Kellie Martin is a household name as far as fans of ER are concerned. She is currently cast as Hailey Dean in the American-Canadian mystery series Hailey Dean Mysteries: Death on Duty. Her character is a psychologist and former prosecutor who helps her detective friend investigate the murder of his former Marine buddy. Kellie, who is an accomplished actress, writer, businesswoman, and mom, recently mentioned that she wouldn’t encourage her children to go into acting, saying they would have to get a degree from Yale, after which they will be free to become actors.
Kellie Martin began her acting career in 1982 when her aunt, a nanny for Michael Landon’s children, showed Kellie’s picture to Landon. He asked her to audition and she won a guest spot on Landon’s Father Murphy. This was accompanied by her role in Wonderful World of Disney, Dallas, Life with Lucy, Potato Head Kids, The Hogan Family, Thirtysomething, and Secret Witnesses. She was cast in Christy where she played Christy Huddleston from 1994 to 1995. Later on, she was seen in the medical drama series, ER from 1998 to 2000. Kellie Martin has also had voice roles in the cartoon series The Powerpuff Girls. She got to play a supportive role in the 2003 comedy flick Malibu’s Most Wanted.
Asides acting, Kellie Martin is also a writer and has authored a novel entitled Madam: A Novel of New Orleans from Plume. She is also a businesswoman and the owner of the online toy store, ROMPstore.com.
Kellie Martin has been acting for a long time so, naturally, fans are curious to know who her husband is and if she has any connections to Las Vegas great Dean Martin. If you’ve been curious about these things as well and are looking for answers, we’ve got you covered.
Is Kellie Martin Married?
Is Kellie Martin married? The answer is yes, Kellie Martin is married. Kellie is the wife of an American attorney and rancher named James Keith Christian. The couple met each other several years ago while at Yale University. After dating for a while, they walked down the aisle and tied the knot in 1999. Their wedding was held in Polson, Montana on the 15th of May 1999.
Married for two decades and counting, the couple has been blessed with two adorable daughters named Olivia James Christian and Margaret Heather Christian. Their first daughter was born in November 2006 while Olivia followed ten years later on February 2016.
Who Is Kellie Martin’s Husband?
Kellie Martin’s Husband, James Keith Christian, is a United States Attorney turned rancher with a self-owned ranch located in Colorado. He also works as an aviation solicitor in Los Angeles for Irell & Manella. Keith is known to be camera shy and stays away from the spotlight, unlike his wife who openly embraces it as part of her career.
Keith Christian was born in Polson, Montana, on the 2nd of May in 1974. This makes him a year older than his wife. He spent his early years growing up in farms and ranches around his home, leading to his love for nature and agriculture. Information on his parents and siblings are unavailable and sadly, we can’t tell you much about his family.
Keith Christian bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Economics from Yale University and later proceeded to Columbia Law School where he finished with a Law degree in 1999. He started his law career in the maritime and transportation sector, operating from Studio City and Woodland Hills, California. After years of practice, he decided to buy a ranch and oversee it. As a shrewd businessman, he owns and manages several other ventures.
Is She Related to Dean Martin?
Kellie Martin is in no way related to “The King of Cool.” Dean Martin was famously remembered as an American singer, actor, and comedian and a founding member of the Rat Pack that included other stars like Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Dean Martin retired from public life in 1995 and died on Christmas Day of the same year from acute respiratory failure. Dean has Italian roots and isn’t connected to Kellie via blood.