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."
Credits & Awards
FilmHair 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
TheatreBroadway: 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."
TelevisionSurface, ER (NBC); Law & Order: SVU, The Defenders (CBS); Karen Sisco (ABC)
AwardsNominated 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.