Marlo is best known to younger viewers as Rachel's mother, Sandra Green, on the popular television series, Friends.
Marlo's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6902 Hollywood Blvd. She received it for her contributions to television.
She made her Broadway debut in the Herb Gardner play Thieves in 1974.
To break out of being perceived as "perky", in 1970 she starred alongside Alan Alda in the movie Jenny about an unwed pregnant girl who marries a filmmaker out of convenience.
She received 4 Emmy nominations during the 5 year run of her show That Girl/
Marlo is both spokesperson and humanitarian for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the hospital her father founded in 1962.
She received an Emmy in 1986 for her heartbreaking performance as Marie Balter in the telefilm, Nobody's Child.
Marlo had rhinoplasty before she became a star so she could have a smaller nose.
Marlo won a Peabody award for the 1974 program Free to Be.... You & Me.
She once dated former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Marlo was the editor for the popular inspirational book The Right Words at the Right Time.
She remains an activist for feminist causes and a supporter of liberal candidates for office.
Marlo is half Lebanese and half Italian.
Marlo graduated Marymount High School in Los Angeles, California.
Marlo once attended Beverly Hills High School.
Marlo met future husband Phil Donahue in 1977 while she was a guest on his TV talk show.
After she married her husband talk show host Phil Donahue in 1980, the two went on their honeymoon to Greece.
Marlo has been married to talk show host Phil Donahue since 1980.
Marlo Thomas: My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.