Martha Plimpton


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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 & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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(1985)
(1996)
The Mosquito Coast Emily Spellgood
(1986)
Parenthood Julie
(1989)

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 2019 Brockmire (TV Series)
Shirley
- Opening Day (2019) ... Shirley
- Disabled List (2019) ... Shirley
- The Yips (2019) ... Shirley
- Clubhouse Cancer (2019) ... Shirley
 2019 At Home with Amy Sedaris (TV Series)
Debbie Jo Jo
- Creativity (2019) ... Debbie Jo Jo
 2018 Honey Bee
Louise
 2018 The Shivering Truth (TV Series)
- Ogled Inklings (2018) ... (voice)
 2018 The Guest Book (TV Series)
Shelley
- Under Cover (2018) ... Shelley
 2015-2018 Younger (TV Series)
Cheryl Sussman
- Lizability (2018) ... Cheryl Sussman
- Fraudlein (2018) ... Cheryl Sussman
- Beyond Therapy (2016) ... Cheryl Sussman
- The Old Ma'am and the C (2015) ... Cheryl Sussman
 2018 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Dr. Sharon Fulton
- The Capricorn Killer (No. 19) (2018) ... Dr. Sharon Fulton
- Mr. Raleigh Sinclair III (No. 51) (2018) ... Dr. Sharon Fulton
 2017/I The Yellow Wallpaper (Short)
Janie (voice)
 2017/I Hello Again
Ruth
 2016-2017 The Real O'Neals (TV Series)
Eileen O'Neal
- The Real Secrets (2017) ... Eileen O'Neal
- The Real Mr. Nice Guy (2017) ... Eileen O'Neal
- The Real Heartbreak (2017) ... Eileen O'Neal
- The Real Confirmation (2017) ... Eileen O'Neal
- The Real Brother's Keeper (2017) ... Eileen O'Neal
 2015 Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series (Video Game)
Olivia (voice)
 2010-2014 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Virginia Chance
- The Father Daughter Dance (2014) ... Virginia Chance
- How I Met Your Mullet (2014) ... Virginia Chance
- Man's Best Friend (2014) ... Virginia Chance
- Para-Natesville Activity (2014) ... Virginia Chance
- Dinner with Tropes (2014) ... Virginia Chance
 2009-2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Patti Nyholm
- What's in the Box? (2013) ... Patti Nyholm
- The Dream Team (2012) ... Patti Nyholm
- In Sickness (2011) ... Patti Nyholm
- Heart (2010) ... Patti Nyholm
- Fleas (2010) ... Patti Nyholm (uncredited)
 2010-2011 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
Edie Weitz
- What's in a Name? (2011) ... Edie Weitz
- Never Say Die (2010) ... Edie Weitz
- Keep on Truck'n (2010) ... Edie Weitz
- Big in Japan (2010) ... Edie Weitz
- Unhappy Birthday (2010) ... Edie Weitz
 2011 Company
Sarah
 2010 Fringe (TV Series)
Sheriff Ann Mathis
- Northwest Passage (2010) ... Sheriff Ann Mathis
 2010/I 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
- Good Mourning (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
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Meg Corwin
- Humpty Dumpty (1999) ... Meg Corwin
- The Peace of Wild Things (1999) ... Meg Corwin
- Truth & Consequences (1999) ... Meg Corwin
- Sins of the Fathers (1999) ... Meg Corwin
 1999 200 Cigarettes
Monica
 1998 The Defenders: Taking the First (TV Movie)
M.J. Preston
 1998 Pecker
Tina
 1998 The Defenders: Choice of Evils (TV Movie)
Mary Jane Preston
 1997 The Defenders: Payback (TV Movie)
M.J. Preston
 1997 Colin Fitz Lives!
Ann
 1997 Eye of God
Ainsley DuPree
 1996 Fish (Short)
Chime
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Laurie Campbell
 1996 Beautiful Girls
Jan
 1996 I Shot Andy Warhol
Stevie
 1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons
Chloe Garfield
 1994 The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Earlene Pomerleau
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Alison
 1993 The Perfect Woman (Short)
 1993 Chantilly Lace (TV Movie)
Ann
 1993 Daybreak (TV Movie)
Laurie
 1992 A Blink of Paradise (Short)
Mother
 1991 A Woman at War (TV Movie)
Helene Moszkiewiez
 1991 Samantha
Samantha
 1990 Stanley & Iris
Kelly King
 1989 Parenthood
Julie
 1989 Silence Like Glass
Claudia Jacoby
 1988 Another Woman
Laura
 1988 Running on Empty
Lorna Phillips
 1988 Stars and Bars
Bryant
 1987 Shy People
Grace
 1986 A Life in the Day (Short)
 1986 The Mosquito Coast
Emily Spellgood
 1985 Cyndi Lauper: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (Video short)
Stef (uncredited)
 1985 Cyndi Lauper: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (Part 2) (Video short)
Stef (uncredited)
 1985 Family Ties (TV Series)
Jessie Blake
- You've Got a Friend (1985) ... Jessie Blake
 1985 The Goonies
Stef
 1984 The River Rat
Jonsy
 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:

Stage play: She played Elizabeth Barry in "The Libertine" directed by John Malkovich at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. The crew included Kevin Rigdon (lighting designer) and Virgil C. Johnson (costume designer). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Martha Carradine

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

On River Phoenix: Once when we were fifteen, River and I went out for this fancy dinner in Manhattan and I ordered soft-shell crabs. He left the restaurant and walked around on Park Avenue, crying. I went out and said, "I love you so much. Why?". He had such a pain that I was eating an animal, that he hadn't impressed on me what was right. I loved him for that. For his dramatic desire that we ... See more »

Trivia:

She was nominated for a 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a play for "The Libertine", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays rebellious tomboys

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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