Marla Sokoloff

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  • Birth Name: Marla Lynne Sokoloff
  • Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Guitarist
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Biography

A pretty and pert player best known for her small-screen work, Sokoloff cut her teeth in California theater as a child before landing recurring roles on Full House as a goody two-shoes and Party of Five as an out-of-control adolescent. She graduated to adult roles in 1998, when she joined the cast of The Practice as the law firm's pouty secretary for a high-profile five-year run, until she (along with most of the cast) was infamously let go. During her tenure on that series, Sokoloff also tackled a handful of big-screen parts, usually in teen-oriented comedies, and snagged her Whatever It Takes costar James Franco as a boyfriend. In addition to acting, she is an accomplished singer-songwriter and released her debut album, Grateful, in 2006. Since then, Sokoloff has starred in ABC's short-lived Britcom adaptation Big Day, as well as several TV movies, and put in guest appearances on the popular cable series Burn Notice and Drop Dead Diva.

Fast Facts

  • Began acting in local San Francisco theater at age 7.
  • First TV appearance came in 1993, when she landed a recurring role on Full House.
  • Was the singer and rhythm guitarist for L.A. rock band Smitten, before striking out on her own for a solo career in the mid-2000s.
  • Lent her voice to the animated fantasy film Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009).
  • Created a line of custom-made guitar straps called Kiss My Axe.

Awards

  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Cindi Sokoloff — Mother
  • Howard Sokoloff — Father
  • James Franco — Ex-significant Other
  • Jared M. Sokoloff — Brother
  • Alec Puro — Husband
  • Olive Mae Puro — Daughter
  • Elliotte Anne Puro — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Marla Lynne Sokoloff
  • Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Guitarist

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