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Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-01-15

55 Movies · 15 TV Series

Biography

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”.

Personal Life

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.

Early Life

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.

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