Celebrity Maureen McCormick, was created in Woodland Hills, California, on August 5, 1956. She played teen Marcia Brady to the ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. She married Michael Cummings in 1985, as well as their daughter Natalie was born in 1989. McCormick fought drug addiction following the TV series finished, and finally got the better of her habits.
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Her dad was a schoolteacher, and her mother was a stay at home mom. She’s three older brothers: Michael, Dennis and Kevin.
Beginning in an extremely early age, McCormick loved to sing and dance, and would frequently put on puppet shows for the area kids. Her fairytale rise to fame began when she won the Infant Miss San Fernando Valley competition in the age of 6, which led to some call from talent agent Pat Domigan of the Jack Wormser Agency, who inquired if she’d want to take show business.
McCormick got her first important occupation in 1964, when she starred in a television advertisement for Mattel’s latest doll, “Baby Pattaburp.”
In her novel Hereis the Narrative: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, printed in 2008, McCormick disclosed that during the show’s fifth season, she nearly lost her virginity to her onscreen brother and costar, Barry Williams. She was 16 years old in the time; he was 19. “It could have occurred,” she said, “but the time was never right for people.”
In 1981, the whole cast of The Brady Bunch, who’d kept in touch casually over time, reunited to produce the TV movie The Brady Brides. McCormick was 25 years old at that time, and by then greatly into cocaine and quaaludes. (The performer would likewise star in The Brady Bunch Hour, A Very Brady Christmas along with The Brady Girls Get Married.)
McCormick fought for years with body problems and bulimia that started in her teen years and eventually set her on a course of self destruction. After The Brady Bunch ended its run, McCormick found it impossible to shake off her spotless, good-girl picture, and, thusly found it almost impossible to get serious playing roles.
She once confessed to dating celebrity Steve Martin while she was “fried” out of her brain. The two had just one date. Throughout the creation of The Brady Brides, McCormick’s representative located her in her cabinet, high on cocaine, after missing three days of creation.
“I was so hooked on cocaine, it almost ruined me,” McCormick said in a interview with Access Hollywood. “It became my everything.”
McCormick wed actor Michael Cummings on March 16, 1985. Their daughter, Natalie Michelle, was created on May 19, 1989. McCormick released her only CD, When You Get a Little Alone, an assortment of country tunes, in 1995.
After wedding Cummings, McCormick faced her melancholy and dependence head on. She’d several stints in rehabilitation and dabbled in experimental treatment, which proved successful.
McCormick returned to TV in 2007 for VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, losing weight and finally winning the onscreen competition. This expertise led her to make the link between her weight gain as well as melancholy, and she openly addressed her mental health and medicinal problems.