Member Profiles

Martha Plimpton

Biography

Martha Plimpton played the title character in Steppenwolf's Hedda Gabler. She was Tony-nominted and won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for her performance in Lincoln Center's The Coast of Utopia. Martha was only a teenager when she appeared in the 1980's films The River Rat, The Goonies, The Mosquito Coast and Running on Empty. You can see her in Fox's Raising Hope. She also donates her time and efforts to the inner-city arts initiative "52nd Street Project."

Watch & Listen

  1. The Libertine

    The Libertine

  2. Hedda Gabler

    Hedda Gabler

  3. 2011 Women in the Arts Luncheon

    2011 Women in the Arts Luncheon

Credits & Awards


Film

Hair High, Backward Looks, Far Corners, 200 Cigarettes, Pecker, Eye of God, Running on Empty, Silence Like Glass, Another Woman, Parenthood, I'm Not Rappaport, I Shot Andy Warhol, Beautiful Girls, Marvelous, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Stanley and Iris, Stars and Bars, Shy People, The Mosquito Coast, The Goonies, River Rat, Searching for Debra Winger, The Sleepytime Gal

Theatre

Broadway: Top Girls, The Coast of Utopia, Cymbeline, Sixteen Wounded Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shining City, Hurly Burly, Boston Marriage, The False Servant, Hobson's Choice, Suburbia, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, The Haggadah, Runaways Seattle Repertory Theatre: Uncle Vanya, The Heidi Chronicles, The Sisters Rosensweig, Robbers New York Theatre Workshop: Flesh and Blood, "Nick Mancini Presents: Martha Plimpton, A Woman of Color."

Television

Surface, ER (NBC); Law & Order: SVU, The Defenders (CBS); Karen Sisco (ABC)

Awards

Nominated for a Drama League Award for her work in False Servant. Tony-nominted and won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for her performance in Lincoln Center's The Coast of Utopia.