Martha Kelly - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 1, 2022
|Born on :||February 24, 1968 (age 55)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Torrance, California, USA|
|Height:||1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
|Weight:||58 kg (127.87 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Martha Kelly?
Martha Kelly is a stand-up comedian, actress by profession, and American by nationality. The Austin-area comedian is best known for starring in the comedy series Baskets.
Martha Kelly in 2016's Baskets (IMDb)
Martha Kelly – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Martha Kelly’s birth took place on February 24, 1968, in Torrance, California, USA. Not many details about her including that of her parents, siblings, education, and childhood has been shared with the public.
In high school, Kelly was in a drama, which she really enjoyed, and got interested in acting. However, after a day of acting class in Community College, she changed her mind as she was “way too self-conscious and inhibited to actually do all the stuff that actors do in training.”
So she opted for stand-up comedy instead but still, she did not pursue a career in comedy and took a different path- to college.
She studied English in college but dropped out before obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in English. Later on, in 2013 Martha Kelly returned to college and according to March 2018 interview with Vice, she is still two classes short of her degree.
Her ethnicity is Caucasian.
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Martha Kelly – Boyfriend, Husband, Children
Like the details of most of her early life, Martha Kelly’s details on her romantic life is limited. Not much has been revealed about her former boyfriends throughout the years.
Currently, she is single, sans her husband and children. Although we take her to be a single woman, a secret affair cannot be ruled out.
Martha Kelly in Comedy Central (Image: YouTube)
Martha Kelly – Career
Before Martha Kelly was recognized in Hollywood, she did odd jobs. While a student in high school she worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). After leaving school and moving back to L.A. she worked full-time in a library and for an online company where she edited documents while living with her parents.
In January 2014 Kelly was offered a role in Baskets, which she accepted. Martha Kelly portrayed the character Martha from 2016 to 2019.
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Series, Shows, Films
Since then Kelly has had minor roles in films Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Marriage Story (2019), Corporate Animals (2019), and TV series American Gods (2017), Will & Grace (2018), etc.
She has also had appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Half Hour, Last Comic Standing, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, among others. Currently, she does stand-up comedy, mostly in the Austin area.
Martha Kelly’s fellow Marriage Story cast includes Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Kyle Bornheimer, and Mark O'Brien, among others.
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Martha Kelly – Mental Health
In the March 2018 interview with Vice, Martha Kelly shared that she suffered clinical depression in college and was not getting treatment for it.
Martha Kelly – Net Worth, Salary
Her net worth has been estimated at around $400k while the figure on her annual salary has not been shared with the public.
Martha Kelly – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, Martha Kelly is active on Twitter, and Instagram with thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook. She also has an official website marthakelly.net.
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