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Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner

The Art of Compassion
25th Anniversary Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Honorary Committee

Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner has starred on stage, in several hit TV series, films, commercials, television movies, and specials. She has co-starred with some of Hollywood's leading men and worked with some of the best directors in Hollywood and on Broadway. She believes that with good health you can do it all. She has an incredible amount of energy, replenished constantly with good health and compatible habits. It is the key to managing the hectic pace of being Marilu Henner.

Now her secret is out. The knowledge and discipline which this actress, author and full-time mom has gathered to maintain her demanding schedule is available at bookstores, in the form of Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover, Marilu Henner's 30-Day Total Health Makeover, Healthy Life Kitchen, Healthy Kids, I Refuse To Raise A Brat, and Healthy Holidays.

These books address her years of being overweight and stifled by bad health, and her journey of discovery to good health. It is a story of Marilu's own trial and error, noting the connections made and compulsions untangled through knowledge, observation, and understanding. It helps us reevaluate our ideas of fitness, debunks the quick-fix diet, and gives us a holistic approach to health that can be maintained for a lifetime.

Her philosophy is culled from years of experience, and it is all based on a personal quest to combat unnecessary health risks and adapt an overall "sense" of our body's needs.

Best of all, it works! Thousands of other people have improved their lives and health, multiplied their energy levels, and transformed their bodies and their lives.

Marilu shares that information with thousands of others making the commitment to health by teaching classes on her Web site at www.Marilu.com. For years, people have been able to log on and get the complete Total Health Makeover(R) experience, including information, message boards, and even live chats with Marilu and her team of experienced coaches.

Marilu's entire life is a testimony to the power of her approach to health. That energy and her extraordinary talents as an actress were unleashed to rave reviews on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago, across the country as Annie in the National Company of Annie Get Your Gun and most recently as Lee the sexy provocative stranger in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife.

Marilu started her professional acting career starring in the first national touring company of Grease, later appearing with the Broadway company. This was followed by Over Here, Pal Joey, and later in Social Security directed by Mike Nichols.

Marilu worked on the TV show Taxi, with Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Conaway, Carol Kane, and Andy Kaufman. Later she worked on Evening Shade, side by side with some of the most talented actors around: Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Jeter, and Hal Holbrook. Finally she converted her ease as a talk-show guest into adeptness as a talk-show host with the Marilu show. Steering the project by relentless curiosity, she undertook issues to explore them, not to exploit them.

As executive producer of the Marilu show, Marilu formed a production company. Its first project included Medicine Ball, an offbeat FOX series, and critically acclaimed ABC Movie of the Week, Abandoned & Deceived, which told the true story of Gerri Jenson, the founder of ACES, an organization which helps trace "deadbeat" dads and moms.

Marilu and Jenson also testified in Washington, D.C., to support congressional legislation to combat the problem. After seeing the positive results of her support and presence, she starred in another film, Fight For Justice: the Nancy Conn Story. With this project she hoped to shed light on the issue of women who are stalked and battered.

Braiding together her skills, experiences, and resources; Marilu discovered a deep and satisfying role using her entertainment arena. Again using the image of the whole system, she set her eye on worldwide social problems.

This makes sense considering she is the mother of two boys: Nicholas and Joseph. With her second pregnancy she hosted a documentary called We're Having a Baby. The camera followed Marilu through out her pregnancy and more specifically from a guest spot on Comic Relief to her 4 a.m. delivery just a few hours later. And believe it or not, even in labor she keeps her comedic timing.

Throughout all of this Marilu has continually starred in feature films, including Blood Brothers (with Richard Gere), Between the Lines (with Jeff Goldblum), Hammett (with Frederic Forrest), LA Story (with Steve Martin), Johnny Dangerously (with Michael Keaton), Perfect (with John Travolta), The Man Who Loved Women (with Burt Reynolds), Rustler's Rhapsody (with Tom Berenger) and Noises Off (with Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine), to name a few. She has worked with Joan Micklin Silver, Robert Mulligan, Wim Wenders, Blake Edwards, John Madden, Amy Heckerling, Jim Bridges, Hugh Wilson, Mick Jackson, and Peter Bogdanovich.

Look for her online here at Marilu.com, as well as in the bookstores with her latest paperbacks Party Hearty and Healthy Kids and on television in the upcoming mini-series Gone But Not Forgotten and the comedy series Joint Custody. Marilu's television series Shape Up Your Life aired on Discovery's FitTV network.

For information about the Honorary Committee, please contact:

Patricia Howard
phoward@pcrm.org
202-527-7324

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