In November 2014, Marlo Thomas was one of 19 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House. The medal is the highest civilian honor in the United States, and it recognizes individuals who have made an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Marlo is an award-winning actress, producer, best-selling author and social activist. Whether championing equality for girls and women, giving voice to the less fortunate, breaking barriers by portraying one of television’s first single working women on "That Girl," or teaching children to be “Free to Be You and Me,” she seeks to help us all dream bigger and reach higher.
Marlo also serves as national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on pediatric cancer and children’s catastrophic diseases.