Known for her squeaky-clean image as Marcia Brady on the hit sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” actress Maureen McCormick was anything but squeaky-clean in her personal life. Earning her iconic role as Marcia Brady at the age of 13, McCormick essentially grew up on the set of the late 60’s and early 70’s show. Unbeknownst to her fans and the media, she was secretly battling a cocaine addiction.
After “The Brady Bunch” went off air, McCormick struggled to find acting work due to her being typecast and having played such a recognizable role for so many years. After being overlooked for several films, McCormick fell into depression and struggled with bulimia. Eventually, she turned to cocaine abuse to try and ease her pain Her cocaine addiction was something she was able to hide from the public.
“I was so addicted to cocaine, it nearly destroyed me,” she said in a recent interview with American Now.
McCormick did some stage work during the 80s and 90s and appeared on several celebrity reality television shows in the 21st century. She most recently competed in “Dancing With The Stars” in 2016. She wrote about her struggles with cocaine addiction and her multiple rehab stints in her memoir: “Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.” McCormick is fully recovered and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband.