Kellie Martin

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Kellie Martin
Kellie Martin 2012.jpg
Kellie Martin at the AHA 2012 Hero Dog Awards.
BornKellie Noelle Martin
(1975-10-16) October 16, 1975 (age 38)
Riverside, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Keith Christian
(1999–present)
ChildrenMargaret Christian
 
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Kellie Martin
Kellie Martin 2012.jpg
Kellie Martin at the AHA 2012 Hero Dog Awards.
BornKellie Noelle Martin
(1975-10-16) October 16, 1975 (age 38)
Riverside, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Keith Christian
(1999–present)
ChildrenMargaret Christian

Kellie Martin (born October 16, 1975) is an American television actress who is known for her roles as Rebecca "Becca" Thatcher in Life Goes On, Christy Huddleston in Christy, Lucy Knight on ER, and Samantha Kinsey in Mystery Woman.

Early life[edit]

Martin was born in Riverside, California, the daughter of Debbie, a kindergarten teacher, and Doug Martin, a department store buyer and retail executive.[1] Martin loved to perform for her close-knit family. She began her acting career at age seven, when her aunt, who was a nanny for actor Michael Landon's children, helped her land a guest spot on the Landon produced series Father Murphy. At the age of eleven, she was a contestant during Young People's Week on Card Sharks.[2]

Career[edit]

Among many roles on motion pictures, made-for-TV movies and television series, she is perhaps most famous for her role as Rebecca "Becca" Thacher on the drama Life Goes On, which ran on ABC (1989–1993), and for her role as med student Lucy Knight on the NBC drama ER (1998–2000). Martin also contributed the voice of Daphne Blake on the animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and that of Molly Tasmanian Devil on Taz-Mania, and made several appearances as Tracy Nash on Valerie's Family. She also played the role of Emily in 1989's Troop Beverly Hills starring Shelley Long, and Sherry in 1993's Matinee starring John Goodman.

1990s[edit]

In 1993, she made a guest appearance as "Cleo Walker" on an episode of seaQuest DSV titled "Brothers and Sisters." In 1994, she starred on her own series, acting alongside Tyne Daly in the CBS period drama Christy. The series was based on a popular spiritually-themed novel by the author Catherine Marshall and told the story of a young missionary teacher in an isolated community in the Appalachian Mountains. The show was well received and had an avid fan base, but its ratings suffered from being moved around the television schedule in unpredictable time slots. She also reunited with her Troop Beverly Hills co-star Emily Schulman on this series.

In 1994, she starred on the Lifetime movie A Friend to Die For (also known as "Death of a Cheerleader") in a lead role. In 1995, she starred on The Face on the Milk Carton, a TV film based on the book by Caroline Cooney about a teenager who finds out she was kidnapped from her real family 13 years prior and had been raised by the parents of her kidnapper. She also was on A Goofy Movie as the voice of Roxanne, Max's love interest. In 1996 Martin starred as deaf abuse victim Laura Keyes on Lifetime's TV movie "After the Silence (aka Breaking Through)" and in 1997, she starred on the short-lived NBC drama Crisis Center, which lasted only six episodes.

From 1998–2000, Martin appeared on the medical drama ER as medical student Lucy Knight. Martin was still going to Yale at the time and postponed her education so that she could join the cast.[3]

2000s[edit]

In 2003, Martin starred on Mystery Woman, a Hallmark Channel movie about the owner of a mystery bookshop who solves actual crimes. It proved a popular vehicle for Martin; since 2005 she has gone on to make ten more Mystery Woman movies for Hallmark, two of which she directed. Also in 2003, Martin had a supporting role on the comedic film Malibu's Most Wanted.

In 2006, Martin starred in the Lifetime movie Live Once, Die Twice, followed by No Brother of Mine in 2007. Also in 2007, Martin provided the voice for the adult-version of Barbara Gordon on "Artifacts", an episode of The Batman.

In 2009 Martin was a guest on Grey's Anatomy, episode "No Good at Saying Sorry." She also guest starred in the Ghost Whisperer episode "Stage Fright" as Cally O'Keefe. More recently, she has guest starred on the Private Practice episode "The Way We Were".

2010s[edit]

In 2012, Martin played Army Captain Nicole Galassini on the Lifetime Network television series Army Wives.

Personal life[edit]

Martin graduated from Yale University in 2001 with a degree in art history. She was a member of Saybrook College. She married Keith Christian on May 15, 1999 in his hometown of Polson, Montana. The pair had their first child, a daughter named Margaret "Maggie" Heather Christian, on November 4, 2006,[4] named after Martin's sister Heather, who died due to lupus erythematosus at age 19.[5]

Martin currently owns and operates her own toy store ROMPstore.com and has authored a novel, MADAM: A Novel of New Orleans from Plume.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985Canterville Ghost, TheThe Canterville GhostUnknownTelevision movie
1986Jumpin' Jack FlashKristi Carlson
1986Body SlamMissy Roberts
1988Secret WitnessJennie ThomasTelevision movie
1988Doin' Time on Planet EarthSheila
1989Troop Beverly HillsEmily Coleman
1989Flamingo Kid, TheThe Flamingo KidLauren BrodyShort film
1993MatineeSherry
1994ChristyChristy HuddlestonTelevision movie
1994Friend to Die For, AA Friend to Die ForAngela DelvecchioTelevision movie
1995The Face on the Milk CartonJennifer Sands/Janie Jessmon
1995If Someone Had KnownKatie LinerTelevision movie
1995Face on the Milk Carton, TheThe Face on the Milk CartonJennifer Sands / Janie JessmonTelevision movie
1995Her Hidden TruthBillie CalhounTelevision movie
1995Goofy Movie, AA Goofy MovieRoxanne (voices)
1996Hidden in SilenceFusia PodgorskaTelevision movie
1996Her Last ChanceAlex SaxenTelevision movie
1996Breaking ThroughLaura KeyesTelevision move
1997On the Edge of InnocenceZoe TaylorTelevision movie
1998About SarahMary Beth McCaffreyTelevision movie
2001All You NeedBeth Sabistan Starnes
2001Man in the KitchenUnknownTelevision movie
2002FionaDet. Fiona FitzgeraldTelevision movie
2003Mystery WomanSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2003Malibu's Most WantedJen
2004Open HouseDebbie Delaney
2004Mickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMona (voice)
2005Thru the Moebius StripAllana (voice)
2005Mystery Woman: Mystery WeekendSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2005Mystery Woman: SnapshotSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2005Mystery Woman: Sing Me a MurderSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2005Mystery Woman: Vision of a MurderSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2005Mystery Woman: Game TimeSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2006Mystery Woman: At First SightSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2006Live Once, Die TwiceNicole LaukerTelevision movie
2006Mystery Woman: Wild West MysterySamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2006Mystery Woman: Oh BabySamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2006Mystery Woman: RedemptionSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2007Mystery Woman: In the ShadowsSamantha KinseyTelevision movie
2007No Brother of MineNina St. ClairTelevision movie
2010Jensen Project, TheThe Jensen ProjectClaire ThompsonTelevision movie
2011SmoochGwen ColeTelevision movie
2012I Married Who?Jordan GradyTelevision movie
2013The Christmas OrnamentKathyTelevision movie
2014Dear ViolaKatherineTelevision movie

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1982Father MurphyFlossieEpisode: "Sweet Sixteen"
1984Highway to HeavenLisa RatchettEpisode: "Another Song for Christmas"
1986Wonderful World of ColorLindaEpisode: "Help Wanted: Kids"
1986Wonderful World of ColorVeronicaEpisode: "The Richest Cat in the World"
1986DallasBrenda CraneEpisode: "J.R. Rising"
1986Life With LucyPatty2 episodes
1986Potato Head KidsLolly (voice)Unknown episodes
1987–1988My Two DadsRebecca2 episodes
1987–1988Hogan Family, TheThe Hogan FamilyTracy Nash5 episodes
1988thirtysomethingRobin Kramer2 episodes
1988Tracey Ullman Show, TheThe Tracey Ullman ShowKariEpisode: "2.21"
1988Fantastic MaxAdditional VoicesUnknown episodes
1988ABC Weekend SpecialsKarenEpisode: "Runaway Ralph"
1988SupermanUnknownEpisode: "The Birthday Party"
1988–1991Pup Named Scooby-Doo, AA Pup Named Scooby-DooDaphne Blake19 episodes
1989Charles in ChargeHeather CurtisEpisode: "Adam See, Adam Do"
1989Mr. BelvedereMiriamEpisode: "The Election"
1989BaywatchChelsea CarrollEpisode: "Panic at Malibu Pier"
1989–1993Life Goes OnRebecca 'Becca' Thacher83 episodes
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series
Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series (1991–92)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series
1991–1995Taz-ManiaMolly Tazmanian Devil22 episodes
1993SeaQuest DSVCleo WalkerEpisode: "Brothers and Sisters"
1993ABC Afterschool SpecialsSamantha WheelerEpisode: "Montana Crossroads"
1994AladdinSadira (voice)4 episodes
1994–1995ChristyChristy Huddleston20 episodes
1997Crisis CenterKathy Goodman6 episodes
1998–2000ERLucy Knight36 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2000–01)
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitMelinda GranvilleEpisode: "Tragedy"
2007Batman, TheThe BatmanOracle (voice)Episode: "Artifacts"
2009Ghost WhispererCally O'KeefeEpisode: "Stage Fright"
2009Grey's AnatomyJulie ZelmanEpisode: "No Good at Saying Sorry"
2009Private PracticeMichelle LarsenEpisode: "The Way We Were"
2010Drop Dead DivaJoan FeinerEpisode: "Senti-Mental Journey"
2012Army WivesArmy Captain Nicole Galassini8 episodes
2014Mad MenCarolyn GlaspieEpisode: "Waterloo"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kellie Martin Biography (1975–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Kellie Martin on Card Sharks (Part 1)". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  3. ^ Altman (October 99). "Kellie Martin". Biography 3 (10): 10. 
  4. ^ Wren, Jennifer (20 November 2006). "Passages". People 66 (21). 
  5. ^ "Make Room for Maggie". People 67 (7). 19 February 2007. 
  6. ^ Business Time, April 16, 2012: "From Hollywood Actress to Toy Store CEO". Retrieved April 16, 2012.

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