Marla Sokoloff at the Internet Movie Database Marla Lynne Sokoloff (born December 19, 1980) is an American actress and musician, known for playing the part of Lucy Hatcher on the TV show The Practice, and Gia Mahan on the ABC sitcom, Full House. Sokoloff began acting at age 12 (1993), when she was cast as Gia Mahan in the sitcom Full House. She played Stephanie Tanner’s arch enemy, but later became her best friend. In 1998, Sokoloff landed her most notable role as she was cast as the sassy receptionist Lucy Hatcher in The Practice. Along with other popular appearances, she is well-remembered as Joey’s pregnant sister, Dina, in season 8 of Friends. Sokoloff also had a three-episode stint as a nanny in Desperate Housewives. In November 2006, she starred in the ABC television series Big Day. The last episode aired on January 30, 2007. She also made a guest appearance in an episode of Burn Notice, where she played Melanie, working undercover as a receptionist at a Miami art gallery, whose owner had murdered her character’s father. Sokoloff also has starred in several movies, including Whatever It Takes, The Climb, The Tollbooth, Dude, Where’s My Car?, Sugar & Spice, and Love On The Side. In 2008, Sokoloff starred alongside Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, and Liz Sheridan in the romantic comedy Play the Game. She also voices the Glatorian Kiina in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. She played Imogene O’Neill in the mini series, “Meteor” Sokoloff sang and played rhythm guitar in LA-based rock band Smittin until 2003 when she struck out on her own. On February 17, 2006, she released her first solo CD, called Grateful.