Martha Plimpton

A born star, born into a star-studded family.

Martha Plimpton
Full NameMartha Campbell Plimpton


Born into a family of esteemed performers, the illustrious Martha Plimpton was born on November 16th, 1970 in New York City to the esteemed Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. From a very young age, Martha showed her inclination to thespianism and was enrolled in an actors' workshop at the tender age of eight. Rising to prominence, Martha's first significant role was in The River Rat (1984) and soon after, Steven Spielberg cast her in The Goonies (1985). Her talent was further highlighted when she appeared in movies like Stars and Bars (1988) and Ruined (1989) alongside River Phoenix. Martha's illustrious career is sure to be a tale of successes to come.

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Yes! Extreme nepo baby! Martha Plimpton comes from the illustrious Carradine-Plimpton-Bowen family. They have twenty-seven celebrities in their family. With two hundred seventy-nine credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Primetime Emmy2012
    The Good WifeOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series


  • Bitter Party of Five
  • Sprung
  • The 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • The 67th Annual Tony Awards
  • Raising Hope
  • The Shivering Truth
  • Brockmire
  • At Home with Amy Sedaris
  • How to Make It in America
  • Younger
  • Company
  • The Goonies
  • Cyndi Lauper: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
  • Running on Empty
  • Mass
  • Cyndi Lauper: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
  • Adrienne
  • Eye of God
  • Baroness Von Sketch Show
  • The Guest Book
  • Karen Sisco
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Another Woman
  • Flack
  • Surface
  • The Real O'Neals
  • Remember Me
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Parenthood
  • Generation
  • Frozen II
  • Hair High
  • Shy People
  • Silence Like Glass
  • I Shot Andy Warhol
  • The Mosquito Coast
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series
  • I'm Not Rappaport
  • Vampirina
  • Honey Bee
  • Searching for Debra Winger
  • Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
  • The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Pecker

Family Tree

The Carradine dynasty is an illustrious family of esteemed Hollywood actors, beginning with its patriarch John Carradine, son of a surgeon and correspondent for the Associated Press. John's children David, Keith, Robert, and daughters Calista and Kansas, as well as nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton and nephews Michael Bowen Jr., Cade Carradine and Sorel Carradine have all followed in their father's footsteps of creating cinematic history. The family has been the recipient of multiple accolades, including an Emmy and Golden Globe won by Barbara Hershey, who was married to Michael Bowen Sr., and a Saturn Award won by Keith Carradine. John's second wife, Sonia Sorel, is remembered for her work in Harold and Maude and Blonde for a Day. The Carradines are a dynasty of passionate, talented, and celebrated actors, continuing to inspire generations of moviegoers.

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