Kellie Noelle Martin (born October 16, 1975) is an American television actress who is known for her roles as Rebecca Thatcher on Life Goes On, Christy Huddleston in Christy, Lucy Knight on ER, and Samantha Kinsey in Mystery Woman.
Martin was born in Riverside, California, the daughter of Debbie, a kindergarten teacher, and Doug Martin, a department store buyer and retail executive. Martin loved to perform for her close-knit family. She began her acting career at age seven, when her aunt Rhonda Jett, a nanny for actor Michael Landon's children, helped Martin land a guest spot on the Landon produced series Father Murphy.
Among many roles in motion pictures, made-for-TV movies and television series, she is perhaps most famous for her role as Rebecca "Becca" Thatcher on the drama Life Goes On, which ran on ABC (1989–1993), and for her role as med student Lucy Knight on the NBC drama ER (1998–2000). Martin also contributed the voice of Daphne Blake on the animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and that of Molly Tasmanian Devil on Taz-Mania, and made several appearances as Tracy Nash on Valerie's Family. She also played the role of Emily in 1989's Troop Beverly Hills and Sherry in 1993's Matinee.
In 1993, she made a guest appearance as "Cleo Walker" in an episode of seaQuest DSV entitled "Brothers and Sisters." In 1994, she starred in her own series, acting alongside Tyne Daly in the CBS period drama Christy. The series was based on a popular spiritually-themed novel by the author Catherine Marshall and told the story of a young missionary teacher in an isolated community in the Appalachian Mountains. The show was well received and had an avid fan base, but its ratings suffered from being moved around the television schedule in unpredictable time slots. She also reunited with her Troop Beverly Hills co-star Emily Schulman in this series.
In 1994, she starred in the Lifetime movie A Friend to Die For in a lead role. In 1995, she starred in The Face on the Milk Carton, a TV film based on the book by Caroline Cooney about a teenager who finds out she was kidnapped from her real family 13 years prior and had been raised by the parents of her kidnapper. She also was in A Goofy Movie as the voice of Roxanne. In 1996 starred as deaf abuse victim Laura Keyes in lifetime's tv movie "After the Silence (aka Breaking Through)" and in 1997, she starred in the short-lived NBC drama Crisis Center, which lasted only six episodes.
In 2003, Martin starred in Mystery Woman, a Hallmark Channel movie about the owner of a mystery bookshop who solves actual crimes. It proved a popular vehicle for Martin; since 2005 she has gone on to make ten more Mystery Woman movies for Hallmark, two of which she directed. Also in 2003, Martin had a supporting role in the comedic film Malibu's Most Wanted.
In 2006, Martin starred in the Lifetime movie Live Once, Die Twice, followed by No Brother of Mine in 2007. Also in 2007, Martin provided the voice for the adult-version of Barbara Gordon in "Artifacts", an episode of The Batman.
In 2009 Martin was a guest on Grey's Anatomy, episode "No Good at Saying Sorry." She also guest starred in the Ghost Whisperer episode "Stage Fright" as Cally O'Keefe. More recently, she has guest starred in the Private Practice episode "The Way We Were".
She married Keith Christian in May 15, 1999 in his hometown of Polson, Montana. The pair welcomed their first child, a daughter named Margaret 'Maggie' Heather Christian, on November 4, 2006. She is named after Martin's sister Heather, who died due to lupus erythematosus at age 19.
Martin enjoys running, which she started doing in her sophomore year at Yale and went on a training regimen to run the L.A. Marathon in March 2000. She says that she runs to maintain her health.
|1986||Help Wanted: Kids||Linda||TV movie|
|The Richest Cat in the World||Veronica||TV movie|
|Jumpin' Jack Flash||Kristi Carlson|
|1987||Body Slam||Missy Roberts|
|1988||Doin' Time on Planet Earth||Sheila|
|1989||Troop Beverly Hills||Emily Coleman|
|1994||A Friend to Die For||Angela Delvecchio||TV movie|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Roxanne||Voice role|
|If Someone Had Known||Katherine 'Katie' Liner||TV movie|
|The Face on the Milk Carton||Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon||TV movie|
|Her Hidden Truth||Billie Calhoun||TV movie|
|1996||Hidden in Silence||Fusia Podgorska||TV movie|
|Her Last Chance||Alex Saxen||TV movie|
|Breaking Through||Laura Keyes||TV movie|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Zoe Tyler||TV movie|
|1998||About Sarah||Mary Beth McCaffrey||TV movie|
|2001||All You Need||Beth Sebastian Starnes|
|2002||Fiona||Detective Fiona Fitzgerald||TV movie|
|2003||Malibu's Most Wanted||Jen|
|Mystery Woman||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2004||Open House||Debbie Delaney|
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Mona||Direct-to-video release|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Mystery Woman: Snapshot||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Mystery Woman: Game Time||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Thru the Moebius Strip||Allana||Voice role|
|2006||Mystery Woman: At First Sight||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Live Once, Die Twice||Nicole Lauker||TV movie|
|Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Mystery Woman: Oh Baby||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|Mystery Woman: Redemption||Samantha Kinsey||TV movie|
|2007||No Brother of Mine||Nina St. Clair||TV movie|
|2010||The Jensen Project||Claire Thompson||TV movie|
|1986||Potato Head Kids||Lolly||1||Voice role|
|1988–91||A Pup Named Scooby-Doo||Daphne Blake||1–3||Voice role|
|1989–93||Life Goes On||Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher||1–4|
|1997||Crisis Center||Kathy Goodman||1|
|1982||Father Murphy||Flossie||"Sweet Sixteen"||Season 2, episode 11|
|1984||Highway to Heaven||Lisa Ratchett||"Another Song for Christmas"||Season 1, episode 13|
|1986||Dallas||Brenda Crane||"J.R. Rising"||Season 9, episode 27|
|Life With Lucy||Patty||"Lucy Gets Her Wires Crossed"||Season 1, episode 4|
|"World's Greatest Grandma"||Season 1, episode 13|
|1987||Card Sharks||Herself||"Kids Week"||Contestant|
|Valerie||Tracy Nash||"Take My Wife, Please"||Season 3, episode 4|
|My Two Dads||Rose/Rebecca||"Whose Night Is It, Anyway?"||Season 1, episode 6|
|Valerie||Tracy Nash||"School of Hard Knocks"||Season 3, episode 8|
|"Poetic Injustice"||Season 3, episode 10|
|1988||"Mark and Willie's Day Off"||Season 3, episode 15|
|thirtysomething||Robin Kramer||"I'm in Love, I'm in Love, I'm in Love, I'm in Love,
I'm in Love with a Wonderful Gynecologist"
|Season 1, episode 14|
|My Two Dads||Rebecca||"The Wedge"||Season 1, episode 15|
|Valerie||Tracy Nash||"48 Hours"||Season 3, episode 20|
|thirtysomething||Robin Kramer||"Nancy's First Date"||Season 1, episode 18|
|The Tracey Ullman Show||Kari, Slumber Party Girl||"The Sleepover"||Season 2, episode 21|
|ABC Weekend Special||Karen||"Runaway Ralph"||Season 11, episode 2|
|1989||Charles in Charge||Heather Curtis||"Adam See, Adam Do"||Season 4, episode 4|
|Mr. Belvedere||Miriam||"The Election"||Season 5, episode 15|
|Baywatch||Chelsea Carroll||"Panic at Malibu Pier"||Season 1, episode 1|
|1991||Taz-Mania||Molly (voice)||"The Dog the Turtle Story"||Season 1, episode 1|
|1993||seaQuest DSV||Cleo Walker||"Brothers and Sisters"||Season 1, episode 5|
|ABC Afterschool Special||Samantha Wheeler||"Montana Crossroads"||Season 22, episode 2|
|1994||Aladdin||Sadira (voice)||"Strike Up the Sand"||Season 1, episode 15|
|"SandSwitch"||Season 1, episode 20|
|"Dune Quixote"||Season 1, episode 25|
|"Witch Way Did She Go?"||Season 2, episode 8|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Melinda Granville||"Tragedy"||Season 5, episode 1|
|2007||The Batman||Oracle (voice)||"Artifacts"||Season 4, episode 7|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Cally O'Keefe||"Stage Fright"||Season 4, episode 20|
|Grey's Anatomy||Julie Zelman||"No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)"||Season 5, episode 20|
|Private Practice||Michelle||"The Way We Were"||Season 3, episode 2|
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