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Martha Plimpton (November 16, 1970) is a actress and singer who portrayed Stef in The Goonies.

Life and career[]

Born on November 16, 1970 in New York City, Plimpton is the daughter of Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. She began her career as a model for Calvin Klein, and later had her first major role in film with The River Rat; her breakout in the industry was with The Goonies, which began a trend with her playing tomboyish characters.

Following the success of The Goonies, she starred in movies such as The Mosquito Coast, Shy People, Stars and Bars, and Running on Empty. Her next major and successful role came with Parenthood.

She has been in a number of television shows as well, such as ER, 7th Heaven, Grey's Anatomy, and The Good Wife. She rose to prominence again with her role as Virginia Chance in Raising Hope.

Outside of film, Plimpton has acted in a number of theater shows, including some on Broadway. She is also an advocate for abortion and LBGT rights.

Behind the scenes[]

During production for The Goonies, Plimpton made a bet with Richard Donner that she would stop biting her nails. He paid up while filming the DVD audio commentary track.[1]


  1. The Goonies DVD commentary

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