Kellie Martin’s face is quite a familiar one, especially to movie lovers. She is an American actress who has featured in so many movies, including some of our favorites like Mystery Woman and Hailey Dean Mystery. Perhaps her most notable TV role would be the character Becca Thatcher which she played in the series Life Goes On from 1989 to 1993.
Martin is more than just an actress, she’s also an entrepreneur and author. Get more details about the actress below.
Who is Kellie Martin? Her Age and Bio
Her full name is Kellie Noelle Martin and she was born on the 16th of October 1975, in the city of Riverside, California, United States of America. She was born to Debbie Jett; a kindergarten teacher, and Doug Martin; a department store buyer and retail executive. Kellie Martin holds an American Nationality and Caucasian ethnicity.
Regarding her education, Kellie Martin is a graduate of the prestigious Yale University from where she obtained a degree in Art History in 2001. She was a member of Saybrook College which is one of the 14 residential colleges at Yale.
Kellie Martin’s Movies and TV Shows
Even though it seems like her parents would be strict people, it appears that they are also very supportive. Kellie Martin, like most actors, started her acting career at an early age, precisely at the age of 7 and she was encouraged by her parents and aunt. It turns out that Kellie’s aunt worked as a nanny for the children of Michael Landon (the actor) and was able to secure an acting spot (although small) on Father Murphy, a series produced by Michael Landon. By the time she was 11 years old, she entered as a contestant on Card Shanks, an American television game show that was hosted by Bob Eubanks. These were major stepping stones for Kellie Martin and no doubt helped launch her properly into the business of acting.
The actress has played many roles in lots of movies and TV shows, including The Hogan Family; where she played the role of Tracy Nash, Life Goes On; where she played the role of Becca Thatcher, Christy; where she played the role of Christy Huddleston, Her Last Chance; where she played the role of Alex Saxen, The Flamingo Kid; where she played the role of Lauren Brody, and Open House; where she portrayed the role of Debbie Delaney.
Apart from just regular acting, this actress seems to also be conquering the world of voice acting as she has lent her voice to different characters in movies like the popular Aladdin, as well as The Batman. To support the fact that she is an incredible actress, she has been nominated for and won multiple awards, including the Young Artist Award for the Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series which she won for two consecutive years (1990 and 1991) for her role in the series Life Goes On.
Her most notable role, without any doubt, is as Hailey Dean in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series Hailey Dean Mystery. Based on Nancy Grace’s best-selling Hailey Dean Mystery novels, the series follows former prosecutor turned therapist Hailey Dean as she solves mysteries around her. Kellie Martin has had the lead role in the series since 2016.
Her Personal Life
The actress is a happily married woman. In 1999, Kellie Martin married her longtime boyfriend Keith Christian in the town of Polson, Montana. Their marriage has produced two wonderful daughters – Margaret Heather Christian and Olivia James Christian. Her first child, Margaret, was born in 2006 while the other one came in 2016. Kellie is also an entrepreneur and author as she wrote the novel Madam: A Novel of New Orleans and is also the owner of a toy store called ROMPstore (ROMPstore.com).
How Much is Her Net Worth?
After so many years in the acting industry, Kellie Martin continues to break boundaries and impress us with her incredible talent. Everyone wants to know how much this star actress is worth. Seeing her multiple roles in movies and television series, it comes as no shock to learn that Kellie Martin has a net worth that is estimated to be about $3 million.