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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 October 1975Riverside, California, USA
Birth NameKellie Noelle Martin
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California, USA as Kellie Noelle Martin. She is an actress and director, known for Life Goes On (1989), A Goofy Movie (1995) and ER (1994). She has been married to Keith Christian since May 15, 1999. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Keith Christian (15 May 1999 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (20)

Kellie's Internet Fans at the Kellie Martin Listserv sent a $635.00 donation to one of Kellie's favorite charities, the Pediatric AIDS foundation, on October 1, 1996, as a birthday gift to Kellie on her 21st birthday on October 16th.
Loves Ballet and Photography, and is accomplished at both.
Younger sister Heather died of lupus in 1998.
Husband Keith Christian is attending law school.
She got her start in acting when her aunt, a nanny for Michael Landon's children, showed Kellie's picture to Landon. He asked her to audition, she won a guest spot on Landon's Father Murphy (1981), and thus began her acting career.
Announced she's leaving ER (1994) to finish her studies at Yale. [January 2000]
She is the national spokesperson for Lupus, since her sister died of the disease at age 19.
Started work on ER (1994) shortly after her sister died suddenly of lupus. She eventually left the show, partly because it was too hard for her to be in a pretend hospital after what happened.
When she was a child actress, she would always be cast as the best friend instead of the lead.
When she was cast in Life Goes On (1989), she developed an eating disorder. She was convinced by Tracey Gold, who had her own battles with anorexia, to seek help.
Was a contestant on the game show Card Sharks (1978), hosted by Bob Eubanks, during youth week when she was 11 years old. In her introduction of herself, she said she wanted "be a film director" when she grows up. She won $2,600 and almost won the trip to Hawaii but missed it by one card.
Graduated from Yale with a degree in art history.
Studied acting with Diane Hardin, Melora Hardin's mother.
Friend of Robin Shorr and Allyson Knapp.
Daughter of Doug Martin and Debbie Martin. They divorced in 1992.
Met her husband, Keith Christian, at Yale University where both were students.
Friend of Diane Baker ever since they made the movie About Sarah (1998) together.
Attended the Women in Photojournalism Conference held in San Diego. [September 2002]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter named Margaret Heather Christian on November 5, 2006, at 12:21 p.m. She weighed 8 lbs and was 21 inches long. Child's father is her husband, Keith Christian.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 40, a daughter named Olivia James Christian on February 13, 2016, weighed in at 7 lbs., 15 oz. and measures 20 inches long. Child's father is her husband, Keith Christian.

Personal Quotes (3)

I realize I don't know how to get drunk and have fun, how to hang out, party, be a teenager and chill out. But acting was my choice. -- Parade June 25, 1995
"I wouldn't want to be a superstar, like Julia Roberts or Madonna, and be on the cover of 'US' magazine when I'm twenty - that's how you know you're really hot. I'd rather have a long respected career".
"Angela has so many characteristics I don't have or wouldn't want to have. She is not that smart. If she was smart, then she would know that she doesn't have to be part of the popular crowd to be cool." - about her character in the TV movie A Friend to Die For (1994).

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