Martha Plimpton

Actor, Director
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Born: 11/16/1970 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

The Real O'Neals 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Younger 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2010 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Good Wife 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

How to Make it in America 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Small Town Murder Songs 2011 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Fringe 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gone to the Dogs 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marvelous 2008 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

Colin Fitz Lives! 2006 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Miss Crumbles (Actor)

Surface 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hack 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

ER 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Music From Another Room 1998 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Pecker 1998 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Eye of God 1997 (Movie)

Ainsley Dupree (Actor)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 (Movie)

Stevie (Actor)

I'm Not Rappaport 1996 (Movie)

Laurie (Actor)

Independent's Day 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

Chloe Garfield (Actor)

Erase the Hate 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Jane Grant (Actor)

My Life's in Turnaround 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Beans of Egypt, Maine 1994 (Movie)

Earlene Pomerleau (Actor)

Who Is Henry Jaglom? 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Inside Monkey Zetterland 1993 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Josh and S.A.M. 1993 (Movie)

Alison (Actor)

Samantha 1992 (Movie)

Samantha Stigg (Actor)

A Blink of Paradise 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Woman at War 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Silence Like Glass 1990 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

Stanley and Iris 1990 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Another Woman 1988 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

Lorna Phillips (Actor)

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

Bryant (Actor)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

The Mosquito Coast 1986 (Movie)

Emily Spellgood (Actor)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

Stef (Actor)

The River Rat 1984 (Movie)

Jonsy (Actor)

Rollover 1981 (Movie)

Fewster's Older Daughter (Actor)

Chantilly Lace (TV Show)

Actor

Daybreak (TV Show)

Actor

The Defenders: Payback (TV Show)

Actor

The Hand-Me-Down Kid (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Relationships

Keith Carradine Actor

Father
Born Aug. 8, 1949 Carradine met Plimpton's mother Shelley when they appeared on Broadway's "Hair" (1969); did not meet daughter until she was four years old

Ever Carradine Actor

Cousin

David Carradine Actor

Uncle

John Carradine Actor

Grandfather
Born Feb. 5, 1906; starred in "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) Died Nov. 27, 1988

Robert Carradine Actor

Uncle

Bruce Carradine Actor

Uncle

Josh Hamilton Actor

Companion
Cast as lovers in Woody Allen's "Another Woman" (1988)

River Phoenix Actor

Companion
Met during the filming of "The Mosquito Coast" (1986) Had a high-profile relationship for several years Relationship ended due to Plimpton's objection to Phoenix's recreational drug use, which claimed his life October 1993

Shelley Plimpton Actor

Mother
Born Feb. 27, 1947; met Martha's father Keith Carradine when they appeared together in the Broadway musical "Hair" (1969); Carradine did not meet his daughter until she was four years old

Daniel Sullivan Director

Step-Father

Jon Patrick Walker Actor

Companion
Engaged in March 1995 No longer together

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Milestones

2016

Joined the cast of the sitcom "The Real O'Neals"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

2010

Returned to TV to star in the FOX comedy "Raising Hope"

2010

Performed a one-woman show called "Martha Plimpton Sings?"

2009

Earned her third consecutive Tony nomination for her role in "Pal Joey"

2008

Appeared in the Broadway play, "Top Girls"; received a Tony award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play

2006

Cast in the play "The Coast of Utopia," a trilogy by Tom Stoppard; earned a Tony award nomination

2004

Guest-starred on an episode of "7th Heaven" (WB); also received her first writing credit for a different episode that year entitled "Red Socks"

2002

Nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the television drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)

2001

Starred in a Chicago stage production of "Hedda Gabler"

2001

Made stage directorial debut with "Absolution," performed at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company

1999

Had a recurring role in the television drama "ER" (NBC) as Meg Corwyn

1999

Appeared in the ensemble film "200 Cigarettes"

1998

Donned a dark wig to play Edward Furlong's sister in John Waters' "Pecker"

1997

Won praise for leading role in "Eye of God"

1997

Appeared in "The Defenders: Payback", the first of a projected series of TV-movies for Showtime

1996

Portrayed the lesbian lover of radical feminist Valerie Solanas in the indie film "I Shot Andy Warhol"

1992

First feature starring role, "Samantha"

1991

Co-starred with Campbell Scott in Shakespeare's "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" at the Public Theater

1989

Played the indignant teenage daughter of Dianne Wiest in "Parenthood"

1988

Second film with River Phoenix, the Academy Award-nominated film, "Running on Empty"

1987

Co-starred in the critically praised but commercially unsuccessful feature, "Shy People"

1986

Critically lauded performance as the Reverend Spellgood's daughter in "The Mosquito Coast" starring Harrison Ford and her future real-life love interest, River Phoenix

1985

First substantial film role, "The River Rat"

1985

Breakthrough performance as Stef Steinbrenner in "The Goonies"

1983

TV acting debut, "The Hand-Me-Down Kid"

1982

Appeared in a Calvin Klein jeans commercial at age 11

1981

Made film acting debut in a bit part in "Rollover"

1979

Stage debut at age eight in "The Haggadah" at New York Public Theater

Bonus Trivia

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Was conceived while her parents Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton were performing together in the Broadway production of "Hair" in 1970.

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Enrolled in her first acting workshop at age 9.

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Dated the late actor River Phoenix during her teens, who helped convert her to vegetarianism.

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Formed the production company Everything is Horrible.

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Works with the 52nd Street Project, helping bring theater arts to kids from inner city areas.

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"Well, some people think I have a fear of success. And they might be right. I've always been at a weird age. When the John Hughes thing was happening, I was too young for that. Now I'm seen as too old for a lot of these other things, these things that Claire Danes does and stuff. And she's great. I like her a lot. I'm sort of out of the loop all the time. I'm either one step too early or one step too late. There's not one set of rules that I follow. Mainly what I do is turn down lots of crap until I get really poor. And then I start taking the crap." - from The A.V. Club, March 3, 1999

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"When you’re working with good people it brings good things out in you. You don’t have time to flick off. You don’t want to waste anybody’s time. You want to work hard." - from BOMB Magazine, Summer 1996

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