Marlo Thomas Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

Quick Facts about Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
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Birth Name

Margaret Julia Thomas



Date of Birth

21st November, 1937

Place of Birth

Detroit, Michigan


83 Years

Zodiac Sign







Marymount High School 

University of Southern California


Actress, Producer, Author

Marital Status



Phil Donahue


5.4 Ft


53 Kg

Eye Color


Hair Color


Net Worth

$ 40 million (As of January 2021)

Who is Marlo Thomas?

Marlo Thomas is an American award-winning actress, producer, author, and social activist best known for her role as Ann Marie in the sitcom, “That Girl”. Thomas has starred and produced the films, “It Happened One Christmas” and “The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck as well as appearing in the films “Cardboard Boxer”, “LOL”, “In The Spirit”, and “Jenny” among many others. She is a 4-time Emmy Awards winner, a winner of the Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award among many other accolades. As an author, Thomas has published the book, “What Makes a Marriage Last”. 

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What Kind of an Early Life did Marlo Thomas Experience?

Marlo Thomas was born Margaret Julia Thomas on November 21st, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She is the eldest child of the late Rose Marie Cassaniti (1914 – 2000) and the late Danny Thomas (1912 – 1991). Her father was a professional comedian with the roots of Lebanese Roman Catholic while her mother was of Sicilian ethnicity. Thomas has two younger siblings, Terre Thomas and Tony Thomas, whereby Tony is a producer by profession. Together with her siblings, Thomas was raised in Beverly Hills, California where her parents nicknamed her “Margo”. The nicknamed would later change to “Marlo” due to her childhood mispronunciation of the same.

Marlo Thomas Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
Marlo thomas biography, age, career, and net worth

As for school, Marlo Thomas attended Marymount High School in Los Angeles after which she joined the University of Southern California where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree. She graduated from the institution with Honors in Arts in 1959.

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What Professional Statistics Describe Marlo Thomas?

Marlo Thomas began her acting career by playing minor roles in various television series. The year 1960 marked Thomas’ acting debut when she appeared in the TV series, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”. Later she assumed some other minor roles in television series such as “and My Favorite Martian”, “Thriller”, and “Insight” among many others.

Prior to assuming worldwide stardom, Thomas featured in many other TV programs including, “Bonanza”, “77 Sunset Strip”, “Arrest and Trial”, “McHale’s Navy” and “The Donna Reed Show” among many others. Her first breakthrough however came in 1965 when she co-starred with Daniel Massey, Mildred Natwick, and Kurt Kasznar in the film “Barefoot in the Park”.

Marlo Thomas Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
Marlo thomas biography, age, career, and net worth

The name Marlo Thomas however became the talk of the town following her appearance in the 137 episodes of the sitcom, “That Girl” (1966-1971). In the series, Thomas played the lead role of Ann Marie. She also made several guest appearances in television series such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The New Normal”, “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”, and “Ballers”.

Away from television acting, Thomas is a renowned film actress who has featured in various blockbuster movies such as the 1977’s “Thieves”, “Starstruck” (1998), and the 2017’s “The Female Brain”. In her later career ventures, Thomas made appearances in films like the 2012’s “LOL”, “In The Spirit” (1990), the 1997’s “The Real Blonde”, “Cardboard Boxer” (2014), and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) among many others.

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As a producer, Thomas has produced and starred in the films, “The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (1984) and the 1977’s “including It Happened One Christmas. She is also the producer behind the films, “Deceit” (2004), “Reunion” (1994), as well as the 1991’s “Sis and Jerry Levin Story”.

As an author, has published seven best-selling books including, “The Right Words at the Right Time”, “The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn”, her 2009’s memoir, “Growing Up Laughing”, “Marlo Thomas and Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long”, “Free to Be…A Family”, “Free to Be…You and Me”, and “It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over: Reinventing Your Life and Realizing Your Dreams Anytime, At Any Age”.

Who has She Had an Affair With?

Before falling in love with her current hubby, Phil Donahue, Marlo Thomas had previously been involved in a long term relationship with Herb Gardner, a playwright, and screenwriter. The year 1977, when Thomas appeared on the TV show, “Donahue” as a guest that marked the beginning of her now 40 years-plus marriage with Phil Donahue. It was love at first sight. After three years of dating, the love birds decided to tie the knots on the 21st May 1980.

Before marrying Thomas, Donahue was previously married to Margaret Cooney together with whom they had five children namely; Mary, Daniel, Jim, Kevin, and Michael. Upon Marrying Donahue. Thomas committed to being the children’s stepmother and all treated them with the utmost love as she revealed in an interview.  

Marlo Thomas Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
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What Physical Body Statistics Describe Marlo Thomas?

Marlo Thomas stands tall at an impressive height of 5.4 feet and has a decent weight of 56 Kg. The actress has a body measurement of 35-29-36 inches. Her eye color is dark-brown while her hair color is also dark-brown.

What is Marlo Thomas’s Net Worth?

  • As of January 2021, Marlo Thomas’ net worth is estimated to be $ 40 million.
  • Most of her wealth comes from her acting career where she is reportedly said to bag a whopping gross salary of between $ 19,000 and $ 208,000.
  • Away from acting, Thomas bags a lot of income through her career as a producer.
  • All of her seven books have been ranked in the list of the best-selling books with her latest work, “What Makes a Marriage Last making about $15 sales on Amazon.
  • The actress has a collection of luxurious cars and houses as well.

What Accomplishments has had Marlo Thomas?

  1. Together with Patricia Carbine, Gloria Steinem, and Letty Cottin Poggrebin, they are the founders of Ms Foundation for Women, (1973) the first women’s fund in the US.
  2. In 2014, Thomas partnered with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to open the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration. 
  3. On November 24, 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Thomas the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  4. In recognition of her excellence and innovation in enhancing the perception of women, Thomas was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in 1996.
  5. In 1967, Thomas received a Golden Globe Award for her lead role in the sitcom, “That Girl”.
  6. She received the Primetime Emmy Award for her role in “Friends” in 1989 as well as a Daytime Emmy Award for her role in “The Body Human: Facts for Girls” (1981).
  7. In 2006, Thomas received the Grammy Awards for the Best Spoken Words.