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Martha Plimpton

Knowledge Identifier: +Martha_Plimpton


Martha Plimpton

American stage, screen and film actress, singer and former model add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1970.

Countries: United States (80%), Canada (5%), Texas (5%)

Main connections: Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Fox Broadcasting Company

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Professional Children's School, Roundabout Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company




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Martha Plimpton was born in 1970 add something


Plimpton began her career as a model, securing an early 1980s campaign for Calvin Klein, making an impression as a sophisticated but tomboyish little girl add something


She made her screen debut in 1981, when at age 11 she had a small part in the film "Rollover" add something


In 1984, she appeared in the Deep South drama "The River Rat" opposite Tommy Lee Jones add something


Her breakthrough performance was as Stef Steinbrenner in the 1985 film "The Goonies" add something


This began a trend of Plimpton being typecast in the role of a rebellious tomboy, beginning with her critically lauded performance as the Reverend Spellgood 's daughter in the 1986 film "The Mosquito Coast", starring Harrison Ford add something


The critically praised but commercially unsuccessful 1987 film "Shy People" was followed by a performance in the 1988 ensemble comedy "Stars and Bars add something


She appeared in the 1989 Woody Allen film "Another Woman"; that year, she co-starred with Jami Gertz as a cancer patient in the German film "Zwei Frauen" add something


Parenthood (film) - "'Parenthood"' is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin_Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, and Dianne Wiest


In 1991, Plimpton appeared in the Robert De Niro film "Stanley & Iris" in a supporting role add something


In 1992, Plimpton appeared as a lesbian terrorist in the independent film "Inside Monkey Zetterland" add something


The relationship ended due to her objection to Phoenix's recreational drug use, from which he died in 1993 add something


The success of "Samantha" garnered Plimpton a variety of roles in 1993 add something


JoBeth Williams - In 1993, she anchored the improvised Showtime dramedy "Chantilly Lace" with Helen Slater and Martha Plimpton


Plimpton continued to appear in featured roles in both independent films and mainstream movies from 1994 through 1997, most notably as a close friend of radical feminist Valerie Solanas in the film "I Shot Andy Warhol" add something


Plimpton was engaged to stage actor Jon Patrick Walker in March 1995 add something


The couple were planning to wed in April 1996, according to Plimpton's spokeswomen add something


Jan Maxwell - She appeared in "A Doll's House" in 1997 opposite Janet_McTeer; Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party" in 2000 opposite John Ritter and Henry Winkler and "Sixteen Wounded" in 2004 with Judd Hirsch and Martha Plimpton


In 1998 she appeared in the John Waters film "Pecker"; the film was lambasted but Plimpton's work was praised add something


The intent was to spin the program off as a series akin to "Law & Order", but Marshall died in 1998 add something


In 1999, Plimpton played a recurring role in the television drama "ER" as Meg Corwyn add something


This happened with the 1999 film, "200 Cigarettes" add something


In 2001, she co-starred with Jacqueline Bisset in "The Sleepy Time Gal", and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival add something


Plimpton won the 2001 Obie award for Outstanding Performance for "Hobson's Choice" add something


In 2004, she guest-starred on an episode of "7th Heaven"; she received her first writing credit for a different episode of the show that year entitled "Red Socks" add something


Plimpton was the voice of Miss Crumbles in the 2004 animated film "Hair High" by Bill Plympton add something


From October 2006 until May 2007, she was in "The Coast of Utopia", a trilogy of plays by Tom Stoppard at the Lincoln Center add something


Plimpton has garnered three consecutive Tony award nominations: In 2007 for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in "Top Girls", in the same category in 2008 for "Coast of Utopia", and for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 2009 for "Pal Joey" add something


In October 2007 Plimpton completed a starring role in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Broadway in New York City add something


In 2008, she performed a duet with Roche on the E.P. "8 More" singing the Bruce Springsteen song Hungry Heart add something


Plimpton appeared in the 2008 "Entertainment Weekly" photo issue spread as one of "The Hardest Working Actors In Showbiz add something


Plimpton received her second nomination for a Tony award in 2008, Best Performance by a Featured Actress In a Play, for her work in "Top Girls" at the Biltmore Theater add something


She won the Drama Desk award and the Outer Critic's Circle award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2008 for her role in "Coast of Utopia", and was nominated for a Drama Desk award in 2009 for "Pal Joey" add something


In November 2008, she earned rave reviews as Gladys Bumps in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of the Rodgers and Hart musical "Pal Joey" on Broadway and garnered her third consecutive Tony nomination, for Best Featured Actress in a Musical add something


In 2009, she was profiled by "The New York Times" for their "A Night Out With add something


In November 2009, Plimpton signed on for the Fox sitcom "Raising Hope" add something


In 2010, she sang another Springsteen song, this time "Thunder Road", on the public radio program "Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen", accompanied by whistler Eric Gilliland add something


In 2010, starred in Ed Gass-Donnelly's independent, the crime thriller "Small Town Murder Songs", and was given a trophy for best actress by the Whistler Film Festival add something


In January 2010, she performed a one-woman show, "Martha Plimpton Sings-" for the Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" program add something


The show premiered on September 21, 2010, receiving strong reviews for Plimpton and the pilot add something


Plimpton performed "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch of Game 3 of the 2010 World Series in Texas on Fox, October 30, 2010 add something


On December 15, 2010, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre announced that Plimpton will be the guest of honor at their second-annual "Salute to Women in the Arts" add something


She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2011 for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy in the first season of "Raising Hope" add something


Lonny Price - April 2011 found him directing an acclaimed concert production of Sondheim's "Company" with Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton, Christina_Hendricks, and Patti LuPone, backed by the New York Philharmonic


Plimpton served as a surrogate for the 2012 Obama reelection campaign, traveling the country to represent the campaign add something


Plimpton won the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series as Patti Nyholm on The Good Wife add something


The Good Wife - In 2012, Martha Plimpton won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as Patti Nyholm


In 2014, Plimpton returns to Broadway as Julia, the daughter of Glenn Close and John Lithgow in a revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance add something


She returns to Broadway in the fall of 2014 in a revival of A Delicate Balance co-starring Glenn Close and John Lithgow add something


Jenna Ushkowitz - In December 2015, it was announced that Ushkowitz had been cast as Marie the Nurse in the film adaptation of the musical "Hello Again", alongside Nolan Gerard Funk, Audra McDonald, and Martha Plimpton


Plimpton currently stars in The Real O'Neals, an ABC sitcom that premiered on March 2, 2016, and will be seen on Tuesdays at 8:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Central add something


In September 2017, Plimpton created controversy when she again said she had multiple abortions, and said one she received at Planned Parenthood in Seattle (Seattle,_Washington) was her "best one add something