Paula Marshall

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Paula Marshall
Born (1964-06-12) June 12, 1964 (age 49)
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990—present
Spouse(s) Danny Nucci (2003-present; 1 child)

Paula Marshall (born June 12, 1964) is an American actress.

Career[edit]

In 1990 Marshall had a recurring role as Iris West, the love interest of Flash (Barry Allen) on the short lived Flash TV Series, she also guest-starred on the Superboy TV Show too with Young Clark Kent before he was known as Superman, Both from DC Comics. Then in 1992, Marshall had a three-episode guest role on The Wonder Years and later guest-starred on shows such as Seinfeld, Nash Bridges, Grapevine and Diagnosis: Murder. In 1992 she starred in the movie "Hellraiser III:Hell On Earth, as "Terri". In 1994, she got her first sitcom role on Wild Oats. After a few years in B movies, Marshall gained a role on a second series, 1997's Chicago Sons. In the same year, she landed a recurring role on Spin City and starred alongside Bette Midler and Dennis Farina in the film That Old Feeling, where her character fell in love with one played by Danny Nucci.

Marshall has also been cast in several pilots that were not picked up, including the Elizabeth Lackey series Cooking Lessons and Rob Thomas's Sticks.[citation needed]

Marshall's third television series, Rob Thomas's Cupid, premiered in 1998. It featured her as Dr. Claire Allen, a psychiatrist supervising a man named Trevor (Jeremy Piven) who thinks he is Cupid. Marshall then joined David E. Kelley's Snoops, about an unconventional detective agency.

In 2000, Marshall returned to television screens: first with a three-episode guest appearance as a porn star and love interest for Jeremy (Joshua Malina) on Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night, and then in her fifth TV series, Cursed (a.k.a. The Weber Show). In 2002, she guest starred on Just Shoot Me! as the daughter of actress Wendie Malick's character, Nina Van Horn.

Marshall's sixth series, Hidden Hills, was an offbeat comedy about three families in suburbia. Marshall also had in a secondary role in the Steve Martin-Bonnie Hunt remake of Cheaper by the Dozen and a cameo appearance in Break a Leg, which starred her husband Danny Nucci.

In 2004, Marshall appeared in an episode of Alicia Silverstone's Miss Match, but the series was cancelled before it aired. In October, she had a four-episode role in the new series Veronica Mars (created by Cupid's Rob Thomas), which she reprised toward the end of season two. Marshall's next main role came in the sitcom Out of Practice.

In 2007, Marshall appeared in the Showtime series Californication. She also was seen in the FX series Nip/Tuck, as an insecure actress who dated Dr. Sean McNamara.

In 2008, Marshall joined the James Woods crime drama Shark as a recurring character.

Marshall starred on the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried. She and Jay Mohr played a divorced couple sparring while trying to be loving parents to their two kids. The show was her first to be picked up for a second season.

Marshall had a guest role in the hit drama House, playing Julia, sister of Lisa Cuddy.[1]

In 2012, Marshall guest starred in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She played the role of Kathy Veck, owner of an oil company.

In 2013, Marshall guested starred in 2 episodes of Two And A Half Men as Alan Harper's transgender girlfriend Paula.

Personal life[edit]

Marshall was born in Rockville, Maryland; she graduated in 1982 from Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville.

Marshall married actor Danny Nucci in 2003; she gave birth to her first child in March 2005.[citation needed]

Her older brother is Virginia politician Bob Marshall.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Terri/Dreamer/Skinless Sandy
1993 Warlock: The Armageddon Samantha Ellison
1994 New Age, TheThe New Age Alison Gale
1996 Family Thing, AA Family Thing Karen
1997 That Old Feeling Molly De Mora
1997 Gun, a Car, a Blonde, AA Gun, a Car, a Blonde Deborah
1998 Thursday Christine
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Tina Shenk
2005 Break a Leg Alice on Cell Phone
2007 I Know Who Killed Me Marnie Toland
2008 Helping Hand Michelle Short film
2010 Greetings Julie Short film
2010 Miss Nobody Cynthia Bardo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 True Blue Lisa Episode: "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"
1990 Mancuso, F.B.I. Eve Episode: "Adamant Eve"
1990 Flash, TheThe Flash Iris West Episode: "Pilot"
1991 Superboy Christina Riley Episode: "Werewolf"
1991 Dinosaurs Cavewoman Episode: "Employee of the Month"
1992 Grapevine Fran Episode: "The Fran and Joey Story"
1992 Life Goes On Jill Gordon Episodes: "Love Letters", "Windows", "Babes in the Woods"
1992 Wonder Years, TheThe Wonder Years Bonnie Douglas Episodes: "Wayne and Bonnie", "Let Nothing You Dismay"
1993 Wonder Years, TheThe Wonder Years Bonnie Douglas Episode: "New Years"
1993 Seinfeld Sharon Episode: "The Outing"
1993 Lost in the Wild Jill Houston TV film
1993 Full Eclipse Liza TV film
1993 Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives, AA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives Margo / Debra Walters TV film
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Cindy Martin Episode: "Flashdance with Death"
1994 Wild Oats Shelly Thomas Main role (6 episodes)
1995 W.E.I.R.D. World Dr. Abby O'Reardon TV film
1996 Nash Bridges Eve Episodes: "Home Invasion", "Night Train"
1997 Single Guy, TheThe Single Guy Isabella Episode: "Grandfather Clause"
1997 Chicago Sons Lindsay Sutton Main role (13 episodes)
1997-1998 Spin City Laurie Parres Recurring role (7 episodes)
1998-1999 Cupid Dr. Claire Allen Main role (15 episodes)
1999 Snoops Dana Plant Main role (10 episodes)
2000 Sports Night Jenny Episodes: "Celebrities", "The Local Weather", "Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian"
2000-2001 Cursed Katie Recurring role (9 episodes)
2001 Second to None TV film
2002 Just Shoot Me! Chloe Episodes: "Nina Van Mom", "Nina Van Grandma"
2002-2003 Hidden Hills Dr. Janine Barber Main role (17 episodes)
2003 Miss Match Kathryn Hammond Episode: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"
2003 Alligator Point Emma TV film
2004 Cooking Lessons Brett TV film
2004 Veronica Mars Rebecca James Episodes: "Meet John Smith", "You Think You Know Somebody"
2005 Veronica Mars Rebecca James Episode: "Clash of the Tritons"
2005-2006 Out of Practice Dr. Regina Barnes Main role (21 episodes)
2006 Veronica Mars Rebecca James Episode: "I Am God"
2007 Manchild Laura TV film
2007-2008 Nip/Tuck Kate Tinsley Recurring role (7 episodes)
2007-2008 Californication Sonja Recurring role (9 episodes)
2008 Shark Jordan Westlake Episodes: "Bar Fight", "Leaving Las Vegas", "One Hit Wonder"
2008-2010 Gary Unmarried Allison Brooks Main role (37 episodes)
2011 Little in Common Ellie Weller TV film
2011 House Julia Cuddy Episodes: "Family Practice", "Bombshells", "Moving On"
2011 Friends with Benefits Claire Prater Episode: "The Benefit of Being Shallow"
2011 Exes, TheThe Exes Katy Episode: "Working Girl"
2012 Widow Detective Jill TV film
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ms. Kathy Veck Episode: "Dune and Gloom"
2013 Two and a Half Men Paula Episode: "Numero Uno Accidente Lawyer"

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