Martha Quinn Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Martha Quinn was born on 11 May 1959, in Albany, New York USA, to retirement counselor Nina Pattison, and attorney David Quinn. She is a television and radio personality, and an actress, but probably best known as working for MTV as one of the first video jockeys.

So just how rich is Martha Quinn now? Sources state that Quinn has established a net worth of over $750,000, as of early 2017, acquired through her involvement in the entertainment industry which began in the early 1980s.

Martha Quinn Net Worth $750,000

Quinn attended Ossining High School in New York, and upon matriculating in 1977, she enrolled in New York University, graduating in 1981. While attending university, Quinn performed in various television commercials, such as for McDonald’s, Country Time Lemonade, Clearasil and Campbell’s Soup. She also worked at the college station WNYU, and later became an intern at New York’s major radio station, WNBC Music Radio, where she learned about a new venture of former WNBC’s program director Bob Pittman – a cable channel called MTV. After being encouraged to audition for a role at the new network as a VJ, she went for it and became an MTV VJ, the position she would hold for a decade, becoming one of the iconic five original MTV VJs, along with Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter and JJ Jackson. Her popularity and net worth were certainly boosted.

Being one of the original faces and voices of MTV, Quinn was able to host the nation’s first music television, and gain great experience and knowledge about the most popular music and artists of the time. She hosted programs such as “MTV Prime with Martha Quinn”, “Martha’s Greatest Hits” and “Rockline”, establishing a large fan base and accumulating a significant net worth. Quinn’s ten-year tenure on MTV was noted by Rolling Stone magazine, whose readers voted her “MTV’s Best-Ever VJ”. Also, Allure Magazine referred to the ‘80s decade as “the Martha Quinn years”. Quinn’s popularity reached such a level that musicians Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper recorded a song called “Stuffin’ Martha’s Muffin”.

After her career on MTV came to an end in 1991, she went on to make a number of television appearances. Then in 1994 she hosted the television show “Star Search”, and served as a bi-weekly correspondent on “The Early Show” in 1999. Around this time, she was also a featured spokesperson for Neutrogena. All added to her wealth.

Quinn has also been involved in the TV film, and film industry. Back in the ’80s, she made a cameo appearance in an episode of the short-lived television sitcom “E/R”, and appeared in the films “Dangerous Curves”, “Tapeheads” and “Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!”. The year 1990 saw her making an appearance in the short-lived sitcom “The Bradys”, a continuation of the popular “Brady Bunch”, after which she appeared in the 1992 film “Bad Channels”. Quinn’s acting career additionally improved her popularity and her net worth.

In 2005 she became a host at Sirius Satellite Radio network, hosting a weekly show for the Big ’80s channel titled “Martha Quinn Presents”. Then in 2007, she lent her name, face and voice to the PC trivia game called “The ’80s Game with Martha Quinn”. Aside from “Martha Quinn Presents”, Quinn also hosts the morning show on iHeartMedia’s KOSF station in San Francisco.

When it comes to her private life, Quinn has been married to musician Jordan Tarlow since 1992. The couple has two children together, and they reside in Malibu, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 11, 1959
Birth place: Albany, New York, United States
Height:5 ft (1.54 m)
Profession:Video jockeys on MTV (VJ), Radio personality, TV Personality
Education:Ossining High School, New York University (NYU)
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jordan Tarlow (m. 1993)
Children:Annabelle Tarlow
Parents:Nina Pattison, David Quinn
Awards:CableACE Awards - Music Host (1985)
Movies:Tapeheads (1988), Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989), Dangerous Curves (1988), E/R (1984), Brady Bunch: The Bradys (1990), Bad Channels (1992), Full House
TV shows:Martha's Greatest Hits, MTV Prime with Martha Quinn, The MTV Basement Tapes (1983), MTV Music Television (1981), Rockline, Knebworth 1990, Martha Quinn Presents, World Wrestling Federation WWE Slammy Awards, Star Search (1994), The Early Show (1999), Morning show for KOSF, San Francisco
Books:An Emotional Memoir of Martha Quinn (2002)
facebook.com/MarthaQuinnPresents
twitter.com/marthaquinn
imdb.com/name/nm0703925
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Quinn


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Subject of the song "Stuffin' Martha's Muffin" by Mojo Nixon.
2Married, living in Los Angeles, and pregnant with her second child. [July 2001]
3Co-hostess, with Huey Lewis, of an infomercial for Freddy De Mann's "Music Video Revolution" DVD collection. [2009]
4Performing on The Bradys (1990) was literally a dream come true for her. When she was in elementary school, she told her friends that one day, she would marry Bobby Brady. On the show, she played Tracy, Bobby's wife!
5Stepmother is famed "Newsweek" columnist and noted economist, Jane Bryant Quinn.
6Hosted the radio show "Martha Quinn's Rewind."
7Graduated from Ossining High School in 1977 and NYU in 1981.
8Full name (since marriage to Jordan Tarlow in 1993): Martha Conrad Tarlow.
9Daughter Annabelle born 1997.
10One of the original MTV video jockeys, along with Mark J. Goodman, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood and J.J. Jackson.


Quotes

#Quote
1Before I was a mom I used to think that parents who worried about their kids watching MTV were just clueless. Now that I'm a mom, I see what the fuss was all about! I don't want (my kids) exposed to drug use, violence or inappropriate sexual behavior. Am I Tipper Gore or what?


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985ACECableACE AwardsMusic HostThe MTV Basement Tapes (1983)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983ACECableACE AwardsProgram HostessMTV Music Television (1981)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wicked City2015TV SeriesAnchor
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesWoman in Commercial
Full House1992-1993TV SeriesAlison
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV MovieHost
Bad Channels1992VideoLisa Cummings
Motorama1991Bank Teller
Problem Child 21991Emily
MTV Prime with Martha Quinn1990TV Series
The Bradys1990TV SeriesTracy Brady
Sprite: Audition1990Video short
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown1989Mae Clutter
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!1989Music Video Hostess
Dangerous Curves1988Tympani Charles
Dead Heat1988Newscaster
Tapeheads1988RVTV-VJ (as Martha C. Quinn)
Fame1987TV SeriesLinda Hayden

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Affair of the Heart2012Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Original MTV VJ / Herself - Fmr MTV VJ
IHeart80s Party2016TV MovieHerself - Host
Man in the Camo Jacket2016DocumentaryHerself
Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back2014DocumentaryHerself
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHerself
The View2013TV SeriesHerself
Today2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2013TV SeriesHerself
The Showbiz Show with David Spade2005TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Early Show1999TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent (1999-2000)
MTV Uncensored1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Was an MTV VJ1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
HBO First Look1996TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Full House1992TV SeriesHerself
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1992TV SeriesHerself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself
Blossom1991TV SeriesHerself
MTV, Give Me Back My Life: A Harvard Lampoon Parody1991TV MovieHerself
Rockline on MTV1991TV SeriesHost
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Winner
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHerself
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself
An Evening at the Improv1988TV SeriesHerself - Host
America's Top 101988TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Rich Hall Show1987TV MovieHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19861986TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Slammy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Backstage Interviewer
E/R1984TV SeriesHerself
MTV 1st Annual Video Music Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
Liner Notes1984TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 5th Annual Cable Ace Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Star Search1983TV SeriesCo-Host (1994-1995)
The MTV Basement Tapes1983TV SeriesHerself - Host
MTV Music Television1981TV SeriesHerself - Video Jockey (1981-1984)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Compleat Al1985VideoHerself (uncredited)

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