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Marla Sokoloff began her career as a pre-teen, playing mean girl Gia Mahan on the family comedy series 'Full House,' which ran between 1987 and 1995. (See photo, left)
Sokoloff went on to play clique leader Cokie Mason in the 1995 movie 'The Baby-Sitters Club' and the rebellious Jody Lynch on the FOX drama "Party of Five" until 1996.
Sokoloff later starred alongside Shane West and James Franco in the 2000 teen romance film 'Whatever It Takes,' a remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac story that was a box office flop. She and Franco dated in real life between 1999 and 2004.
Also in 2000, Sokoloff appeared with Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner and 'American Pie' actor Seann William Scott in the comedy film 'Dude, Where's My Car?.' A year later, Sokoloff starred in 'Sugar and Spice,' a comedy about female bank robbers, which also featured Mena Suvari and Melissa George.
After guest spots on shows such as 'Friends,' Sokoloff landed the recurring role of receptionist Lucy Hatcher on the ABC legal drama series 'The Practice,' which went off the air in 2004. Also that year, she starred in several episodes of ABC's 'Desperate Housewives' as Claire, a nanny.
In 2006, Sokoloff starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series 'Big Day,' which also featured Stephen Rannazzisi of the FX sitcom 'The League.'
In 2009, Sokoloff married Alec Puro, a musician, in Beverly Hills, California. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Elliotte Anne Puro, on Feb. 8, 2012. They welcomed their first child, daughter Elliotte, Anne, in February 2012.
As of September 2012, Sokoloff's latest acting credits include guest spots on shows such as Lifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' and 'CSI: NY.' She also shot the independent films 'Scents and Sensibility' (See photo, right) and 'A Christmas Wedding.'
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