Kellie Martin at the AHA 2012 Hero Dog Awards.
|Born||Kellie Noelle Martin
October 16, 1975
Riverside, California, U.S.
Kellie 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 ROMPstore.com and has authored a novel, MADAM: A Novel of New Orleans from Plume.
|1985||Canterville Ghost, TheThe Canterville Ghost||Unknown||Television movie|
|1986||Jumpin' Jack Flash||Kristi Carlson|
|1986||Body Slam||Missy Roberts|
|1988||Secret Witness||Jennie Thomas||Television movie|
|1988||Doin' Time on Planet Earth||Sheila|
|1989||Troop Beverly Hills||Emily Coleman|
|1989||Flamingo Kid, TheThe Flamingo Kid||Lauren Brody||Short film|
|1994||Christy||Christy Huddleston||Television movie|
|1994||Friend to Die For, AA Friend to Die For||Angela Delvecchio||Television movie|
|1995||The Face on the Milk Carton||Jennifer Sands/Janie Jessmon|
|1995||If Someone Had Known||Katie Liner||Television movie|
|1995||Face on the Milk Carton, TheThe Face on the Milk Carton||Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon||Television movie|
|1995||Her Hidden Truth||Billie Calhoun||Television movie|
|1995||Goofy Movie, AA Goofy Movie||Roxanne (voices)|
|1996||Hidden in Silence||Fusia Podgorska||Television movie|
|1996||Her Last Chance||Alex Saxen||Television movie|
|1996||Breaking Through||Laura Keyes||Television move|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Zoe Taylor||Television movie|
|1998||About Sarah||Mary Beth McCaffrey||Television movie|
|2001||All You Need||Beth Sabistan Starnes|
|2001||Man in the Kitchen||Unknown||Television movie|
|2002||Fiona||Det. Fiona Fitzgerald||Television movie|
|2003||Mystery Woman||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2003||Malibu's Most Wanted||Jen|
|2004||Open House||Debbie Delaney|
|2004||Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Mona (voice)|
|2005||Thru the Moebius Strip||Allana (voice)|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Snapshot||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Game Time||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: At First Sight||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2006||Live Once, Die Twice||Nicole Lauker||Television movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: Oh Baby||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2006||Mystery Woman: Redemption||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2007||Mystery Woman: In the Shadows||Samantha Kinsey||Television movie|
|2007||No Brother of Mine||Nina St. Clair||Television movie|
|2010||Jensen Project, TheThe Jensen Project||Claire Thompson||Television movie|
|2011||Smooch||Gwen Cole||Television movie|
|2012||I Married Who?||Jordan Grady||Television movie|
|2013||The Christmas Ornament||Kathy||Television movie|
|2014||Dear Viola||Katherine||Television movie|
|1982||Father Murphy||Flossie||Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"|
|1984||Highway to Heaven||Lisa Ratchett||Episode: "Another Song for Christmas"|
|1986||Wonderful World of Color||Linda||Episode: "Help Wanted: Kids"|
|1986||Wonderful World of Color||Veronica||Episode: "The Richest Cat in the World"|
|1986||Dallas||Brenda Crane||Episode: "J.R. Rising"|
|1986||Life With Lucy||Patty||2 episodes|
|1986||Potato Head Kids||Lolly (voice)||Unknown episodes|
|1987–1988||My Two Dads||Rebecca||2 episodes|
|1987–1988||Hogan Family, TheThe Hogan Family||Tracy Nash||5 episodes|
|1988||thirtysomething||Robin Kramer||2 episodes|
|1988||Tracey Ullman Show, TheThe Tracey Ullman Show||Kari||Episode: "2.21"|
|1988||Fantastic Max||Additional Voices||Unknown episodes|
|1988||ABC Weekend Specials||Karen||Episode: "Runaway Ralph"|
|1988||Superman||Unknown||Episode: "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"|
|1989–1993||Life Goes On||Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher||83 episodes
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series
Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series (1991–92)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series
|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||Aladdin||Sadira (voice)||4 episodes|
|1994–1995||Christy||Christy Huddleston||20 episodes|
|1997||Crisis Center||Kathy Goodman||6 episodes|
|1998–2000||ER||Lucy Knight||36 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2000–01)
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Melinda Granville||Episode: "Tragedy"|
|2007||Batman, TheThe Batman||Oracle (voice)||Episode: "Artifacts"|
|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"|
|2012||Army Wives||Army Captain Nicole Galassini||8 episodes|
|2014||Mad Men||Carolyn Glaspie||Episode: "Waterloo"|
|2014||Satisfaction||Jennifer||Episode: "...Through Self Discovery"|
- "Kellie Martin Biography (1975–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "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.
- Kellie Martin at the Internet Movie Database
- interview on Martin's exit from ER
- Kellie Martin on Twitter