Kellie Martin is an award-winning American movie star, famously known for her role as Samantha Kinsey in the Hallmark Channel series, Mystery Woman (2003–2007). She is also popular for her exceptional performance in Life Goes On where she portrayed the role of Rebecca Thatcher from 1989 to 1993. Since 2016, she has been playing the lead role of Halley Dean in the Halley Dean Mystery series.
Asides acting, Kellie 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 called ROMPstore.com. In addition, Kellie is a happily married woman and a mother of two adorable children. Find out everything you need to know about the actress below.
Kellie Martin’s Biography (Age)
Born Kellie Noelle Martin on the 16th day of October 1975, the actress was born to Riverside, California natives – Doug Martin and his wife, Debbie Martin. Her father is a departmental store buyer and retail executive while her mother is a kindergarten school teacher. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Growing up, Kellie spent her early years in Riverside, California where she completed her basic education. Upon graduation, she enrolled at Yale University where she acquired a bachelor in theatre. While there, she featured in several plays and drama put up by the school. After she left school, the actress moved to Los Angeles in a bid to get more acting opportunities.
Although Kellie Martin has become a prominent actress in the American movie industry, her acting dates back to when she was 7 years old. At the time, she was introduced by her aunt to actor Michael Landon who hired her aunt as a nanny. As a result, Michael offered Kellie a guest role on his TV show, Father Murphy in 1982. Two years later, she also appeared in an episode of Highway to Heaven. After that, she scored minor roles in Wonderful World of Disney, Dallas, Life with Lucy, Potato Head Kids, The Hogan Family, Thirtysomething, and Secret Witnesses, etc.
Her first major role came in 1988 when she joined the cast of the animated series, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo where she voiced the character of Daphne Blake from 1988 to 1991. Also, from 1991 to 1995, the actress voiced the character of Molly Tazmanian Devil in Taz-Mania.
She landed her first lead role in the TV series, Life Goes On where she played the lead role of Rebecca Thatcher from 1989 to 1993. The following year, she was cast in Christy where she played as Christy Huddleston from 1994 to 1995. Later on, she was seen in the medical drama series, ER from 1998 to 2000.
Since the early 2000s, Martin has been featuring in Hallmark Channel productions including the Mystery Woman franchise and Hailey Dean Mystery where she has been playing as Hailey Dean to date.
Asides TV series, Kellie Martin has also appeared in a good number of movies. Notable among them include Malibu’s Most Wanted, Open House, Matinee, and Troop Beverly Hills, among others.
Husband and Family
Like we earlier mentioned, Kellie Martin, is a happily married woman and a proud mother of two adorable daughters. She is the wife of an American attorney and rancher named James Keith Christian. Keith, as he is popularly called, was born in Polson, Montana on the 2nd day of May 1974. He is an alumnus of Yale University where he acquired a degree in ethics, politics, and economics. After his graduation, he also got his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School in 1999.
The couple met each other several years ago while at Yale University. Seeing the connection between them, they ignited a romantic relationship which has culminated into living happily ever after. The couple walked down the aisle in 1999 and their wedding was held in Polson, Montana on the 15th day of May.
Currently married for two decades and counting, their marriage has produced two adorable children, daughters named Olivia James Christian and Margaret Heather Christian. Their first daughter, Margaret was born in November 2006 while Olivia followed ten years later in February 2016.
Without a doubt, Kellie Martin has been astounding since the inception of her acting career. She has earned a huge amount of money from her career and is currently living her best life. That said, the actress has a net worth of $3 million as of 2019. She made her wealth from her acting career, her book, and other business ventures. Considering her current pace, her net worth will certainly increase drastically in time to come.
Height and Body Measurements
The actress is not so tall; Kellie stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches which is 3 inches below the average height for American women. That notwithstanding, with her wonderful physique, Martin perfectly fits into any role she plays. She also weighs 147 pounds (67 kg) and has body measurements (bust-waist-hips) of 38-28-39 inches. In addition, she wears a bra of size 34D and a dress of size 10 (US). Her other distinctive features include her blue eyes and long dark brown hair.