Marilyn Lovell is the wife of astronaut Jim Lovell, the commander of the Apollo 13 mission who spoke the famous words, “Houston, we have a problem.” (They were able to get back to Earth safely.) Jim and Marilyn were high school sweethearts. On the TV show The Astronaut Wives Club, when the Apollo program kicks into high gear, Marilyn finds herself hiding an unexpected pregnancy.
Jim Lovell is portrayed by Matty Ferraro. Marilyn Lovell is portrayed by Holley Fain. Fain is best known for her roles on Grey’s Anatomy (Dr. Julia Canner) and Gossip Girl (Maureen van der Bilt). The Astronaut Wives Club airs Thursdays at 8pm on ABC.