Martha MacIsaac

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Martha MacIsaac
BornMartha MacIsaac
(1984-10-11) October 11, 1984 (age 29)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Torre Catalano 2010–present
 
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Martha MacIsaac
BornMartha MacIsaac
(1984-10-11) October 11, 1984 (age 29)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Torre Catalano 2010–present

Martha MacIsaac (born October 11, 1984) is a Canadian television and film actress, and former child actress, known for her role of Becca in the 2007 teen comedy Superbad.

Life and career[edit]

MacIsaac was born and raised in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,[1] the youngest of three girls, her mother Irene was one of twelve.[2] She started her career playing Emily Byrd Starr in the Emily of New Moon television series, based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

She has appeared in several plays including the 2006 play The Wild Duck in which she played Hedwig[3] and was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role - Play".[4] In 2008, she played Paige in a Wes Craven play Last House on the Left.[5] She also performed in three consecutive productions of Soulpepper Theatre Company's Our Town as Emily,[6] beginning in 2006.[7]

In a 2007 Entertainment Weekly article, she stated she has been inspired by Julia Roberts from the age of four and was self-described as "obsessed". She also stated she would like to perform alongside her in a film, particularly "a female version of Twins".[8]

In late 2012 MacIsaac began a main role on the NBC comedy 1600 Penn as the president's eldest daughter, Becca. Brittany Snow was originally cast as Becca but because she did not physically resemble and fit in well with the other family members, Martha MacIsaac was cast.[9] In a 2012 interview with the CBC Radio series Island Morning, she revealed that 1600 Penn was her last audition before she considered returning to Canada.[2]

She has been married to Torre Catalano since 2010[10] and lives in Los Angeles as of 2013.[6] She is represented by the Agency for the Performing Arts.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003This Time AroundYoung Gabby CastellaniFilm Debut
2004Suburban MadnessVivian Leigh Bacha
2005Ice PrincessMean Party Girl
2005I Do, They Don'tMoira Lewellyn
2006Night of TerrorOlivia Dunne
2007SuperbadBecca
2007In God's CountryCharlotte
2009Last House on the Left, TheThe Last House on the LeftPaige
2009Thaw, TheThe ThawEvelyn
2010Faith, Fraud & Minimum WageCasey McCullen
2012For a Good Time, Call...Inmate
2012Dead Before DawnCharlotte Baker
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998–2000Emily of New MoonEmily Byrd Starr
2000EckhartBridgid (voice)
2006This Is WonderlandKristy Hausman
2006–2008Di-Gata DefendersMelosa (voice)52 episodes
2007–2008Magi-NationEdyn (voice)26 episodes
2008Friends and HeroesSarah (voice)13 episodes
2010–2011GreekDana Stockwell9 episodes
2011MarcyMarthaEpisode: "Marcy Does an Acting Class"
Episode: "Marcy Does a Pool Party"
2012SpyburbiaCissy (voice)Episode: "Pilot"
2012Family Guy? (voice)Episode: "Friends Without Benefits"
2012–20131600 PennBecca Gilchrist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From New Moon to Superbad: P.E.I.'s MacIsaac goes Hollywood". cbc.ca. 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b Rainnie, Matt (2012-11-18). "Martha MacIsaac - 1600 Penn". cbc.ca. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  3. ^ Ouzounian, Richard (2005-07-22). "Ibsen's secrets told exceedingly well". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth (2006-06-06). "Precious Stuff: Lord of the Rings Is Lord of Toronto's Dora Nominees, With 15 Nods". playbill.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  5. ^ Garrett, Diane (2008-02-08). "Dillahunt joins cast of 'Last House'". variety.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  6. ^ a b Cole, Sally (2013-01-09). "Martha MacIsaac visits White House". theguardian.pe.ca. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  7. ^ Coulbourn, John (2006-02-03). "Soulpepper builds a beautiful 'Our Town'". jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  8. ^ Bell, Carrie (2007-08-31). "Martha MacIsaac is dying to work with...". ew.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2012-04-04). "NBC Pilot ’1600 Penn’ Recasts A Role". deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Martha MacIsaac Makes "Minimum Wage"". seaandbescene.com. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 

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