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Martha Plimpton is a Actor and Co-Producer American born on 16 november 1970 at New York City (USA)

Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton
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Birth name Martha Campbell Plimpton
Nationality USA
Birth 16 november 1970 (53 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Martha Campbell Plimpton (born November 16, 1970) is an American stage, film, and television actress, singer, and former model. Her feature film debut was in The River Rat (1984) before rising to prominence in the Richard Donner film The Goonies (1985). She has also appeared in The Mosquito Coast (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Parenthood (1989), Raising Hope (2010) and Small Town Murder Songs (2011).

She is recognized on Broadway for her roles in The Coast of Utopia (2006–2007), Top Girls (2007–2008), Pal Joey (2008–2009) and Shining City (2006–2007). She has performed in theatre productions of The Playboy of the Western World, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Glass Menagerie, The Sisters Rosensweig, and Uncle Vanya. She returned to Broadway in the fall of 2014 in a revival of A Delicate Balance co-starring Glenn Close and John Lithgow.

Plimpton most recently played Virginia Chance on the Fox sitcom Raising Hope, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She 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.

Biography

Plimpton is a member of the Carradine family.

Plimpton became engaged to stage actor Jon Patrick Walker in March 1995. They planned to wed in April 1996, according to Plimpton's spokeswoman. Shortly thereafter, Plimpton and Walker announced that they had called off their engagement.

Best films

Parenthood (1989)
(Actress)
The Goonies (1985)
(Actress)
Remember Me (2010)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Martha Plimpton (34 films)

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Frozen II
Frozen II (2019)
, 1h44
Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Politique, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood
Roles Yelena (voice)
Rating68% 3.41073.41073.41073.41073.4107
Trois ans après les événements du premier film, Elsa commence à entendre une étrange voix venant du nord qui l’appelle. Réveillant d'anciens esprits nordiques, le royaume d'Arendelle se retrouve en danger.
Remember Me, 1h53
Directed by Allen Coulter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Pierce Brosnan, Martha Plimpton
Roles Alyssa Craig's Mom (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.5499353.5499353.5499353.5499353.549935
In 1991 in New York City, 11-year-old Alyssa "Ally" Craig is waiting with her mother for the subway on the F Line at 18th Avenue and McDonald Avenue. Suddenly, the pair are mugged by two young men who then shoot her mother before boarding the train. Ally is left scarred by the events and refuses to travel by subway again.
Small Town Murder Songs, 1h15
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Stormare, Martha Plimpton, Jill Hennessy, Jackie Burroughs, Kat Germain, Emily Schooley
Roles Sam
Rating58% 2.9466552.9466552.9466552.9466552.946655
The official website for the film provides this synopsis: "A modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life."
Dante's Inferno, 1h18
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Dermot Mulroney, James Cromwell, Scott Adsit, Matt Besser, Bill Chott, Andy Daly
Roles Celia / Lobbyist Singer / Lizzie Borden (voice)
Rating65% 3.2952053.2952053.2952053.2952053.295205
Marvelous
Marvelous (2006)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Martha Plimpton, Annabella Sciorra, Ewen Bremner, Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon
Roles Gwen
Rating44% 2.215392.215392.215392.215392.21539
Martha Plimpton's character, Gwen, is living with her sister Queenie after getting divorced. Soon after the movie begins, it is revealed that Gwen has the ability to magically fix broken machinery and heal sick and injured people. The film explores the effect that celebrity has on Gwen and her family and friends.
Hair High
Hair High (2004)
, 1h18
Directed by Bill Plympton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about education, Comedy horror films
Actors Ed Begley Jr., Craig Bierko, David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Beverly D'Angelo, Matt Groening
Roles Miss Crumbles (voice)
Rating66% 3.3444953.3444953.3444953.3444953.344495
A gothic high-school comedy with a Carrie-like story. Cherri (Sarah Silverman) and Rod (Dermot Mulroney) are the high-school king and queen and they justifiably rule their domain. Spud (Eric Gilliland), the new kid in town, accidentally offends both Cherri and Rod and so is forced to become Cherri's slave. Naturally, they immediately hate each other, but later fall in love. Cherri and Spud secretly decide to go to the prom together, and on prom night a rejected Rod forces their car off the road and into the lake. In true 50's ballad style, their car sinks to the bottom of the lake as they share one last kiss. While the bodies of Cherri and Spud lie in a timeless embrace, Rod is successful in thwarting any investigation and is able to get away with murder. On the night of the following year's prom, the car magically comes to life and slowly drives out of the lake with Cherri and Spud, as if nothing had happened, only this time their bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition. Their rusty and water-logged car drives to the prom and just as Rod is about to crown himself new king of the prom, Cherri and Spud enter the ballroom - the spotlight follows them as they cross the dance floor, with all the attendees in shock. As they approach the stage, spiders, bugs, snakes, lizards and fish ooze from their sagging skin and skeletal bodies, and the prom attendees freak as they mount the stairs to the stage. Spud takes the crown and places it on Cherri as the animals attack and devour Rod.
Searching for Debra Winger, 1h37
Directed by Rosanna Arquette
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Feminist films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Political films
Actors Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Julia Ormond, Emmanuelle Béart, Hilary Shepard, Daryl Hannah
Roles Self
Rating63% 3.197363.197363.197363.197363.19736
Le film présente une interview de l'actrice Debra Winger qui s'est brusquement retirée de l'industrie du cinéma alors qu'elle était au sommet de sa carrière (bien qu'elle ait depuis repris son activité d'actrice). Il met en parallèle des interviews d'autres actrices célèbres.
The Sleepy Time Gal, 1h48
Directed by Christopher Münch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton, Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan, Frankie Faison, Seymour Cassel
Roles Rebecca
Rating59% 2.999022.999022.999022.999022.99902
Frances (Jacqueline Bisset) has enjoyed a variety of jobs during her adult life and is the mother of two sons, each by a different husband. She also gave birth to a daughter following an affair she had with a married man, but was forced by her mother to give up the baby for adoption. Frances attempts to search for the child she gave away, but she is diagnosed with cancer before she is able to conduct a thorough search. As Frances is attended by one of her sons (Nick Stahl) and a nurse (Amy Madigan), she is unaware that her lost daughter, who is now a corporate lawyer (Martha Plimpton), is conducting her own search for her missing birth mother. Part of her search takes her to a Daytona Beach, Florida, radio station where Frances worked years ago as a late-night disc jockey under the moniker of the Sleepy Time Gal.
200 Cigarettes, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Nouvel an
Actors Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Caleb Carr, Angela Featherstone
Roles Monica
Rating59% 2.950162.950162.950162.950162.95016
The film follows various plot arcs all occurring on New Year's Eve of 1981. Monica (Plimpton) is throwing a big New Year's bash and is desperately afraid no one will attend. Early on the only person to have arrived is her friend Hillary (Catherine Kellner). As she tries to convince Hillary to stay, we learn about various other groupings of individuals who are all on their way.
Pecker
Pecker (1998)
, 1h27
Directed by John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Mary Kay Place, Martha Plimpton, Brendan Sexton III
Roles Tina
Rating62% 3.1487353.1487353.1487353.1487353.148735
Set in a Baltimore neighborhood known for having the thickest local accent, Pecker tells the story of an unassuming 18-year-old who works in a sandwich shop and takes photos of his loving but peculiar family and friends on the side. Pecker, so named for his childhood habit of "pecking" at his food, stumbles into fame when his work is "discovered" by a savvy New York art dealer, Rorey Wheeler. Pecker's pictures, taken with a cheap Canon Canonet 28, are grainy, out-of-focus studies of unglamorous subjects, but they strike a chord with New York art collectors.
Music from Another Room, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly, Gretchen Mol, Martha Plimpton, Brenda Blethyn, Jon Tenney
Roles Karen Swan
Rating62% 3.146633.146633.146633.146633.14663
The film begins with 5-year-old Danny (Jude Law) and his military father visiting a family friend's, Grace's (Brenda Blethyn), house at Thanksgiving. When Grace goes into labor, Danny's father asks him to unwrap the umbilical cord from the baby. After a successful birth, Danny decides to himself that the baby girl born, Anna (Gretchen Mol), is meant to be with him forever, and states that he will marry her.
Beautiful Girls, 1h48
Directed by Ted Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Matt Dillon, Lauren Holly, Noah Emmerich, Timothy Hutton, Annabeth Gish, Rosie O'Donnell
Roles Jan
Rating70% 3.547523.547523.547523.547523.54752
Willie Conway goes home for his high school class reunion in Knights Ridge, Massachusetts. He is at a crossroads in his life and cannot decide if he should marry his girlfriend. He cannot decide if he should quit his music and take a job as a salesman. Over the course of the film, he spends time with his old friends who are all at similar crossroads. By the end they all discover what it is that they want. (see character details, under "Cast" section below, for other plot developments)
I Shot Andy Warhol, 1h43
Directed by Mary Harron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Stephen Dorff, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau, Anna Thomson
Roles Stevie
Rating65% 3.2974053.2974053.2974053.2974053.297405
The film opens with a flashforward to moments after the shooting. This is quickly followed by a scene with Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor) in custody for the shooting of Andy Warhol (Jared Harris). The film then takes us back to a time when Valerie is living in New York making a living as a sex worker. A series of further flashbacks point to her difficult childhood, and success in studying psychology at college. Here, Valerie discovers that she is a lesbian, that she can write, and that she has a distinctive view of the world. This leads her to New York City and its downtown underworld. Through her friend Stevie (Martha Plimpton), she meets Candy Darling (Stephen Dorff), who in turn introduces her to Andy Warhol.