Kellie Martin


Kellie Martin Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Kellie was nominated for an Emmy in 1993 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the show Life Goes On.

    • Kellie has been nominated for three SAG Awards. From 1999-2001, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role on E.R.. She won in 1999.

    • Kellie has been close friends with Diane Baker ever since they filmed About Sarah in 1998.

    • Kellie met her husband, Christian at Yale University when they were both attending students.

    • Kellie named her daughter, Margaret Heather after her younger sister, Heather who died of Lupus in 1998.

    • According to her close friend, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie hiked everyday of her first pregnancy with daughter Maggie, in preparation for a natural birth.

    • Kellie gave birth to her daughter, Maggie drug-free.

    • Kellie is close friends with Melissa Joan Hart.

    • Kellie's Internet Fans at the Kellie Martin Listserv sent a $635.00 donation to one of Kellie's favorite charities, The Pediatric AIDS foundation on October 1, 1996 as a birthday gift to Kellie on her 21st birthday on October 16, 1996.

    • In September 2002, Kellie attended the Women in Photojournalism Conference held in San Diego.

    • Kellie Martin was born in 1975, the year of the Rabbit, according to Chinese horoscopes.

    • Kellie's first child, daughter Margaret Maggie Heather Christian was born on November 5, 2006 at 12:21 p.m.

    • Kellie's height is 5' 2" (1.57 m).

    • When it came time to go to college, Kellie chose Yale because one of her role models, Jodie Foster, went there.

    • One of Kellie's past flames was actor Scott Weinger, who starred as Steve Hale on the ABC sitcom Full House. Kellie and Scott met in 1989 when they were both thirteen and he made a guest appearance on the very first episode of Life Goes On. They were good friends for a time before they began dating in 1993. Their romantic relationship lasted several years.

    • Kellie studied drama at the Young Actors Space in Los Angeles, under the tutelage of Diane Hardin, mother of actress Melora Hardin.

    • In May of 2001, Kellie graduated from Yale University with a degree in Art History.

    • During the time of her heyday on Life Goes On Kellie developed an eating disorder. Friend Tracey Gold convinced her to get help.

    • Kellie got her start in entertainment at the age of seven when her Aunt Rhonda, who was a nanny for Michael Landon's children, showed him Kellie's picture in hopes of getting her an audition. It worked; Kellie made her television debut in 1982 on the Landon-produced series Father Murphy.

    • Kellie loves ballet and photography and is excellent at both.

    • Kellie married Keith Christian on May 15, 1999, at Keith's childhood home in Polson, Montana.

    • Kellie provided various additional voices in the 1994 animated movie Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas.

    • In 1998, Kellie lost her younger sister, Heather, to complications arising from a repeatedly misdiagnosed case of lupus, an autoimmune disease. As a result, Kellie became national spokesperson for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). She was determined to raise awareness about autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases (ADs) as a major women's health issue (ADs strike some 50 million Americans, 75 percent of which are women).

    • Kellie left ER after just one and a half seasons partly because she found it difficult to spend so much time on the set of a hospital; just one week before she began her stint on the hit medical drama, her 19-year-old sister and best friend, Heather, died from lupus-related complications.

  • Quotes

    • Kellie: I wanted to be an undercover homicide detective growing up, I didn't really want to be an actress, but I decided, Hmm, maybe too dangerous.' When I read Mystery Woman, I was like: "This is so me. This is such fun stuff."

    • Kellie: I have to stay really fit, because you're about to do your most physical activity of your entire life - the birth of a child. I did Pilates and yoga and hiked. Every single day of my pregnancy I did one thing, and it also just helped me because I gained 30 pounds. I didn't want to feel like I was bound to a bed, and I didn't want to feel like I was a patient,I didn't want to feel like a sick person. I wanted to feel like a woman having a baby as opposed to a patient in a hospital.

    • Kellie: I definitely was always worried about how I looked because I was an actress, I had always been thin and healthy and all that stuff. Now it's just healthier. I'm obsessed with cooking.

    • Kellie (on being a working mom): I can't imagine a mother who has to go back to work after having a baby six weeks ago; I can't imagine, you aren't sleeping yet. You're not even close to sleeping yet. I was grateful that I did take that time but, even now at 18 months, she (daughter, Maggie) needs her mom. I can't be gone all day. I can't do it.

    • Kellie (on daughter, Maggie): I didn't think I could love anything so much. Babies give you so much unconditional love and you can't help but give it back because it's so pure. She has also taught me how to change a diaper - I've become pretty awesome at that!

    • Kellie: I ... want to teach my kids to respect the world around them -- to live with less 'stuff.' Life is a lot simpler without all the clutter.

    • Kellie: (in 2007 about her 1-year-old daughter Maggie) I try to cook everything myself. That way, I don't throw away any containers, and I know exactly what she eats. I give her 100% organic food, whole grains, and absolutely no sugar. She loves her pureed sweet potatoes and pear oatmeal muffins. I hope that if I give her a good start, she will make healthy choices later in life.

    • Kellie: I realize I don't know how to get drunk and have fun, how to hang out, party, be a teenager and chill out. But acting was my choice. Parade June 25, 1995.

    • Kellie: Hallmark's trying, not always successfully, to recapture that old feel. Mystery Woman offers up the new movie Game Time Sunday at 7 p.m. (repeating at 8:45 p.m.), encapsulating both the joys and the flaws of its wheel mates. It's got that comfortingly familiar structure in which future suspects and victims hurl prescient outbursts: I'll pay money to anyone who could shut that woman up for good!...There's your killer, chief. I'll explain everything later.

    • Kellie: I wouldn't want to be a superstar, like Julia Roberts or Madonna, and be on the cover of US magazine when I'm twenty - that's how you know you're really hot. I'd rather have a long respected career.