Andrea Martin is an American comedian, actress, author, and singer. She has made her contribution in television series as well movie. She is best known for her character in the television series named SCTV. She has been a part of movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig, and the Angry Inch,
, Pippin, My Favorite Year, Act One, Exit the King, Young Frankenstein, Candide, Oklahoma!, and Fiddler on the Roof. She has won five Tony Award nominations in the category of five Best Featured Actress. She was born in Portland. She was the eldest child of John Papazian Martin and Sybil A. Her father owned a grocery store named Martin's Foods. She graduated from Emerson College. She moved to Toronto after her graduation and started looking for work in the theater, film, and television. In 1972, she started working with a production house Godspell. Many famous stars like Victor Garber,
, Martin Short, Gilda Radner, were from this production house. She made her first appearance in movies with Cannibal Girls in 1973.
She won the Best Actress Award, at the Sitges Film Festival for the movie. In 1974, she acted in the Canadian movie Black Christmas. In 1976, she became a part of the Canadian comedy television series, SCTV. The series also starred Dave Thomas, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Flaherty,
, Eugene Levy, and
. In 1981, she was nominated for Emmy Awards for the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in for her role in SCTV. She made her first appearance in a Broadway My Favorite Year, in 1992. The Broadway earned her three awards. First Drama Desk Award, second Theatre World Award, and third in Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her other Broadway includes Oklahoma!, Candide, Young Frankenstein. All these gave her a nomination for the Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She was next seen in the Exit the King opposite
and Geoffrey Rush.
She played the role of Juliette, which earned her a nomination for an Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk. Her other theater work includes Betty's Summer Vacation and The Rose Tattoo. She was given the Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress for Betty's Summer Vacation. She has been a part of The Huntington Theatre in Boston and the American Repertory Theater. She sang the song "No Time At All” for Pippin. She won the Drama Desk Award for the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She has voiced many characters in film and television series. These include The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Rugrats as the character of Aunt Miriam,
as the character of Apu's mother, The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue as the character of Muriel - Floyd's Wife, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, SpongeBob SquarePants,
The Buzz On Maggie, Brother Bear 2 and Kim Possible. Her filmography includes My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which she played the character of Aunt Voula, All I Want for Christmas, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, My Big Fat Greek Life, Wag the Dog, Club Paradise. Her latest includes My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 in 2016 which was a sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In 2015, she appeared in Working the Engels by NBC and Noises Off! by Jeremy Herrin. She got married to Bob Dolman, who is a screenwriter. The couple has two sons, Jack, and Joe. She is a Canadian, and her husband has an American citizen. Her children have dual Canadian-American citizenship. She has been a speaker for the Children of Armenia Fund since 2002 and worked, for their betterment.