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Actor Bio

Multitalented Martha Plimpton has achieved myriad success on stage, screen, and television. Ms. Plimpton made her film debut in Alan J. Pakula's 'Rollover.' She has gone on to star in over 30 films including 'The Goonies,' 'The Mosquito Coast,' 'Running On Empty,' 'Beautiful Girls,' 'Parenthood,' '200 Cigarettes,' and 'Pecker.'

Martha most recently starred opposite Stockard Channing in 'Pal Joey' for the Roundabout Theater Company and garnered her third Tony Nomination for the performance as well as a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and a Drama League Nomination. In 2008, Plimpton starred in 'Top Girls' for the Manhattan Theatre Club opposite Marisa Tomei (Tony Nomination - best featured Actress in a Play, Drama League Nomination) and starred in Lincoln Center Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' as "Imogen" to critical acclaim.

In 2007,  Plimpton starred with Ethan Hawke, Brian O'Byrne and Billy Crudup in Tom Stoppard's three-play, nine-hour epic, 'The Coast Of Utopia,' produced by the Lincoln Center Theatre (Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Tony Award Nomination) and "Helena" in the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of 'A Midsummer Nights Dream,' directed by Daniel Sullivan. Other memorable performances include starring opposite Oliver Platt in Conor McPherson's 'Shining City' for Manhattan Theatre Club, 'False Servant' at Classic Stage Company
( Drama League Award Nomination), 'Hurleyburly' directed by Scott Ellis, 'Hobson's Choice' (Obie Award, Lucille Lortell Nomination), 'Sixteen Wounded,' 'Second Hand Memory,' and 'The Libertine.' As a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts Award.

Memorable television guest star appearances include 'Law & Order: SVU,' which garnered Martha an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'The Good Wife.'   Ms Plimpton currently resides in New York City.

Martha Plimpton

Edie Weitz

played by Martha Plimpton