Marla Sokoloff

Marla Sokoloff
Marla Sokoloff

Sokoloff in a promotional photo.
Born Marla Lynne Sokoloff
December 19, 1980 (1980-12-19) (age 30)
San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation Actress, Musician
Years active 1993-present
Spouse Alec Puro (2009-Present)

Marla Lynne Sokoloff (born December 19, 1980) is an American actress and musician, known for playing the part of Lucy Hatcher on the TV show The Practice, and Gia Mahan on the ABC sitcom, Full House.


Personal life

Sokoloff was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Cindi (née Sussman), a former caterer, and Howard Sokoloff, a podiatrist.[1] Her family is Jewish,[2] and originates from Russia and Germany.[3] Sokoloff graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.[citation needed] In 2004, she began dating composer and Deadsy drummer, Alec Puro. Sokoloff and Puro were married November 7, 2009.[4] On August 1, 2011, it was announced that the couple was expecting their first child.[5] On September 19, 2011, Sokoloff announced on her blog that she is having a girl and is due in January 2012.[6]


Sokoloff began acting at age 12 (1993), when she was cast as Gia Mahan in the sitcom, Full House. She played Stephanie Tanner's arch enemy, but later became her best friend.[citation needed] In 1998, her breakthrough role came when she was cast in the drama, The Practice, as Lucy Hatcher. Sokoloff also had a three-episode stint as a nanny in Desperate Housewives.[citation needed] Along with other popular appearances, she is well-remembered as Joey's pregnant sister, Dina, in season 8 of Friends.[citation needed] She also played Imogene O'Neill in the mini series, "Meteor".[citation needed]

In November 2006, she starred in the ABC television series Big Day.[citation needed] The last episode aired on January 30, 2007.[citation needed] She also made a Guest Star appearance in an episode of "Burn Notice," where she played Melonie, working undercover as a receptionist at a Miami art gallery, whose owner had murdered her character's father.[citation needed]

Sokoloff also has starred in several movies, including Whatever It Takes, The Climb, The Tollbooth, Dude, Where's My Car?, Sugar & Spice, and Love On The Side. In 2008, Sokoloff starred alongside Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, and Liz Sheridan in the romantic comedy Play the Game. She also voices the Glatorian Kiina in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn.


Sokoloff sang and played rhythm guitar in LA-based rock band Smittin until 2003 when she struck out on her own.[citation needed] On February 17, 2006, she released her first solo CD, called Grateful.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Alcatraz Visitor (uncredited)
1995 Baby-Sitters Club, TheThe Baby-Sitters Club Margarite 'Cokie' Mason
1996 True Crime Vicki Giordano
1997 Date, TheThe Date Stacey Short film
1998 Climb, TheThe Climb Leslie Himes
2000 Whatever It Takes Maggie Carter
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Wilma
2001 Sugar & Spice Lisa Janusch
2001 Prairie Dogs Starlett Short film
2004 Freshman Orientation Marjorie
2004 Love on the Side Eve Stuckley
2004 Tollbooth, TheThe Tollbooth Sarabeth Cohen
2005 Drive, TheThe Drive Rachel Short film
2005 Crazylove Ruth Mayer
2009 Play the Game Julie Larabee
2011 Chateau Meroux, TheThe Chateau Meroux Wendy
2011 Scents and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Boy Meets World Paige Episode: "Cory's Alternative Friends"
1993-1995 Full House Gia Mahan 8 episodes
1994 Step by Step Marissa Episode: "Thirteen with a Bullet"
1995 Freaky Friday Rachel French TV movie
1995 Home Improvement Paige Episode: "Let Them Eat Cake"
1995-1996 Party of Five Jody Lynch 7 episodes
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun Dina Episode: "Post-Nasal Dick"
1997 Over the Top Gwen Martin 11 episodes
1998 7th Heaven Jen Episode: "Nothing Endures But Change"
1998-2004 Practice, TheThe Practice Lucy Hatcher 113 episodes
2001 Strange Frequency Darcy King Segment: "More Than a Feeling"
2001 Night Visions Julia Episode: "My So-Called Life and Death"
2001 Friends Dina Tribbiani Episode: "The One with Monica's Boots"
2003 Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster, AA Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster Connie TV movie
2004 Desperate Housewives Claire Episode: "Suspicious Minds"
Episode: "Come Back to Me"
2005 Desperate Housewives Claire Episode: "Move On"
2005 Christmas in Boston Gina TV movie
2006 Modern Men Molly Clark 3 episodes
2006-2007 Big Day Alice 12 episodes
2008 Alyx Alyx TV movie
2009 Burn Notice Melanie Episode: "Seek and Destroy"
2009 Meteor Imogene O'Neil TV miniseries
2009 Maneater Jennifer Ellenback TV miniseries
2009 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Kiina (voice) Video
2009 Drop Dead Diva Mia Reynolds Episode: "Crazy"
2009 Flower Girl Laurel Haverford TV movie
2010 Gift of the Magi Della Young TV movie
2011 CSI: NY Abigail West Episode: "Party Down"


  1. ^ "Marla Sokoloff Biography (1980–)". Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  2. ^ Nicole Roberge. "On Her Own: Marla Sokoloff". Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Sokoloff: She’s a scientist". 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  4. ^ Elavsky, Cindy (October 23, 2009). "Marla Sokoloff Remembers Her "Full House" Days". Celebrity Extra. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Marla Sokoloff Is Pregnant" August 01, 2011, People Magazine
  6. ^ "Sokoloff is having a girl!" September 19, 2011, People Magazine

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