Marilu Henner, best known as a Broadway, TV, and film actress, is also a full-time mom and author of two New York Times best-selling books, Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover and Healthy Life Kitchen as well as The 30-Day Total Health Makeover, Healthy Holidays, and I Refuse to Raise a Brat. Her latest book, Wear Your Life Well: Use What You Have to Get What You Want (Collins), is a no-nonsense guide to making your life work for you by bridging the gap between your dreams and your resources. For 20 years she has championed a vigorous, healthy lifestyle and has inspired countless friends and readers along the way.
After years of being overweight and stifled by bad health, Henner, shares her journey of discovery to good health. Through her own story of trial and error, noting the connections made and compulsions untangled through knowledge, observation, and understanding, she leads people to reevaluate their ideas of fitness. She debunks the instant quick-fix regime and gives people a holistic approach to health that can be maintained for a lifetime. The key insights Henner shares with audiences include confronting fears and avoiding self-sabotage, preparing for plan B, taking charge of your health, and getting in touch with body and mind.
Henner’s life is a testimony to the power of her approach to health. Her energy and her extraordinary talents were unleashed to rave reviews on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago, across the country as Annie in the National Company of Annie Get Your Gun, and most recently as Lee, the sexy provocative stranger, in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.
Henner started her professional career staring in the first national touring company of Grease, later appearing with the Broadway company. This was followed by Over Here, Pal Joey, and later in Social Security directed by Mike Nichols. She went on to appear on the TV shows Taxi and Evening Shade, side by side with some of the most talented actors around. She eventually became the executive producer and host of her own talk show, The Marilu Show. Bringing her message of good health and vibrant living to new and growing audiences, Henner premiered a new television series, Shape Up Your Life, on Discovery’s FitTV network. The show continues to be a fan favorite. Henner recently appeared on the first Celebrity Apprentice with 13 other celebrities vying for the chance to be “hired” by Donald Trump and win a donation to their personal charity.
Henner lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.