Marla Maples

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Marla Maples
Marla Maples LF crop.jpg
Maples in 2007
Born Marla Ann Maples[1]
(1963-10-27) October 27, 1963 (age 52)
Cohutta, Georgia, United States
Occupation Actress, Television personality
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Donald J. Trump (1993–1999)
Children 1 (Tiffany Trump)

Marla Ann Maples (born October 27, 1963) is an American actress and television personality, best known for her marriage to celebrity businessman and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Personal life[edit]

Maples was born in Cohutta, Georgia, United States, the daughter of Lura Ann Locklear (1940-2014), a homemaker and model, and Stanley Edward Maples, a real estate developer.[2][3]

Maples attended Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.

Maples and Donald Trump married in 1993, and together had one daughter named Tiffany.[4] Maples went on to star in the Broadway production of The Will Rogers Follies, in which she played "Ziegfeld's favorite," the girlfriend of showman Florenz Ziegfeld.[5] She married Donald two months after the birth of their child, Tiffany Trump, born October 13, 1993.[6]

Film, music and television[edit]

Maples has made appearances in TV shows as well as some films. Among the latter are Executive Decision and Maximum Overdrive. She appeared in the award-winning 1998 Todd Solondz movie Happiness, and is listed as part of the cast in the 1999 movie Black and White. Other films include A Christmas Too Many, Loving Annabelle, Two of Hearts, Richie Rich's A Christmas Wish, For Richer or Poorer, Something Wilder, and more. [7] Her newest role as an actress is in Switching Lanes directed by Thomas Mikal Ford, won the feature film silver award, and is set to be released in 2015.[8][9]

In 1991, Maples appeared as a celebrity guest at WWF WrestleMania VII and served as special guest timekeeper in the main event match between Hulk Hogan and defending WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter. As a host, Maples co-hosted the 1996 & 1997 Miss Universe Pageant, along with the 1997 Miss USA Pageant.[10] She guest starred in Spin City in 1997 and on The Nanny in May 1998.[11][12] In 2013, Maples was featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now?[13] And she was also a recent guest star on the hit Disney show Liv and Maddie. [14]

Maples starred as "Ziegfeld's favorite" in The Will Rogers Follies on Broadway.[15] She returned to New York in 2011 for Love, Loss and What I Wore, an off-Broadway production.[16]

Maples' recent album "The Endless” is a musical journey of spiritual awakening and transformational energy, featuring thought leaders like the Dalai Lama, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Deepak Chopra, & others.[17] Each track evokes a different level of consciousness and connection, designed for deep meditation, prayer circles, or yoga sessions.

In December 2014, Maples won a Hollywood Music in Media Award for best New Age/Ambient song for "House of Love" from her new album "The Endless."[18][19]


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  2. ^ "Marla Maples Biography (1963-)". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
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  5. ^ "Maples in Spotlight on Opening Night". 4 August 1992. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Schneider, Karen S. (May 19, 1997). "The Donald Ducks Out". People. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Marla Maples". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  8. ^ "Inspirational Film 'Switching Lanes' Wins 2015 Feature Film Silver Award [TRAILER]". BREATHEcast. 2015-10-13. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  9. ^ "New Movie Coming from Tyscot Films: Switching Lanes". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
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  11. ^ ""Spin City" The Goodbye Girl (TV Episode 1997)". IMDb. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Marla Maples". IMDb. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Search". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
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  15. ^ "Marla Maples". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  16. ^ "What's Up, Marla Maples? The Love, Loss and What I Wore Star on Returning to New York and Sending Daughter Tiffany Trump to College". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
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  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Endless by Marla Maples". iTunes. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  19. ^ Hollywood Music in Media Awards. "Music Awards Los Angeles - Music Awards Hollywood". Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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