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Born: November 16, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1979:
Stage debut at age eight in "The Haggadah" at New York Public Theater
1981:
Made film acting debut in a bit part in "Rollover"
1982:
Appeared in a Calvin Klein jeans commercial at age 11
1983:
TV acting debut, "The Hand-Me-Down Kid"
1985:
First substantial film role, "The River Rat"
1985:
Breakthrough performance as Stef Steinbrenner in "The Goonies"
1986:
Critically lauded performance as the Reverend Spellgood's daughter in "The Mosquito Coast" starring Harrison Ford and her future real-life love interest, River Phoenix
1987:
Co-starred in the critically praised but commercially unsuccessful feature, "Shy People"
1988:
Second film with River Phoenix, the Academy Award-nominated film, "Running on Empty"
1989:
Played the indignant teenage daughter of Dianne Wiest in "Parenthood"
1991:
Co-starred with Campbell Scott in Shakespeare's "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" at the Public Theater
1992:
First feature starring role, "Samantha"
1996:
Portrayed the lesbian lover of radical feminist Valerie Solanas in the indie film "I Shot Andy Warhol"
1997:
Appeared in "The Defenders: Payback", the first of a projected series of TV-movies for Showtime
1997:
Won praise for leading role in "Eye of God"
1998:
Donned a dark wig to play Edward Furlong's sister in John Waters' "Pecker"
1999:
Appeared in the ensemble film "200 Cigarettes"
1999:
Had a recurring role in the television drama "ER" (NBC) as Meg Corwyn
2001:
Starred in a Chicago stage production of "Hedda Gabler"
2001:
Made stage directorial debut with "Absolution," performed at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company
2002:
Nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the television drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
2004:
Guest-starred on an episode of "7th Heaven" (WB); also received her first writing credit for a different episode that year entitled "Red Socks"
2006:
Cast in the play "The Coast of Utopia," a trilogy by Tom Stoppard; earned a Tony award nomination
:
Formed a production company called, Everything is Horrible; produced a number of short films for the internet
2008:
Appeared in the Broadway play, "Top Girls"; received a Tony award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play
2009:
Earned her third consecutive Tony nomination for her role in "Pal Joey"
2010:
Performed a one-woman show called "Martha Plimpton Sings?"
2010:
Returned to TV to star in the FOX comedy "Raising Hope"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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