Sunday, July 12 and 19 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET both nights)
Marla Sokoloff stars in NBC's new miniseries "Meteor" as Imogene O'Neil, a young scientist who tries to help her mentor, Dr. Lehman (Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd, "Back to the Future"), save the planet from destruction by a giant meteor named Kassandra.
Sokoloff is best known as the sassy and trouble-making receptionist, Lucy Hatcher, on David E. Kelly's award-winning series "The Practice." She has also guest starred on the comedy "Desperate Housewives" as Felicity Huffman's cute and bubbly nanny.
She also starred in the comedy "Big Day," opposite Josh Cooke, where she and Cooke played a couple whose wedding day played out over an entire season. Sokoloff also starred in the "Flower Girl" and recently completed shooting the mini-series "Maneater," opposite Sarah Chalke and Judy Greer.
Sokoloff also starred in Jerry Bruckheimer's romantic TV comedy "Modern Men." Other television credits include "Christmas in Boston" and guest appearances on such hits as "Friends," "Strange Frequency," "Full House," "Party of Five," "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "7th Heaven."
Recently she starred on the big screen in the independent feature "The Tollbooth." Additional film credits include the dark comedy "Sugar and Spice," and "Dude Where's My Car?" starring alongside Ashton Kutcher and Sean Willliam Scott. Sokoloff made her mark in "Whatever it Takes" and also starred in the indie film "Home of Phobia," which debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Sokoloff has also launched her own company, "Kiss My Axe," a line of custom-made guitar straps that can be found in high-end boutiques in Los Angeles and at the website www.marlasmusic.com. The straps have been featured on the reality show "Rock Star INXS" and in publications including Women's Wear Daily and CosmoGirl. Sokoloff also performs gigs at local clubs and bars in Los Angeles, showcasing her acoustic and singing talents.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Sokoloff moved to Los Angeles ten years ago and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards for her singing and has performed the National Anthem at such high-profile events as the Oakland A's baseball games and for the U.S.O.