Andrea Louise Martin is an American actress, singer, author and comedian. 12 She’s been in films like Black Christmas, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2013, My Favorite Year, for which she also won Won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Martin also appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Candide Oklahoma!
Martin has been nominated for five Tony Awards for Best Actress, more than any other actress in Tony Award history. She currently plays Marilyn Kessler on the Hulu original series Difficult People.
Martin was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the daughter and eldest of three children of Sybil A. (née Manoogian) and John Papazian Martin. 34 Her grandparents were Armenian immigrants who immigrated to the United States from Turkey to escape the Armenian genocide. 5 6 7 His maternal grandparents were Armenians from Yerevan and Istanbul. 8 His father owned a grocery store, Martin’s Foods. 9
Shortly after graduating from Emerson College, he found a position with Charlie Brown’s You’re A Good Man Company. After frequent visits to Toronto, he moved from Toronto to New York in 1970 and immediately found work in television, film and theatre.
In 1972, he played Robin in a Toronto production of Godspell with a troupe that included future stars Gilda Lardner, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Victor Garber and music director Paul Schafer. His two film appearances were in 1973’s Ogre Girl, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Sitges Film Festival, and in the 1974 Canadian horror film Black Christmas. Sorority girl Phyllis.
In 1976, he starred alongside then-unknown John Candy, Dave Thomas, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis and Joe Flaherty in the Canadian skit comedy SCTV from the fictional Second City TV station. Television,” or SCTV, in Melonville. Martin plays leopard-print station manager Edith Prickley, who deals with employees, including president/owner Guy Caballero, inept announcer Earl Camembert and failed actor Johnny LaRue, for the show. series.
Her other memorable roles include repressed sexologist Dr. Cheryl Kinsey, insecure self-assertion guru Libby Wolfson, acerbic bodyguard Prinny Sklaroso, deaf Dumb entertainer Ms. Falbor, curious Texan Edna Bol, and a nightclub queen in terrifically tight Melba jeans. Her talent for impersonation is key to her many humorous characters, such as Barbara Streisand, Ethel Merman, Arlene Francis, Pauline Kael, Sally Field, Sophia Loren, Beverly Sears, Lynn Redgrave, Linda Larry Wen, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Connie Francis, Sister Teresa, Joni Mitchell, Alice B. Toklas, Patti Smith, Brenda Vaccaro and Indira Gandhi. In 1981, Martin was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Variety Show for her work on SCTV.