Martha Plimpton Net Worth – 2022

Martha Plimpton

Net Worth $4.5 Million
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Profession Actor, Singer, Model
Gender Female
Date of Birth Nov 16, 1970 (51 years old)
Nationality United States of America

Martha Plimpton Net Worth:

$4.5 Million

How Much Is Martha Plimpton Net Worth?

American actress and singer Martha Plimpton has a net worth of $4.5 million. In the early 1980s, Plimpton began her professional career as a model, and she won her first film part at the age of 11 in the 1981 film “Rollover.” Martha portrayed Virginia Chance on the Fox sitcom “Raising Hope” from 2010 to 2014. She has more than 80 film and television credits, including “The Goonies” (1985), “The Mosquito Coast” (1986), “Parenthood” (1989), “Music from Another Place” (1998), “The Good Wife” (2009–2013), “How to Make It in America” (2010), and “The Real O’Neals” (2016–2017).

She has also appeared on Broadway in “Sixteen Wounded” (2004), “Shining City” (2006), “The Coast of Utopia” (2007), “Cymbeline” (2007–2008), “Top Girls” (2008), and “Pal Joey” (2008–2009). Martha served as an assistant producer on the 2004 film “Hair High” and penned an episode of “7th Heaven” in 2005. She portrayed Olivia in the 2015 video game “Minecraft: Story Mode” and Yelena in the 2019 blockbuster “Frozen II.” In 2010, she starred in the “American Songbook” program at Lincoln Center’s “Martha Plimpton Sings?” one-woman show.

Early Years

Martha Plimpton was born in New York City on November 16, 1970 as Martha Campbell Plimpton. Shelley Plimpton and Keith Carradine met while appearing in the Broadway production of “Hair” and began dating when Shelley was separated from her husband, actor Steve Curry. Keith went to California after quitting the show and found out that Shelley was pregnant and had reconnected with her husband; he did not see Martha until she was four years old. Plimpton attended Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School, and her mother took her out during the curtain call of the Broadway play “Leaf People” to make her theatrical debut.


After making her cinematic debut in 1981’s “Rollover,” Martha appeared with Tommy Lee Jones in 1984’s “The River Rat” and as Stef Steinbrenner in 1985’s “The Goonies.” She later featured in the films “The Mosquito Coast” (1986), “Shy People” (1987), “Stars and Bars” (1988), “Another Woman” (1988), and “Running on Empty” (1988), and portrayed Julie Buckman-Higgins in “Parenthood” (1989) starring Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, and Keanu Reeves. She featured in the films “Samantha” (1992), “The Perfect Woman” (1993), “I Shot Andy Warhol” (1996), “Beautiful Girls” (1996), “I’m Not Rappaport” (1997), “Pecker” (1998), and “200 Cigarettes” after starring alongside Robert De Niro in “Stanley & Iris” (1990). (1999). Martha had recurring roles on “ER” as Meg Corwin in 1999, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2002, “Karen Sisco” in 2003, “7th Heaven” in 2004, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in 2006, “Medium” in 2009, and “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2010. (2009). She lent her voice to Miss Crumbles in “Hair High” (2004) and Celia and Lizzie Borden in “Dante’s Inferno” (2007), and she also appeared in “Marvelous” (2006), “Puppy Love” (2008), and “Gone to the Dogs” (2008).

Plimpton portrayed Patti Nyholm in five episodes of the CBS courtroom drama “The Good Wife” from 2009 to 2013, which garnered her a Primetime Emmy. In 2010, she debuted as Edie Weitz on HBO’s “How to Make It in America” and acted in the films “I Thought About You,” “Small Town Murder Songs,” and “Remember Me.” Martha portrayed Virginia Chance on “Raising Hope,” which aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 2010 to 2014. In 2011, she co-starred in a video version of the musical “Company” alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Patti LuPone, Anika Noni Rose, and Christina Hendricks. From 2015 to 2018, Plimpton had a recurring role as Cheryl Sussman on “Younger,” and from 2016 to 2017, she appeared as Eileen O’Neal on “The Real O’Neals.” She has appeared in “Hello Again” (2017) and “Honey Bee” (2018), as well as “The Blacklist” (2018), “The Guest Book” (2018), “At Home with Amy Sedaris” (2019), and “Brockmire” (2019). In 2021, she starred in the drama “Mass” and the HBO Max series “Generation” as Megan.

Personal Life

Martha began dating actor River Phoenix during the production of “The Mosquito Coast” in 1986. They broke up in the middle of 1989 due to River’s substance misuse, and Martha stated, “When we broke up, I had realized that yelling, arguing, and pleading weren’t going to alter him. He had to change, but he didn’t want to just yet.” Sadly, Phoenix died of a heroin overdose in 1993. Plimpton supports abortion rights and has advocated for Planned Parenthood before Congress. She has sat on the board of A Is For, a women’s rights organization, and in 2014 she published an article criticizing the Supreme Court’s judgments in McCullen v. Coakley and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Martha disclosed in her post that she had had many abortions, stating, “There was nothing sad or gloomy about the circumstances surrounding my decision, and I felt neither regret nor sorrow afterwards… I did not desire children at the time or with the individuals with whom I became pregnant. Quite straightforward. Uncomplicated in nature. Absolute perfection”

Honors and Candidatures

Plimpton has been nominated for three Primetime Emmys and won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 for “The Good Wife.” In 2002, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Raising Hope” (2011). She won the 2010 Phillip Borsos Award for Best Actress for “Small Town Murder Songs” and the 2011 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical for “Raising Hope.” Martha has been nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for “Raising Hope” (2011 and 2012) and Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for “The Good Wife” (2013). “Raising Hope” has also garnered Martha nominations from the Gold Derby Awards (2011), Online Film & Television Association Awards (2011 and 2013), and Women’s Image Network Awards (2011). (2011). In 1988, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for “Shy People,” and in 2016, she was nominated for the NAVGTR Award for Performance in a Comedy, Supporting, for “Minecraft: Story Mode – Telltale Games Series.”

Additionally, Plimpton was nominated for three Young Artist Awards: Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Motion Picture for “The Goonies” (1986), Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures for “The Mosquito Coast” (1988), and Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for “Running on Empty” (1989). Martha has received an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance for “Hobson’s Choice” (2001) and a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “The Coast of Utopia” (2007). She was also nominated for a Tony for “Top Girls” (2008) and “Pal Joey” (2009).

Real Estate

Early in 2017, Plimpton purchased a 1,350-square-foot, two-bedroom property in Los Angeles for $1,225,000. She acquired a four-bedroom Brooklyn townhouse that she characterized as a “farmhouse in the city” in 2013. Martha spent one year remodeling her new house, installing new plumbing, piping, and electrical wiring, and designing her “dream kitchen.”

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