Martin, Andrea 1947–

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Martin, Andrea 1947–


Full name, Andrea Louise Martin; born January 15, 1947, in Portland, ME; sister-in-law of Martin Short (an actor and comedian); married Bob Dolman (a screenwriter), 1980 (divorced); children: Joe, Jack. Education: Graduated from Stephens College and Emerson College; attended Sorbonne, University of Paris.

Addresses: Agent—Gary Gersh, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; (voice work) Vox, Inc., 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actress, voice artist, comedienne, and writer. Second City, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, member of company, c. 1976–84; appeared in commercials in Canada.

Awards, Honors: Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley, best actress, Catalonian International Film Festival, 1973, for Cannibal Girls; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a variety or music series, 1982, for SCTV Network 90; Emmy Awards (with others), outstanding writing in a variety or music series, 1982, for "Moral Majority Show," and 1983, for "The Energy Ball/Sweeps Week," episodes of SCTV Network 90; Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding writing in a variety of music program, 1982, 1983, all for episodes of SCTV Network 90; Gemini Award nomination, best performance in a variety, entertainment, or performing arts program or series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1986, for The 1985 Juno Awards; Antoinette Perry Award and Drama Desk Award, both best featured actress in a musical, and Theatre World Award, all 1993, for My Favorite Year; Earl Grey Award (with others), Gemini Awards, 1995; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding solo show, 1996, for Nude, Nude, Totally Nude; Antoinette Perry Award nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination, both outstanding featured actress in a musical, 1997, for Candide; Elliot Norton Award, Boston Theatre Critics Association, and IRNE Award, Independent Reviewers of New England, both c. 1998, for Betty's Summer Vacation; Antoinette Perry Award nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination, both best featured actress in a musical, 2002, for Oklahoma!; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding ensemble performance, 2003, for My Big Fat Greek Wedding.


Television Appearances; Series:

Julie Liverfoot, The David Steinberg Show, CBS, 1972.

Member of ensemble, The Sunshine Hour, 1976.

Member of ensemble, Second City Television (also known as Second City TV., SCTV, SCTV Network, and SCTV Television Network), syndicated, 1977–80.

Member of ensemble, SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Comedy Network and SCTV Network), NBC, 1981–83.

Member of ensemble, SCTV Network (also known as SCTV and SCTV Channel), Cinemax, 1983–84.

Member of ensemble, The Comedy Zone, CBS, 1984.

Roxie Brinkerhoff (title role), Roxie, CBS, 1987.

Melissa, Poison, Showtime, 1988.

Voice of Mrs. Freebus, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (animated), NBC, 1988–89.

Voice, Camp Candy, 1989.

Multiple characters, The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1991.

Alice Manoogian, The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994.

Voice of Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, Earthworm Jim (animated), The WB, 1995–96.

Christine, Life … and Stuff (also known as Life and Stuff), CBS, 1997.

Voice of Mrs. Lemon, Recess (animated; also known as Disney's "Recess": Created by Paul and Joe), ABC and syndicated, 1997.

Captain Carol Czynencko, Damon, Fox, 1998.

Voices from Elmo's World, Sesame Street (also known as Canadian Sesame Street, The New Sesame Street, Open Sesame, Sesame Park, and Les amis de Sesame), PBS, 1998.

Voice of Martha, George and Martha (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Ms. Meany, The New Woody Woodpecker Show (animated), Fox, 1999.

Voice of Crances Wilder, Committed (animated), NBC, 2001.

Aunt Voula, My Big Fat Greek Life, CBS, 2003.

Voice of Mrs. Stoppable, a recurring role, Kim Possible (animated), The Disney Channel, between 2003 and 2005.

Also voice of Wanda the Fairy, Sesame Street (also known as Canadian Sesame Street, The New Sesame Street, Open Sesame, Sesame Park, and Les amis de Sesame), PBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Steffie Conti, Torn Between Two Lovers, CBS, 1979.

Toots, Boris and Natasha, Showtime, 1992.

Miss Cratchitt, Gypsy, CBS, 1993.

Voice of Aunt Betsey, David Copperfield (also known as Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" and David Copperfield's Christmas), NBC, 1993.

Mirth Meadows, Guitarman, 1994.

Diana Moon Glampers (some sources cite Heather Hoffman), Harrison Bergeron (also known as Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron"), Showtime, 1995.

My Funny Valentine, AMC, 2000.

Voice of witch, The Kid (animated; also known as Gahan Wilson's "The Kid"), Showtime, 2001.

Serena, Prince Charming, TNT, 2001.

Voice of Ms. Fowl, Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies (animated), 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

That Thing on ABC, ABC, 1978.

That Second Thing on ABC, ABC, 1978.

The Robert Klein Show, NBC, 1981.

Late Night Film Festival, NBC, 1985.

Second City (Chicago) Twenty-Fifth Anniversary (also known as The Second City 25th Anniversary Special), HBO, 1985.

Yolanda Devilbis, Martin Short Concert for the North Americas, Showtime, 1985.

David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival, 1985.

Comic Relief, HBO, 1986.

Comic Relief (also known as Comic Relief II), HBO, 1987.

Host, Just for Laughs, Showtime, 1987.

Multiple characters, The Best of SCTV, ABC, 1988.

Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living, Cinemax, 1988.

Second City (Toronto) Fifteenth Anniversary Special (also known as The Second City Anniversary Reunion and Second City's 15th Anniversary Special), Showtime, 1988.

Sesame Street, Special (also known as Put Down the Duckie), PBS, 1988.

Host, Women of the Night II, HBO, 1988.

Baloney, CBC), 1989.

Multiple characters, Andrea Martin: Together Again, Showtime, 1989.

Host, Six Ladies Laughing, Lifetime, 1990.

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, Comedy Central, 1991.

A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (also known as Los Angeles and Chicago Salute to Michael Jordan), NBC, 1991.

Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International, Lifetime, 1992.

In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War against AIDS, ABC, 1992.

Friends of Gilda, CBC, 1993.

Ad woman, In Search of Dr. Seuss, TNT, 1994.

Granny, The Trial of Red Riding Hood, The Disney Channel, 1994.

Voice of Miss Carbuncle, Frosty Returns (animated), CBS, 1995.

Interviewee, "John Candy: A Tribute," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Multiple characters (in archive footage), The Best of John Candy on SCTV, 1996.

Edith Prickley, Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival, 1999.

Girls Nite Out!, Black Entertainment Television, 1999.

The Armenian Americans, PBS, 2000.

Host, HBO Family Preview 2000, HBO, 2000.

Multiple characters (in archive footage), The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire, CBC, 2002.

Voice of Mrs. Stoppable, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time"), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

From Cleveland, CBS, 1980.

Anson and Lorrie, NBC, 1981.

Charlene Singer, I'm Home, Fox, 1990.

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (also known as Toonces and Friends), NBC, 1992.

Sick in the Head, Trio, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Baffin Islander and second anthem singer, The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour, 1971.

Wilma Willoughby, "The Joy of Kensington," King of Kensington, CBC, 1975.

Multiple characters, including Monica Magnani, "Rome, Italian Style with Jimmy Buffett," Second City TV, 1982.

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1982, 1983, 1987.

Eddie Gordon, "The Goodbye Girl," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1987.

Eddie Gordon, "Stage Mother," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1987.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, CBS, 1988.

Therapy patient, "Psychiatric Hour," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1989.

Dr. Fontana Blue, "Idella's Breakdown," Maniac Mansion, The Family Channel, 1992.

Voice of Mrs. Willoughby, "Goofin' Up the Social Ladder," Goof Troop (animated; also known as Disney's "Goof Troop"), The Disney Channel, 1992.

Guest, Women Aloud (also known as Funny Ladies), Comedy Central, 1992.

Voice of Gromble's mother, "Not You Again!," Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (animated), Nickelodeon, 1994.

Voices of Lisa Lorraine and Mighty Mom, "Make 'em Laugh," Batman (animated; also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1994.

Voice of Val de Ree, "A Civil War," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1994.

Ishka, "Family Business," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1995.

Voice of female neighbor, "Statuesque," Freakazoid! (animated), 1995.

Voice of Mayor Gallagher, "The Longest Weekend," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1996.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 2002.

Connie, "The Truth about Cars and Dogs," Meego, CBS, 1997.

Voices of Madame Olga and Pig Mom, Nightmare Ned (animated), ABC, 1997.

Voice of Mother Nahasapeemapetilon, "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1997.

Guest host, Mad TV, Fox, 1997.

Voice, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Voice of Mother Condor, "Flight of the Donnie," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Voice of Ms. Entebee, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain"), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Mad Harriet, "Little Girl Lost: Parts 1 & 2," Superman (animated), The WB, 1998.

Lil Vaughn, "Joyride," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, 1999.

Millie, "Norm vs. Death," Norm (also known as The Norm Show), ABC, 1999.

The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Voice of Mad Harriet, "Legacy: Parts 1 & 2," Superman (animated), The WB, 2000.

Betty Winn, "Basketball Jones," DAG, NBC, 2001.

Anne Heche, "Bill Maher/Steve Martin," Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001.

Anne Heche, "Rob Lowe/Billy Crystal," Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001.

Kaye Pazzuti, "Two Days of Freedom," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2002.

Nora Kaminski, "Miracles & Wonders," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.

Voice of Ms. Fowl, "Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion," The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Lucretia Marinara, "You've Got Meat," Chilly Beach, CBC, 2005.

Madame Elizabeth, "Season Finale," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2005.

Guest, HypaSpace, Space Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 1985 Juno Awards, 1985.

The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993.

The 51st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Other:

The Rimshots, CBC, 1976.

Contestant, Celebrity Poker Showdown (miniseries), Bravo, 2005.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, Andrea Martin: Together Again, Showtime, 1989.

Film Appearances:

Wife, It's Not Just You, Murray! (short film), 1964.

Gloria Wellaby, Cannibal Girls, American International Pictures, 1973.

Phyllis "Phyl" Carlson, Black Christmas (also known as Silent Night, Evil Night and Stranger in the House), Ambassador, 1974.

Zipporah, Wholly Moses!, Columbia, 1980.

Concord seductress, Soup for One, Warner Bros., 1982.

Linda White, Club Paradise, Warner Bros., 1986.

Waiting room patient, Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987.

Ruth, Martha, Ruth & Edie, Norstar Releasing/Simcom International, 1988.

April, Rude Awakening, Orion, 1989.

Claire Broudy, Worth Winning, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Bag lady, Ted and Venus, Double Helix, 1991.

Bitsy Rivers, Too Much Sun, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991.

Dorothy, Stepping Out (also known as Un amour de prof), Paramount, 1991.

Olivia, All I Want for Christmas, Paramount, 1991.

Voice of piano teacher, The Itsy Bitsy Spider (animated short film), Paramount, 1992.

Penny, Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996.

Liz Butsky, Wag the Dog, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Voices of Phlegmenkoff and an old woman, Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Voice of Muriel, The Secret of NIMH II: Timmy to the Rescue (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1998.

Voice of Aunt Miriam, The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount, 1998.

Voice of Baba Yaga, Bartok the Magnificent (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1999.

Phyllis Stein, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Muriel Twyman, Believe, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 2000.

Professor, The Loser, Columbia, 2000.

Dr. Ellen Wyckoff, All Over the Guy, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Voice of Lunchlady Harriet, Recess: School's Out (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2001.

Voices of Mrs. Fowl, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (animated), Paramount, 2001.

Aunt Voula, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (also known as Mariage a la grecque), IFC Films, 2002.

Senator Anne Lipton, New York Minute, Warner Bros., 2004.

Kiss Me-Feel Me, The Producers, Universal, 2005.

Mrs. Grace Melrose, Young Triffie's Been Made Away With, Cinemaginaire/Morag Loves Company Limited, 2006.

Ms. Mac, Black Christmas, Dimension Films, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Lucy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (musical), New York City, 1970.

Godspell, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1972.

What's a Nice Country like You Doing in a State like This?, Theatre in the Dell, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1974.

Hard Sell, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Liz, Sorrows of Stephen, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1980.

Alice Miller, My Favorite Year (musical), Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1992–93.

Chloe, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1993.

Mistress Quickly, The Merry Wives of Windsor, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Juno, Out of This World, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Weill: The Threepenny Opera, New York City, 1996.

Nude, Nude, Totally Nude (solo show), Los Angeles, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, both 1996.

Old lady, Candide, George Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Betty's Summer Vacation, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1998.

Dolly Levi, The Matchmaker, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1998.

Cat in the hat, Seussical the Musical (workshop production), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999.

Aunt Eller, Oklahoma! (musical), George Gershwin Theatre, 2002.

The Exonerated, Forty-Five Bleecker Street Theatre, New York City, between 2002 and 2004.

Dolly Levi, The Matchmaker, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 2004.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2004.

Serafina, The Rose Tattoo, Huntington Theatre Company, 2004.

Golde, Fiddler on the Roof (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Appeared in Private Lives, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada; The Royal Family, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; She Loves Me, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City; and The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City; also appears in tribute and benefit performances.



Kathy Tudor, Kid Safe: The Video, 1988.

Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig, New Line Home Video, 2003.


My Favorite Year (cast recording), RCA Victor, 1993.

Audio Books:

Reader, For Crime Out Loud, Durkin Hayes Audio, 1996.


Television Series; Contributing Writer:

Second City Television (also known as Second City T.V., SCTV, SCTV Network, and SCTV Television Network), syndicated, 1977–80.

SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Comedy Network and SCTV Network), NBC, 1981–83.

SCTV Network (also known as SCTV and SCTV Channel), Cinemax, 1983–84.

Television Specials:

Andrea Martin: Together Again, Showtime, 1989.

Television Pilots:

From Cleveland, CBS, 1980.

Stage Scripts:

Nude, Nude, Totally Nude (solo show), Los Angeles, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, both 1996.



Entertainment Weekly, June 20, 1997, p. 31.

New York, July 18, 1994, p. 52; November 7, 1994, p. 120; April 17, 1995, pp. 108-109; May 12, 1997, p. 62.

New Yorker, May 19, 1997, pp. 98-100.

Opera News, September, 1996, pp. 63-65.

Playbill, May 28, 2002; February 11, 2005.

TV Guide, February 22, 2003, p. 19.

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