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New York: It’s Andrea Martin’s birthday today

Friday, January 15, 2021

Two-time Tony winner Andrea Martin celebrates her birthday January 15. Honor the star's big day by taking a look back at some of her biggest highlights. 

Martin, born in Portland, Mainee in 1947, is best known for her work in the television series SCTV and Great News. She has appeared in films such as Black Christmas (1974), Wag the Dog (1997), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016), and Little Italy (2018). She has also lent her voice to the animated films Anastasia (1997), The Rugrats Movie (1998) and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001).

Soon after graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Martin won a role in a touring company of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. After frequent visits to Toronto, she relocated from New York City to Toronto in 1970 and immediately found steady work in television, film, and theater. On December 8, 2017, on The Marilyn Denis Show, Martin announced that after 47 years in Canada, she had become a Canadian citizen.

Martin has received more Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations as a Featured Actress in a Musical than any other actress. She made her Broadway debut in My Favorite Year in 1992, winning a Tony Award for her performance as Alice Miller. Throughout the course of her career, she has been seen in classics such as Candide, comedies like Young Frankenstein, dramas like Act One, and more. She earned her second Tony Award for her performance as Berthe in the 2013 revival of Pippin

Martin was last seen on Broadway in Jack Thorne's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, starring as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

To celebrate Martin’s birthday with a look back at photos of her Broadway career, visit

Photo: Andrea Martin with her Tony Award for Pippin. © 2013 Monika Graff.