Paula Marshall (born June 12, 1964) is an American actress.
Paula was born in Rockville, Maryland, and graduated from Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville, in 1982, where she had pursued her love of photography. On October 12, 2003, Paula married actor Danny Nucci; she gave birth to her first (Nucci's second) child in March 2005.
1992 Paula had a three episode guest role on The Wonder Years and later guest-starred on other shows such as Seinfeld, Nash Bridges, Grapevine and Diagnosis Murder. In 1994, she got her first sitcom role on Wild Oats. After a few years in B-movies, Paula gained a role on a second series, 1997's Chicago Sons. In the same year she landed a recurring role on Spin City and starred alongside Bette Midler and Dennis Farina in the film That Old Feeling.
Paula has also been cast in several pilots that were not picked up, including the Elizabeth Lackey series Cooking Lessons and Rob Thomas's Sticks.
Marshall's third television series, Rob Thomas's Cupid, premiered in 1998. It featured her as Dr Claire Allen, a psychiatrist supervising a man named Trevor (Jeremy Piven) who thinks he is Cupid. Paula then joined David E. Kelley's Snoops, about an unconventional detective agency.
In 2000, Paula returned to television screens: first with a three-episode guest appearance as a porn star and love interest for Jeremy (Joshua Malina) on Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night, and then in her fifth TV series, Cursed (a.k.a The Weber Show). In 2002, she guest starred on Just Shoot Me! as the daughter of Nina Van Horn. Marshall's sixth series: Hidden Hills was an offbeat comedy about three families in suburbia. Paula held in a secondary role in the Steve Martin-Bonnie Hunt remake of Cheaper by the Dozen and had a cameo appearance in Break a Leg, which starred Danny Nucci.
In 2004, Paula guest starred in an episode of Alicia Silverstone's Miss Match, but the series was cancelled before the episode aired. In October, she had a three-episode role in the new series Veronica Mars (created by Cupid's Rob Thomas), which she reprised toward the end of season two. Marshall's next main role was in the sitcom Out of Practice.
In 2007, Paula appeared in the Showtime series Californication. She also guest starred on the FX series Nip/Tuck, as an insecure actress named Kate who dated Dr. Sean McNamara.
In 2008, Paula joined the James Woods crime drama Shark as a recurring character.
Paula currently stars on the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried. She and Jay Mohr play a divorced couple sparring while trying to be loving parents to their two kids.
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