Who is Penny Marshall and what is her net worth 2018? Penny Marshall is an American actress, voice actress, director and producer who was born on October 15, 1943. Penny was cast as Laverne DeFazio for a guest appearance on the Sitcom happy days after playing a number of fantabulous roles in several television series. It is very remarkable to note that she was nominated for Golden Globes Award for her performance three times. Her perseverance led her to direct films which left a notorious mark of accumulating $100 million at the U.S box office.
Penny Marshall was born in New York City in 1943. She is the sister of an actor, director and TV producer Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin, a television producer. She began her career as tap dancer being a daughter of a tap dancer at the age of three. She later graduated from Walton High School and then at the University of Mexico after which she moved to Los Angeles to join her brother.
Penny appeared on the television for the first time for Shampoo commercial which went very viral for her looks and beauty however she was given a negative role in the advertisement. Penny was given a role as a waitress in a movie called ‘The Crooked Hearts’ in the year 1972. Marshall was cast as sister- in- law to Paul Dreyfuss in the series ‘Paul Stand in friends and Lovers’.
Penny Marshall was interested in direction and with the encouragement from her brother, she directed the episode of ‘Laverne and Shirley’ and other TV programs as well after which she moved to theatrical films too. She directed a number of fascinating and excellent films in the mid-1980 s. ‘Big starring Tom Hanks’ claimed the most remarkable success of Penny Marshall in her directing career. Other films that are directed by Marshall are Awakenings (1990) starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, A League of Their Own(1992) with Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell, and The Preacher’s Wife (1996) starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston.
In 1991, she was awarded the “Women in Film Crystal Award”.
In 2013, Women in Film and Video presented her with the “Women of Vision Award’.
However her awards being minimal in number, her hard work and perseverance is the key factor for her success and glory.
Penny was married to College Footballer Michael Henry in the year 1961 with whom she had a beautiful daughter Tracy. She later married Rob Reiner and actor & Director but soon it ended in 1981.While she was battling cancer her boyfriend Carrie Fisher stood by her side.
Penny Marshall Net worth
Penny Marshall’s net worth is $48 million. The biggest influence on Marshall’s fame and net worth has the role of Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”, which was shown for seven years (1976 – 1983). Her income annual income cannot be figured out as she works on projects which were mostly concerned with her own direction and production apart from the initial stages of her acting career.
Marshall’s perseverance and attitude towards work is brilliant and exuberant compared to other Hollywood artists prevailing in the industry. She is definitely a role model for the women in the modern era for her extraordinary work and make-overs irrespective of her age factor.