With the energy of a teenager, the wisdom of a sage, and the memory of a super hero, Marilu Henner has deservedly earned the nickname “Perpetual Motion.” Along with starring in over thirty films, six Broadway Shows, and two hit classic sitcoms, “Taxi” and “Evening Shade,” this five time Golden Globe® Nominee is also a New York Times Best-selling Author of nine books on health, fitness, and lifestyle improvement (Total Health Makeover, Healthy Life Kitchen, Healthy Kids, Wear Your Life Well, etc.), changing the lives of millions in her quest to make the world a healthier place. She also has hosted and executive produced three talk shows, appeared as a competitor on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” and hosted and guest-starred on many TV shows, in addition to being “Talk Show Guest of the Year”!
As one of only twelve people documented with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, Henner was the subject of a two-part special on “60 Minutes” and on “60 Minutes Australia.” She also serves as the consultant on the CBS series “Unforgettable,” which premiered in the fall of 2011.
Her ninth book, Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future!, was released on April 24, 2012 and is already a New York Times Best-seller and on the Publishers Weekly Best-seller list. The release of Henner’s book was followed by a national multi-media book tour which included appearances on “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Anderson,” “Piers Morgan” and “The Talk,” just to name a few. Henner can also be seen around the country in her one-woman show A Memorable Evening With Marilu Henner! and will appear in the feature film “Vamps” scheduled for release in October 2012.
Henner was a pioneer on the Internet, starting her own website, Marilu.com in 1999. She has taught classes for her growing membership ever since, as well as offering online counseling and support.
Henner has spoken before Congress in Washington on several occasions as an expert on dietary supplements, women’s cardiovascular disease, deadbeat parents, and she was one of only two private citizens selected to contribute to the shaping of our Government’s food pyramid. In the spring of 2010, she again faced Congress to present healthy dietary guidelines for kids as part of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 2010. Henner lectures frequently throughout the country as a keynote speaker and motivator for professional organizations, universities, government agencies, interest groups and corporations on topics ranging from diet and fitness, memory, women’s health issues, cardiovascular disease, cancer survival and child rearing; as well as lifestyle, entertainment and business organization strategies.
Henner is married to Michael Brown, CEO and Founder of Browntrout Publishers, (a calendar company!) and the busy mother of two teenage boys, Nick and Joey. Because she practices what she preaches, she has truly become the quintessential portrait of what health and fitness can do for one’s life, and loves to give back to her community in so many ways!