Kellie Martin

Kellie Noelle Martin (born October 16, 1975)[1] is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles as Rebecca "Becca" Thatcher in Life Goes On (1989–1993), Daphne Blake in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988–1991), Christy Huddleston in Christy (1994–1995), Lucy Knight on ER (1998–2000), Samantha Kinsey in Mystery Woman TV film series (2003–2007), and as Hailey Dean in the Hailey Dean Mystery TV film series (2016–present).

Kellie Martin
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Martin at the AHA 2014 Hero Dog Awards
Kellie Noelle Martin

(1975-10-16) October 16, 1975 (age 46)
Alma materYale University
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1982–present
Keith Christian
(m. 1999)

Early lifeEdit

Martin was born in Riverside, California, the daughter of Debbie (Jett), a kindergarten teacher, and Doug Martin, a department store buyer and retail executive.[citation needed]

She began her acting career at age seven, when her aunt, who was a nanny for actor Michael Landon's children, helped her land a guest spot on the Landon-produced series Father Murphy. At the age of 11, she was a contestant during Young People's Week on the Bob Eubanks-hosted version of Card Sharks.[2]


Early yearsEdit

Martin had a recurring role on season three of Valerie's Family: The Hogans (1987–1988). She also contributed the voice of Daphne Blake on the animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo in 1988–1991. In 1989, Martin began the role of Rebecca "Becca" Thacher on the family drama Life Goes On, which ran on ABC for four seasons. She also played the role of Emily in 1989's Troop Beverly Hills, starring Shelley Long. Martin also appeared in the 1989 pilot of America's Funniest Home Videos.


Martin in 1993

From 1991 to 1995, Martin supplied the voice of Molly Tasmanian Devil on Taz-Mania. In 1993, she played Sherry in Matinee, and made a guest appearance as Cleo Walker on an episode of seaQuest DSV, titled "Brothers and Sisters".

In 1994, she starred in her own series, Christy.[3] Also in 1994, she starred in the Lifetime movie A Friend to Die For. In 1995, she starred in The Face on the Milk Carton, a TV film based on the book by Caroline Cooney about a teenager who finds out she was kidnapped from her real family 13 years prior and had been raised by the parents of her kidnapper. She was in A Goofy Movie as the voice of Roxanne, Max's love interest.

In 1996, Martin starred as deaf abuse-victim Laura Keyes on Lifetime's TV movie After the Silence (or Breaking Through). She starred in a made for TV movie Hidden in Silence (Lifetime Television). From 1998–2000, Martin appeared on the medical drama ER as medical student Lucy Knight. Martin was still going to Yale at the time and postponed her education so that she could join the cast.[4]


In 2003, Martin starred in Mystery Woman, a Hallmark Channel movie about the owner of a mystery bookshop who solves actual crimes. From 2005 to 2007, she made ten more Mystery Woman movies for Hallmark, two of which she directed. Also in 2003, Martin had a supporting role on the comedic film Malibu's Most Wanted.

In 2006, Martin starred in the Lifetime movie Live Once, Die Twice, followed by No Brother of Mine in 2007. Also in 2007, Martin provided the voice for the adult-version of Barbara Gordon on "Artifacts", an episode of The Batman.

In 2009, Martin was a guest on Grey's Anatomy, episode "No Good at Saying Sorry." She also guest starred in the Ghost Whisperer episode "Stage Fright" as Cally O'Keefe. She has guest starred on the Private Practice episode "The Way We Were".

In 2012, Martin played Army Captain Nicole Galassini on the Lifetime Network television series Army Wives.[5]

In 2016, Martin began starring in a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel show Hailey Dean Mystery as the protagonist Hailey Dean who is a former prosecutor turned therapist and solves mysteries. The Hailey Dean Mysteries are based on characters from Nancy Grace's New York Times best-selling series of Hailey Dean mystery books.[6]

In 2017, Martin played police officer Kimberly Leahy in seven episodes of the TBS comedy series The Guest Book.

Personal lifeEdit

Martin graduated from Yale University[7] in 2001 with a degree in art history. She was a member of Saybrook College. She married Keith Christian on May 15, 1999, in his hometown of Polson, Montana. They have two daughters.[8][9][10]

Martin owns and operates her own toy store and has authored a novel, Madam: A Novel of New Orleans from Plume.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash Kristi Carlson
Body Slam Missy Roberts
1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth Sheila
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Emily Coleman
The Flamingo Kid Lauren Brody Short film
1993 Matinee Sherry
1995 A Goofy Movie Roxanne Voice role
2001 All You Need Beth Sabistan Starnes
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Jen
2004 Open House Debbie Delaney
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Mona, Additional Voices Voice role
2005 Thru the Moebius Strip Allana Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Father Murphy Flossie Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"
1984 Highway to Heaven Lisa Ratchett Episode: "Another Song for Christmas"
1985 The Canterville Ghost n/a Television film
1986 Wonderful World of Disney Linda / Veronica "Help Wanted: Kids", "The Richest Cat in the World"
Dallas Brenda Crane Episode: "J.R. Rising"
Life With Lucy Patty 2 episodes
Potato Head Kids Lolly Main voice role
1987–1988 My Two Dads Rebecca 2 episodes
The Hogan Family Tracy Nash 5 episodes
1988 thirtysomething Robin Kramer 2 episodes
The Tracey Ullman Show Kari Episode: "2.21"
ABC Weekend Specials Karen Episode: "Runaway Ralph"
Superman N/A Voice role; episode: "The Birthday Party"
Secret Witness Jennie Thomas Television film
1988–1991 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Daphne Blake Main voice role
1989 America's Funniest Home Videos Herself Episode: Pilot
Charles in Charge Heather Curtis Episode: "Adam See, Adam Do"
Mr. Belvedere Miriam Episode: "The Election"
Baywatch Chelsea Carroll Episode: "Panic at Malibu Pier"
1989–1993 Life Goes On Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher Main role
1991–1995 Taz-Mania Molly Tazmanian Devil Main voice role
1993 SeaQuest DSV Cleo Walker Episode: "Brothers and Sisters"
ABC Afterschool Specials Samantha Wheeler Episode: "Montana Crossroads"
1994 Aladdin Sadira Voice role, 4 episodes
Christy Christy Huddleston Television film
A Friend to Die For Angela Delvecchio
1994–1995 Christy Christy Huddleston Lead role
1995 If Someone Had Known Katie Liner Television film
The Face on the Milk Carton Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon
Her Hidden Truth Billie Calhoun
1996 Hidden in Silence Fusia Podgorska
Her Last Chance Alex Saxen Television film; also co-producer
Breaking Through Laura Keyes Television film
1997 On the Edge of Innocence Zoe Taylor Television film; also co-producer
Crisis Center Kathy Goodman Main role
1998 About Sarah Mary Beth McCaffrey Television film
1998–2000 ER Lucy Knight Main role (seasons 5 & 6), 36 episodes
2001 Man in the Kitchen Unknown Television film
2002 Fiona Det. Fiona Fitzgerald
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Melinda Granville Episode: "Tragedy"
Mystery Woman Samantha Kinsey Television film
2005 Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend
Mystery Woman: Snapshot
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder
Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder
Mystery Woman: Game Time
2006 Mystery Woman: At First Sight
Live Once, Die Twice Nicole Lauker
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery Samantha Kinsey
Mystery Woman: Oh Baby
Mystery Woman: Redemption
2007 Mystery Woman: In the Shadows
The Batman Barbara Gordon / Oracle Voice role; episode: "Artifacts"
No Brother of Mine Nina St. Clair Television film
2009 Ghost Whisperer Cally O'Keefe Episode: "Stage Fright"
Grey's Anatomy Julie Zelman Episode: "No Good at Saying Sorry"
Private Practice Michelle Larsen Episode: "The Way We Were"
2010 Drop Dead Diva Joan Feiner Episode: "Senti-Mental Journey"
The Jensen Project Claire Thompson Television film
2011 Smooch Gwen Cole
2012 Army Wives Army Captain Nicole Galassini 8 episodes
I Married Who? or Always a Bride Jordan Grady Television film
2013 The Christmas Ornament Kathy
2014 Dear Viola Katherine Television film; also executive producer
Mad Men Carolyn Glaspie Episode: "Waterloo"
Satisfaction Jennifer Episode: "...Through Self Discovery"
2015 So You Said Yes Annabelle Blanche Television film
Hello, It's Me Annie
2016 Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love Hailey Dean Television film; also executive producer
2017 Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate
Hailey Dean Mystery: Dating Is Murder
The Guest Book Officer Kimberly Leahy Main role
2018 Hailey Dean Mystery: 2+2=Murder Hailey Dean Television film; also executive producer
Hailey Dean Mystery: A Marriage Made for Murder
Hailey Dean Mystery: A Will to Kill
2019 Death of a Cheerleader Agent Murray Television film
Hailey Dean Mystery: Death on Duty Hailey Dean Television film; also executive producer
Hailey Dean Mystery: A Prescription for Murder
Hailey Dean Mystery: Killer Sentence
Christmas in Montana Sara

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1990 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Life Goes On Won
1991 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Won
1992 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series Won
1993 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series[12] Nominated
1999 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (shared with cast) Won
2000 Nominated


  1. ^ Lavin, Cheryl (January 3, 1999). "Kellie Martin". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 24, 2021. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "Kellie Martin on Card Sharks (Part 1)". Archived from the original on September 16, 2021. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Kellie Martin". December 18, 2001.
  4. ^ Altman (October 1999). "Kellie Martin". Biography. 3 (10): 10.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Army Wives Enlists Stars of ER, Rescue Me and Boston Legal For Season 6". TVLine.
  6. ^ "Kellie Martin to Reprise Role for Hallmark Movie & Mysteries' Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate". March 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Kellie Martin". Washington Post.
  8. ^ Wren, Jennifer (November 20, 2006). "Passages". People. 66 (21).
  9. ^ "Make Room for Maggie". February 19, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  10. ^ "Baby Girl on the Way for Kellie Martin". People. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  11. ^ "From Hollywood Actress to Toy Store CEO",; retrieved April 16, 2012.
  12. ^ "Awards Search: Kellie Martin". Television Academy: EMMYS. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

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