Happy Days Kid
Daughter of actor/director/writer/producer Garry Marshall and actress Barbara Marshall, Kathleen Marshall first appeared on TV at age 7 playing various roles until age 14 in the ABC long-running sitcom created by her father, "Happy Days." She has since appeared in numerous films directed by her father, most notably "Young Doctors in Love" (1982), "The Flamingo Kid" (1984), "Pretty Woman" (1990), "Exit to Eden" (1994), "The Other Sister" (1999), "Runaway Bride" (1999), "Raising Helen" (2004), and "The Princess Diaries" films (2001; 2004), in which she portrayed Charlotte. She also acted with him in the films "The Twilight of the Golds" (1997) and "Never Been Kissed" (1999).
A Northwestern University graduate with a degree in Theatre, Marshall made her New York theatre debut in the Off-Broadway production of ''Wrong Turn at Lungfish'' at the Promenade Theatre and has since performed in a string of stage plays. She is a founding member of Falcon-Henderson Theatre complex in Burbank/Toluca Lake, California, which opened its doors in October of 1997, and now divides her time between film and stage acting and producing and directing for the theatre.
Childhood and Family:
Born on July 7, 1967 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Kathleen Susan Marshall graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Theatre. The middle child of actor/director/writer/producer Garry Marshall and actress Barbara Marshall, Kathleen has one older sister, Lori Marshall (born December 26, 1963), and one younger brother, Scott Marshall (born January 17, 1969), both of whom also work in the industry.
Kathleen's nieces are Golden Globe-nominated actress, producer and director Penny Marshall and producer/actress Ronny Hallin, and her cousins are actress Tracy Reiner, assistant editor Penny Lee Hallin, production coordinator Judy Hallin and production assistant Wendy S. Hallin. She is the granddaughter of the late TV producer Anthony W. Marshall.
Kathleen's husband is Doug LaGambina, whom she married on July 19, 2003.
A member of a family working in the show biz, Kathleen Marshall got her first acting job at age 7, playing various roles in the ABC long-running sitcom created by her father Garry, "Happy Days." She stayed in the show until age 14, and after guest starring in a November 1981 episode of ABC popular sitcom starring her niece Penny, "Laverne & Shirley," Kathleen landed her first film, "Young Doctors in Love," a 1982 comedy film set in a hospital which is directed by her father Garry.
Marshall then played small roles in three films helmed by her father Garry, the comedy "The Flamingo Kid" (1984; starring Matt Dillon), the romantic drama/comedy "Nothing in Common" (1986; starring Tom Hanks), and the Oscar-nominated adaptation of Iris Rainer Dart's novel, "Beaches" (1988; starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey).
Entering the new decade, Marshall continued to be seen in tiny roles in films directed by her father Garry or her cousin Penny. She was a day desk clerk in the massive hit romantic comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, "Pretty Woman" (1990), and as a stewardess named Susan in the film version of Anne Rice's 1985 novel, "Exit to Eden" (1994; starring Dana Delany and Paul Mercurio), both of which was helmed by her father. She was also seen as an outfielder in the baseball film starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Lori Petty, "A League of Their Own" (1992), which was directed by her cousin.
On the small screen, Marshall appeared in the TV movies "Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes" (1994) and "As Good as Dead" (1995), as well as guest starred as a nurse in a January 1995 episode of CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown."
In the next years, Marshall continued to add to her resume with roles in writer/director Matthew Bright's crime/comedy film starring Kiefer Sutherland and Reese Witherspoon, "Freeway" (1996), and writer/director Harvey Miller's independent comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Jack Lemmon, "Getting Away with Murder" (1996).
She also reunited with her father Garry who helmed the comedy movie "Dear God" (1996), starring Greg Kinnear, as well as acted alongside her father in Ross Kagan Marks' dramatic film based on Jonathan Tolins' play "The Twilight of the Golds" (1997; with Jennifer Beals and Brendan Fraser) and in Billy Wirth's 24-minute romantic film "Kismet" (1999). She then was directed by her father in his romantic drama comedy movie "The Other Sister" (1999).
The late 1990s saw Marshall played small roles as a hygienist in Ron Howard's comedy movie starring Matthew McConaughey, "Edtv," and as a waitress in Jerry P. Jacobs' independent action film "Running Red," starring Jeff Speakman and Angie Everhart. She also reteamed with her father, who acted in Raja Gosnell's romantic drama comedy starring Drew Barrymore, "Never Been Kissed" (Marshall played a Sun Times worker), and directed another runaway hit romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, "Runaway Bride" (Marshall played cousin Cindy).
Entering the new millennium, Marshall appeared in her brother Scott-directed comedy movie "Spin Cycle" (2000) and portrayed Charlotte in her father Garry-directed family/comedy movie based on the best-selling novel by Meg Cabot, "The Princess Diaries" (2001; starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway), a role which she would later reprise in its sequel, "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004).
Meanwhile, she was cast as a reporter in Jerry Zucker's comedic adventure movie "Rat Race" (2001; starring John Cleese) and as a seminar woman in writer/director Cherry Norris' small romantic comedy film "Duty Dating" (2002). In 2004, she worked with her again in his romantic drama comedy film starring Kate Hudson and John Corbett, "Raising Helen."
As for her stage works, Marshall made her New York theatre debut in the Off-Broadway production of ''Wrong Turn at Lungfish'' at the Promenade Theatre. She has performed in the stage productions of ''Life Beneath the Roses,'' ''The Odyssey,'' ''Medea,'' ''Antigone,'' and ''Pastorale.'' She recently has wrapped a six-month run in the critically acclaimed play, ''Last Rites of My Mad Mother'' at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles.
A founding member of Falcon-Henderson Theatre complex in Burbank/Toluca Lake, California, which opened its doors in October of 1997, Marshall now divides her time between film and stage acting and producing and directing for the theatre.