skip navigation
Paula Marshall

Paula Marshall

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

The Flash: The Complete... Repackaged. John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays. From the pages of the popular comic... more info $23.96was $29.98 Buy Now

Nip/Tuck: Complete Series ... Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy... more info $141.95was $198.98 Buy Now

Gary Unmarried: The Complete... Newly single dad Gary Brooks (Jay Mohr) is an uncomplicated guy trying to find... more info $11.95was $14.99 Buy Now

Dormant Beauty ... Originally released in 2012. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Starring Isabelle... more info $21.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Warlock: The Armageddon ... Julian Sands returns once again as the evil time traveling warlock. This time... more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

That Old Feeling ... Bette Midler, Dennis Farina. A bitterly divorced couple are forced into... more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 12, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rockville, Maryland, USA Profession: actor, photographer, typist

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

A brunette beauty with a compelling screen presence and well-timed deadpan comic delivery, Paula Marshall has appeared in a handful of films, but remains best known to TV viewers for her work on such ABC series as "Spin City," "Cupid" and "Snoops." She broke through in a guest starring role on an especially memorable episode of NBC's "Seinfeld," playing a relentless NYU student reporter who overhears Jerry and George in a conversation and misinterprets that they are a gay couple. Her resulting story "outing" them eventually becomes national news despite their protests. The episode was undoubtedly best known for the catchphrase "not that there's anything wrong with that," with which Jerry and George punctuated each denial, but Marshall proved her comedic talents and landed a series developmental commitment from NBC and several subsequent roles on the big and small screens. The Maryland native began her television career with guest shots on the series "True Blue" and "Mancuso FBI" (both NBC) and "The Flash" (CBS) in 1990 and "Dinosaurs" (ABC) and "Grapevine" (CBS) the following year. In 1992, she scored recurring roles in two ABC series "The Wonder Years" and "Life Goes On," playing a young divorcee in...

A brunette beauty with a compelling screen presence and well-timed deadpan comic delivery, Paula Marshall has appeared in a handful of films, but remains best known to TV viewers for her work on such ABC series as "Spin City," "Cupid" and "Snoops." She broke through in a guest starring role on an especially memorable episode of NBC's "Seinfeld," playing a relentless NYU student reporter who overhears Jerry and George in a conversation and misinterprets that they are a gay couple. Her resulting story "outing" them eventually becomes national news despite their protests. The episode was undoubtedly best known for the catchphrase "not that there's anything wrong with that," with which Jerry and George punctuated each denial, but Marshall proved her comedic talents and landed a series developmental commitment from NBC and several subsequent roles on the big and small screens. The Maryland native began her television career with guest shots on the series "True Blue" and "Mancuso FBI" (both NBC) and "The Flash" (CBS) in 1990 and "Dinosaurs" (ABC) and "Grapevine" (CBS) the following year. In 1992, she scored recurring roles in two ABC series "The Wonder Years" and "Life Goes On," playing a young divorcee in the former and an art gallery owner with an eye for HIV-positive painter Jesse in the latter. She followed her "Seinfeld" success with parts in TV-movies like "Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7" (CBS, 1993) and the thriller "Full Eclipse" (HBO, 1993). In 1994, Marshall starred on the short-lived Fox series "Wild Oats," a comedy following a group of twentysomethings and their romantic quests in Chicago.

She had marginally better luck starring as Jason Bateman's love interest in the Windy City-set "Chicago Sons" (NBC, 1997), although that sitcom too suffered an early demise. A recurring role as a love interest to Michael J Fox on the ABC sitcom "Spin City" followed later that year. During the 1998-99 season, Marshall starred opposite Jeremy Piven on the series "Cupid," playing a New York City psychiatrist and a man who believes he is Cupid respectively. While the program won critical notice and built up a core fan base, it failed to thrive in its various timeslots, and was unceremoniously canceled by the network just short of Valentine's Day 1999. Marshall and Piven had an interesting chemistry, and the actress gave a likable performance as the strong-willed but conflicted character. The following season, she could be seen on David E Kelley's "Snoops" (ABC, 1999-2000), playing a police detective turned P.I. alongside Gina Gershon and Paula Jai Parker in this quirky and promising comedy-infused crime drama.

Like many actors, Marshall began her film career in the horror genre, appearing in the uninspired sequels "Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth" (1992). and "Warlock: The Armageddon" (1993) before landing the plum role of Peter Weller's mistress in the satire "The New Age" (1994). She followed up with an appearance as Robert Duvall's daughter in the heartwarming, racially-themed feature "A Family Thing" (1996), and was cast as the daughter of Bette Midler and Dennis Farina in "That Old Feeling" (1997). Midler chose Marshall for the role of a bride-to-be whose wedding brings together her divorced parents after admiring her performance on the famed "Seinfeld" episode. She was next featured in the violent 1998 independent "Thursday," as the wife of a reformed drug dealer (Thomas Jane) whose past catches up with him.

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

2.
3.
 Miss Nobody (2010)
4.
5.
 Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Tina Shenk
6.
 Thursday (1998) Christine Wells
7.
 That Old Feeling (1997) Molly De Mora
8.
 Family Thing, A (1996) Karen
9.
 W.E.I.R.D. World (1995) Abby
10.
 New Age, The (1994) Alison Gale
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1993:
Appeared in the CBS drama "Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7"
1990:
Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the NBC series "True Blue"
1992:
Film acting debut, "Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth"
2000:
Had recurring role on the NBC sitcom "The Weber Show/Cursed"
1997:
Played recurring role of a love interest for Micahel J Fox's deputy mayor in the ABC sitcom "Spin City"
:
Raised in the Washington, DC area
1994:
Was a regular on the short-lived sitcom "Wild Oats" (Fox), playing a schoolteacher rekindling a relationship with a former boyfriend
1993:
Was featured in the supernatural action movie "Full Eclipse" (HBO)
2003:
Appeared in the comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen," a remake of the 1950's movie
1992:
Had recurring roles on two ABC series: played a young divorcee on "The Wonder Years" and an art gallery owner who becomes Becca's rival for painter Jesse's affections on "Life Goes On"
2002:
Played Janine Barber in the short lived series "Hidden Hills"
1999:
Starred as a police detective turned P.I. in David E Kelley's "Snoops", co-starring Gina Gershon and Danny Nucci
1997:
Was featured as the bride whose divorced parents reunite at her wedding in "That Old Feeling"; first screen collaboration with Danny Nucci
:
Worked as a typist at the National Institute of Health
1997:
Starred on the short-lived sitcom "Chicago Sons"
1993:
Was featured in the horror sequel "Warlock: The Armageddon"
1990:
Worked primarily making guest appearances on such series as "Mancuso, FBI", "The Flash" and "Grapevine"
1995:
Acted in the Fox sci-fi TV-movie "W.E.I.R.D. World"
1998:
Appeared in the independent feature "Thursday"
1993:
Gave breakthrough performance on a memorable episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC) playing an NYU student reporter who overhears a conversation between Jerry and George and misinterprets that they are a gay couple
1996:
Had a recurring guest role on "Nash Bridges" (CBS)
:
Moved to L.A.
1994:
Played Peter Weller's mistress in the satire "The New Age"
1996:
Played Robert Duvall's daughter in "A Family Thing"
:
Starred on the doomed series "Cupid" as a psychiatrist treating a man who believes he is the titular messenger of love
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Robert E Peary High School: Rockville, Maryland - 1982

Notes

"I don't think there are many women in Hollywood who can be funny and look halfway decent on the screen. Hopefully there's space for me." --Paula Marshall quoted in US, May 1997

"I want to do the kind of sitcom that is based on reality, a sort of youthful 'Mad About You'. Imagine Jamie and Paul when they first lived together. Helen Hunt is a genius, my hero. And that's the kind of comedy I'm drawn to." --Marshall quoted in URBAN CINEFILE, July 1997

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Bruno Campos. Actor. Born on December 3, 1973; met on NBC series "Chicago Sons"; together c. 1997-1999.
companion:
Danny Nucci. Actor. Appeared together on the ABC series "Snoops"; married October 12, 2003.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute