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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 January 1947Portland, Maine, USA
Birth NameAndrea Louise Martin
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrea Martin was born on January 15, 1947 in Portland, Maine, USA as Andrea Louise Martin. She is an actress and writer, known for SCTV (1976), Wag the Dog (1997) and Anastasia (1997).

Spouse (1)

Bob Dolman (27 December 1980 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (16)

Has two sons - Joe Dolman (b. 1983) and Jack Dolman (b. 1981).
Andrea Martin is of Armenian descent - her grandfather's last name was Papazian when he immigrated in the early 1900s from Ottoman Turkey. When he settled his family in Maine, he changed the last name from Papazian to Martin. Andrea's other grandparents were also ethnic Armenian immigrants.
Former member of Toronto Second City.
Won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1982 and 1983.
Wrote/Performed in critically acclaimed one-woman show in Los Angeles and New York entitled "Nude, Nude, Totally Nude".
1992 Tony Award for "My Favorite Year"
Ex-sister-in-law of Nancy Dolman and Martin Short.
Won Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "My Favorite Year." Subsequently, she has twice been nominated in the same category: in 1997 for a reviival of "Candide" and in 2002 for playing Aunt Eller in a revival of "Oklahoma!"
Was a member of the legendary Toronto production of Godspell, along with Martin Short, Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Victor Garber and musical director Paul Shaffer.
According to weekly Variety she has been cast as Frau Brucher in the Broadway bound Young Frankenstein 2007.
Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for "Young Frankenstein".
Performed in children's theatre and summer stock before enrolling in Boston's Emerson College where she majored in theatre and speech.
Following college graduation she immediately relocated to New York and landed the role of Lucy in the first national tour of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" within a short time. She earned her Equity card and toured with the show for six months.
Quit her role as Ishka, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), after filming one episode because she felt uncomfortable wearing the character prosthetics. She was subsequently replaced by the late Cecily Adams.
She won her first Tony award playing a woman her own age in "My Favorite Year" in which she appeared with Mark Linn Baker. She then played comical "old lady" roles in 6 more Broadway shows and received Tony nominations for all but one of them, and added a second Tony as the old lady in "Pippin."
For her second Tony award, the Broadway revival of "Pippin," she played the role originated by Irene "Granny Clampett" Ryan, who was also nominated for a Tony for that role but did not win.

Personal Quotes (3)

Take classes, work with other actors, create your own material, and stop blaming your agent. You can change how people see you. It all lies with you, but that takes a lot of work, and it's endless. Yes, I believe in luck. Some people are luckier than others. I've worked hard, but I've also been fortunate.
There's always something you can garner from someone else's approach. I'm not proud at all. I may have missed something, and I'm not worried about copying anybody. Despite my years at SCTV, I'm not a good impersonator. It's hard to play someone else. It always comes from me. It has to. I work really hard every night. That's why I don't like long runs.
There are always going to be people who see me a certain way, but that's not important. What's important is that I began to see that I could do other things. The minute you believe you can do other things, you'll convince others as well. Then you can go into an audition without fear but with excitement because you can't wait to show all you can do. If you feel you have limitations, that will come across.

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