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Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin began her career as a singing chicken on the Captain Kangaroo television show. She was then cast in the United States Touring Company of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, in which she played Lucy. During the tour, she visited Toronto Canada, fell in love with the city, moved there and within a month, got cast in the Toronto production of Godspell, in what is now considered the legendary cast; Victor Garber, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Jayne Eastwood and Paul Shaffer, their musical director. Ms. Martin went on to appear in Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" as well as "Private Lives" with Maggie Smith and Brian Bedford at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre.

Ms. Martin has appeared in numerous theatre and television productions in Canada, the most notable being, Toronto's Second City stage show for five years which led to the critically claimed SCTV. She has hosted every televised award program in the country, is the recipient of both the Canada Walk of Fame and Women in Television and Film awards. For Martin's work in the recent Toronto production of Love, Loss and What I Wore, as well as her one woman show, "Final Days! Everything Must Go!!", she received Broadwayworld.com's 2010 best actress and best theatrical event awards.

Ms Martin has also received four ACTRA awards for her participation in SCTV, two GEMINI nominations for hosting the 2007 Winnipeg Comedy Festival and for the CBC miniseries, St. Urban's Horseman.

Her film credits include, the newly released Breaking Upwards, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, (Sag award nomination and People's Choice Award, best ensemble) Hedwig and the Angry Inch, All Over the Guy, Mary Walsh's Young Triffie's Been Made Away With, Stepping Out, Bogus, Wag the Dog, New York Minute, both the original and remake of Black Christmas, and Cannibal Girls,(co-starring Eugene Levy) for which she won the Best Actress Award at SITGES, the international horror film festival of Spain.


About Andrea Martin - Award Winning Film, TV and Broadway Actress

For her work on "SCTV" Ms. Martin won 2 Emmy Awards for writing and received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Variety series. Her additional television credits include My Big Fat Greek Life, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Nurse Jackie. She is the recipient of 3 American Comedy Award nominations for several cable specials including her own "Andrea Martin Together Again," for Showtime, which also received a Cable Ace Award nomination for writing.

She has lent her voice to an impressive list of animated projects including Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Rugrats Movie, The Simpsons, Superman, Anastasia, George and Martha, and Sesame Street for which she received a special Emmy Award.

Martin has received more Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations as a Featured Actress in a Musical than any other actress. Beginning with My Favorite Year in 1993 for which she won both awards as well as the Theatre World Award, Ms. Martin was also nominated for Young Frankenstein, Oklahoma!, and Candide. She was last seen on Broadway opposite Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon in Exit the King, for which she received Drama Desk Award and Outer Critic Circle Award nominations, and also starred in the revival of The Fiddler on the Roof. Martin’s off-Broadway theater credits include her one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination, On the Town for City Center Encores!, The Exonerated, The Vagina Monologues and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Martin has appeared regionally in The Torch-Bearers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Matchmaker, The Royal Family (all at Williamstown Theatre Festival). She also starred in the Huntington Theatre Company productions of The Rose Tattoo, and Betty’s Summer Vacation, for which she won the IRNE and the Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress.

Ms. Martin is currently performing on Broadway in Pippin! Her final show will be September 22. Don't miss her Tony winning performance!

She divides her time between NY and Toronto, when she is not interfering in the lives of her grown sons, Jack and Joe, who reside in LA.

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