Mari Morrow

Mari Eulanda Morrow[citation needed] (born July 21, 1968[5][1][citation needed][citation needed][2]) is an American film and television actress, model and realtor. Morrow is best known for her roles as Rachel Gannon on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live (1994–96), Oneisha Savoy on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters (1992–97), and Desiree Littlejohn on the UPN sitcom The Parkers (1999). Morrow also starred in featured films such as Def Jam's How to Be a Player (1997), Uninvited Guest (2000) and Traci Townsend (2006).

Mari Morrow
Mari Eulanda Morrow

(1968-07-21) July 21, 1968 (age 52)[1][citation needed]
Other names
  • Mary Morrow[2]
  • M.M.
EducationNew York University
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1992–2014
Known forRachel Gannon – One Life to Live[3]
Oneisha Savoy – Family Matters
Desiree Littlejohn – The Parkers[4]
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Carl Johnson
(m. 1994; div. 1997)

Early lifeEdit

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Morrow began acting as a child in theater productions to help raise funds for low-income college students. After high school, Morrow attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she majored in dance and theater. Morrow is of Barbadian and African-American descent.[2]


Morrow made her television debut appearance in 1992 as Wendy Mallow on the popular television program, Baywatch. From 1995 to 1996, Morrow portrayed Rachel Gannon on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Morrow also had a recurring appearance on the sitcom, Family Matters as Darius McCrary (Eddie)'s girlfriend and then ex-girlfriend, Oneisha, from 1992 to 1997. Other television appearances include, Living Single, Soul Food, Conan, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Parkers, In The House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and The Jamie Foxx Show Morrow has film roles in: Dead Man on Campus, Uninvited Guest, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, Book of Love, Restraining Order, Def Jam's How to Be a Player, Traci Townsend, National Security, and Today You Die.

Personal lifeEdit

Morrow has been married once and has two children. Morrow married businessman Carl Johnson in 1994, but divorced in 1997. She has two sons, Robert (born August 3, 2000)[6] and Ari[citation needed] (born February 2016).[7] Aside from her acting career, Morrow is also a real estate agent in Los Angeles, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Baywatch Wendy Malloy/Pam Episode: "The Lost Treasure of Tower 12"
"Dead of Summer"
Out All Night Naomi Episode: "Smooth Operator"
Family Matters Oneisha Savoy 5 Episodes:"Dudes" (1992)
"Jailhouse Blues (1992)"
"Higher Anxiety" (1993)
"Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book?" (1997)
"Le jour d'amour" (1997)
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cindy Episode: "Just Say Yo"
The Jackie Thomas Show Mimosa Patron Episode: "Guys and Balls"
The Sinbad Show Woman In Restaurant Episode: "Shades of Acceptance"
1994 Red Shoe Diaries Herself Episode: Emily's Dance
M.A.N.T.I.S Sena Basuto Episode: "Cease Fire"
1995 One Life to Live Rachel Gannon 2 Episodes
1996 Living Single Kimberly Episode: "Dear John"
Lush Life Episode: "Lush Beginning"
Sliders Monique Episode: "Double Cross"
Jungle Cubs Juwanna (voice) Episode: Benny & Clyde/Feather Brains
1997 Malcolm & Eddie Dana Episode: "Jugglin'"
In the House Amber 3 Episodes: "Return of the Stiletto"
"Marion Strikes Back"
"Love Wars"
The Jamie Foxx Show Tia Episode: "Is She Is, or Is She Ain't?"
Sparks Simone Richards Episode: "Brotherly Love"
Conan Surette Episode: Homecoming
1998 Sister, Sister Deena Episode: "Prom Night"
1999 The Parkers Desiree Littlejohn 7 Episodes:
"It's a Family Affair"
"Betting on Love"
"The Boomerang Effect"
"Taking Tae-Bo with My Beau"
"Daddy's Girl"
"Scammed Straight"
"Grape Nuts"
2001 Men, Women & Dogs Lara Episode: "Pilot"
The Tick Medusa Episode: "The License"
2002 The Twilight Zone Clare Woodrell Episode: "Shades of Guilt"
The District Tamra Kenworthy Episode: "Old Wounds"
2004 Soul Food Nyla 4 Episodes:
"Fear Eats the Soul"
"Take It to the Limit"
"Love Me or Leave Me"
"Successful Failure"
2009 Everybody Hates Chris Lisa Levine Episode: "Everybody Hates Mr. Levine"
2012 Touch Ann-Marie Episode: "Kite Strings"
Year Title Role
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Maria Elkman
Bodily Harm Diana
Undercover Heat Victoria
Virtuosity Linda Barnes
1996 One Last Time Erica
1997 How to Be a Player Katrina
1998 Dead Man on Campus Kristin
1999 Uninvited Guest Debbie
Nikita's Blues (Short film) Ms. Jackson
At Face Value (Short film) Rookie Cop
2001 Nikita Blues Miss Beverly Fox
House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute Linda
2002 Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs Lyah
Wanted: Soulful Energy Xchange (Short film) Lettie
2003 National_Security_(2003_film) Lola
Malibooty! Miranda
Straight Out Delores
2004 Hair Show Gina
Choices 2 Jenni
2005 Flip the Script Tiffany
Today You Die Jada
2006 Restraining Order Jazmine Jenkins
2007 Uncle P Lana
Traci Townsend Sylvia
2009 Afro Ninja Roxanne
Pastor Brown Adrian
Road Trip: Beer Pong Mandee
Family Affair (Short film) Jana
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Ms. Mercier
The Lying Truth Brianna Jordan
35 and Ticking Toi
2012 The Good Life Holiday
Reply or Delete an Internet Love Affair (Short film) Skye Torres
2014 The Morning After


  1. ^ a b Morrow, Mari. "Happy birthday my @nikimoorefunny twin sis!!! So much fun today! #cancerseason #Lifeisgood #Godisgood". Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  2. ^ a b c Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television By Bob McCann
  3. ^ Jet , Nov 10, 1997
  4. ^ Jet , Oct 4, 1999
  5. ^ Whitley, Kym. "Happy birthday! today I celebrate my birthday with my birthday twin @iammarimorrow And for the last 20 years we have celebrated this day together. Thank you to everyone who has sent text messages and phone calls, I'm still waiting for some money or diamonds!! #blessed #friendship #birthday". Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  6. ^ Morrow, Mari. "Happy Birthday to my first born!!! You have grown to be such an amazing person. You always have a smile on your face and kind heart. Mommy loves you so much Robb!! #leoseason #Lifeisgood #Godisgood". Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  7. ^ Morrow, Mari. "Welcome my new baby boy into the world! My new love of my life! God Bless all the parents out there. #BlessingfromGod #LifeIsGood #babyboy #GodIsGood 😊👶💚👣". Retrieved 2019-08-17.

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