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Steve Martin
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Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Birthplace: Waco, Texas
Occupations: Actor, Writer, Comedian
Steve Martin Photo

Significant Other(s):
Bernadette Peters, actress; together from 1979-82; met on set of The Jerk
Wife: Victoria Tennant, actress; married November 20, 1986; separated 1993; divorced 1994
Anne Heche, actress; met during filming of A Simple Twist of Fate; together 1993 to 1995

Family:
Father: Born 1914; suffered a stroke in 1976

Biography
This silver-haired, physically expressive performer successfully shifted from being one of the most popular standup comics of the 1970s to a respected film actor of the 80s and 90s. Martin began as a sharp TV comedy writer, winning an Emmy for his work on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in 1972. By the end of the decade, he was a comedy superstar, filling stadiums, releasing platinum records, coining catch-phrases ("Well excuuuse me!") and making zany, inspired appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live". Martin launched a successful film career with "The Jerk" (1979), a hilariously silly comedy. His laudably lowbrow early features gave little indication of career longevity but he developed into a leading comic actor and capable dramatic player in films including the off-beat revisionist musical drama, "Pennies From Heaven" (1981) and the unremarkable but pleasant mainstream comedy "Parenthood" (1989). Martin's most outstanding performances include his award-winning work in the farce "All of Me" (1984), in which his confused body had to accommodate the spirit of both his own personality as well as that of a woman and his surprisingly touching and graceful acting in "Roxanne" (1987), a modern-day comic revamp of "Cyrano de Bergerac".

Filmography
Novocaine (2001)
Art 21: Art in the 21st Century, Program 3 - Identity (2001)
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Bowfinger (1999)
The Venice Project (1999)
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
The Simpsons: Trash Of The Titans (1998)
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration (1997)
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Father of the Bride 2 (1995)
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Mixed Nuts (1994)
And the Band Played on (1993)
Housesitter (1992)
Leap of Faith (1992)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Grand Canyon (1991)
L.A. Story (1991)
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Monty Python's Parrot Sketch Not Included - 20 Years of Python (1990)
The Best of Gilda Radner (1989)
Parenthood (1989)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Roxanne (1987)
The Best of Dan Aykroyd (1986)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Three Amigos! (1986)
Tre Supermen A Santo Domingo (1986)
Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (1985)
Steve Martin Live (1985)
History of White People in America, Vol. 1 (1985)
Movers and Shakers (1985)
All of Me (1984)
The Lonely Guy (1984)
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Best of Saturday Night Live: The Coneheads (197?)
Saturday Night Live, Vol. 1 (197?)
Saturday Night Live, Vol. 2 (197?)
The Jerk (1979)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Who: The Kids Are Alright (1979)
Saturday Night Live with Guest Host: Steve Martin, Vol. 1 (1978)
Saturday Night Live with Guest Host: Steve Martin, Vol. 2 (1978)
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
The Funnier Side of Eastern Canada with Steve Martin (1974)
Double Vision (1971)

Awards:
1968 and 1969: Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
1977: Grammy: Best Comedy Recording, Let's Get Small
1978: Grammy: Best Comedy Recording, A Wild and Crazy Guy
1984: National Society of Film Critics Award: Best Actor, All of Me
1984: New York Film Critics Circle Award: Best Actor, All of Me
1984: National Board of Review Award: Best Actor, All of Me
1987: Los Angeles Film Critics Award: Best Actor, Roxanne
1987: Writers Guild of America Award: Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Roxanne
1996: Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwrighting Award, Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Factoids:
Is an avid art collector

Education:
Garden Grove High School
Long Beach State, Long Beach, California; studied philosophy
Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, NY

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