Penny Marshall

Actor, Film director

1943 –

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Who is Penny Marshall?

Carole Penny Marshall is an American actress, television producer, film producer, television director, and film director. After playing several small roles for television, she was cast as Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, which ran from 1976 until 1983, during which Marshall was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance three times.

She progressed to directing films such as Big, the first film directed by a woman to gross in excess of $100 million at the U.S. box office, Awakenings, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and A League of Their Own. She produced Cinderella Man and Bewitched, as well as episodes of According to Jim. She recently directed two episodes of the Showtime series United States of Tara.

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Born
Oct 15, 1943
New York City
Also known as
  • Carole Penny Marshall
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Italian American
  • Scottish American
  • English American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Walton High School
  • University of New Mexico
Lived in
  • The Bronx
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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