Marcy Runkle
Gender Female
Date of Birth c. 1967
First Appearance Pilot
Last Appearance La Petite Mort
Occupation Working in a waxing saloon
Number of episodes 80
Relatives Charlie Runkle (Husband)

Stuart Runkle (son)

Portrayed by Pamela Adlon

Marcy Runkle is a major character in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of Californication. She is the wife of Charlie Runkle, having divorced him by the end of the third season, but finally remarrying him by the end of the sixth season, as well as being the mother of their son Stuart Runkle. She is the best friend of Karen, and is seen as an aunt to her and Hanks daughter Becca. She is the ex-wife of Stu Beggs, having divorced him by the beginning of season six.


Season One[]

Season Two[]

Season Three[]

Season Four[]

Season Five[]

In the three year gap between season four and five, Marcy had both given birth to her and Charlie's son Stuart, as well as marrying Stu Beggs. Marcy has been experiencing a "sexual renaissance" while married to Stu.

Season Six[]

At the beginning of season 6, Marcy has divorced Stu and has begun renting with Karen. Marcy has also joined a feminist group led by Ophelia.

Season Seven[]




  • Stuart Runkle: Stuart is Marcy and Charlie's son. Marcy discovered she was pregnant with Stuart after beginning her relationship with Stu, and at first tried to pass the baby off as Stu's. At the end of season 4, during Stu's gathering, Marcy admits that the baby is Charlie's.
  • Stu Beggs: Marcy was married to Stu for over two years after divorcing Charlie, and lived with him as his home. Marcy would later admit that she only enjoyed their marriage rather than having any sort of romance with him, and the sex was a big part of that enjoyment. Marcy divorced Stu after learning that he had cheated on her with Lizzie, Stuart's nanny.


  • Karen: Karen is Marcy's best friend
  • Ophelia Robbins
  • Trudy

Becca Hank Moody Trudy