Penny Marshall Net Worth
Penny Marshall net worth: Penny Marshall is an American actress, television and film producer/director who has a net worth of $45 million. Born Carole Penny Marshall in October 15, 1943 in New York City, New York, Marshall played several small television roles before landing the role of a lifetime as Laverne DeFazio on the 70s sitcom Laverne & Shirley (opposite Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney). Penny's brother Garry Marshall was the creator/part-time writer for the show and cast his little sister, Penny. The two actresses portrayed single roommates who worked as bottle-cappers in a fictitious Milwaukee brewery called Shotz Brewery. These two characters were originally introduced in the wildly popular 70s sitcom Happy Days. Marshall progressed to directing and was involved in such blockbusters as Big, starring Tom Hanks. Earlier television roles included parts on the sitcoms The Odd Couple and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Penny Marshall married a young college football player named Michael Henry in 1961 and they had a daughter, Tracy. She went on to later marry actor/director Rob Reiner (at which time Tracy took her stepfather's last name and became Tracy Reiner). Penny's marriage to Rob Reiner ended in 1981. During her four-year battle with cancer, Penny's longtime friend Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, has said to have stood by Penny's side.