Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton

Highest Rated: 91% Parenthood (1989)

Lowest Rated: 25% Josh and S.A.M. (1993)

Birthday: Nov 16, 1970

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actress Martha Plimpton rose from a brief tenure as a teen star to become one of the most respected stage actresses on the New York theater scene, as well as a versatile character performer in films and on television. The daughter of actor Keith Carradine, she made her theater debut at age nine before vaulting to film a few years later; though she was cemented in the minds of many young viewers for her sassy turn in "The Goonies" (1985), she quickly developed into a cagey, complex supporting actress with critically acclaimed turns in "Another Woman" (1988), "Running on Empty" (1988) and "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996). In the late 1990s, she devoted her attention to plays and musicals, earning several Tony nominations and the respect of the formidable theater community. Over the next decade, Plimpton appeared regularly as a guest star on dozens of television series before joining the cast of the family sitcom "Raising Hope" (Fox, 2010-14). As Virginia Chance, mother of a twenty-something son raising a child of his own, Plimpton showcased her spiky blend of heart, humor and brittle charm that had long made her a favorite with audiences of all ages. She followed that up with another endearingly complex matriarch, conservative Catholic Eileen O'Neal on "The Real O'Neals" (ABC 2016- ).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
77% 92% Frozen II Yelana (Voice) $477.4M 2019
29% 53% Hello Again Ruth (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 83% Company Sarah (Character) - 2011
79% 48% Small Town Murder Songs Sam (Character) $30.9K 2010
No Score Yet 70% Dante's Inferno Celia (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvelous Gwen (Character) - 2006
82% 50% The Sleepy Time Gal Rebecca (Character) - 2001
29% 59% 200 Cigarettes Monica (Character) $6.9M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defenders: Taking the First Mary Jane "M.J." Preston (Character) - 1998
52% 64% Pecker Tina (Character) $2.3M 1998
33% 67% Music From Another Room Karen Swan (Character) $63K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defenders: Choice of Evils Mary Jane Preston (Character) - 1998
75% 80% Eye of God Ainsley DuPree (Character) $85.7K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defenders: Payback M.J. Preston (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 33% Colin Fitz Ann (Character) - 1997
75% 71% I Shot Andy Warhol Stevie (Character) $1.8M 1996
38% 60% I'm Not Rappaport Laurie Campbell (Character) $266.2K 1996
79% 81% Beautiful Girls Jan (Character) $10.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman at War Helene Moszkiewiez (Character) - 1995
64% 47% Last Summer in the Hamptons Chloe Garfield (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% The Beans of Egypt, Maine Earlene Pomerleau (Character) $6.5K 1994
75% 60% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Jane Grant (Character) $2.1M 1994
No Score Yet 45% Daybreak Laurie (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 94% Chantilly Lace Ann (Character) - 1993
25% 48% Josh and S.A.M. Alison (Character) $1.5M 1993
71% 58% Inside Monkey Zetterland Sofie (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 43% Samantha Samantha (Character) - 1991
33% 48% Stanley & Iris Kelly King (Character) $5.5M 1990
No Score Yet 67% Silence Like Glass Claudia Jacoby (Character) - 1989
91% 76% Parenthood Julie Buckman (Character) $99.6M 1989
85% 68% Running on Empty Lorna Phillips (Character) $1.8M 1988
64% 75% Another Woman Laura (Character) $499.5K 1988
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Bryant (Character) $14.9K 1988
64% 77% Shy People Grace (Character) $7.4K 1987
76% 62% The Mosquito Coast Emily Spellgood (Character) $12.9M 1986
76% 91% The Goonies Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner (Character) $935K 1985
No Score Yet 53% The River Rat Jonsy (Character) - 1984
78% 34% Rollover Fewster's Older Daughter (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
98% 80% Brockmire Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
99% 80% Younger Cheryl Sussman (Guest Star) 2018 2015-2016
91% 85% The Blacklist Dr. Fulton (Guest Star) 2018
67% 89% The Real O'Neals Eileen (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2011
96% 89% Raising Hope Virginia Chance (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2013
93% 92% The Good Wife Patti Nyholm (Guest Star) 2009-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
66% 78% How to Make It in America Edie Weitz (Character) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
90% 79% Fringe Sheriff Ann Mathis (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 78% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star),
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2004-2005
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
21% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Claire Rinato (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 80% ER Meg Corwin (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1985

QUOTES FROM Martha Plimpton CHARACTERS

Julie says: If he thinks after this that I'm having his baby, he's crazy!

Stef says: "Um Brand God put that rock there for a purpose and I'm not so sure you should um move it."

Stef says: Brand, God put that rock there for a purpose... and, um... I'm not so sure you should, um... move it..

Stef says: Bran, God put that rock their for a reason...and I don't think you should move it.

Stef says: Bran, God put that rock their for a reason... and I don't think you should move it.