Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Jan. 15th, 1947
Born in
Portland, Maine, USA
5' 4

Andrea Martin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV Show
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Kim Possible TV Show
Kim Possible
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius TV Show
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Carol Burnett Show TV Show
The Carol Burnett Show
Great News TV Show
Great News
Kate & Allie TV Show
Kate & Allie
Earthworm Jim TV Show
Earthworm Jim
Working the Engels (CA) TV Show
Working the Engels (CA)
George and Martha TV Show
George and Martha
My Big Fat Greek Life TV Show
My Big Fat Greek Life
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley TV Show
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
Primetime Glick TV Show
Primetime Glick
Damon TV Show
Committed (CA) TV Show
Committed (CA)
The Martin Short Show (1994) TV Show
The Martin Short Show (1994)
Roxie TV Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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A veteran of television, stage, and film, Andrea Martin recently won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards for her show-stopping performance in the Broadway revival of Pippin. Her theater credits include the legendary Toronto production of Godspell in which she co-starred with Victor Garber as well as future collaborators and SCTV alumni Martin Short, Eugene Levy, and Dave Thomas. On SCTV, Martin not only earned two Emmys for her writing, but also created some of television’s most indelible sketch comedy characters including the hilarious leopard-skin clad Edith Prickley.

Martin has made memorable guest appearances on hit shows such as The Simpsons, 30 Rock, and Nurse Jackie. Her film appearances include The Producers, Wag the Dog, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She will be starring in the American premiere of James Lapine's Act One in the spring of 2014. Martin continues to tour with her one-woman show, Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must Go! Harper Collins is publishing her book of humorous essays in the fall of 2014.

  • Has two sons - Joe (b. 1983) and Jack (b. 1981)
  • Her former brother-in-law is actor and comic, 'Martin Short (I)' (qv).
  • Following college graduation she immediately relocated to New York and landed the role of Lucy in the first national tour of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" within a short time. She earned her Equity card and toured with the show for six months.
  • Won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1982 and 1983.
  • Performed in children's theatre and summer stock before enrolling in Boston's Emerson College where she majored in theatre and speech.
  • Was a member of the legendary Toronto production of Godspell, along with 'Martin Short (I)' (qv), 'Gilda Radner' (qv), 'Eugene Levy' (qv), 'Victor Garber' (qv) and musical director 'Paul Shaffer' (qv).
  • Won Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "My Favorite Year." Subsequently, she has twice been nominated in the same category: in 1997 for a reviival of "Candide" and in 2002 for playing Aunt Eller in a revival of "Oklahoma!"
  • Andrea Martin is of Armenian descent - her grandfather's last name was Papazian when he immigrated in the early 1900s from Ottoman Turkey. When he settled his family in Maine, he changed the last name from Papazian to Martin.

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