Martha Plimpton Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Martha Campbell Plimpton was born on 16 November 1970, in New York City, USA, and is an actress, singer, and former model, best known to have appeared in numerous films including “Running on Empty”, “Parenthood”, “The Goonies” and “Raising Hope”. All of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Martha Plimpton? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also had a lot of popular Broadway roles in productions such as “Top Girls”, “The Playboy of the Western World”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “A Delicate Balance”. As she continues her career it is expected that her net worth will increase.

Martha Plimpton Net Worth $3 million

Martha attended the Professional Children’s School, and then made her first stage appearance in a Broadway Production of “The Leaf People”, followed by “The Ass and the Heart” which would lead her to more acting opportunities.

In 1980, Plimpton focused more on modelling, and became part of the 1980s campaign of Calvin Klein. A year later, she made her feature film debut in “Rollover” in which she had a small role, and would then be cast in “The River Rat” as Tommy Lee Jones’ on-screen daughter. In 1985, she would make her breakthrough in the film “The Goonies” in which she played Stef Steinbrenner. She also appeared in the sitcom “Family Ties”. Her net worth was established.

Plimpton was becoming known for rebellious tomboy roles, and it helped increase her net worth continuously. In 1986 she was cast in the film “The Mosquito Coast” and the following year was part of the critically successful “Shy People”. In 1988 she starred in “Stars and Bars” before getting nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance in “Running on Empty”. She also starred in “Another Woman” and would then make an independent film appearance in “Zwei Frauen”. One of her most successful roles was in the film “Parenthood” which received two Academy Award nominations. The film helped continue her rise in net worth.

In 1990, Martha had a supporting role in “Stanley & Iris” before starring in the 1992 film “Samantha”. A year later, she appeared in “Daybreak” alongside Cuba Gooding Jr., and in 1994, she became the lead of “The Beans of Egypt, Maine” which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name. She also made an appearance in the film “I Shot Andy Warhol” before being cast in “The Defenders: Payback”. She then became a member of The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, playing in numerous productions by them. She had a recurring role in the drama “ER” in 1999, and her versatility helped the continued rise of her net worth.

In 2001, she co-starred in “The Sleepy Time Gal” and was also nominated for a Primetime Award for her guest appearance in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. She then made a guest appearance in “7th Heaven” three years later, and would get a recurring role in “Surface”. In 2006, she became part of a trilogy of plays starting with “The Coast of Utopia”. Two years later, she would receive her second Tony Award nomination for her work in “Top Girls” which gained critical acclaim. Three years later, she was cast in the sitcom “Raising Hope” which earned her a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series during the Primetime Emmy Awards. Around this time, she had a recurring role in “The Good Wife” and also starred in the independent film “Small Town Murder Songs”. One of her latest projects is “The Real O’Neals” which started airing in 2016.

For her personal life, it is known that Plimpton is an abortion rights campaigner. She’s also advocated for LGBT rights through social media accounts. Her relationships are kept private, except for a teenage romance with River Phoenix.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 16, 1970
Birth place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:Professional Children's School
Nationality:American
Parents:Keith Carradine, Shelley Plimpton
Siblings:Sorel Carradine, Cade Carradine
TV shows:Raising Hope
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She and her grandfather John Carradine both appeared in Woody Allen films: Carradine played Doctor Bernardo in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) while Plimpton played Laura in Another Woman (1988).
2Stepdaughter of actress Hayley DuMond.
3Playing the lead role of Imogen in William Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" at the Lincoln Center. [November 2007]
4Performing in Pal Joey on Broadway. [November 2008]
5Will play the role of "Darlene" in the off-Broadway revival of "Hurlyburly", also starring Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale and Elizabeth Berkley. [June 2005]
6Spokesperson 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.
7Chicago punk-band The Lawrence Arms have a song called "Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)" about the actress.
8Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Featured Actress in a Musical for "Pal Joey.".
9She 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.
10Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actress in a Play for "Top Girls.".
11Nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actress in a Play for "The Coast of Utopia.".
12She 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.
13In 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.
14Became a vegetarian as a teen after her boyfriend, the late River Phoenix, introduced her to the lifestyle.
15During 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.
16Member of The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble.
17Niece of David Carradine, Michael Bowen and Robert Carradine. Cousin of actresses Ever Carradine and Kansas Carradine.
18On 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.
19Was conceived while her unmarried parents Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton were performing together in the Broadway production of "Hair" in 1970.
20Daughter of actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton; granddaughter of actor John Carradine.


Quotes

#Quote
1The '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.
2I 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?
3Don'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!
4On 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)
5I 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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalRaising Hope (2010)
2010Phillip Borsos AwardWhistler Film FestivalBest ActressSmall Town Murder Songs (2010)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016NAVGTR AwardNAVGTR AwardsPerformance in a Comedy, SupportingMinecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series (2015)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesRaising Hope (2010)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesRaising Hope (2010)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesRaising Hope (2010)
2011Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesRaising Hope (2010)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressRaising Hope (2010)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesRaising Hope (2010)
2011WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Comedy SeriesRaising Hope (2010)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaRunning on Empty (1988)
1988Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleShy People (1987)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Female Superstar in Motion PicturesThe Mosquito Coast (1986)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actress - Motion PictureThe Goonies (1985)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hello Again2017post-productionRuth
The Real O'Neals2016-2017TV SeriesEileen O'Neal
Younger2015-2016TV SeriesCheryl Sussman
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series2015Video GameOlivia (voice)
Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed2014Short
Raising Hope2010-2014TV SeriesVirginia Chance
The Good Wife2009-2013TV SeriesPatti Nyholm
How to Make It in America2010-2011TV SeriesEdie Weitz
Company2011Sarah
Small Town Murder Songs2010Sam
Fringe2010TV SeriesSheriff Ann Mathis
Remember Me2010Alyssa Craig's Mom (uncredited)
Medium2009TV SeriesRosemary Widdick
Grey's Anatomy2009TV SeriesPam Michaelson
Gone to the Dogs2008ShortLeslie (unconfirmed)
The End of Steve2008TV MovieLydia
Puppy Love2008TV SeriesLeslie
Dante's Inferno2007Celia / Lobbyist Singer / Lizzie Borden (voice)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2006TV SeriesJo Gage
Marvelous2006Gwen
Surface2006TV SeriesMr. Big / Dr. Morris
7th Heaven2004TV SeriesVenus
Hair High2004Miss Crumbles (voice)
Karen Sisco2003TV SeriesChelsea Wentworth
Hack2003TV SeriesLouise O'Connor
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002TV SeriesClaire Rinato
The Sleepy Time Gal2001Rebecca
ER1999TV SeriesMeg Corwin
200 Cigarettes1999Monica
The Defenders: Taking the First1998TV MovieM.J. Preston
Pecker1998Tina
Music from Another Room1998Karen
The Defenders: Choice of Evils1998TV MovieMary Jane Preston
Eye of God1997Ainsley DuPree
The Defenders: Payback1997TV MovieM.J. Preston
Colin Fitz Lives!1997Ann
I'm Not Rappaport1996Laurie Campbell
Beautiful Girls1996Jan
I Shot Andy Warhol1996Stevie
Fish1996ShortChime
Last Summer in the Hamptons1995Chloe Garfield
The Beans of Egypt, Maine1994Earlene Pomerleau
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle1994Jane Grant
Josh and S.A.M.1993Alison
The Perfect Woman1993Short
Chantilly Lace1993TV MovieAnn
Daybreak1993TV MovieLaurie
Inside Monkey Zetterland1992Sofie
A Blink of Paradise1992ShortMother
A Woman at War1991TV MovieHelene Moszkiewiez
Samantha1991Samantha
Stanley & Iris1990Kelly
Parenthood1989Julie
Silence Like Glass1989Claudia Jacoby
Another Woman1988Laura
Running on Empty1988Lorna Phillips
Stars and Bars1988Bryant
Shy People1987Grace
A Life in the Day1986Short
The Mosquito Coast1986Emily Spellgood
Family Ties1985TV SeriesJessie
The Goonies1985Stef
The River Rat1984Jonsy
ABC Afterschool Specials1983TV SeriesRhona
Rollover1981Fewster's Older Daughter

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raising Hope2010-2014TV Series performer - 10 episodes
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV Special performer: "Side By Side"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
7th Heaven2005TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hair High2004associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joe1997Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show2005TV MovieHerself
Character Studies2005TV SeriesHerself
Working in the Theatre2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase2002TV MovieHerself
Dinner for Five2002TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Searching for Debra Winger2002DocumentaryHerself
Steppenwolf Theatre Company: 25 Years on the Edge2000DocumentaryHerself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Independent's Day1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Who Is Henry Jaglom?1997DocumentaryHerself
Erase the Hate1994TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Canceled Lives: Letters from the Inside1993Video documentaryHerself (voice)
My Life's in Turnaround1993Herself
The 19th Annual Rudolph Valentino Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Comicitis1989ShortHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Steven Spielberg: An American Cinematheque Tribute1989TV MovieHerself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Making of 'The Goonies'1985TV Short documentaryHerself
To Tell the Truth2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Harry2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Drinking with the Stars2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fox Fall Preview2013TV MovieHerself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Musical & Best Direction of a Play
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Bitter Party of Five2013TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2012TV MovieHerself - Presenter: & Winner: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Días de cine2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
SAG Foundation Conversations2011TV SeriesHerself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Adventures in Plymptoons!2011DocumentaryHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryVirginia Chance - Raising Hope
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentary
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHerself

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