Marnette Patterson

Marnette Provost "Marne" Patterson (born April 26, 1980)[1] is an American actress.

Marnette Patterson
Marnette Patterson February 2015.jpg
Patterson in 2015
Marnette Provost Patterson

(1980-04-26) April 26, 1980 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesMarne Patterson Verzino
Years active1986–present
James Verzino
(m. after 2011)

Early lifeEdit

Patterson was raised as an only child by her mother in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her name is her mother's middle name: Marnette. Her aunt is Dana Dillaway, former child actress who appeared in Giant (1956) as Elizabeth Taylor's and Rock Hudson's daughter Judy (age 4). In 1989, Patterson was the junior vocalist winner on Star Search.


In 1996, Patterson appeared briefly as a volleyball schoolgirl attracting the attentions of Tommy in the premiere episode of 3rd Rock From The Sun.

Patterson portrayed Nicole Farrell on the NBC series Something So Right.[2]

Patterson also starred in the short-lived WB sitcom Movie Stars and the made-for-TV movie The Stalking of Laurie Show. She has appeared in films such as Camp Nowhere (1994),[3] Patterson made appearance in That '70s Show as Shelly in the episode: "Eric's Panties" in 2000. Who's Your Daddy? (2003), Pope Dreams (2005), and Cloud 9 (2005). She also voiced Lucy van Pelt in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown and It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown. In 2004, Patterson appeared on Grounded For Life as an underage drinker. In 2005, she guest starred on Supernatural as a young high school student, Charlie, in the episode Bloody Mary.

In 2006, Patterson landed the role of Christy Jenkins on Charmed, a witch kidnapped from her home by Scabbar Demons at the age of seven. These demons held her captive within The Underworld for fifteen years and intend to use her as the key to the "ultimate power" under the orders of The Triad, a trio of powerful upper-level demons who had originally sent the demon mercenary Belthazor/Cole Turner undercover to defeat The Charmed Ones. Her character could mentally cause objects and beings to burst into flames. She appeared on Charmed for eight episodes.

Patterson also portrayed Holly Little in the 2008 film Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. She starred as Maggie Schaffer on the web series, called LG15: The Resistance. In 2009, she appeared on an episode of the TV series House, where she starred as Ashley. In 2011, she appeared briefly on an episode of The Mentalist ("Every Rose Has Its Thorn") as a con artist who would sleep with wealthy men and then blackmail them. Her character was named Naomi/Victoria. Patterson is close friends with Jennifer Finnigan, her co-star on The Stalking of Laurie Show.

Personal lifeEdit

Patterson's charity work includes an animal advocacy group called the Amanda Foundation. Her hobbies include singing, horseback riding, hiking, kickboxing, and cooking.

On September 4, 2011, she married [1] James Verzino, Wealth Management Advisor and Managing Director at [2] Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles, at a ranch in Malibu, California. They have two children, a son, Hudson, and a daughter, London.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Little Girl
1990 The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten Annie (voice) Video
1993 Sliver Joanie Ballinger
1994 Camp Nowhere Trish Prescott
1996 Sweet Evil Jenny (young)
2002 Clover Bend Claire
2002 Who's Your Daddy? Brittany Van Horn Video
2005 Candy Paint Stefanie Petrowski Short
2005 Standing Still Sarah
2006 Cloud 9 Crystal
2006 Pope Dreams Brady Rossman
2006 The Standard Gina
2007 Ghosts of Goldfield Julie Video
2007 Remember the Daze Stacey Cherry
2007 Kush Taylor
2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Holly Little Video
2009 The Beacon Christina Wade
2010 Wild Things: Foursome Rachel Thomas Video
2014 American Sniper Sarah
2015 The Sac Fly Sarah Short
2017 The Life of Ricky Veronika Short
2018 Concrete Kids Janice
2020 Think Like a Dog Cindy


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Mama's Family Dorrie Episode: "Santa Mama"
1990 Good Grief Little Girl Episode: "Cub Scouts & Horses & Whiskers on Kittens"
1991 Under Cover Emily Del'Amico Main role
1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown Lucy Van Pelt / Frieda (voice) TV film
1993–1994 Secret Adventures Arlene Blake Video short series
1994 Boy Meets World Allison Cheever Episode: "Turnaround"
1995 Unhappily Ever After Cindy Stalling Episode: "Boxing Mr. Floppy"
1995 Something Wilder Granddaughter Episode: "Hanging with Mr. Cooper"
1995 Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Jane Powell TV film
1995 The Great Mom Swap Nicole Henderson TV film
1995 Kirk Amanda Episode: "Night at the Movies"
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun Volleyball Girl Episode: "Brains and Eggs"
1996 It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown Lucy Van Pelt (voice) TV short
1996 Minor Adjustments Joanna Emsen Episodes: "Ask Dr. Ron", "The Ungrateful Dead", "Baby Boomer Angst"
1996–1998 Something So Right Nicole Farrell Main role
1997 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Robyn Peterson Episode: "Big Sister Blues"
1999 Odd Man Out Caroline Episode: "The Unbelievable Truth"
1999–2000 Movie Stars Lori Lansford Main role
2000 Touched by an Angel Katie Sullivan Episode: "With God as My Witness"
2000 That '70s Show Shelly Episode: "Eric's Panties"
2000 Rivals Michelle Lambert TV film
2001 Dead Last Brandy Episode: "Jane's Exit"
2003 Nip/Tuck Fluffer Episode: "Sofia Lopez"
2003 Run of the House Jessica Episode: "The Party"
2003 Secret Santa Callie TV film
2004 Cracking Up Eve Episode: "Birds Do It"
2005 Supernatural Charlie Episode: "Bloody Mary"
2005 Grounded for Life Jenna Episode: "Oh, What a Knight"
2006 Charmed Christy Jenkins Recurring role (season 8)
2006 Untitled Brad Copeland Project Jen TV film
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Aimee Episode: "Ending Happy"
2007 By Appointment Only Angie TV film
2008 LG15: The Resistance Maggie Schaeffer Episode: "A Call to Arms"
2009 House Ashley Episode: "Wilson"
2011 The Mentalist Viktoria Shays Episode: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
2011 Keeping Up with the Randalls Samantha TV film
2011 The Chamberland Sisters Maria Chamberland TV film
2015 Major Crimes Donna Cochran Episode: "Reality Check"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Work Result
1994 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Youth Mini-Video Series Secret Adventures: Spin Nominated
1995 Best Young Performer in a Film Made for Video Secret Adventures Won
1997 Best Performance in a TV Comedy: Supporting Young Actress Something So Right Nominated


  1. ^ "Biography". Official Website. Retrieved May 8, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Jicha, Tom (March 3, 1998). "Show's home on ABC is 'So Right'". Sun Sentinel - Fort Lauderdale. p. 4.E.
  3. ^ Salm, Arthur (August 26, 1994). "Kids help 'Camp Nowhere' at least get somewhere". San Diego Union Tribune. p. E.1.

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