Martha Plimpton

Actress and Singer
Born Nov 16, 1970

Martha Campbell Plimpton is an American actress, singer and former model. Plimpton is a screen, stage and television actress. She first appeared as Jonsy in the feature film The River Rat (1984) before rising to prominence in the Richard Donner film The Goonies (1985) portraying the character Stef. She then appeared in The Mosquito Coast (1986) portraying Emily Spellgood. Plimpton's role garnered her further success within the feature film industry.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on November 16, 1970.
1981 10 Years Old She made her feature film debut in 1981, when at the age of eleven, she had a small role in the film Rollover.


1984 13 Years Old In 1984, she appeared in the Deep South drama The River Rat opposite Tommy Lee Jones, as his "hoydenish daughter".
1985 14 Years Old Her breakthrough performance was as Stef Steinbrenner in the 1985 film The Goonies. … Read More
1986 15 Years Old This began Plimpton being cast in the role of a rebellious tomboy, beginning with her performance as the Reverend Spellgood (Andre Gregory)'s daughter in the 1986 film The Mosquito Coast, starring Harrison Ford. … Read More
1988 17 Years Old She began a career making small independent film appearances with supporting roles in big-budget films. She appeared in the 1988 Woody Allen film Another Woman. … Read More


1991 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 23 Years Old She played the lead in the 1994 film adaptation of the Carolyn Chute novel The Beans of Egypt, Maine. … Read More
1995 24 Years Old Plimpton became engaged to stage actor Jon Patrick Walker in March 1995. They planned to wed in April 1996, according to Plimpton's spokeswoman. … Read More
1998 27 Years Old In 1998 she appeared in the John Waters film Pecker. … Read More


2001 - 2002 2 More Events
2004 33 Years Old In 2004, she guest-starred on an episode of 7th Heaven.
2005 34 Years Old She wrote the episode of the show entitled "Red Socks", which aired in 2005. … Read More
2006 35 Years Old From October 2006 to May 2007, she was in the stage play The Coast of Utopia, a trilogy of plays by Tom Stoppard at Lincoln Center. … Read More
Plimpton received her second nomination for a Tony Award in 2008, Best Performance by a Featured Actress In a Play, for her work in Top Girls at the Biltmore Theater.
2009 38 Years Old From 2009 to 2013 she had a recurring role on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife. … Read More
In 2010, she starred in Ed Gass-Donnelly's independent crime thriller Small Town Murder Songs, and was given a trophy for best actress by the Whistler Film Festival. … Read More


2011 40 Years Old She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2011 for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy in the first season of Raising Hope.
…  She won an Emmy for the same category in 2012 as attorney Patti Nyholm in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife. … Read More
2014 43 Years Old …  She returned to Broadway in the fall of 2014 in a revival of A Delicate Balance co-starring Glenn Close and John Lithgow.
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