Marilu Henner Net Worth and Salary

Marilu Henner Net Worth: What is Marilu Henner’s net worth 2019 and how did she acquire her huge net worth? Today, discover the secrets to Marilu Henner’s fame and fortune under this article.

Who is Marilu Henner?

Marilu Henner is a famous American actress, producer, radio host, and author famous for her role as Elaine O’Connor Nardo in the ABC/NBC sitcom Taxi, a role she played until 1983 and received five Golden Globe Award nominations.

She also co-starred in films such as Hammett (1982), The Man Who Loved Women (1983), Cannonball Run II (1984), Johnny Dangerously (1984), Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985), L.A. Story (1991), and Noises Off (1992).

She made a return to television with a role in Evening Shade, a CBS sitcom that aired from 1990 to 1994 before landing other roles in many made-for-television movies.

Henner has achieved immense success throughout her career and has raked in a huge amount of fortune as well.

Continue to read to find out more about Marilu Henner’s net worth.

Net Worth $15 Million
Profession Actress, Producer, Radio Host
Date of BirthApril 6, 1952

Early Life

Born as Mary Lucy Denise Henner on April 6, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Loretta Callis (born Nikoleta Kalogeropoulos), and Joseph Henner (whose surname was originally Pudlowski).

She is the third of six children of her parents. Her mother Loretta did of arthritis at age 58 and her father died of a heart attack at age 52. She is of both Greek and Polish descent.

She grew up in the northwest part of Chicago in the Logan Square neighborhood. Before her mother’s passing, she was president of the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts and ran the Henner Dance School for 20 years.

Henner began dancing from an early age and took her first dance class at age 2.

When she turned 14, Henner had already begun teaching dance lessons at her family’s studio and choreographed shows at local high schools and colleges until leaving the Chicago area during her third year of college.


Marilu began her career in acting from college in 1971. During her time at the University of Chicago, Henner worked for thе “Grease” Musical.

She made her film debut in 1977 in the film, ‘Between the Lines’. After that, ѕhе worked in the film ‘Bloodbrothers’ in 1978 where she was cast alongside American actor, Richard Gere.

However, she got her acting breakthrough after she landed the role as Elaine Nardo in an American situation comedy called ‘Taxi’. Following her breakthrough, Henner went on to play the lead role in the film titled “Hammett” in 1982 directed under the banner of Wim Wenders.

Subsequently, Henner went on to star in numerous movies which include thе 1983 film, ‘The Man Who Loved Women’, ‘Johny Dangerously’, in 1984, ‘Perfect’ in 1985, and after six years, she made her comeback with a feature as Trudi in the film, ‘LA Story’.

Then, Henner took a break from the big screen to work in another situation comedy called ‘Evening Shade’ from 1990 to 1994.

Thereafter, she made a return back to filming in big-screen movies such as “Man on the Moon” in 1999. The movie was based on her co-star frоm thе situation comedy, “Taxi”.

In 2013, Henner landed the role of a dominating mother of a bride in the music video of singers “Brooks & Dunn” called “You Can’t Take the Honky Out of the Girl”.

Frоm 2006-2007, Henner hosted the TV series ‘America’s Ballroom Challenge’. Ѕhе currently hosts a radio show called ‘The Marilu Henner Show’.

Personal Life

Marilu Henner has been married three times and divorced twice. She married her first husband and fellow actor, Frederick Forest in 1980 but divorced him shortly after in 1982.

Henner later married movie director Robert Lieberman in 1990. But, however, like the first, her union with Robert didn’t work out as intended and it ended in divorce in 2001. The couple had two kids together namely; Nicholas Morgan and Joseph Marlon.

After 5 years of her divorce, Henner met and married her third husband Michael Brown, who was one of her college classmates on 21 December 2006.

The two tied the knot in front of 100 people at her Los Angeles home.

On the other hand, Henner was diagnosed with Hyperthymesia, a condition in which one recalls specific details of her life ever since she was a small child.

Net Worth of Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner’s nеt wоrth іѕ $15 Million. Most of her wealth comes from her career as an actor, film producer, writer, and author.

She has earned a great deal of wealth working in numerous films and sitcoms, and also from sales of her books. Furthermore, her radio shows have contributed significantly to her net worth.

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Other information about her investments, cars, and houses are currently unavailable. But, we will update soon.

Awards and Achievements

Henner has received numerous accolades for her outstanding roles and performances throughout her career. Firstly, she appeared on the first season of the reality game show of NBC’s ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ as a contestant.

Also, she was nominated for thе “American Comedy Award” following her impressive performance in the film ‘LA Story’.

In addition, Henner was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for her role in ‘Taxi’ and she competed in the 23rd season of the dance competition TV series called “Dancing With The Stars”.

Aside from her incredible acting performances, Henner is also a prolific writer with 9 books written by her on themes like memory, health, and diet.

Published books

  • Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future (April 24, 2012)
  • Wear Your Life Well: Use What You Have To Get What You Want (April 8, 2008)
  • Healthy Holidays (Oct 1, 2002)
  • Healthy Kids: Help Them Eat Smart and Stay Active-For Life! (August 7, 2001)
  • Healthy Life Kitchen (July 10, 2000)
  • I Refuse To Raise A Brat (October 12, 1999)
  • The 30-Day Total Health Makeover (March 3, 1999)
  • Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover (May 6, 1998)
  • By All Means Keep On Moving (September 5, 1994)

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