Marla Sokoloff

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Marla Sokoloff
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Sokoloff in a promotional photo
Born Marla Lynne Sokoloff
(1980-12-19) December 19, 1980 (age 36)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Alec Puro (m. 2009)
Children 2

Marla Lynne Sokoloff (born December 19, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for playing the part of Lucy Hatcher on the television show The Practice and Gia Mahan on the ABC sitcom Full House and Fuller House.

Early life[edit]

Sokoloff was born to Cindi (née Sussman) and Howard Sokoloff, a former caterer and podiatrist, respectively. Her family is Jewish[1] and originates from Russia and Germany. Sokoloff graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Career[edit]

Sokoloff began acting at age 12 when she was cast as Gia Mahan, Stephanie Tanner's archenemy-turned best friend in the sitcom Full House. In 1998, Sokoloff landed her most notable role as she was cast as the receptionist Lucy Hatcher in The Practice. Along with other popular appearances, she is well-remembered as Joey's pregnant sister, Dina, in season 8 of Friends. Sokoloff also had a three-episode stint as a nanny in Desperate Housewives.

In November 2006, she starred in the ABC television series Big Day, which ended on January 30, 2007. She also made a guest appearance in an episode of Burn Notice, where she played Melanie, working undercover as a receptionist at a Miami art gallery, whose owner had murdered her character's father.

Sokoloff also has starred in several movies, including Whatever It Takes, The Climb, The Tollbooth, Dude, Where's My Car?, Sugar & Spice and Love on the Side.

In 2008, Sokoloff starred alongside Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts and Liz Sheridan in the romantic comedy Play the Game. She also voices the Glatorian Kiina in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. She played Imogene O'Neill in the mini series Meteor.

In 2012, she starred in the cable-TV movie A Christmas Wedding Date.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

After meeting on the set of Whatever It Takes in 1999, Marla dated co-star James Franco for five years.[2]

In 2004, Sokoloff began dating Deadsy drummer Alec Puro. They married on November 7, 2009[3] and have two daughters: Elliotte (born 2012)[4] and Olive (born 2015).[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Alcatraz Visitor Uncredited[citation needed]
1995 Baby-Sitters Club, TheThe Baby-Sitters Club Margarite 'Cokie' Mason
1996 True Crime Vicki Giordano
1997 Date, TheThe Date Stacey Short film
1998 Climb, TheThe Climb Leslie Himes
2000 Whatever It Takes Maggie Carter
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Wilma
2001 Sugar & Spice Lisa Janusch
2001 Prairie Dogs Starlett Short film
2004 Freshman Orientation Marjorie
2004 Love on the Side Eve Stuckley
2004 Tollbooth, TheThe Tollbooth Sarabeth Cohen
2005 Drive, TheThe Drive Rachel Short film
2005 Crazylove Ruth Mayer
2009 Play the Game Julie Larabee
2010 BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn Kiina
2010 Gifts for Christmas Della
2011 Chateau Meroux, TheThe Chateau Meroux Wendy
2011 Scents and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood
2016 Do You Take This Man Zoe
2017 Happening of Monumental Proportions, AA Happening of Monumental Proportions Mindy

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Boy Meets World Paige Episode: "Cory's Alternative Friends"
1993–95 Full House Gia Mahan 8 episodes
1994 Step by Step Marissa Episode: "Thirteen with a Bullet"
1995 Freaky Friday Rachel French Movie
1995 Home Improvement Paige Episode: "Let Them Eat Cake"
1995–96 Party of Five Jody Lynch 7 episodes
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun Dina Episode: "Post-Nasal Dick"
1997 Over the Top Gwen Martin Regular role (11 episodes)
1998 7th Heaven Jen Episode: "Nothing Endures But Change"
1998–04 Practice, TheThe Practice Lucy Hatcher Regular role (113 episodes)
2001 Strange Frequency Darcy King Segment: "More Than a Feeling"
2001 Night Visions Julia Episode: "My So-Called Life and Death"
2001 Friends Dina Tribbiani Episode: "The One with Monica's Boots"
2003 Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster, AA Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster Connie Movie
2004–05 Desperate Housewives Claire Episodes: "Suspicious Minds", "Come Back to Me", "Move On"
2005 Christmas in Boston Gina Movie
2006 Modern Men Molly Clark 3 episodes
2006–07 Big Day Alice Main role (12 episodes)
2008 Alyx Alyx Movie
2009 Burn Notice Melanie Episode: "Seek and Destroy"
2009 Meteor Imogene O'Neil Miniseries
2009 Maneater Jennifer Ellenback Miniseries
2009 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Kiina (voice) Video
2009 Drop Dead Diva Mia Reynolds Episode: "Crazy"
2009 Flower Girl Laurel Haverford Movie
2010 Gift of the Magi Della Young Movie
2011 CSI: NY Abigail West Episode: "Party Down"
2012 Christmas Wedding Date, AA Christmas Wedding Date Rebecca Movie
2013 Melissa & Joey Dr. Chelsea Mullins Episode: "Can't Hardly Wait"
2014 Fosters, TheThe Fosters Dani 11 episodes
2015 Grey's Anatomy Glenda Castillo 2 episodes
2015 Hot in Cleveland Chloe Episode: "Kitchen Nightmare"
2016 Summer in the City Mindy Movie
2017– Fuller House Gia Mahan guest, recurring

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicole Roberge. "On Her Own: Marla Sokoloff". Davidsvoice.org. Archived from the original on 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  2. ^ Dinh, Mai; Janet Murphy. "James Franco Biography". People. 
  3. ^ Elavsky, Cindy (October 23, 2009). "Marla Sokoloff Remembers Her "Full House" Days". Celebrity Extra. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Marla Sokoloff's Blog: Meet Elliotte Anne!". People. March 14, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ Leon, Anya; Michaud, Sarah (March 17, 2015). "Marla Sokoloff Welcomes Daughter Olive Mae". People. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 

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