Carol Brady
General Information
Alias/Nickname: Carol Anne Martin, her birthname
Born: (1933-09-23) September 23, 1933 (age 85)
Swampscott, Massachusetts, U.S.
Sex: Female
Nationality/Race: U.S.
Species: Human
Occupation: Housewife/Mother/Homemaker
Hair color: Blonde
Body type: Normal
Family/Personal Information
Parents: Henry and Mrs. Henry Tyler
Sibling(s): John "Jack" Tyler (brother)
Spouse(s): Mike Brady
Children: Marcia Brady (daughter)
Jan Brady (daughter)
Cindy Brady (daughter)
Greg Brady (stepson)
Peter Brady (stepson)
Bobby Brady (stepson)
Appeared on: The Brady Bunch
Episodes appeared in: All
Character played by: Florence Henderson (on TV)
Shelley Long(in 3 Brady Bunch films)

Carol Brady is the mother of the Brady Kids on The Brady Bunch TV series. Florence Henderson played the role on the ABC-TV series, as well as all of the subsequent TV series spinoffs and specials. In the 1995 box-office smash film version, The Brady Bunch Movie and its 1996 sequel A Very Brady Sequel and the 2002 made-for-TV film The Brady Bunch in the White House, the role of Carol is played by former Cheers TV series co-star Shelley Long.

  • Florence Henderson as Carol Brady in early episode of "The Brady Bunch" TV series.
  • Carol in later episode of "The Brady Bunch" TV series.
  • Carol again in a later TV series episode scene, in a contemplative mood.
  • Late season TV series portrait of Carol.
  • Carol, receiving "good news" over the phone in later episode.
  • Carol again, in an early episode.
  • Another late season TV series image, in black and white.
  • Shelly Long played Carol in the two hit big screen "Brady Bunch" films in 1995 and 2002.

About Carol Brady

Carol Tyler Martin's first husband disappeared without an explanation, leaving her to raise their three girls on her own. Did he die? Did he divorce her? We may never know. What we do know is that Carol Ann is the perfect match for Michael Paul Brady. Together they make a perfectly symmetrical family.


Carol Brady in early episode of "The Brady Bunch" TV series.

For her time, Carol is a liberated woman (Maybe that's what scared off her first husband?). Although she chooses to be a stay-at-home mom, she is anything but a housewife. She's a freelance writer, a sculptor, a political activist and a singer. She also organizes plays and PTA events while keeping dinner on the table. Some of her favourite things are a large terra-cotta vase, dangly earrings and singing in church. She also loves telling corny jokes and finding clever ways of zinging her husband.

Vital facts about Carol

September 23, 1933

Past romances:
Thomas Patrick O'Malley
(dated, engaged, 1966)

Daniel Alan Martin
(1958-1962, widowed)
Mike Brady
(1969- (?))

Marcia Brady
Jan Brady
Cindy Brady
(with Daniel Alan,adopted by Mike)