Marsha Francine Warfield is an American actress and comedian. She grew up in Chicago and attended Calumet High School. She is possibly best known for her 198692 role of Roz Russell on the popular NBC sitcom Night Court. Roz, a tough, nononsense bailiff in Judge Stones court, acted primarily as a straightwoman to the other bailiff character, Bull . She also starred in the sitcom Empty Nest as Dr. Maxine Douglas . Before Night Court, she was a writer and performer on the shortlived Richard Pryor Show.