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