Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-01-15
55 Movies · 15 TV Series
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Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is an American Canadian actress, singer, author and comedian, best known for her work in the television series SCTV and Great News. She has appeared in films such as Black Christmas (1974), Wag the Dog (1997), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016), and Little Italy (2018). She has also lent her voice to the animated films Anastasia (1997), The Rugrats Movie (1998) and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001). Martin has been equally prolific in the world of theater, winning Tony Awards for both My Favorite Year and the 2013 revival of Pippin. Martin also appeared on Broadway in Candide, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankenstein, Exit the King and Act One. She has received five nominations for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, more than any other actress in the award's history. She received her first nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the 2016 revival of Noises Off. She also starred as Carol Wendelson on the NBC sitcom Great News, and as Marilyn Kessler in the Hulu series “Difficult People”.
Martin is an Armenian American citizen. On December 8, 2017, on The Marilyn Denis Show, she announced that after 47 years in Canada, she had become a Canadian citizen. She was previously married to Bob Dolman and has two sons with him, Joe and Jack. Her two sons have dual Canadian-American status due to their father's Canadian citizenship. Through her marriage to Dolman, she was the sister-in-law of actor/comedian Martin Short.
Andrea Martin was born in 1947 in Portland, Maine, the eldest of three children of Sybil A. (née Manoogian) and John Papazian Martin (Armenian: Ջոն Փազազյան Մարտին). Her paternal grandparents were Armenian immigrants who moved to the U.S. from the Ottoman Empire to escape the Armenian Genocide. Her grandfather changed the family's name from Papazian to Martin. Her maternal grandparents were Armenians from Yerevan and Constantinople (now Istanbul). Her father owned Martin's Foods, a grocery store chain.
Movies & TV Series
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The Good Fight
Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wi...
Will & Grace
That’s right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back.
They Shall Not Perish
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A New Jersey mom puts her relationship with her daughter to the test when she lands an internship at the same TV station where her daughter works.
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Act One: Live from Lincoln Center
James Lapine's tribute to a life in the theater based on Moss Hart's autobiography of the same name, starring Tony Shalhoub and Andrea Martin. The play, narrated by an older Moss Hart, traces his life...
Women Who Act
Women Who Act is a project that will take an in depth look at the careers of some of the biggest actresses in Canadian film and television. Patricia Rozema (Director, Screenwriter) will thoroughly exp...
Difficult People hails from the comedic minds of Julie Klausner (Ugly Americans) and Billy Eichner (Emmy-nominated Billy on the Streets), who star as themselves. As best friends living in New York Cit...
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone...
An unprecedented look at the audition, compiled from more than 50 interviews with notable artists including Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Griffiths, Zoe Kazan, Nathan Lane, Chris Messina, Sam Rockwell an...
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The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
'Breaking Upwards' explores a young, real-life New York couple who, four years in and battling codependency, decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment devised ...
Barbie as the Island Princess
Barbie plays Rosella in this new musical film. Shipwrecked as a child, Rosella grows up on the island under the watchful eyes of her loving animal friends. The arrival of Prince Antonio leads Rosella ...
The TV Set
As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality pro...
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How to Eat Fried Worms
During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.
Second City: First Family of Comedy
The series traces the evolution of one of the world's most successful comedy troupes from its humble beginnings as a stage production in Chicago to the hit late-night TV show.
Brother Bear 2
Kenai finds his childhood human friend Nita and the two embark on a journey to burn the amulet he gave to her before he was a bear, much to Koda's dismay.
An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christma...
2 TV Series
Hope & Faith
Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mother of three has her tidy world turned upside down when her celebrity sister moves in. Faith was living the Hollywood life as a soap opera star before her cha...
My Big Fat Greek Life
From an early age, Nia is mortified by her old-fashioned Greek family's patriotic, over-the-top ways. But, when she falls in love and marries a non-Greek teacher, Thomas Miller, her family eventually ...
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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Jimmy Neutron is the smartest kid in town. As a genius, Jimmy thinks most things can be solved with the invention of a new gizmo. But Jimmy usually takes the easy way out, and his backfiring gadgets r...
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
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Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief ...
Recess: School's Out
It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends are headed for Summer Camp. One da...
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by alien...
All Over the Guy
A contemporary romantic comedy exploring the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, i...
After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him.
The Rugrats Movie
Tommy faces responsibility when Dil, his new baby brother, is born. As with all newborns, the child becomes a bane to Tommy and the rest of his gang. They decide to return Dil to where he came from, t...
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
Timmy meets a girl mouse and they set off to find the Great Owl.
Wag the Dog
During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him ...
This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get sepa...
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
At Deep Space Nine, a space station located next to a wormhole in the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, Commander Sisko and crew welcome alien visitors, root out evildoers and solve all types...
An animated version of the classic David Copperfield story. Filled with music, color, and anthropomorphic versions of the classic characters.
A television adaptation of the classic Broadway musical.
The Trial of Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood is tried for the murder of The Wolf.
Boris and Natasha
The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working...
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
During a piano lesson, a music teacher discovers a harmless spider, so she calls in The Exterminator.
Mr. Twitchell, a greedy old businessman, has invented Summer Wheeze: a spray that instantly removes snow and slush! Now Holly has to keep Frosty from melting, and convince everybody that snow's actual...
Mavis (Liza Minnelli) was a chorus line dancer on Broadway. Just as she was on the verge of getting more prominent roles, she fell in love. Her full-of-himself boyfriend moved them to Buffalo, far fro...
All I Want for Christmas
Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands...
Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.
In the later 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who sees them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside world. In t...
Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special
The stars come out on Sesame Street in this fun-filled video featuring the show's most memorable moments. Sing-along in this star-studded celebration!
The Best of SCTV
Guy Caballero and Edith Prickley try to persuade the FCC to renew SCTV's license.
Kid Safe: The Video
In this educational docudrama, kids learn how to handle emergency situations.
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