Maureen McCormick

Active - 1976 - 2017  |   Born - Aug 5, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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While known primarily for her role as Marcia Brady, the eldest child on the girls' side of The Brady Bunch clan, Maureen McCormick has gone on to become a reality-show participant (VH1's Celebrity Fit Club) and recording artist, as well as having continued her career as an actress. McCormick has made multiple appearances on sitcoms (Happy Days, Scrubs, and The Amanda Show, to name a few), and portrayed the role of Rebecca Hotchkiss for ten episodes of NBC's Passions. McCormick has also written an autobiography chronicling her life experiences before, during, and after The Brady Bunch. In addition to returning to various Brady-related projects over the years, McCormick competed on the fifth season of the reality series Celebrity Fit Club.

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  • Won the title of Baby Miss San Fernando Valley at the age of 6.
  • Landed the lead role in a La Jolla Playhouse production of the play Wind It Up and It Breaks at age 7; made appearances on TV's My Three Sons and Bewitched the following year.
  • As a child, provided the voices for about a dozen Mattel talking dolls, including the famous Chatty Cathy.
  • In 1969, landed the star-making TV role of eldest daughter Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch.
  • Made the leap to Broadway in 1994, starring as Rizzo in a production of the musical Grease.
  • Released a country album, When You Get a Little Lonely, on her brother's Phantom Hill Records in 1995; appeared on CMT reality series Gone Country in 2008. 
  • Played singer/actress Barbara Mandrell in the 1997 made-for-TV biopic Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story.
  • Talked openly about her teenage battles with bulimia and cocaine addiction when she appeared on the VH-1 reality series Celebrity Fit Club in 2007.