Marsha Francine Warfield (born March 5, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress and comedian. She grew up in Chicago and attended Calumet High School. She is possibly best known for her 1986–92 role of Roz Russell on the popular NBC sitcom Night Court. Roz, a tough, no-nonsense bailiff in Judge Stone's court, acted primarily as a straightwoman to the other bailiff character, Bull (Richard Moll). She also starred in the sitcom Empty Nest as Dr. Maxine Douglas from (1993-95). Before Night Court, she was a writer and performer on the short-lived Richard Pryor Show.