Marla Lynne Sokoloff (born December 19, 1980) is an American actress.She is known for playing the part of Lucy Hatcher on the television show The Practice and Gia Mahan on the ABC sitcom Full House and Fuller House. Sokoloff graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.Most recently, she’s given Full House fans exactly what they wanted by reprising her role as Gia on an episode of Fuller House.Beyond that, Sokoloff says you can find her blogging, auditioning or heading to her favorite place—Disneyland—with her husband and girls!Although she stayed fairly busy on the silver screen, she never found true A-lister status after achieving only moderate success in films like Love on the Side, Sugar & Spice, The Tollbooth, The Climb, Whatever It Takes and Dude, Where’s My Car?Fortunately, Sokoloff’s luck changed in 2008 when she was slotted to appear in the romantic comedy Play the Game starring Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts and Liz Sheridan.Since then, Sokoloff has welcomed two daughters—Elliotte Anne (2012) and Olive Mae (2015).Today, Sokoloff has found time to share her life as a mother of two on People magazine’s blog where she discusses everything from pregnancy fears to breastfeeding and marriage.
Among her moderate success as an actress, Sokoloff also proved her talents as a musician in 2006 when she released her solo album Grateful.
Sokoloff also has starred in several movies, including Whatever It Takes, The Climb, The Tollbooth, Dude, Where's My Car? In 2008, Sokoloff starred alongside Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts and Liz Sheridan in the romantic comedy Play the Game.
She also voices the Glatorian Kiina in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn.
“Acting kind of pays my bills more than music does.” Getting her start in Hollywood as Stephanie Tanner’s rebellious chain-smoking enemy-turned-friend Gia Mahan on Full House, Marla Sokoloff is quick to admit that her eight-episode gig on the popular family sitcom launched her career.
Leaving Full House in 1995 and going on to make appearances on shows like Step by Step and Home Improvement before joining the cast of Party of Five, Sokoloff enjoyed a resurgence in her career when she starred as Lucy Hatcher on The Practice from 1998 to 2004. Born on December 19, 1980 in San Francisco, California, Sokoloff grew up in Los Angeles where her mother worked as a caterer and her father worked as a podiatrist.