Kellie Martin at the Emmy Awards 1993
|Born||Kellie Noelle Martin
October 16, 1975
Riverside, California, U.S.
Kellie Noelle Martin (born October 16, 1975) is an American television actress who is known for her roles as Rebecca "Becca" Thatcher in Life Goes On, Christy Huddleston in Christy, Lucy Knight on ER, and Samantha Kinsey in Mystery Woman.
Martin was born in Riverside, California, the daughter of Debbie, a kindergarten teacher, and Doug Martin, a department store buyer and retail executive. Martin loved to perform for her close-knit family. She began her acting career at age seven, when her aunt, who was a nanny for actor Michael Landon's children, helped her land a guest spot on the Landon produced series Father Murphy. At the age of eleven, she was a contestant during Young People's Week on Card Sharks.
Among many roles on motion pictures, made-for-TV movies and television series, she is perhaps most famous for her role as Rebecca "Becca" Thacher on the drama Life Goes On, which ran on ABC (1989–1993), and for her role as med student Lucy Knight on the NBC drama ER (1998–2000). Martin also contributed the voice of Daphne Blake on the animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and that of Molly Tasmanian Devil on Taz-Mania, and made several appearances as Tracy Nash on Valerie's Family. She also played the role of Emily in 1989's Troop Beverly Hills starring Shelley Long, and Sherry in 1993's Matinee starring John Goodman.
In 1993, she made a guest appearance as "Cleo Walker" on an episode of seaQuest DSV titled "Brothers and Sisters." In 1994, she starred on her own series, acting alongside Tyne Daly in the CBS period drama Christy. The series was based on a popular spiritually-themed novel by the author Catherine Marshall and told the story of a young missionary teacher in an isolated community in the Appalachian Mountains. The show was well received and had an avid fan base, but its ratings suffered from being moved around the television schedule in unpredictable time slots. She also reunited with her Troop Beverly Hills co-star Emily Schulman on this series.
In 1994, she starred on the Lifetime movie A Friend to Die For (also known as "Death of a Cheerleader") in a lead role. In 1995, she starred on The Face on the Milk Carton, a TV film based on the book by Caroline Cooney about a teenager who finds out she was kidnapped from her real family 13 years prior and had been raised by the parents of her kidnapper. She also was on A Goofy Movie as the voice of Roxanne, Max's love interest. In 1996 Martin starred as deaf abuse victim Laura Keyes on Lifetime's TV movie "After the Silence (aka Breaking Through)" and in 1997, she starred on the short-lived NBC drama Crisis Center, which lasted only six episodes.
In 2003, Martin starred on Mystery Woman, a Hallmark Channel movie about the owner of a mystery bookshop who solves actual crimes. It proved a popular vehicle for Martin; since 2005 she has gone on to make ten more Mystery Woman movies for Hallmark, two of which she directed. Also in 2003, Martin had a supporting role on the comedic film Malibu's Most Wanted.
In 2006, Martin starred in the Lifetime movie Live Once, Die Twice, followed by No Brother of Mine in 2007. Also in 2007, Martin provided the voice for the adult-version of Barbara Gordon on "Artifacts", an episode of The Batman.
In 2009 Martin was a guest on Grey's Anatomy, episode "No Good at Saying Sorry." She also guest starred in the Ghost Whisperer episode "Stage Fright" as Cally O'Keefe. More recently, she has guest starred on the Private Practice episode "The Way We Were".
Martin graduated from Yale University in 2001 with a degree in art history. She was a member of Saybrook College. She married Keith Christian on May 15, 1999 in his hometown of Polson, Montana. The pair had their first child, a daughter named Margaret "Maggie" Heather Christian, on November 4, 2006, named after Martin's sister Heather, who died due to lupus erythematosus at age 19.
Martin currently owns and operates her own toy store and as a result, she has put much of her acting career aside.
|1986||Jumpin' Jack Flash||Kristi Carlson|
|1986||Body Slam||Missy Roberts|
|1988||Doin' Time on Planet Earth||Sheila|
|1989||Troop Beverly Hills||Emily Coleman|
|1995||The Face on the Milk Carton||Jennifer Sands/Janie Jessmon|
|1995||Goofy Movie, AA Goofy Movie||Roxanne (voice)|
|2001||All You Need||Beth Sabistan Starnes|
|2003||Malibu's Most Wanted||Jen|
|2004||Open House||Debbie Delaney|
|2005||Thru the Moebius Strip||Allana (voice)|
|1982||Father Murphy||Flossie||Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"|
|1984||Highway to Heaven||Lisa Ratchett||Episode: "Another Song for Christmas"|
|1985||Canterville Ghost, TheThe Canterville Ghost||TV movie|
|1986||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Linda
|Episode: "Help Wanted: Kids"
Episode: "The Richest Cat in the World"
|1986||Dallas||Brenda Crane||Episode: "J.R. Rising"|
|1986||Life With Lucy||Patty||Episode: "World's Greatest Grandma"
Episode: "Lucy Gets Her Wire Crossed"
|1986||Potato Head Kids||Lolly (voice)||TV series|
|1987||My Two Dads||Rose/Rebecca||Episode: "Whose Night Is It, Anyway?"|
|1987-1988||Hogan Family, TheThe Hogan Family||Tracy Nash||5 episodes|
|1988||My Two Dads||Rebecca||Episode: "The Wedge"|
|1988||thirtysomething||Robin Kramer||2 episodes|
|1988||Tracey Ullman Show, TheThe Tracey Ullman Show||Kari||Episode: "2.21"|
|1988||Secret Witness||Jennie Thomas||TV movie|
|1988||Fantastic Max||Additional Voices||TV series|
|1988||ABC Weekend Specials||Karen||Episode: "Runaway Ralph"|
|1988||Superman||(voice)||Episode: "Superman and Wonder Woman vs. the Sorceress of Time/The Birthday Party"|
|1988-1991||Pup Named Scooby-Doo, AA Pup Named Scooby-Doo||Daphne Blake||19 episodes|
|1989||Charles in Charge||Heather Curtis||Episode: "Adam See, Adam Do"|
|1989||Mr. Belvedere||Miriam||Episode: "The Election"|
|1989||Baywatch||Chelsea Carroll||Episode: "Panic at Malibu Pier"|
|1989||Flamingo Kid, TheThe Flamingo Kid||Lauren Brody||TV short|
|1989-1993||Life Goes On||Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher||83 episodes|
|1991-1995||Taz-Mania||Molly Tazmanian Devil||22 episodes|
|1993||SeaQuest DSV||Cleo Walker||Episode: "Brothers and Sisters"|
|1993||ABC Afterschool Specials||Samantha Wheeler||Episode: "Montana Crossroads"|
|1994||Christy||Christy Huddleston||TV movie|
|1994||Friend to Die For, AA Friend to Die For||Angela Delvecchio||TV movie|
|1994||Aladdin||Sadira (voice)||4 episodes|
|1994-1995||Christy||Christy Huddleston||20 episodes|
|1995||If Someone Had Known||Katie Liner||TV movie|
|1995||Face on the Milk Carton, TheThe Face on the Milk Carton||Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon||TV movie|
|1995||Her Hidden Truth||Billie Calhoun||TV movie|
|1996||Hidden in Silence||Fusia Podgorska||TV movie|
|1996||Her Last Chance||Alex Saxen||TV movie|
|1996||Breaking Through||Laura Keyes||TV move|
|1997||Crisis Center||Kathy Goodman||6 episodes|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Zoe Taylor||TV movie|
|1998||About Sarah||Mary Beth McCaffrey||TV movie|
|1998-2000||ER||Lucy Knight||36 episodes|
|2001||Man in the Kitchen||TV movie|
|2002||Fiona||Det. Fiona Fitzgerald||TV movie|
|2003||Mystery Woman||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Melinda Granville||Episode: "Tragedy"|
|2004||Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Mona (voice)||Video|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Snapshot||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Game Time||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: At First Sight||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2006||Live Once, Die Twice||Nicole Lauker||TV movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: Oh Baby||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: Redemption||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2007||Mystery Woman: In the Shadows||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2007||Batman, TheThe Batman||Oracle (voice)||Episode: "Artifacts"|
|2007||No Brother of Mine||Nina St. Clair||TV movie|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Cally O'Keefe||Episode: "Stage Fright"|
|2009||Grey's Anatomy||Julie Zelman||Episode: "No Good at Saying Sorry"|
|2009||Private Practice||Michelle Larsen||Episode: "The Way We Were"|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Joan Feiner||Episode: "Senti-Mental Journey"|
|2010||Jensen Project, TheThe Jensen Project||Claire Thompson||TV movie|
|2011||Smooch||Gwen Cole||TV movie|
|2012||Army Wives||Army Captain Nicole Galassini||4 episodes|
|2012||I Married Who?||Jordan Grady||TV movie|
|2013||The Christmas Ornament||Kathy||TV movie|
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- "Kellie Martin on Card Sharks (Part 1)". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
- Altman (October 99). "Kellie Martin". Biography 3 (10): 10.
- Wren, Jennifer (20 November 2006). "Passages". People 66 (21).
- "Make Room for Maggie". People 67 (7). 19 February 2007.
- Business Time, April 16, 2012: "From Hollywood Actress to Toy Store CEO". Retrieved April 16, 2012.