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Martha Campbell Plimpton

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Keith Ian Carradine and Shelley Plimpton
Half sister of <private> Carradine and <private> Carradine

Occupation: Actress, Singer, actress
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Curry
      step-parent
    • mother's ex-husband
    • <private> Carradine (DuMond)
      step-parent
    • <private> Raines
      father's ex-partner
    • <private> Will
      father's ex-spouse
    • <private> Carradine
      half sibling
    • <private> Carradine
      half sibling

About Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton (born Martha Campbell Carradine: November 16, 1970) is an American stage, screen and film actress, singer and former model.

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.[2] 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.

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-------------------- Martha Plimpton (born Martha Campbell Carradine: November 16, 1970) is an American stage, screen and film actress, singer and former model.

From Martha Plimpton: 'I don't want to be just famous' By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer POSTED:   12/17/2014

Plimpton was literally born in the business: Her parents — actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton — met while touring with "Hair." Plimpton's first breakout role was as a teen in 1984's "The Goonies" with Sean Astin and Corey Feldman. Steady work for the character actress followed.

"I made a deal with myself sort of relatively young that I would pursue this work in as authentic a manner as I could. And that means that I want it to be fun and challenging and interesting," she says. "I don't want to be just famous. And I don't want to be just rich."

Plimpton was able to do "A Delicate Balance" due to bittersweet reasons. Her Fox show "Raising Hope" was canceled this year after four seasons, but not before it reached syndication, gave her lifelong friends and paid for her home in Brooklyn.

"It really did change my life in so many wonderful ways," she says. "Obviously, one hates to lose a steady job, but that's our life. You can't get angry about it. You can't change it. The world of television is unpredictable."

Next on Plimpton's agenda is — nothing. She cleared her schedule to do Broadway and is open to whatever the next project will be. "I like to be scared. I like to be the new guy. I like to not know what's around the corner," she says.

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Martha Plimpton's Timeline

1970
November 16, 1970
New York, NY, USA