I don't know if she's ever had her own thread on DL, but she deserves it.
I loved her wacky Calvin Klein commercials in the 80s.
Her character on PECKER calling everyone "Mary!" and shouting "No Tea-bagging!!" at the bar is hilarious.
Plus she continues to do theater!
Love her and that she does stage so often. But she's deserving of an Emmy for Raising Hope.
She was in my favorite sad movie ever: Running On Empty, playing River's love interest. For that, I will always love her.
She seemed to go from late-teen to matron overnight.
"But Mr. Nellbox... trade is my LIFE!"
Agree with R1, she is outstanding on Raising Hope.
She does theater a lot because that is where she can get hired.
I like her, though.
I loved in the short lived Broadway revival of "Pal Joey". She got to do the song Elaine Stritch originated, "Zip".
Elaine Stritch did not originate Zip.
And poor Martha having to sing it. I love the number but most of the references have gone the way of the dodo
she was great in "the boston marriage" on broadway in 2002.
She had a great line she used in Mosquito Coast, when trying to entice River Phoenix's character. "I thought about you while I was in the bathroom." Its just so twisted its great. Id love to use that line on someone sometime, but I dont think it would go over very well.
Mosquito Coast was a brilliant, under-appreciated movie.
Yup, I remember that line, too, R11.
And love love LOVE her on Raising Hope.
Wait, isn't Raising Hope cancelled? >:(
Holy crap, I thought Raising Hope was cancelled last year!
Omg, I've got some torrenting to do!
Mosquito Coast is a great underrated gem. With Harrison Ford's best acting. Ever.
Martha also has an interesting part in Woody Allen's Another Woman.
She's also a fervent pro-choice advocate on Twitter.
She is jolie laide, non?
Her character's malpropisms on 'Raising Hope' are hilarious.
Hung out with her at a party once. Funny as hell and sweet.
She was brilliant as a cancer patient alongside Jami Gertz in SILENCE LIKE GLASS
Thanks R23. She looks fab in the Craig video. She's hardly aged.
Also a fan.
Loved her in '100 Cigarettes' as the hostess of the New Year's Eve party.
Love Martha. She's just joyful to watch. Raising Hope is fucking hysterical, Maw Maw's bra-baring freedom dashes and flashes of normality are sad and funny at the same time. The whole cast are perfection but Martha makes it.
[quote]She's a Carradine. Her daddy is Keith.
Does that mean Penmy from "Big Bang" and Virginia Chance are sisters?
Kaley Cuoco isn't a Carradine!
I didn't say Kaley Cuoco, I said PENNY. Penny's father is Keith Carradine.
She's really good as a recurring guest on 'The Good Wife' too.
Oh no, did someone say 'jolie laide'? I am SICK and TIRED of seeing people use words like 'jolie laide' and 'vocal fry' on this site as if they're commonplace in the vernacular! NO ONE outside of Datalounge uses these terms! Stop it!
LOVE Martha Plimpton!! I agree with R3....it did SEEM as if she disappeared for a loooooong stretch of time (most of her 30s)..... until Raising Hope. (in which she is brilliant!!!).
She was actually working a lot. Recenttly saw a rerun of Grey's Anatomy, from 4-5years ago, in which she played a single mother to a teenage son with a chronic pain condititon...and she was AWESOME!
If you dig MP, you MUST check out her appearance on the webseries, "Bitter, Party of Five."
She's HYSTERICAL in Pecker. 'You got a touch of sugar inya, doncha Mary?'
I agree that she's great on The Good Wife but I also liked Mamie Gummer's appearances (I'm not sure why she's hated so much here).
She's a brilliant, articulate advocate for women's reproductive rights.
I recently reread an Esquire article from 1994 on the death of River Phoenix. Her no-nonsense take on what happened to him is classic Martha - and so heartbreaking.
If she is not happy in the rehearsal room, everyone suffers.
Tell us more, R43.
I love her performance in "Company" with Neil Patrick Harris (Stephen Colbert was her on stage husband!).
And she got very good reviews in a wretched production of "Pal Joey" a number of years ago.
I can believe that she'd be very intense preparing for a stage performance, making her "difficult" for others in the cast.
Here's a "Company" clip... love her and the cast.
In my experience, she mistrusted the director and most of her co-stars and was very ungracious to one and all. I'm sure she knew it was not a great production but, considering she was the lead, she did not set a very good tone for the company.
Terrific actress. Great politics. Totally unfuckable.
R15 how do you navigate that kickass.to site? I've never done torrents before.