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Martha Plimpton

Highest Rated:   91% Parenthood (1989)
Lowest Rated:   25% Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
A dramatic actress of stage, screen, and television, Martha Plimpton has specialized in playing rebellious, eccentric young women. The daughter of actress Shelley Plimpton and actor Keith Carradine (the two never married and split up before she was born), Plimpton was raised by her mother on New York's Upper West Side. She made her acting debut at age eight and her film debut two years later with a bit part in Rollover (1981). When she was 11, Plimpton appeared in a series of Calvin Klein commercials, but her real break didn't come until Tom Rickman cast her as Tommy Lee Jones' daughter in The River Rat (1984). No sooner had she finished that then she was co-starring in Steven Spielberg's cult classic The Goonies (1985) and the following year in Peter Weir's The Mosquito Coast, which featured River Phoenix among its impressive cast. Though her role in the latter film was relatively small, it went some way toward establishing Plimpton as a serious actress to be watched. The Mosquito Coast also played a vital role in her developing relationship with Phoenix; for a time the two dated seriously, and they remained close friends until the actor's death in 1993.Plimpton subsequently appeared in numerous dramas, including Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty (1988), in which she re-teamed with Phoenix, Woody Allen's Another Woman (1988), Parenthood (1989) -- in which she gave a hilarious performance as Dianne Wiest's rebellious, pregnant teenage daughter -- and Stanley and Iris (1990), which featured her as Jane Fonda's pregnant teenage daughter. Plimpton continued to work steadily throughout the '90s in a series of films that often featured her in eccentric roles. She did particularly memorable work in Beautiful Girls (1996), playing Michael Rapaport's exasperated girlfriend; I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), which featured her as a lesbian prostitute; John Waters' Pecker (1998), which cast her as the protagonist's sister, a go-go boy recruiter for the local gay bar; and 200 Cigarettes (1998), an ensemble drama in which Plimpton starred as a young woman equally obsessed with Elvis Costello and throwing a successful New Year's Eve party.As the new decade began Plimpton appeared in the well reviewed film The Sleepy Time Girl, but she spent the years after that on stage with a greater frequency than she did on screen. For three consecutive years, 2007-2009, she was nominated for Tony awards for her work in The Coast of Utopia, Top Girls, and a revival of the musical Pal Joey. In 2010 she landed the part of the mother on the FOX sitcom Raising Hope, a role that would garner her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series in 2011.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
77% Frozen II
  • Yelana
2019
No Score Yet Honey Bee
  • Actor
2019
79% Small Town Murder Songs
  • Sam
$31.4k 2011
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno
  • Celia
2007
No Score Yet Colin Fitz Lives!
  • Ann
2006
No Score Yet Marvelous
  • Gwen
2006
75% Hair High
  • Miss Crumbles
2004
80% Searching for Debra Winger
  • Actor
2002
82% The Sleepy Time Gal
  • Rebecca
2001
29% 200 Cigarettes
  • Monica
1999
52% Pecker
  • Tina
1998
No Score Yet The Defenders Choice Of Evils
  • M.J.
1998
No Score Yet The Defenders: Taking the First
  • M.J. Preston
1998
33% Music From Another Room
  • Karen
1997
75% Eye of God
  • Ainsley
1997
No Score Yet The Defenders: Payback
  • M.J. `Mary Jane' Preston
1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport
  • Laurie
1996
75% I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Stevie
1996
79% Beautiful Girls
  • Jan
1996
64% Last Summer in the Hamptons
  • Chloe
1995
86% Who Is Henry Jaglom?
  • Actor
1995
75% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)
  • Jane Grant
1994
No Score Yet Woman At War, A
  • Helene Moszkiewicz
1994
No Score Yet Forbidden Choices
  • Earlene Pomerleau
1994
No Score Yet Daybreak
  • Laurie
1993
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland
  • Sophie
1993
No Score Yet Chantilly Lace
  • Anne
1993
25% Josh and S.A.M.
  • Alison
1993
No Score Yet Samantha
  • Samantha
1992
33% Stanley & Iris
  • Kelly King
1990
91% Parenthood
  • Julie
1989
No Score Yet Silence Like Glass
  • Claudia Jacoby
1989
64% Another Woman
  • Laura Post
1988
85% Running on Empty
  • Lorna Phillips
1988
No Score Yet Stars and Bars
  • Bryant
1988
64% Shy People
  • Grace Sullivan
1987
76% The Mosquito Coast
  • Emily Spellgood
1986
75% The Goonies
  • Stef Steinbrenner
1985
No Score Yet The River Rat
  • Jonsy
1984
78% Rollover
  • Fewster's Older Daughter
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% At Home With Amy Sedaris
2017
  • Guest
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2017
91% The Blacklist
2013
  • Dr. Fulton
  • 2018
99% Younger
2015
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2018
  • 2015
67% The Real O'Neals
2016-2017
  • Eileen O'Neal
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Virginia Chance Virginia
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Sarah
  • 2013
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Patti Nyholm Patricia Nyholm
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • Edie Weitz Edie
  • 2011
  • 2010
90% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Sheriff Tracy Mathis Sheriff Ann Mathis
  • 2010
83% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Pam
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Rosemary Widdick
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Jo Gage
  • 2006
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
  • Venus
  • 2004
21% Hack
2002-2004
  • Louise O'Connor
  • 2003
95% Karen Sisco
2003
  • Chelsea Wentworth
  • 2003
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Claire Rinato
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Meg Corwin Meg
  • 1999
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • Jessie
  • 1985

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