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Martha Plimpton


She has show biz in her blood. Martha Plimpton was born November 16, 1970, in New York City to two actors: Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Martha began her career at age 8, when her mom had a friend of hers, composer Elizabeth Swados, enroll her in an actors' workshop. At age 10, she got a small part in Rollover (1981), and also made a ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009-2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Patti Nyholm
- In Sickness (2011) ... Patti Nyholm
- Heart (2010) ... Patti Nyholm
- Crash (2009) ... Patti Nyholm
 2011 Company
Sarah
 2010 Fringe (TV Series)
Sheriff Ann Mathis
- Northwest Passage (2010) ... Sheriff Ann Mathis
 2010 Remember Me
Alyssa Craig's Mom (uncredited)
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Rosemary Widdick
- Pain Killer (2009) ... Rosemary Widdick
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Pam Michaelson
- Goodbye (2009) ... Pam Michaelson
 2008 Gone to the Dogs (Short)
Leslie (unconfirmed)
 2008 The End of Steve (TV Movie)
Lydia
 2008 Puppy Love (TV Series)
Leslie
 2007 Dante's Inferno
Celia / Lobbyist Singer / Lizzie Borden (voice)
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Jo Gage
- Blind Spot (2006) ... Jo Gage
 2006 Marvelous
Gwen
 2006 Surface (TV Series)
Mr. Big / Dr. Morris
- Episode #1.13 (2006) ... Mr. Big / Dr. Morris
- Episode #1.12 (2006) ... Mr. Big
 2004 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Venus
- Regret to Inform (2004) ... Venus
 2004 Hair High
Miss Crumbles (voice)
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Chelsea Wentworth
- The One That Got Away (2003) ... Chelsea Wentworth
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Louise O'Connor
- Black Eye (2003) ... Louise O'Connor
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Claire Rinato
- Denial (2002) ... Claire Rinato
 2001 The Sleepy Time Gal
Rebecca
 1998 Pecker
Tina
 1997 Eye of God
Ainsley DuPree
 1997 The Defenders: Payback (TV Movie)
M.J. Preston
 1997 Colin Fitz Lives!
Ann
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Laurie Campbell
 1996 I Shot Andy Warhol
Stevie
 1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons
Chloe Garfield
 1994 The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Earlene Pomerleau
 1993 The Perfect Woman (Short)
 1993 Chantilly Lace (TV Movie)
Ann
 1993 Daybreak (TV Movie)
Laurie
 1992 Samantha
Samantha
 1992 A Blink of Paradise (Short)
Mother
 1990 Stanley & Iris
Kelly
 1989 Silence Like Glass
Claudia Jacoby
 1988 Another Woman
Laura
 1988 Stars and Bars
Bryant
 1987 Shy People
Grace
 1986 A Life in the Day (Short)
 1985 Family Ties (TV Series)
Jessie
- You've Got a Friend (1985) ... Jessie
 1985 The Goonies
Stef
 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Rhona
- The Hand Me Down Kid (1983) ... Rhona
 1981 Rollover
Fewster's Older Daughter
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Other Works:

: Played Claire in "Boston Marriage" play by David Mamet (Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Martha Carradine

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I realized as I got older that I could choose to be an actor to a certain extent, but movie stardom is not something you choose. It chooses you. You have very little control over that. So I stopped considering that an option. See more »

Trivia:

In 2007 received a Tony Award Nomination and won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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