Andrea Martin

Biography

Date of Birth 15 January 1947, Portland, Maine, USA Birth Name Andrea Louise Martin Height 5' 4" (1.63 m) Andrea Martin is a Tony Award-winning American actor and comedian. Martin was born in Portland, Maine of Armenian descent,[citation needed] but her early success was found in Canada. One of her first prominent roles was as the bookish sorority sister Phyllis in the 1974 Canadian slasher Black Christmas. Two years later, she joined then-unknowns John Candy, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Harold Ramis, among others, on the Canadian sketch comedy television series, SCTV, which was set at fictional television station SCTV in Melonville. Martin most notably portrayed leopard-skin-print-wearing station manager Edith Prickley, whose dealings with the staff, including president/owner Guy Caballero, clueless newscaster Earl Camembert, and washed-up actor Johnny LaRue, helped to provide much of the show's laughter. Other memorable characterizations included repressed sexologist Dr. Cheryl Kinsey, insecure self-affirmation guru Libby Wolfson, pidgin-tongued janitress Pirini Scleroso, tone-deaf children's entertainer Mrs. Falbo, Texan curio pitchwoman Edna Boil, and impossibly tight-jeaned Melba, the Disco Queen. Her talent for impersonation was key in her humorous portrayals of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Sally Field, Sophia Loren, Beverly Sills, Lynn Redgrave, Linda Lavin, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Mother Teresa and Indira Gandhi. Martin's early stage work was with the improvisational comedy troupe Second City. In 1992, she made her Broadway debut in the musical My Favorite Year, for which she won the Tony Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Candide (1997) and Oklahoma! (2002) - both of which brought her Tony nominations - and Fiddler on the Roof (2005). Martin wrote and performed in the critically acclaimed one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude in Los Angeles and New York City, where she garnered a 1996 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One Person Show. Martin has played Wanda the Word Fairy in numerous short segments on Sesame Street. Star Trek fans may recognize her as one of two actresses to play Ishka, Quark's iconoclastic mother on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. For her role, she was made up to appear as an older woman although in reality Martin is less than three years older than Armin Shimerman, who played Quark. Martin won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1982 and 1983. She has done considerable voice work in such animated productions as Jimmy Neutron, The Simpsons (as Apu's mother), Earthworm Jim, and the Disney Channel's Kim Possible and Brother Bear 2. Martin's many screen credits include Wag the Dog, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Producers, and the independent smash hit, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which she portrayed Aunt Voula, a role she repeated in the short-lived small screen adaptation. Martin has two sons, Jack (born 1981) and Joe (born 1983), with ex-husband Bob Dolman, a screenwriter. She is Martin Short's sister-in-law.[citation needed] Martin was named as a former lover by rock singer Carole Pope in Pope's autobiography Anti-Div

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Bartok the Magnificent

Baba Yaga (voice)

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Cannibal Girls

Gloria Wellaby

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Thiea Voula

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Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz

The Hungry Tiger (voice)

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Enquêtrice malgré elle

Anita

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It's Not Just You, Murray!

Wife

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Boris and Natasha

Toots

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Diane

Bobbie

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Delivering the Goods

Anna

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All Over the Guy

Dr. Ellen Wyckoff

Starring In
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Thiea Voula

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Diane

Bobbie

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Little Italy

Franca

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Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz

The Hungry Tiger (voice)

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Aunt Voula

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Hairspray Live!

Prudy Pingleton

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Rose (Archivist)

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Enquêtrice malgré elle

Anita

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Girl Most Likely

Stage Zelda

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Delivering the Goods

Anna

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

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Three Inches

Belinda Spackman

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Breaking Upwards

Helaine

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Black Christmas

Barbara 'Ms. Mac' MacHenry

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Brother Bear 2

Anda (voice)

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How to Eat Fried Worms

Mrs. Bommley

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The TV Set

Becky

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The Producers

Kiss Me-Feel Me

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New York Minute

Senator Anne Lipton

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Prince Charming

Serena

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Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time

Mrs. Stoppable (voice)

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My Big Fat Greek Life - The Entire Series

Voula (7 episodes, 2003)

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Aunt Voula

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Elmo's World: Springtime Fun!

Additional Voices / ... (1 episode, 1998-2000)

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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies

Ms. Fowl (7 episodes, 2002-2006)

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Mrs. Fowl (voice)

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Phyllis Stein

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All Over the Guy

Dr. Ellen Wyckoff

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Recess: School's Out

Lunchlady Harriet (voice)

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The Best of Primetime Glick

Anne Heche (2 episodes, 2001)

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Loser

Professor

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Bartok the Magnificent

Baba Yaga (voice)

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Believe

Muriel Twyman

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The Secret Of NIMH 2 - Timmy To the Rescue

Muriel (voice)

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The Rugrats Movie

Aunt Miriam (voice)

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Wag the Dog

Liz Butsky

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Anastasia

Comrade Phlegmenkoff/Old Woman (voice)

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Bogus

Penny

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Harrison Bergeron

Diana Moon Glampers

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In Search of Dr Seuss

The Ad Woman

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Gypsy

Miss Cratchitt

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Striking Distance

Newscaster

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David Copperfield

Aunt Betsey (voice)

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Frosty Returns

Miss Carbuncle (voice)

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Boris and Natasha

Toots

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All I Want for Christmas

Olivia

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Stepping Out

Dorothy

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Ted & Venus

Bag Lady

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Too Much Sun

Bitsy

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Worth Winning

Claire Broudy

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Rude Awakening

April Stool

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Innerspace

Waiting Room Patient

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Comic Relief

Self

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Club Paradise

Linda White

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Kate & Allie - Season One

Eddie Gordon (2 episodes, 1986)

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Wholly Moses!

Zipporah

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Torn Between Two Lovers

Steffie Conti

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Black Christmas

Phyl

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Cannibal Girls

Gloria Wellaby

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It's Not Just You, Murray!

Wife

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