The night person, who spends half of her day sleeping, Martha Plimpton is an American actress, singer, and model. Likewise, she is well-known for her acting role as Dianne Wiest in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Parenthood.’ Apart from acting, she is also active in different political campaigns.

Quick Info
Birth NameMartha Plimpton
BornNovember 16, 1970
Age50 yrs
FatherShelley Plimpton
MotherKeith Carradine
Height5 feet 5 inches
HusbandJon Patrick Walker (separated)
Net Worth$5 million
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Where was Martha Plimpton born?

Martha Plimpton was born on November 16, 1970, in New York City, U.S.A. Her mother, Keith Carradine, and her father, Shelley Plimpton, were actors of their time. Martha’s parents got to know each other while performing for the original Broadway run of Hair. She has a Scorpio sun sign.

Martha’s parental grandfather was also an actor of his time. His name was John Carradine. Moreover, her siblings include Sorel Carradine (Younger Paternal Half-Sister), Cade Carradine (Younger Paternal Half-Brother).

What is Martha’s educational detail?

Martha did her schooling at Professional Children’s School, which is located in Manhattan. As her parents had an acting background, she also started to develop some feelings to join the acting field. At 8 years old, she decided to join an acting career. Her mother’s relationships with big superstars made it easier for her to get into the acting field. 

What is Plimpton’s distinctive feature?

Martha Plimpton is an American citizenship holder. She belongs to the white ethnicity.  As per her religious views, she has not discussed this topic.

The 50 years old actress is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m) tall and weighs about 55 kg (119 lbs). She has beautiful hazel-colored eyes and dark brown hair. Her body sizes or measurements, her breast size is 34B, waist size is 24 inches, and hips 32 inches. Her beautiful hazel eyes pop out mostly in her body features. Apart from being beautiful outside, she is gorgeous inside, who wants to help others without giving a second thought.

How did Martha Plimpton begin her career?

Talking about her first plays, which she got from her mother, Martha was taken to stage for the drama ain call of the short-lived Broadway play The Leaf People. Very soon after this, she did The Ass and the Heart.


Martha Plimpton’s first featured film debut was in 1981, with a small role in the film names ‘ Rollover’. She was 11 years old when she did this movie. Again in the year 1984, Martha was seen in the South drama The River Rat alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the character of “hoydenish daughter.” She had her breakthrough performance like Stef Steinbrenner in the movie titled The Goonies in 1985. In 1985, Martha was also seen in the sitcom Family Ties. Martha also did a movie, The Mosquito Coast, in the role of a rebellious tomboy. This movie started with Martha’s performance as the Reverend Spellgood (Andre Gregory)’s daughter. This movie was praised to another level and was critically acclaimed for her performance in the film.

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Her other movie, Shy People, in 1987 was also critically praised but couldn’t make financial success to an extent. The following year in 1988, she appeared in an ensemble comedy film titled Stars and Bars. Martha also played the character of an independent teenage daughter named Dianne Wiest in the movie Parenthood. This movie earned more than $126 million worldwide, receiving two Oscar nominations.

Her 1990 movie Stanley & Iris, where she performed in Robert De Niro’s character, was also good. Plimpton was featured in the film Josh and S.A.M. in 1993. Her next movie, I Shot Andy Warhol had Martha as a close friend of radical feminist Valerie Solanas. The mixed-reviewed film Pecker of 1998 also had our beautiful actress. But Martha’s work in this movie was beautiful.

Tv Shows

In 1991, Martha Plimpton appeared in a TV movie, A Woman At War, portraying the lead character named Helene Moskiewicz. In 1993, Martha did the television film Daybreak. Also, she did the showtime television film, Chantilly Lace. In addition, she has appeared in many television films, including Defenders: Payback. Martha has also been part of a documentary movie Searching for Debra Winger in 2002. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award because of her guest role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Martha also played a unique role in NBC show Surface (2005–06). The 2010 show Raising Hope received strong reviews from critics. Again, from 2009 to 2013, Martha plays a recurring role in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, portraying the character of Patti Nyholm. In this show, she worked with Matthew Goode, Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, and other stars. Her performance made her win the Primetime Emmy Award in Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2012.

Political works 

She has always been a strong abortion rights campaigner. Martha has also written a lengthy article decrying both U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley. Here, she revealed that she also did many abortions. Martha has also been an advocate for LGBT rights purposes. Also, she has been active in so many political campaigns making everything run smoothly and beautifully. 

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Who is Martha Plimpton’s husband?

Lately, Martha engaged to Jon Patrick Walker but separated before knotting into marriage. Recently, she is single and unmarried. However, there is also a rumor about Martha being in a relationship with her secret boyfriend, Edward Owens

What is Martha Plimpton’s net worth?

Martha Plimpton’s significant sources of income are from acting and some political campaigns. Likewise, she has gained fame, name, and popularity. Martha has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Is Martha socially active? 

The beautiful social media influencer is verified on Instagram with 72.9k followers, 1148 following and 1255 posts. Talking about her Twitter account, she has a username of @MarthaPlimpton with 459 Followers and 156 followings.