Marilu Henner is an American actress and producer. She made her Broadway debut in the original production of “Grease” in 1972. Additional Broadway credits include “Over Here!”, revivals of “Pal Joey” and “Chicago” and “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”. Henner came to national prominence with the role of Elaine Nardo in the television series “Taxi”. She was the leading lady in the 1982 film “Johnny Dangerously”. She also appeared in “Man on the Moon” (1999). From 1990 through 1994 she appeared in the TV show “Evening Shade”.
Henner is currently known best as a health advocate. She has authored six books on diet and health, the most prominent being “Total Health Makeover”. In 2005, Henner was the host of “America’s Ballroom Challenge”. Her latest project is the television series “Shape Up Your Life”.