November 16, 1970
50 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
34-24-32 in | 86.5-61-83 cm
54 kg | 119 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Martha Campbell Plimpton was born in New York City, New York, United States, on November 16, 1970, is an American actress.
Young Martha Plimpton first started her professional career as a model, in series of Calvin Klein commercials.
She made her big screen debut in political thriller film Rollover (1981) in role as Miss. Fewster, at the age of 10.
She got her television debut in NBC sitcom Family Ties (1985) in episode "You've Got a Friend", in role as Jessie Black.
Her breakthrough performance came as Stef Steinbrenner in adventure comedy movie The Goonies (1985).
She landed her stage debut in production of "The Libertine" (1996) in role as Elizabeth Barry, with Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Stef Steinbrenner in adventure comedy movie The Goonies (1985).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures for her role as Emily Spellgood in drama film The Mosquito Coast (1986).
She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role as Grace Sullivan in drama movie Shy People (1987).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her performance as Lorna Phillips in drama film Running on Empty (1998).
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) drama opposite Anna Levine, Lili Taylor and Jared Harris
Stanley & Iris (1990) romantic drama with Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro
Music From Another Room (1998) romantic comedy opposite Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly and Gretchen Mol
I'm Not Rappaport (1996) buddy dramedy with Walter Matthau and Ossie Davis
Eye of God (1997) crime thriller opposite Hal Holbrook, Nick Stahl and Kevin Anderson
The River Rat (1984) drama with Tommy Lee Jones and Brian Dennehy
Josh and S.A.M. (1993) road comedy drama opposite Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss and Chris Penn
Daybreak (1993) action romantic drama with Moira Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omar Epps
Company (2011) musical comedy opposite Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone and Stephen Colbert
She voiced Yelena in animated musical fantasy film Frozen II (2019).
Mass (2021) drama in role as Gail, opposite Jason Isaacs and Ann Dowd
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Claire Rinato in NBC crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and two Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Virginia Chance in Fox sitcom Raising Hope (2010-2014), also she won the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Patti Nyholm in CBS legal and political drama television series The Good Wife (2009-2013).
ER (1999) NBC medical drama series in role as Meg Corwin
How to Make It in America (2010) HBO comedy drama series in role as Edie Weitz
She had recurring role as Cheryl Sussman in TV Land comedy drama television series Younger (2015-2018).
The Real O'Neals (2016-2017) ABC sitcom in role as Eileen O'Neal
The Blacklist (2108) NBC crime thriller series in role as Dr. Sharon Fulton
Brockmire (2019) IFC comedy series in role as Shirley
Generation (2021) HBO Max dramedy series in role as Megan
Attended the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan, New York City.
Has younger paternal half-sister, Sorel Carradine and younger paternal half-brother, Cade Carradine.
Has English, Scottish, Ashkenazi Jewish, German, Danish, Dutch, Swiss German and Irish ancestry.
She is a vegetarian.
She is a co-founder of production company, Everything is Horrible.
She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her roles in The Coast of Utopia (2007) and Top Girls (2008).
She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Pal Joey (2008–2009).
Received a National Medal of Arts award in 1998, as a member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
She voiced Olivia in video game Minecraft: Story Mode (2015).
Lives in New York City, New York, United States.
She dated Fred Armisen (2005-2006) and River Phoenix (1986-1989).
Has been engaged to Jon Patrick Walker (1995-1996).