With Friends Like These... Mar 12, 1999 Producer tbd
44 Renaissance Man Jun 3, 1994 Director / Executive Producer 6.0
67 A League of Their Own Jul 1, 1992 Director / Executive Producer 8.5
74 Awakenings Dec 20, 1990 Director / Executive Producer 8.8
73 Big Jun 3, 1988 Director 8.2

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