MARIANNE MUELLERLEILE ...the future of American theater, said Tennessee Williams after seeing her in A Streetcar Named Desire at the University of Minnesota. This review prompted Muellerleile to spend six seasons playing Meadow Brook Theater, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Minnesota Opera Company and multiple New York City theaters. She recently appeared as Mrs. Candour in the Taper's The School for Scandal. Featured in more than 250 television shows, Muellerleile starred as Gloria on Life with Bonnie and recurs as Norma on Passions and Sr. Dominick on The Suite Life..... Her 50+ film credits include Thank You for Smoking, Return to Me, Liar, Liar, The Terminator and Passion Fish. With husband Tom Norris (Ret., USAF, Lt. Col.), Muellerleile operated a free after-school program for inner-city children while acting.
On a recent trip to NYC Marianne found herself in a dance-off on the famed Apollo Theater stage. She finished second.