Paula Marshall

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Paula Marshall
Born(1964-06-12) June 12, 1964 (age 50)
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Years active1990—present
Spouse(s)Danny Nucci (2003-present; 1 child)
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Paula Marshall
Born(1964-06-12) June 12, 1964 (age 50)
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Years active1990—present
Spouse(s)Danny Nucci (2003-present; 1 child)

Paula Marshall (born June 12, 1964)[1] is an American actress.


In 1990, Marshall had a guest role as Iris West, the love interest of Flash (Barry Allen) on the short lived Flash TV Series in the opening pilot episode. Then, in 1991, she guest-starred on Superboy with a young Clark Kent before he called himself Superman, playing the villainous Christina Riley, a woman who is, in secret, a werewolf. Both series are part of DC Comics media. In 1992, Marshall had a three-episode guest role on The Wonder Years and later guest-starred on shows such as Seinfeld, Nash Bridges, Grapevine and Diagnosis: Murder. Later on in 1992, she starred in the movie "Hellraiser III:Hell On Earth, as "Terri". In 1994, she got her first sitcom role on Wild Oats. After a few years in B movies, Marshall gained a role on a second series, 1997's Chicago Sons. In the same year, she landed a recurring role on Spin City and starred alongside Bette Midler and Dennis Farina in the film That Old Feeling, where her character fell in love with one played by Danny Nucci.

Marshall has also been cast in several pilots that were not picked up, including the Elizabeth Lackey series Cooking Lessons and Rob Thomas's Sticks.[citation needed]

Marshall's third television series, Rob Thomas's Cupid, premiered in 1998. It featured her as Dr. Claire Allen, a psychiatrist supervising a man named Trevor (Jeremy Piven) who thinks he is Cupid. Marshall then joined David E. Kelley's Snoops, about an unconventional detective agency.

In 2000, Marshall returned to television screens: first with a three-episode guest appearance as a porn star and love interest for Jeremy (Joshua Malina) on Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night, and then in her fifth TV series, Cursed (a.k.a. The Weber Show). In 2002, she guest starred on Just Shoot Me! as the daughter of actress Wendie Malick's character, Nina Van Horn.

Marshall's sixth series, Hidden Hills, was an offbeat comedy about three families in suburbia. Marshall also had in a secondary role in the Steve Martin-Bonnie Hunt remake of Cheaper by the Dozen and a cameo appearance in Break a Leg, which starred her husband Danny Nucci.

In 2004, Marshall appeared in an episode of Alicia Silverstone's Miss Match, but the series was cancelled before it aired. In October, she had a four-episode role in the new series Veronica Mars (created by Cupid's Rob Thomas), which she reprised toward the end of season two. Marshall's next main role came in the sitcom Out of Practice.

In 2007, Marshall appeared in the Showtime series Californication. She also was seen in the FX series Nip/Tuck, as an insecure actress who dated Dr. Sean McNamara.

In 2008, Marshall joined the James Woods crime drama Shark as a recurring character.

Marshall starred on the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried. She and Jay Mohr played a divorced couple sparring while trying to be loving parents to their two kids. The show was her first to be picked up for a second season.

Marshall had a guest role in the hit drama House, playing Julia, sister of Lisa Cuddy.[2]

In 2012, Marshall guest starred in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She played the role of Kathy Veck, owner of an oil company.

In 2013, Marshall guested starred in 2 episodes of Two And A Half Men as Alan Harper's transgender girlfriend, Paula.

Personal life[edit]

Marshall was born in Rockville, Maryland; she graduated in 1982 from Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville.

Marshall married actor Danny Nucci in 2003; she gave birth to her first child in March 2005.[citation needed]

Her older brother is Virginia politician Bob Marshall.



1992Hellraiser III: Hell on EarthTerri/Dreamer/Skinless Sandy
1993Warlock: The ArmageddonSamantha Ellison
1994New Age, TheThe New AgeAlison Gale
1996Family Thing, AA Family ThingKaren
1997That Old FeelingMolly De Mora
1997Gun, a Car, a Blonde, AA Gun, a Car, a BlondeDeborah
2003Cheaper by the DozenTina Shenk
2005Break a LegAlice on Cell Phone
2007I Know Who Killed MeMarnie Toland
2008Helping HandMichelleShort film
2010GreetingsJulieShort film
2010Miss NobodyCynthia Bardo


1990True BlueLisaEpisode: "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"
1990Mancuso, F.B.I.EveEpisode: "Adamant Eve"
1990Flash, TheThe FlashIris WestEpisode: "Pilot"
1991SuperboyChristina RileyEpisode: "Werewolf"
1991DinosaursCavewomanEpisode: "Employee of the Month"
1992GrapevineFranEpisode: "The Fran and Joey Story"
1992Life Goes OnJill GordonEpisodes: "Love Letters", "Windows", "Babes in the Woods"
1992Wonder Years, TheThe Wonder YearsBonnie DouglasEpisodes: "Wayne and Bonnie", "Let Nothing You Dismay"
1993Wonder Years, TheThe Wonder YearsBonnie DouglasEpisode: "New Years"
1993SeinfeldSharonEpisode: "The Outing"
1993Lost in the WildJill HoustonTV film
1993Full EclipseLizaTV film
1993Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives, AA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked WivesMargo / Debra WaltersTV film
1994Diagnosis: MurderCindy MartinEpisode: "Flashdance with Death"
1994Wild OatsShelly ThomasMain role (6 episodes)
1995W.E.I.R.D. WorldDr. Abby O'ReardonTV film
1996Nash BridgesEveEpisodes: "Home Invasion", "Night Train"
1997Single Guy, TheThe Single GuyIsabellaEpisode: "Grandfather Clause"
1997Chicago SonsLindsay SuttonMain role (13 episodes)
1997-1998Spin CityLaurie ParresRecurring role (7 episodes)
1998-1999CupidDr. Claire AllenMain role (15 episodes)
1999SnoopsDana PlantMain role (10 episodes)
2000Sports NightJennyEpisodes: "Celebrities", "The Local Weather", "Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian"
2000-2001CursedKatieRecurring role (9 episodes)
2001Second to NoneTV film
2002Just Shoot Me!ChloeEpisodes: "Nina Van Mom", "Nina Van Grandma"
2002-2003Hidden HillsDr. Janine BarberMain role (17 episodes)
2003Miss MatchKathryn HammondEpisode: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"
2003Alligator PointEmmaTV film
2004Cooking LessonsBrettTV film
2004Veronica MarsRebecca JamesEpisodes: "Meet John Smith", "You Think You Know Somebody"
2005Veronica MarsRebecca JamesEpisode: "Clash of the Tritons"
2005-2006Out of PracticeDr. Regina BarnesMain role (21 episodes)
2006Veronica MarsRebecca JamesEpisode: "I Am God"
2007ManchildLauraTV film
2007-2008Nip/TuckKate TinsleyRecurring role (7 episodes)
2007-2008CalifornicationSonjaRecurring role (9 episodes)
2008SharkJordan WestlakeEpisodes: "Bar Fight", "Leaving Las Vegas", "One Hit Wonder"
2008-2010Gary UnmarriedAllison BrooksMain role (37 episodes)
2011Little in CommonEllie WellerTV film
2011HouseJulia CuddyEpisodes: "Family Practice", "Bombshells", "Moving On"
2011Friends with BenefitsClaire PraterEpisode: "The Benefit of Being Shallow"
2011Exes, TheThe ExesKatyEpisode: "Working Girl"
2012Widow DetectiveJillTV film
2012CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMs. Kathy VeckEpisode: "Dune and Gloom"
2013Two and a Half MenPaulaEpisodes: "Numero Uno Accidente Lawyer", "On Vodka, on Soda, on Blender, on Mixer!"
2014Murder in the FirstBarbara WilkersonRecurring role


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