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Marla Pennington is an American actress best known for her role as Tara Martin on the daytime soap opera All My Children.

Pennington was born on October 15, 1965 in Burbank, California, the daughter of an aerospace engineer and a housewife. She has two older sisters. Pennington began her acting career at the age of eight, when she appeared in a local production of The Wizard of Oz. She went on to appear in several commercials and guest-starring roles on television shows such as The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.

In 1985, Pennington landed the role of Tara Martin on All My Children. She played the role for four years, until the character was killed off in a car accident. After leaving All My Children, Pennington had guest-starring roles on shows such as L.A. Law and Matlock. In 1992, she starred in the short-lived sitcom Love & War.

In recent years, Pennington has appeared in the films The Last Word (2008) and The Way Way Back (2013). She has also guest-starred on episodes of Castle and Hot in Cleveland.

Pennington has been married twice. Her first marriage, to actor Kevin Kline, ended in divorce after four years. She has been married to actor Scott Baio since 2007. The couple has two daughters together.

Pennington has a net worth of $5 million.

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Full NameMarla Pennington


MoviesJim the World's Greatest, Buffalo Soldiers
TV ShowsSmall Wonder

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Small Wonder1985-1989TV SeriesJoan Lawson
Diff'rent Strokes1984TV SeriesNurse Joan Fleming
Herndon1983TV MovieLaura
Private Benjamin1982TV SeriesHarmony
Class Reunion1982Mary Beth McFadden
Happy Days1982TV SeriesCynthia Brannigan / Countess Cynthia
Magnum, P.I.1981TV SeriesCarol Ann Little
Soap1979-1981TV SeriesLeslie Walker
The Incredible Hulk1980TV SeriesMiriam Charles
Buffalo Soldiers1979TV MovieGirl
How the West Was Won1979TV SeriesBlossom
General Hospital1976-1978TV SeriesSamantha Livingston Chandler
Charlie's Angels1976TV SeriesJenny Warren
Jim, the World's Greatest1976Jan
Lucas Tanner1974TV SeriesJane Benson

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Imps*2009American Mom (segment "Moms")

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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