Maureen Mccormick is an American-born actress, singer, and writer. She came into the limelight as a child star on the classic 70s sitcom The Brady Bunch after which she appeared on several spinoffs of the show. A star of diverse talents, Mccormick also had a brief musical career during which she recorded several albums and embarked on a tour with other cast members of The Brady Bunch.
Despite her immense success on The Brady Bunch, Mccormick had difficulties in her career resulting from challenges in her personal life. The Hollywood star gained much media attention in 2008 following the release of her controversial memoir Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.
Maureen Mccormick’s Bio
Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956, in Encino, California. The only daughter of Irene (née Beckman) and William McCormick, she was raised alongside 3 older brothers Michael, Dennis, and Kevin. She began modeling from a very young age and she got to feature in several commercials on national TV.
As a teenager, Maureen McCormick got her career-defining moment in 1969 when she landed a spot on the main cast of the sitcom The Brady Bunch. She was cast as the oldest daughter of the Brady household Marcia Brady, a role which she played throughout the show’s 5-season run. The show was later rebroadcast for several years after its original release thus garnering an inter-generational following and leading to spinoffs and movie adaptations. McCormick reprised her Marcia Brady role in The Brady Brides, The Brady Girls Get Married (1981) The Brady Bunch Hour and A Very Brady Christmas (1988).
McCormick featured in many other TV shows and telefilms afterward though none was of the magnitude of her breakout role on The Brady Bunch. She was on the main cast of the ABC fantasy sitcom Teen Angel (1997) which lasted for just one season. In 2000, she equally had a short stint as series regular Rebecca Hotchkiss on the classic soap opera Passions, however, she was ultimately replaced by Andrea Evans. McCormick is definitely better known for her work on the small screen but this talented actress also has some notable film credits to her name including Skatetown, U.S.A.(1979), Texas Lightning (1981), Title to Murder (2001), Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012) and several others.
Maureen McCormick has also been involved in several other ventures in addition to her acting career. Her tell-all autobiography Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice was released back in 2008 and it was a best-seller. The talented actress has equally cut her teeth in the business of reality TV shows. She appeared on season 5 of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club (2007), CMT’s Gone Country (2008) and also in the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (2015). In 2016, she competed on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars finishing in 8th place.
Maureen McCormick’s acting career currently spans over 4 decades. She may not have gotten her hands on the blockbuster movie roles, however, she has remained very consistent over the years. Several endorsements deals have also come her way over the years and she has also been involved in a couple of other bankable ventures. It comes as no surprise that this Hollywood star has a net worth of $4 million.
Maureen McCormick is currently married to her husband of over 3 decades, Michael Cummings. The duo reportedly met in a church and after dating for a while, they tied the knot on March 16, 1985. The couple has one child together, a daughter named Natalie Michelle born on May 19, 1989.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Maureen McCormick is 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) tall. The sexagenarian equally sports an enviable physique as she maintains a body weight of 56 kg (125 lb). Apparently, the talented actress has managed to gain a firm control over her body in recent times but this has not always been so.
McCormick battled bulimia as a young adult and later in life, she became overweight. Back in 2008, she had a successful run on the VH1 reality weight-loss competition Celebrity Fit Club during which she lost a whopping 38 lb and finished as the winner of the series. However, the actress was not able to maintain her body as she started packing on the pounds shortly after the show came to an end.
After hitting an astonishing 161 lb in the summer of 2009, McCormick turned back to her diet plan and exercise regimen through which she was able to return to her goal weight of 125 lb.