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Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton (born November 16, 1970) was born from Hollywood blood with parents Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. She began her career in the 1980s in the film The River Rat. After her part in the cult classic The Goonies she built up a reputation for being able to play rebellious tomboys, appearing in such films as Shy People, Silence Like Glass and Stars and Bars. In the film The Mosquito Coast she met boyfriend River Phoenix, whom she later left because of his drug use.

In the 1990s she developed a reputation for being a very professional actress, taking many smaller roles in mainstream films like Beautiful Girls and in films like 200 Cigarettes and John Waters' Pecker. She was the lead in a short-run television show on HBO called The Defenders. As of 2002 she continues to perform in films while pursing stage acting with The Steppenwolf Theater Company (most notably in Hedda Gabler). She was also nominated for a 2002 Emmy Award for best guest actress in a drama series.

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