Madeleine Martin

Active - 1993 - 2020  |   Born - Apr 15, 1993 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy Drama

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Biography by Nathan Southern

An actress with performing in her blood, Madeleine Martin gravitated to dramatic roles as early as her seventh year, when she began turning critics' and audience members' heads with a role opposite heavyweight Richard Chamberlain in a Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (1998-1999). Meanwhile, Martin aggressively trained in ballet on the side, where her accomplishments included dancing at such venues as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with the New York City Ballet; to the surprise of no one, she ultimately gained acceptance to the prestigious School of American Ballet.

In 2003, Martin dazzled theatergoers once more with her portrayal of Joe in the Broadway revival of Peter Nichols' play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg -- to such a degree that the producers of that year's Tony Awards recruited her as the youngest presenter in the history of the ceremony. She segued into filmed entertainment in the years that followed, initially on a much different note, by voicing JoJo on the Disney Channel's animated series JoJo's Circus, then by essaying guest roles on television series programs including Law & Order, Hope & Faith, and Law & Order: SVU. Martin attained one of her most enduring reputations, however, as Becca, the emotionally distanced daughter of novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) on the Showtime series Californication (2007).

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  • Was home-schooled by her parents; father is a philosophy professor, mother an English professor.
  • Once did a Staples commercial with Alice Cooper.
  • Studied at the School of American Ballet.
  • Danced with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center.
  • Toured with The Sound of Music and Les Misérables.
  • Made her Broadway debut as Joe in the 2003 revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
  • At the time of the 2003 Tony Awards, she was the youngest actor to ever serve as a presenter.
  • Appeared in the 2013 Broadway revival of Picnic, opposite Ellen Burstyn and Mare Winningham.