Marilyn Sokol
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Marilyn Sokol

Marilyn Roberta Sokol is an American actress, comedian, teacher, singer and writer/director. She has won an Emmy Award, an Obie Award, and a Bistro Award.


She lives in New York City and has appeared in film, television, in theatre on Broadway, off-Broadway and in major regional theatres, and has performed in concert in New York City and many cities across the United States.

Sokol attended Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., and New York University. She began her professional career in 1966 as a belly dancer in the national production of Man of La Mancha. She won an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress in 1972 for her performance in a Chelsea Theater Center production of The Beggar's Opera.[1][2] She has worked as a comedian, singer, and cabaret performer.[3][4] In 2012-2013 she starred in the off-Broadway production Old Jews Telling Jokes.[5] She has taught as a Distinguished Lecturer in the theatre program at Lehman College.[6] She currently portrays Agnes Vertrulli on the popular web series Submissions Only.



Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Front Sandy
1977 The Goodbye Girl Linda
1978 Foul Play Stella
1979 Something Short of Paradise Ruthie Miller
1980 The Last Married Couple in America Alice Squib
1980 Can't Stop the Music Lulu Brecht
1988 "Crocodile" Dundee II Doris
1989 Family Business Marie
1999 Man on the Moon Madame
2002 Big Apple Ms. Callahan
2005 The Producers Bag Lady
2008 Lucky Days Cherie
2011 Musical Chairs Mrs. Greenbaum
2011 Wounded Warrior Grandma Grace Short film
2015 Unplugging Aunt Vera Aunt Vera Short film
2015 Sam Mrs. Goldfarb
? A Conversational Place Jeannie Short film, completed


Year Title Role Notes
1972-92 Sesame Street Various Muppets Recurring role
1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Ma Otter (voice) TV film
1977 Barney Miller Dr. Lorraine Dooley "Sex Surrogate"
1980 Scalpels Dr. Betty Hacker TV film
1986 Joe Bash Betty "Joe's First Partner"
1991 Law & Order Marilee Katz "His Hour Upon the Stage"
1996 Law & Order Mrs. Levine "Encore"
1999 Sex and the City Dr. Velma Rubin "The Awful Truth"
2000 Between the Lions The Strange Old Woman "Sausage Nose"
2011 Are We There Yet? Old Woman "The Salsa Episode"
2014 Submissions Only Agnes Vetrulli Main role
2015 Difficult People Older Woman "Pilot"

Notable theater productions

  • Year Boston Won the Pennant (1969)
  • The Great God Brown, Cybel,Dec. 10, 1972 - Jan. 13, 1973
  • Don Juan, Matherine, Dec. 11, 1972 - Jan. 13, 1973
  • Elephant Steps (1974) (in the role of Ragtime Lady, her performance of "Watch Me Put My Right Foot Through the Door" has been captured on the cast album)
  • Welcome to the Club, Arlene Metzler, Apr. 13 - 22, 1989
  • Guilt Without Sex (one woman show, 1991)[7]
  • Conversations with My Father, Hannah de Blinde, Mar. 22, 1992 - Mar. 14, 1993
  • Shlemiel the First (1994-1997)
  • Angel Levine (1995)
  • Sam and Itkeh (1997)
  • If Memory Serves (1999)
  • Closet Chronicles (2003)
  • In the Wings (2005)
  • Old Jews Telling Jokes (2013)


External links

Preceded by
Performer of Betty Lou
1974 - 1975
Succeeded by
Fran Brill

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