Martha Plimpton is an American actress, a singer, and a former model who gained stardom by playing the role of Stef Steinbrenner in the American adventure comedy movie ‘The Goonies.’

Likewise, she is also famous for playing the role of Patti Nyholm for five episodes of the 2009 American legal and political drama television series, ‘The Good Wife.’ For this role, she was awarded the Primetime Emmy Awards in the year 2012.

Moreover, she has also played the role of Olivia in the 2015 episodic point-and-click graphic adventure video game ‘Minecraft: Story Mode.

Quick Infos
Full NameMartha Plimpton
Date of birth16 November 1970
Birth PlaceNew York City, United States
Parent(s)Keith Ian Carradine and Shelley Plimpton
OccupationActress, singer, model
Relationship StatusSingle
Age50 years
Height5ft 5in
EthnicityEnglish, Ashkenazi Jewish, Danish, German
Net worth$5 million


Where was Plimpton born and raised?

Martha’s full name is Martha Campbell Plimpton. She was born on 16 November 1970 in New York City, United States, to her father, Keith Ian Carradine, who is an American actor, a singer, and a songwriter, and to her mother, Shelley Plimpton, who is an American former actress and a Broadway performer. She was born and raised alongside her brother Cade Carradine and her sister, Sorel Carradine. Besides this, she is currently 50 years old. 

Martha Plimpton holds an American nationality and belongs to English, Ashkenazi Jewish, Danish, German, Swiss-German, distant Irish, Scottish and Dutch ancestry. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. She is an Honorary Jew and practices Jewish as her religion. 


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Body Measurement

Martha Plimpton’s height is 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m/165cms), and her weight is around 54kgs (119lbs). She has a slim body type with a body measurement of 34-24-32 inches respectively. In addition to this, she has a pair of hazel-colored eyes with dark brown colored hair.



She studied and completed her schooling at the Professional Children’s School located in Manhattan.


How did Martha Start her Career?

Martha Plimpton gave her debut performance in the year 1981 when she played the role of Miss Fewster in the American political thriller movie ‘Rollover’ followed by the role of Jonesy in the 1984 independent family movie, ‘The River Rat.’



She played the role of Stef Steinbrenner in the 1985 American adventure comedy movie, ‘The Goonies’ for which she was nominated by the Young Artist awards in the year 1985.

She went on to star in movies like ‘A Life in the Day’ and ‘The Mosquito Coast’ in the year 1986, ‘Shy People’ in the year 1987, ‘Stars and Bars,’ ‘Running on Empty’ and ‘Another Woman’ alongside Jared Leto and Desi Arnaz in the year 1988, ‘Zwei Frauen’ and ‘Parenthood’ in the year 1989 and ‘Stanley and Iris’ in the year 1990.

Moreover, in the year 1992, she played the role of mother in the movie, ‘A Blink of Paradise,’ the role of Sofie in the independent movie ‘Inside Monkey Zetterland’ and the role of Samantha in the American movie, ‘Samantha’ and in the year 1993, she appeared in the movie, ‘The Perfect Woman,’ as Alison (The Liberty Maid) in the American road comedy-drama movie, ‘Josh and S.A.M.’ and as herself in the movie, ‘My Life is in Turnaround.’

Furthermore, she can also be seen in movies like ‘The Beans of Egypt, Maine’ and ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’ in the year 1994, ‘Last Summer in the Hamptons’ in the year 1995, ‘I Shot Andy Warhol,’ ‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘I’m Not Rappaport’ in the year 1996, ‘Colin Fitz’ and ‘Eye of God’ in the year 1997, ‘Music from Another Room’ and ‘Pecker’ in the year 1998 and ‘200 CIgarettes’ in the year 1999.

Martha Plimpton can also be seen in the 2001 movie, ‘The Sleepy Time Girl’ where she portrayed the role of Rebecca, the 2004 adult animated comedy horror romance movie, ‘Hair High’ where she lent her voice for the role of Miss Crumbles, the 2006 American drama-comedy movie, ‘Marvelous’ where she appeared as Gwen, the 2007 comedy movie, ‘Dante’s Inferno’ where she portrayed the role of Celia and the movies, ‘Gone to the Dogs’ and ‘Puppy’s Love’ in the year 2008 where she played the role of Leslie in both the movies.


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In addition to this, she has also appeared in movies like ‘Small Town Murder Songs’ in 2010, ‘Hello Again’ in the year 2017, and ‘Honey Bee’ in the year 2018. However, her most recent work came in the year 2019 when she lent her voice for the role of Yelena in the 2019 American computer-animated musical fantasy movie, ‘Frozen 2’. Moreover, she is also said to appear with a role in the upcoming American drama movie ‘Mass.


How many awards does Martha have?

Plimpton Martha was nominated by the Primetime Emmy Awards twice, once in 2002 and once in 2011. In addition, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work in ‘The Good Wife’ in 2012.

Moreover, she is also the recipient of the 2011 Satellite award for the Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical for her work in ‘Raising Hope’ and the 2010 Whistler Film Festival award. Actress for her work in ‘Small Town Murder Songs.’


Relationship Status

Martha Plimpton has not been married yet, nor has she ever had a child. She is also currently not involved in a romantic relationship with anyone. However, she was involved with River Phoenix, Jon Patrick Walker, and Fred Armisen.


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Social Media

Martha Plimpton is active on social media platforms. Her official Instagram account (@marthaplimpton) has over 72 thousand followers, and her supposed Twitter account (@MarthaPlimpton) has over 400 followers, but the account has not been verified yet.

Moreover, she is also available on Facebook (@OfficialMarthaPlimpton), but the account has not been verified yet.


Net Worth

Martha Plimpton has accumulated a massive amount throughout her career. Her approximate net worth of $5 million.


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