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Overview (3)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameMarla Lynne Sokoloff
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in San Francisco, Marla Sokoloff moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards and accolades for her singing, performing the national anthem at such high profile events as the Oakland A's baseball games and for the USO. Soon after moving to Los Angeles, Marla began landing roles on several popular television series including Home Improvement (1991), Party of Five (1994), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), and 7th Heaven (1996). On the big screen, she has appeared in the films The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), True Crime (1995), and Whatever It Takes (2000).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Catherine Grace

Family (3)

Spouse Alec Puro (8 November 2009 - present)  (2 children)
Children Puro, Elliotte Anne
Parents Cindi Sussman
Howard Sokoloff

Trivia (13)

Collects guitars and writes music.
Her father, Howard Sokoloff, is a doctor and her mother, Cindi Sussman, is a former caterer. Older brother Jared M. Sokoloff (B. February 11, 1977) is a chef.
Has a "Venus Guitar" that Courtney Love designed and that is now autographed by Courtney, lead singer of Hole.
She was the singer/guitarist for the band Smittin and now plays shows under her own name in LA.
Had a five-year relationship with James Franco (1999-2004). They met on the set of Whatever It Takes (2000).
Filming Play the Game (2009) with Andy Griffith. [October 2007]
Filming A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003) (aka Against Their Will (2003)), a TV movie, and working on a new TV show, Alyx (2008). [June 2003]
Living in LA with her dog, Coco (Chanel, not Cox-Arquette), writing music and sewing for her own guitar strap line. [August 2008]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter named Elliotte Anne Puro on February 8, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Alec Puro.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 34, a daughter named Olive Mae Puro on March 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, weighing 4 lbs., 10 oz. and measuring 18 inches long and she arrived six weeks early. Child's father is her husband, Alec Puro.
She is of German Jewish and Russian Jewish descent.
Born on the same date as Jake Gyllenhaal.
She was originally cast to play Topanga Lawrence in Boy Meets World after filming some scenes. However, that role later recast by Danielle Fishel.

Personal Quotes (10)

The most frustrating thing for me as a singer is that people have pinpointed me as an actress who suddenly woke up one day and decided that I wanted to sing.
I'm pretty sure this is it for the teen movie thing. It's so frustrating to read when you get to page 20 and you're like, Oy! It's the same thing again!
I didn't go to a normal high school. It was for people in the performing arts.
An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT, but my mom was like, No, she's too young. I became so annoying that a year and a half later she just couldn't stand hearing me any more!
At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair. Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity.
Cancer has been unfortunately in my life. My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer. Both of my grandmas had cancer. I recently lost a friend to cancer.
Acting kind of pays my bills more than music does.
On my show, I'm definitely the youngest one. So going from a show where everyone is over 30, to the movie, where everyone was like 20, 25, it was like summer camp.
I was in seventh grade, and getting a part in Full House was huge. It opened so many doors for me.
We went down for pilot season, I got Full House, and we wound up never leaving.

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