Something So Right
American actress Marne Patterson is most famous to TV audiences for her portrayal of Nicole Farrell in the NBC sitcom “Something So Right” (1996-1998), in which she picked up a Young Artist nomination. The 1989 Junior Vocalist winner on “Star Search” played Lori Lansford in the WB short-lived comedy “Movie Stars” (1999-2000) and had the recurring role of Christy Jenkins in the hit series “Charmed” (2006). She has also guest starred in a number of TV series, including “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Nip/Tuck,” “That '70s Show,” “Supernatural,” Grounded For Life” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Miss Patterson's fans can see her in such movies as “Camp Nowhere” (1994), “Final Vendetta” (1996), “The Stalking of Laurie Show” (2000, TV), “Who's Your Daddy” (2003), “Standing Still” (2005), “Cloud 9” (2006), “Pope Dreams” (2006), “The Beautiful Ordinary” (2007), “Starship Troopers 3: Marauder” (2008) and “The Beacon” (2009).
Patterson loves animals and actively supports the animal advocacy group Amanda Foundation.
Childhood and Family:
Marnette Provost Patterson, best known as Marne Patterson, was born on April 26, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is a makeup artist in California and her aunt is ex-child actress Dana Dillaway. Marne was educated at L.A. Valley College.
During her free time, Marne enjoys horseback riding, cooking, hiking, kickboxing and singing. Her favorite movies include “Gone with the Wind,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “The Usual Suspects.”
“I’m actually kind of a tomboy. I’m a guy’s kind of girl. I love hanging out with just like a group of guys and being real. I’m a total dork! I like snowboarding, surfing, doing fun, cheesy, crazy things. I love reading. I love to go out to dinner, go on hikes, do nature things and travel.” Marne Patterson
Marne Patterson began acting at a young age when she appeared in commercials for Barbie dolls and Jell-O pudding. At age 6, Patterson had a guest starring role on “Mama's Family,” a sitcom starring Vicki Lawrence that ran from 1983 to 1990. She made her big screen debut three years later in Stephen Hopkins' horror movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child” (1989), which starred Robert Englund and Lisa Wilcox.
After appearing in a 1990 episode of “Good Grief,” Patterson landed the role of Emily Del'Amico on the short-lived series “Under Cover” (1991). She followed it up with a string of voiceover gigs and voiced Lucy Van Pelt on “It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown” and “It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown” (both 1992) and Amy on the direct-to-video animated film “The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten” (also 1992).
1993 saw Patterson portray Arlene in the film “Secret Adventures: Spin.” She reprised the role in “Secret Adventures: Snag,” “Secret Adventures: Smash” and “Secret Adventures: Shrug” (all 1994) and “Secret Adventures: Slam” (1995). In between the projects, she was featured in Phillip Noyce' “Sliver” (1993), which starred Sharon Stone, William Baldwin and Tom Berenger, and was cast in the supporting role of Trish Prescott on the Jonathan Prince directed “Camp Nowhere” (1994), alongside John Putch and Peter Scolari. She then appeared in a 2004 episode of “Boy Meets World” called “Turnaround.”
Patterson next portrayed Jane Powell in “Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story” (1995), a television film starring Sherilyn Fenn, and Nicole in “The Great Mom Swap” (1995), a high school comedy which reunited her with director Jonathan Prince. She also appeared in episodes of “Unhappily Ever After,” “Something Wilder,” “Kirk” and “3rd Rock from the Sun.” However, the teenager did not earn her big breakthrough until she won the role of Nicole Farrell on the NBC comedy series “Something So Right” (1996-1998), which starred Mel Harris and Jere Burns. Delivering a good performance, she received a 1997 Young Artist nomination in the category of Best Performance in a TV Comedy - Supporting Young Actress.
Patterson joined the cast of the short-lived sitcom “Minor Adjustments” in the role of Joanna Emsen in 1996. She appeared in three episodes before the show was canceled in June. Also in 1996, she played Young Jenny in the thriller “Final Vendetta,” which starred Peter Boyle, Bridgette Wilson and Scott Cohen. Guest spots in “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” and “Odd Man Out” followed in 1997 and 1999. It was also in 1999 that Patterson made her return to series TV as a regular when she was cast as Lori Lansford on the WB sitcom “Movie Stars,” opposite Harry Hamlin and Jennifer Grant. The show did not air long.
2000 saw Patterson in “Touched by an Angel” and “That '70s Show” and in the TV film “The Stalking of Laurie Show,” in which she costarred as Michelle Lambert opposite Mary-Margaret Humes and Jennifer Finnigan. She then supported Robert Urich and David Keith for the drama “Clover Bend” (2001), portrayed Brittany Van Horn in the comedy “Who's Your Daddy” (2003), appeared with Jennie Garth in the award winning drama “Secret Santa” (2003, TV), had a feature role in “Standing Still” (2005), and appeared in the episodes of “Dead Last” (2001), “Nip/Tuck” and (both 2003) and “Cracking Up” (2004).
In October 2005, Patterson was seen in an episode of the popular WB series “Supernatural” called “Bloody Mary.” She also guest starred on the comedy series “Grounded for Life.” In February 2006, Patterson began her recurring role on the hit WB show “Charmed,” where she portrayed Christy Jenkins. She stayed with the show until May 2006. On the movie front, she was cast in the Burt Reynolds and Paul Rodriguez comedy “Cloud 9” (2006), costarred in the Patrick Hogan drama “Pope Dreams” (2006), and teamed up with Alex Frost for the drama “The Standard” (2006). Her acting credits in 2007 included small roles in the movie “Kush,” which was written and directed by York Shackleton, and Jess Manafort's “The Beautiful Ordinary.” She also received a supporting role in the TV film “By Appointment Only” and a guest starring role in the CBS popular series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
Patterson more recent and upcoming performances include roles in “Starship Troopers 3: Marauder” (2008) and “The Beacon” (2009). In addition, she appeared in an episode of the hit series “House M.D.” (2009) and will portray Sam in the upcoming television movie “Randall Reunion Races.”