Martha Plimpton is an American actress who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Produced in New York, NY, Martha Plimpton started her professional career as a model in the early 80s, and after that earned her first film role at age 11, in the picture, “Rollover”. Since then, she has appeared in a sequence of movie and television jobs, both independent and mainstream. The has also enjoyed a very successful career on Broadway.
Martha Plimpton Net Worth $3 Million Dollars
The has been nominated for multiple acting awards, including three Emmy Awards, and three Tony Awards. The has won one Emmy, an Outer Critic’s Circle Award, and an Obie.
November 16, 1970
New York City, New York, U.S.
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Professional Children's School
Keith Carradine, Shelley Plimpton
Sorel Carradine, Cade Carradine
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Obie Award for Performance, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress
The Goonies, Running on Empty, The River Rat, The Mosquito Coast, Parenthood, 200 Cigarettes, Pecker, I Shot Andy Warhol, Beautiful Girls, Small Town Murder Songs, Josh and S.A.M., Stanley & Iris, Eye of God, Music from Another Room, Shy People, The Sleepy Time Gal, Last Summer in the Hamptons, Colin Fitz Lives!, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Hair High, The Beans of Egypt, Maine, Inside Monkey Zetterland, Another Woman, A Woman at War, I'm Not Rappaport, Stars and Bars, Silence Like Glass, Daybreak, Dante's Inferno, Rollover, Hello Again, Chantilly Lace, Samantha, Company, The Defenders: Taking the First, The End of Steve, Marvelous, Gone to the Dogs
Spokesperson for the Center for Reproductive Rights' Draw the Line campaign. The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination and dignity as basic human rights.
Chicago punk-band The Lawrence Arms have a song called "Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)" about the actress.
Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Featured Actress in a Musical for "Pal Joey.".
She was nominated for a 2001 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Hedda Gabler", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actress in a Play for "Top Girls.".
Nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actress in a Play for "The Coast of Utopia.".
She was nominated for a 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a play for "The Libertine", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
In 2007 received a Tony Award Nomination and won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia.
Became a vegetarian as a teen after her boyfriend, the late River Phoenix, introduced her to the lifestyle.
During the filming of The Goonies (1985), she made a bet with director Richard Donner that she would stop biting her nails. Donner paid up several years later, while they were doing commentary for the film's DVD.
Member of The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble.
On the commentary track for the DVD of The Goonies (1985), she says that she was once playing the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" on stage when an audience member yelled "Gooooonies!" from his seat.
The '80s to me, more than anything else, represents a real time of criminal activity in the office of the president: an incredibly disparate economy in terms of the class distinctions and whatnot, and a tremendous shallowness - a lot of sort of bank robbery by executives. This is the '80s to me. and a lot of synthesizer music. And, of course, Madonna and the beginning of MTV.
I like to try new things. I like to go new places and I like to work with new people. That's sort of the definition of my job. As an actor, you just go where the work is, right?
Don't go to Hollywood right away unless you're, like, ridiculously hot and only marginally talented. In which case, go straight to Hollywood and make all the money you can. Just take the money and run!
On River Phoenix: Once when we were fifteen, River and I went out for this fancy dinner in Manhattan and I ordered soft-shell crabs. He left the restaurant and walked around on Park Avenue, crying. I went out and said, "I love you so much. Why?". He had such a pain that I was eating an animal, that he hadn't impressed on me what was right. I loved him for that. For his dramatic desire that we share every belief, that I be with him all the way. (Cosmopolitan magazine, April 1995)
I realized as I got older that I could choose to be an actor to a certain extent, but movie stardom is not something you choose. It chooses you. You have very little control over that. So I stopped considering that an option.