Marlo Thomas Bio, Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Husband, Phil Donahue, Children, Sister, Movies and TV Show, That Girl

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Marlo Thomas Biography and Wiki

Marlo Thomas is an award-winning American actress, producer, social activist, author, and philanthropist. She is well-known for her role as the lead in the comedy series That Girl (1966-1971). She is the best-selling author of seven books, including the Emmy Award-winning Free To Be…You & Me. She has also received a Grammy Award for her children’s album Marlo Thomas and Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long. In 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Marlo Thomas Education

Marlo attended Marymount High School in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in education.

Marlo Thomas Age and Birthday

How old is Marlo? Thomas is 84 years old as of 2021. She was born Margaret Julia Marlo Thomas on November 21, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on the 21st of November every year.

Marlo Thomas Ethnicity and Nationality

Marlo belongs to the white ethnicity/heritage. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America. She holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. ALSO READ: Emeril Lagasse

Marlo Thomas Height and Weight

Thomas the actress stands at a height of 5’4″ (1.63 m). She also weighs 123 lbs (56 kg).

Marlo Thomas Family and Parents

Marlo was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest child of comedian Danny Thomas and former Rose Marie Cassaniti. Her father was a Roman Catholic Lebanese American, and her mother was Sicilian. Loretta Young was her adoptive mother.

Marlo Thomas Siblings and Sister

Marlo was born and brought up alongside her younger siblings sister, Terre, and a brother Tony Thomas, a producer and a filmmaker.

Marlo Thomas Husband | Married| Phil Donahue

She is married to host Phil Donahue since May 21, 1980, and together they raise five children, Donahue’s children. She was once in a long-term relationship with partner Herb Gardner, a dramatist before being married to Phil Donahue.

Marlo Thomas Children

She has no children of her own, but she is a devoted stepmother to Donahue’s five children from his first marriage.

Marlo Thomas That Girl

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC, she starred in as Ann Marie playing the role of a beautiful young would-be actress from Brewster, New York, who moves to New York City in order to seek stardom, often tries to balance temporary jobs and auditions with having a boyfriend.

Marlo Thomas Friends

Friends is an American television sitcom where she featured in as Sandra Green. The show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Kauffman, and Crane.

Marlo Thomas Career

Thomas started her career by starring in a number of television shows, including Bonanza, McHale’s Navy, Ben Casey, Arrest and Trial, The Joey Bishop Show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, My Favorite Martian, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Donna Reed Show. Mike Nichols cast her in the London production of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, which also starred Daniel Massey, Kurt Kasznar, and Mildred Natwick, in 1965. (She was cast by Nichols again on Broadway in Andrew Bergman’s Social Security in 1986, alongside Ron Silver and Olympia Dukakis.) In a 1961 episode of CBS’s Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre, “Honor Bright,” Thomas and her father, Danny, played Laurie and Ed Dubro.

Thomas is also the author of seven best-selling books, three of which are #1 bestsellers: Free to Be… You and Me; Free to Be… A Family; The Right Words at the Right Time; The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn; The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 1: Your Turn; The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn; Friends of Marlo Thomas: Growing Up Laughing, her 2009 biography; and It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over: Reinventing Your Life and Realizing Your Dreams Anytime, At Any Age (the CD version of which won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2006).

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Thomas is the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which was founded by her father, Danny Thomas. All of the proceeds from her 2004 book and CD were donated. She donated to the hospital all royalties from her 2004 book and CD Marlo Thomas and Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long (also produced with Christopher Cerf) and her two Right Words at the Right Time books. Thomas founded in 2010, a website for women aged 35 and up that is affiliated with AOL and the Huffington Post.

Marlo Thomas’s Net Worth

Thomas American actress, producer, social activist, and the author has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars.

Marlo Thomas Movies and TV Shows


  • Ocean’s 8
  • The Female Brain
  • LOL
  • Playing Mona Lisa
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  • Starstruck
  • The Real Blonde
  • Falling Down
  • In the Spirit
  • Thieves
  • Jenny


  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
  • Ballers
  • The New Normal
  • Ugly Betty
  • Deceit
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Two Against Time
  • Ally McBeal
  • Frasier
  • Friends
  • Roseanne
  • Ultimate Betrayal
  • Reunion

Marlo Thomas Books

  • Growing Up Laughing
  • Free to Be…You and Me
  • The Right Words at the Right Time
  • It Ain’t Over . . . Till It’s Over
  • Free to Be…a Family
  • The Right Words at the Right Time Volume 2
  • Free to Be…You and Me and Free to Be…a Family
  • Thanks, Giving: All Year Long
  • As Long as You Both Shall Live
  • When We Were Free to Be