Millions of fans know Marion Ross for her 11 year portrayal of “Mrs. C” on HAPPY DAYS.  Her first love is the stage, and she received critical acclaim for her Broadway and national tour, with Jean Stapleton, in ARSENIC & OLD LACE and the national tour of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. In 2012 she played the grandmother in LOST IN YONKERS in Toronto and in 2013 THE GAMES AFOOT at The New Theatre in Kansas City.

She starred in the acclaimed television series BROOKLYN BRIDGE, for which she was twice nominated for an Emmy and was a two-time winner for Best Comedy Actress of the year by Viewers for Quality Television.  Marion won a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Rosie in the movie THE EVENING STAR with Shirley MacLaine. She has played Drew Carey's mother on THE DREW CAREY SHOW, the feisty matriarch on THE GILMORE GIRLS and the terrible mother-in-law on THAT 70's SHOW. She also played Sally Field's mother on BROTHERS & SISTERS and Leslie Nielson's wife in the movie SUPERHERO. Marion is the voice of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' grandma and Mrs. Lopart on HANDY MANNY. She recently did a guest voiceover on the cartoon series GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

Marion hails from Albert Lea, Minnesota, and after college at San Diego State University, she proudly began her career under contract to Paramount Studios in the 50's with live TV at CBS in LIFE WITH FATHER. She's proudest of performing with Noel Coward in BLITHE SPIRIT, live at CBS with Sir Noel, Claudette Colbert and Lauren Bacall. In 2001, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, was the renaming and dedication of The Marion Ross Performing Arts Center in her home town of Albert Lea. Marion is an Associate Artist at the Globe Theatre, in San Diego, and last appeared there in the summer of 2010 in THE LAST ROMANCE with her darling, the late Paul Michael. She's working on her autobiography which will be out May 2018.