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Martha Plimpton Biography

Updated On 10 May, 2023 Published On 22 Nov, 2016
Martha Plimpton

Facts of Martha Plimpton

Date of Birth :
Age : 53 years old
Family Name : Plimpton
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Scorpio
Height : 5 feet 5 inch

Relationship short Statistics of Martha Plimpton

What is Martha Plimpton marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Martha Plimpton have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Martha Plimpton having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Martha Plimpton Lesbian ? No

An American Martha Plimpton is an actress, singer, and former model. She was born to actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Martha attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She started her career as a model, securing an early 1980s campaign for Calvin Klein. At the age of eleven, She made her feature film debut in the film “Rollover”. Martha has performed in theatre productions of The Playboy of the Western World.

Martha has also received three Tony Award nominations as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2002. She won an Emmy for the same category in 2012 as attorney Patti Nyholm in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife. Martha has also advocated for LGBT rights causes. She has not revealed any information about her personal life in social sites.

Early Life

Martha Cambell Plimpton was born on November 16, 1970, to actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Her parents met up during the performance in the original Bradway run of Hair.

Martha was raised in New York City with her parents. She is the grand daughter of veteran actor John Carradine. Her ethnicity is white and nationality wise she is an Americana.

Early Career

Plimpton attends the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She is interested in acting since her childhood days, her first stage performance was in The Leaf People and later she appeared in The Ass and the Heart

Martha began her professional career as a model for Calvin Klein where her tomboyish little girl impressed many people.


Martha first movie debut was in 1981 in Rollover at that time she was just 11. Later she was cast in The River Rat, her breakthrough performance was in The Goonies

She has worked on numerous movies and series such as; The Mosquito Coast, Shy PeopleRunning on EmptyLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitRaising Hope and many more.

Plimpton has won three Emmy's and three Tony Award for her contribution towards movies and television. Despite this, she was awarded many other prestigious awards. 

Personal Life

Martha Plimpton is currently single which simply implies she isn't married and has no husband and children. But previously she was linked up with many Hollywood hunks. In 1986, she dated actor River Phoenix but after three years the couple couldn't handle their relationship and split apart.

She once romantically involved with Jon Patrick and got engaged in 1995 But the relationship didn't work thus got separated in May 1996. Even she was linked with American comic Fred Armisen and with Edward Owens but she never talked about her relationship with media.

Net Worth

Emmy winning actress is one of the successful Hollywood stars, she has earned a decent amount of net worth from her acting career which is estimated around $3 million. 

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