Kellie Martin

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Kellie Martin
Kellie Martin 2014.jpg
Martin at the AHA 2014 Hero Dog Awards
Born Kellie Noelle Martin
(1975-10-16) October 16, 1975 (age 43)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s)
Keith Christian (m. 1999)
Children 2

Kellie Noelle Martin (born October 16, 1975)[1] is an American television actress. She is known for her roles as Rebecca "Becca" Thatcher in Life Goes On (1989–1993), Christy Huddleston in Christy (1994–1995), Lucy Knight on ER (1998–2000), Samantha Kinsey in Mystery Woman (2003–2007), and as Hailey Dean in the Hailey Dean Mystery series (2016–present).

Early life[edit]

Martin was born in Riverside, California, U.S., the daughter of Debbie (Jett), a kindergarten teacher, and Doug Martin, a department store buyer and retail executive.[2]

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.[3]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Martin had a recurring role on season three of Valerie's Family: The Hogans (1987–88). She also contributed the voice of Daphne Blake on the animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo in 1988–91. In 1989, Martin began the role of Rebecca "Becca" Thacher on the family drama Life Goes On, which ran on ABC for four seasons. She also played the role of Emily in 1989's Troop Beverly Hills, starring Shelley Long.

1990s[edit]

From 1991 to 1995, Martin supplied the voice of Molly Tasmanian Devil on Taz-Mania. In 1993, she played Sherry in Matinee, and 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, Christy[4]. In 1994, she starred on the Lifetime movie A Friend to Die For. 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 was in 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 (or Breaking Through). She starred in a made for TV movie Hidden in Silence (Lifetime Television). From 1998–2000, Martin appeared on the medical drama ER as medical student Lucy Knight. Martin was still going to Yale at the time and postponed her education so that she could join the cast.[5]

2000s[edit]

In 2003, Martin starred in Mystery Woman, a Hallmark Channel movie about the owner of a mystery bookshop who solves actual crimes. From 2005 to 2007, she made 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".

In 2012, Martin played Army Captain Nicole Galassini on the Lifetime Network television series Army Wives[6].

In 2016, Martin began starring in a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel show Hailey Dean Mystery as the protagonist Hailey Dean who is a former prosecutor turned therapist and solves mysteries. The Hailey Dean Mysteries are based on characters from Nancy Grace's New York Times best-selling series of Hailey Dean mystery books.[7]

In 2017, Martin played police officer Kimberly Leahy in seven episodes of the TBS comedy series The Guest Book.

Personal life[edit]

Martin graduated from Yale University[8] 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. They have two daughters.[9] [10][11]

Martin owns and operates her own toy store ROMPstore.com and has authored a novel, Madam: A Novel of New Orleans from Plume.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Father Murphy Flossie Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"
1984 Highway to Heaven Lisa Ratchett Episode: "Another Song for Christmas"
1985 The Canterville Ghost Unknown Movie
1986 Wonderful World of Disney Linda / Veronica "Help Wanted: Kids", "The Richest Cat in the World"
Dallas Brenda Crane Episode: "J.R. Rising"
Life With Lucy Patty 2 episodes
Potato Head Kids Lolly Voice role
1987–88 My Two Dads Rebecca 2 episodes
The Hogan Family Tracy Nash 5 episodes
1988 thirtysomething Robin Kramer 2 episodes
The Tracey Ullman Show Kari Episode: "2.21"
Fantastic Max Additional voices 3 episodes
ABC Weekend Specials Karen Episode: "Runaway Ralph"
Superman Unknown Episode: "The Birthday Party"
Secret Witness Jennie Thomas movie
1988–91 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Daphne Blake 27 episodes
1989 Charles in Charge Heather Curtis Episode: "Adam See, Adam Do"
Mr. Belvedere Miriam Episode: "The Election"
Baywatch Chelsea Carroll Episode: "Panic at Malibu Pier"
1989–93 Life Goes On Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher Main role (83 episodes)
1991–95 Taz-Mania Molly Tazmanian Devil 22 episodes
1993 SeaQuest DSV Cleo Walker Episode: "Brothers and Sisters"
ABC Afterschool Specials Samantha Wheeler Episode: "Montana Crossroads"
1994 Aladdin Sadira (voice) 4 episodes
Christy Christy Huddleston CBS movie
A Friend to Die For Angela Delvecchio NBC movie
1994–95 Christy Christy Huddleston 20 episodes
1995 If Someone Had Known Katie Liner NBC movie
The Face on the Milk Carton Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon CBS movie
Her Hidden Truth Billie Calhoun NBC movie
1996 Hidden in Silence Fusia Podgorska Lifetime movie
Her Last Chance Alex Saxen NBC movie
Breaking Through Laura Keyes ABC movie
1997 On the Edge of Innocence Zoe Taylor NBC movie
Crisis Center Kathy Goodman 6 episodes
1998 About Sarah Mary Beth McCaffrey CBS movie
1998–2000 ER Lucy Knight Main role (36 episodes)
The Powerpuff Girls Additional Voices 16 episodes
2001 Man in the Kitchen Unknown ABC movie
2002 Fiona Det. Fiona Fitzgerald Movie
2003 Mystery Woman Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Melinda Granville Episode: "Tragedy"
2005 Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Mystery Woman: Snapshot Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Mystery Woman: Game Time Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
2006 Mystery Woman: At First Sight Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Live Once, Die Twice Nicole Lauker Movie
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Mystery Woman: Oh Baby Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
Mystery Woman: Redemption Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
2007 The Batman Barbara Gordon / Oracle (voice) Episode: "Artifacts"
Mystery Woman: In the Shadows Samantha Kinsey Hallmark movie
No Brother of Mine Nina St. Clair Hallmark movie
2009 Ghost Whisperer Cally O'Keefe Episode: "Stage Fright"
Grey's Anatomy Julie Zelman Episode: "No Good at Saying Sorry"
Private Practice Michelle Larsen Episode: "The Way We Were"
2010 Drop Dead Diva Joan Feiner Episode: "Senti-Mental Journey"
The Jensen Project Claire Thompson NBC movie
2011 Smooch Gwen Cole Hallmark movie
2012 Army Wives Army Captain Nicole Galassini 8 episodes
I Married Who? Jordan Grady Hallmark movie
2013 The Christmas Ornament Kathy Hallmark movie
2014 Dear Viola Katherine Movie
Mad Men Carolyn Glaspie Episode: "Waterloo"
Satisfaction Jennifer Episode: "...Through Self Discovery"
2015 So You Said Yes Annabelle Blanche Hallmark movie
Hello, It's Me Annie Hallmark movie
2016 Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love Hailey Dean Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie[13]
2017 Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate Hailey Dean Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie
Hailey Dean Mystery: Dating Is Murder Hailey Dean Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie
The Guest Book Officer Kimberly Leahy Main role

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash Kristi Carlson
Body Slam Missy Roberts
1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth Sheila
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Emily Coleman
The Flamingo Kid Lauren Brody Short film
1993 Matinee Sherry
1995 A Goofy Movie Roxanne Voice role
2001 All You Need Beth Sabistan Starnes
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Jen
2004 Open House Debbie Delaney
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Mona/Additional Voices Voice role
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Allana Voice role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1990 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Life Goes On Won
1991 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Life Goes On Won
1992 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Life Goes On Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series Life Goes On Won
1993 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series[14] Life Goes On Nominated
1999 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (shared with cast) Won
2000 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (shared with cast) Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (shared with cast) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The birth of Kellie Martin". Californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Kellie Martin Biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  3. ^ "Kellie Martin on Card Sharks (Part 1)". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Kellie Martin". neilandchristy.com. 18 December 2001.
  5. ^ Altman (October 1999). "Kellie Martin". Biography. 3 (10): 10.
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Army Wives Enlists Stars of ER, Rescue Me and Boston Legal For Season 6". TVLine.
  7. ^ "Kellie Martin to Reprise Role for Hallmark Movie & Mysteries' Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate". broadwayworld.com. 8 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Kellie Martin". Washington Post.
  9. ^ Wren, Jennifer (20 November 2006). "Passages". People. 66 (21).
  10. ^ "Make Room for Maggie". People. 67 (7). 19 February 2007.
  11. ^ "Baby Girl on the Way for Kellie Martin". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  12. ^ "From Hollywood Actress to Toy Store CEO", time.com; retrieved April 16, 2012.
  13. ^ "Preview - Hailey Dean Mystery - Murder, With Love - Hallmark Movies and Mysteries". Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Awards Search: Kellie Martin". Television Academy: EMMYS. Retrieved 14 October 2015.

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