Born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1942, Penny has had a long and successful career, but mostly thanks to her brother, Garry Marshall, producer of numerous movies and hit television shows, including Happy Days, Mork and Mindy, and of course, Laverne and Shirley, which rocketed her to fame. Garry gave Penny her first role - a bit part in his movie, How Sweet It Is, and also cast her as Laverne when he needed a couple of "fast girls" for Fonzie to date in an episode of Happy Days. After the characters proved successful, Garry gave them their own show, which rapidly became one of the most popular spin-offs in history..
After Laverne and Shirley, Penny had a few small roles in movies, but her star wouldn't really shine until she took up the director's chair, with Jumpin' Jack Flash in 1986. The success of that led her on to Bigger and better things.

The following is a brief list of some of her more famous roles and movies. It is not a complete list.

Actress Filmography

Director Filmography

Internet Movie Database -,+Penny

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