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Marilu Henner
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 6 April 1952 (1952-04-06) (age 72)
Hometown Chicago, Illinois
Known For Actress

Dancing with the Stars 23

Partner(s) Derek Hough
Placement 6
Highest Score 36 (Samba, Team-Up Jazz)
Lowest Score 21 (Paso Doble)
Average Score 31.7

Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner is a celebrity from Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.


Originally retrieved from abc.com
With the energy of a teenager, the wisdom of a sage, and the memory of a superhero, 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 ten books on health, parenting, memory, and lifestyle improvement. Her books include the bestseller Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer, Total Memory Makeover, Total Health Makeover, Healthy Life Kitchen, I Refuse to Raise a Brat, and By All Means Keep On Moving, and have changed the lives of millions in her quest to make the world a healthier place.

Marilu can currently be seen in the Hallmark series Aurora Teagarden, as well as the Hallmark Channel film Love on a Limb and can be seen in the theatrical features In-Lawfully Yours and Imperfections, which premiered at the Chicago Film Festival in October 2016. Marilu has hosted and executive produced two talk shows, Marilu and Shape Up Your Life, and as a two-time competitor on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars, Marilu played for her favorite charities, including The Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and the Alzheimer's Association. In fact, at PCRM's 25th Anniversary Gala, she was awarded their Voice of Compassion Award.

As one of only twelve people documented with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, Marilu was the subject of a two-part special on 60 Minutes and on 60 Minutes Australia, as well as news programs and newspaper articles around the globe. She also served as the consultant on the CBS series Unforgettable, which ran for four seasons. Her ninth book, Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future!, was released in 2012 and became an instant New York Times and Publishers Weekly best seller.

Her acting career continues to thrive as Marilu recently appeared in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Crazy Ones, The Glades, and the finale of Two and a Half Men. In 2012 she appeared in the feature film, Vamps, and in two holiday movies, Hitched for the Holidays on the Hallmark Channel and High School Holiday Reunion on Lifetime.

Henner was a pioneer on the Internet, starting her own website, Marilu.com in 1999. In 2000, she began teaching online classes for her growing membership, as well as offering online counseling and support along with her twenty coaches who teach her Total Health Makeover (THM) lifestyle.

Marilu has spoken before Congress on seven occasions on various subjects from dietary supplements and women's cardiovascular disease to deadbeat parents; and she was one of only two private citizens selected to contribute to the shaping of our government's food pyramid on 2004 and 2014.

Marilu Henner is married to Michael Brown, CEO of Browntrout Publishers, and is the busy mother of two college-aged sons, Nick and Joey. Because she practices what she preaches, Marilu has truly become the quintessential portrait of what health and fitness can do for one's life, and she loves to give back to her community in so many ways.

Dancing with the Stars 23[]

She was partnered with Derek Hough. They placed 6th.


1 Score given by guest judge Pitbull.
2 Score given by guest judge Idina Menzel.



  • She is tied with Leah Remini for the most 9s without receiving any 10s, at 16.
  • In fact, she is the only celebrity contestant to dance with Derek Hough but never receive any 10s.