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.

Early life

Martin was born in Riverside, California, the daughter of Debbie, a kindergarten teacher, and Doug Martin, a department store buyer and retail executive.[1] 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.

Career

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.

1990s

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.

From 1998–2000, Martin appeared on the medical drama ER as medical student Lucy Knight. Martin was still going to Yale at the time and postponed her education so that she could join the cast.[2]

2000s

In 2002, Lifetime Network developed a television series entitled Fiona, based on Warren Adler's The Fiona Fitzgerald Mysteries as a starring vehicle for Martin, but it was never aired.

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".

Personal life

Martin graduated from Yale University in 2001 with a degree in art history. She was a member of Saybrook College.

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.[3] She is named after Martin's sister Heather, who died due to lupus erythematosus at age 19.[4]

Martin has at times been compared to and even confused by fans for actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.[5] From 1988–1991, Martin voiced the character of Daphne Blake in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

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.[6]

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Other notes
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
1993 Matinee Sherry
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
Voice role
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

TV series

Year(s) Title Role Seasons Notes
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
1994–95 Christy Christy Huddleston 1–2
1997 Crisis Center Kathy Goodman 1
1998–2000 ER Lucy Knight 5–6

TV appearances

Year Title Role Episode titles Notes
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

References

  1. "Kellie Martin Biography (1975–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. Altman (October 99). "Kellie Martin". Biography 3: 10.  Unknown parameter |Issue= ignored (|issue= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Wren, Jennifer (20 November 2006). "Passages". People 66 (21). 
  4. "Make Room for Maggie". People 67. 19 February 2007.  Unknown parameter |Issue= ignored (|issue= suggested) (help)
  5. Short 18[dead link]
  6. Bartolomeo, Joey (Jan/Feb2000). "Doctor in training". Women's Sports & Fitness 3 (2).  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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