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(Actress, producer, Author)

Marlo Thomas is an actress and producer who is renowned as Ann Marie of That Girl and Gran of LOL. She exchanged vows with a media personality, Phil Donahue.

Relationship Facts of Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas is married to Phil Donahue {Compare Couple}.
Marlo Thomas married on May 21, 1980.
💑 Anniversary in 171 days 💑
She does not have any kids as of now.
Marlo Thomas is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Marlo Thomas?

Marlo Thomas is a married woman. She exchanged vows with a media personality, Phil Donahue. The wedding took place on the 21st of May 1980. They started dating since 1977 when she appeared in the TV show, Donahue as a guest.

Currently, on the 21st of May 2020, the couple will be celebrating their 40 years of married life.

Prior to that, she was in a long-term relationship with the playwright and screenwriter, Herb Gardner.

Her husband, Phil was previously married to Margaret Cooney. With her, he has five children including four sons, Michael, Kevin, Jim, and Daniel, and a daughter, Mary.

With her step-children, she shares a friendly relationship.

Who is Marlo Thomas?

Marlo Thomas is a Golden Globe Award-winning actress and producer. She is renowned as Ann Marie of That Girl and Gran of LOL.

Last, in 2018, she appeared in Ocean’s Eight as Rene. Recently, in 2020, she launched her latest book, What Makes a Marriage Last. 

How many siblings does Marlo Thomas have?

Marlo Thomas was born on the 21st of November 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, the U.S. Her birth name is Margaret Julia Thomas.

Her father, Late. Danny Thomas (1912 – 1991)was a comedian by profession. He was of Lebanese Roman Catholic. Her mother, Lt. Rose Marie Cassaniti (1914 – 2000) was of Sicilian ethnicity.

She is the eldest among two siblings including a sister, Terre, and brother, Tony Thomas. Tony is a producer by profession.

In which school did Marlo Thomas attend?

She graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles. After that, she joined the University of Southern California. In 1959, she graduated from the University with Honors in Arts.

Marlo Thomas- Professional Life, Career

Acting Career

Marlo Thomas started her acting career through Television. In 1960, she debuted on TV with the series, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in minor roles.

Moving forwards, she started making her appearance in the TV series including Thriller, Insight, and My Favorite Martian in some minor roles.

However, she first came into the spotlight when she appeared on the TV sitcom, That Girls. In the series, she portrayed the lead character of Ann Marie. Altogether, she featured in 137 episodes.

Besides that series, she is also famous for her movie appearances too. Some of her movies along with the year and character name are-

YearMovies Character Name 
2017 The Female Brain Lynne
1998StarstruckLinda Phaeffle
1977ThievesSally Crammer

Production Career

As a producer, she first debuted in the TV series, That Girls. Altogether, she worked in 8 episodes as an executive producer.

After the series, she started the production of TV movies as an executive producer. Some of her TV movies as a producer include 2004- Deceit, 2002- Two Against Time, and 1974- It Happened One Christmas.


Apart from being an actress and producer, she is also an author. In 1972, she launched her first book, Free to be … You and Me. After that, she published her fiction book, Free to Be…a Family.

The author is more famous for her self-help books rather than fiction. Some of her self-help books include 2002- The Right Words at the Right Time (Volume I and II), 2014- It Ain’t Over . . . Till It’s Over, and 2020- What Makes a Marriage Last.

Marlos Thomas- Awards, Nomination

  • 2014- Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
  • 1967- Golden Globe Awards for That Girl.
  • 1989- Primetime Emmy for Friends
  • 1981- Daytime Emmy for The Body Human: Facts for Girls.
  • 2006- Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Words.
  • 1987- Nominated for Golden Globe.

Net Worth, Salary

Throughout her career, she has made a net worth of $40 million as of 2023. Her earnings as an actress range from $19k to $208k. Besides that, she makes through her production works too.

Apart from that, she also earns royalties for her books as an author. Her latest book, What Makes a Marriage Last worth $15 on amazon.

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Caption: Marlo Thomas Reaction shot (Source: state of arts )

Marlo Thomas- Controversy, Rumors

To date, she has not been through any kind of controversy that created a buzz in the media. Similarly, there are no rumors about her.

Body Measurements- Height, Weight

Marlo Thomas is a brown-eyed brunette. Her height is 5 feet 4 inches and weighs around 56 kg.

Her body measurements are 35-29-36 inches. Also, she wears a dress of size 2 (US) and a shoe of size 8 (US).

Is Marlo Thomas active on social media?

Marlo has over 56.5k followers on Instagram, over 1.1m followers on Facebook, and over 68k followers on Twitter.

On Twitter, she is following the personalities like David Burtka, James Poniewozik, and Maggie Haberman.


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