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Martha Plimpton
Name: Martha Campbell Plimpton
Date of Birth: 16 November 1970, New York City, New York, USA

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Plimpton was born in New York City, the daughter of actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Her paternal grandfather was actor John Carradine. She attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. Her first stage appearance was when her mother brought her on stage in costume for the curtain call of the short-lived Broadway play The Leaf People.

Plimpton began her career in modeling, securing an early 1980s campaign for Calvin Klein, making an impression as a sophisticated, but tomboyish little girl. She made her screen debut in 1981, when at the age of 11 she had a small part in the film Rollover, she appeared in the Deep South independent drama The River Rat opposite Tommy Lee Jones. Her breakthrough performance was as Stef Steinbrenner in the 1985 feature film The Goonies. She also appeared that year in a featured role on the television sitcom Family Ties.

This would begin a trend of Plimpton being typecast in the role of a rebellious tomboy for several years, beginning with her critically lauded performance as the Reverend Spellgood (Andre Gregory)'s daughter in the 1986 film The Mosquito Coast starring Harrison Ford. It was on the set of this film that she met her future boyfriend, River Phoenix. A critically praised but commercially unsuccessful venture with Barbara Hershey in the 1987 film Shy People was followed by a performance in the 1988 ensemble comedy Stars and Bars. This was released shortly before Plimpton's second collaboration with Phoenix in the film Running on Empty, an Academy Award-nominated film for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

Plimpton became involved with The Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago where she appeared in Hedda Gabler (2001) among others. In 1998 she appeared in the John Waters film Pecker; the film was lambasted but Plimpton's work was praised. This also occurred with her appearance in the 1999 crafty 200 Cigarettes. In 1999 Plimpton had a recurring role in the television drama ER as Meg Corwyn. In 2001, she co-starred with Jacqueline Bisset in The Sleepy Time Gal, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival.

From October 2006 until May 2007, she was in The Coast of Utopia, a trilogy of plays by Tom Stoppard that played at the Lincoln Center. For her work in this play she won a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a Tony award.

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.

In 2009, Plimpton received her third consecutive Tony nomination, for Featured Actress in a Musical in Pal Joey.

Plimpton is set to appear in the 20092010 season of Grey's Anatomy. The director and writers have announced that she will be in a multi-episode arc as a young patient's mother.




2009 Princess Grace Awards Gala




61st Annual Academy Awards, 1989, with date River Phoenix:





River Phoenix and Martha Plimpton at a Rock Against Fur concert at the Palladium:




Sources: Getty Images, Flickr, IMDb, LIFE.com, The River Phoenix Chronicles, Ellen's Playground

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From Lover the Label blog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cKC5...layer_embedded

"Martha Plimpton is her own category, her own universe. At the height of her acting career she was the anti - it girl. But at the same time she dated every girls fantasy River Phoenix. Her beauty was so unconventional you'd be hard pressed to find an equivalent in today's "Young Hollywood".

So after you read the Lula article go and check out, or re visit Goonies, Parenthood, and Another Woman for some of her best performances."

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