Kellie Martin

Actor
A child star of likable 1980s fluff such as "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989), Kellie Martin proved she had top-tier acting chops with her ferociously intelligent and searching portrayal of awkward daughter Becca Thatcher on ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1975 in Riverside, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

So You Said Yes 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Mad Men 2014 (Tv Show)

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Satisfaction 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Christmas Ornament 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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I Married Who? 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Army Wives 2012 (Tv Show)

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Smooch 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The Jensen Project 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Drop Dead Diva 2010 (Tv Show)

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Grey's Anatomy 2009 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

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No Brother of Mine 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Mystery Woman: In The Shadows 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Thru the Moebius Strip 2007 (Movie)

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Mystery Woman: At First Sight 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Mystery Woman: Oh Baby! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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My Coolest Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Mystery Woman: Redemption 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

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Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

Jen (Actor)

Open House 2003 (Movie)

Debbie Delaney (Actor)

All You Need 2000 (Movie)

Beth Sabistan (Actor)

ER 1993 - 1995, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Hollywood's Greatest Christmas Moments 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Tyne Daly 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Larry King Meets ER 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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SeaQuest DSV 1993 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Teen Files: The Truth About Sex 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Crisis Center 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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A Friend to Die For 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Goofy Movie 1995 (Movie)

of Roxanne (Voice)

Christy 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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The Mickey Mouse Club 1988 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Busch Gardens/Sea World Summer Celebration 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Montana Crossroads 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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A Pup Named Scooby Doo 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Matinee 1993 (Movie)

Sherry (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 6th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Teen Win, Lose or Draw 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

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ABC Fall Preview 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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America's Funniest Home Videos 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Flamingo Kid 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

Emily Coleman (Actor)

Doin' Time on Planet Earth 1988 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

Kristi Carlson (Actor)

Pleasantville 1975 (Movie)

Betsy (Actor)

About Sarah (TV Show)

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Breaking Through (TV Show)

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Help Wanted: Kids (TV Show)

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Her Hidden Truth (TV Show)

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Her Last Chance (TV Show)

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Hidden in Silence (TV Show)

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If Someone Had Known (TV Show)

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Live Once, Die Twice (TV Show)

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Mystery Woman (TV Show)

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Mystery Woman: Game Time (TV Show)

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Mystery Woman: Snapshot (TV Show)

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On the Edge of Innocence (TV Show)

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Runaway Ralph (TV Show)

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Say No! To Drugs (TV Show)

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Secret Witness (TV Show)

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The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Show)

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The List (TV Show)

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Biography

A child star of likable 1980s fluff such as "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989), Kellie Martin proved she had top-tier acting chops with her ferociously intelligent and searching portrayal of awkward daughter Becca Thatcher on "Life Goes On" (ABC, 1989-1993), a family drama that explored formerly taboo topics like Down syndrome and HIV/AIDS. Emmy-nominated for her wise-beyond-her-years work, Martin went on to star in a string of made-for-TV movies including "A Friend to Die For" (NBC, 1994) opposite Tori Spelling and "The Face on the Milk Carton" (CBS, 1995), and continued in this vein throughout her entire career, working steadily on the TV film format. She returned to episodic TV as an early 1900s schoolteacher in the uplifting Appalachian drama "Christy" (CBS, 1994-95) and as ultimately doomed med student Lucy Knight on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). After graduating Yale, she resumed accruing high-profile television credits, most notably starring in the long-running "Mystery Woman" (Hallmark Channel, 2003) franchise, several installments of which she also directed. While her career never blossomed into full-fledged superstardom, Kellie Martin achieved an enviable work/life balance while becoming one of the most accomplished and prolific television actresses of her generation.

Relationships

J Christian

Husband
born c. 1974 engaged in 1998 married May 15, 1999

Margaret Christian

Daughter
born November 4, 2006 father, Keith Christian

Joseph Lawrence Actor

Companion

Douglas Martin

Father
divorced

Debbie Martin

Mother
divorced

Heather Martin

Sister
younger born in September 1978 died of complications from lupus in 1998

Scott Weinger Actor

Companion
met when he appeared on "Life Goes On" in 1989 dated c. 1993 no longer together

EDUCATION

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
enrolled in 1994; graduated in 2001

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

2004

Milestones

2002

1997

Returned to series TV on the NBC drama "Crisis Center"

1989

Cast as regular on the ABC family drama "Life Goes On"

1986

TV-movie debut in "Help Wanted: Kids" (ABC)

1986

Feature film debut (adult) in "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

1982

TV debut at age 7 on Michael Landon's series "Father Murphy" (NBC); landed role partly because her aunt was the nanny to Landon's children

1976

First appearance in features (as baby), in "Pleasantville"

Returned to series work as co-star of "The Court", replacing Alicia Witt as a Supreme Court clerk

Cast as a Mousketeer in the updated cable-TV version of "The Mickey Mouse Club" (aired on the Disney Channel)

Played the lead in CBS series "Christy"

Played medical resident Lucy Knight on NBC's medical drama "ER"

Bonus Trivia

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Martin's aunt, a governess for Michael Landon's children, arranged for her first audition for a role on the Landon-produced series, "Father Murphy" (1982).

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"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." From "In Step With Kellie Martin," by James Brady, PARADE MAGAZINE, June 25, 1995.

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