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Film Director
Seven Psychopaths Martin McDonagh
Lovelace Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
My Eleventh Gary Entin
Assbackwards Chris Nelson
Marley & Me David Frankel
Lower Learning Mark Lafferty
Napoleon Dynamite Jared Hess
The Great Buck Howard Sean Mcginly
My Suicide David Lee Miller
Adam + Steve Craig Chester
Erin Brockovich Steven Soderbergh
One Night at McCools Harold Zwark
Kippendorf's Tribe Tod Holland
Speed Jon De Bont
Sparkler Darren Stein
Stranger Inside Cheryl Dunye
Above Suspicion Steve Schachter
Female Perversion Susan Streitfeld
China Moon John Bailey
Barfly Barbet Schroeder
Extremities Robert M. Young
48 Hours Walter Hill
Real Genius Martha Coolidge
Vendetta Bruce Logan
East/West Game John Cassavetes
Unmarried Women Paul Muzursky
Guy Michael Lindsey Hodges
Television   ( partial list ) Network Director
Quick Draw Hulu Nancy Hower
The New Normal NBC Ryan Murphy
The Closer TNT David McWhirter
2 Broke Girls CBS Thomas Kail
Parenthood NBC Lawrence Trilling
Rizzoli & Isles TNT Steve Robin
Shameless Showtime Michael Trim
Weeds Showtime Michael Offer
Saving Grace TNT Guy Ferland
Big Love / Recurring HBO Jim McKay/Dan Attias
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia / Recurring FX Dan Attias/Jerry Levine/Fred Savage
Southern Comfort   ( Series Reg./Pilot ) NBC Greg Yaitanes
Nip/Tuck FX David Nutter
CSI CBS Ken Fink
CSI CBS Oz Scott
CSI:NY CBS Duane Clark
Cold Case CBS Holly Dale
Jericho CBS Guy Bee
The Unit CBS Michael Offer
My Name is Earl NBC Eyan Gordin
Desperate Housewives ABC Larry Shaw
Without A Trace CBS Tim Busfeild
Svetlana / Recurring HD NET Iris Bahr
Providence NBC Tony Wharmby
ER NBC Christopher Chylack
Strong Medicine Lifetime John Flynn
Twilight Zone CBS William Friedkin
N.Y.P.D. Blue ABC Jake Paltrow
Night Court NBC Michael Meltzer
Indictment - McMartin Trial HBO Mick Jackson
On The Line ( MOW ) Elodie Keene
Doin' Time ( MOW ) Penelope Sperris
The Water Engine ( MOW ) Steve Schacter
Little Girl Lost ( MOW ) Sharron Miller
Fresno ( MOW ) Jeff Bleckner
Sybil ( MOW ) Daniel Petrie
St. Elsewhere NBC Mark Tinker
Theatre   ( partial list )   ( ** Best Performance ) Theatre
A House Not Meant To Stand Fountain Theatre
Second City Chicago & Off-B'way
Summertime Theatre @ Boston Court
The Juiceman Cometh ( Showtime One-Acts ) The Met Theatre
Joan and the Zulu's Cast Theatre
** The Killing of Sister George Gene Dynarsky Theatre
** Prairie Avenue Callboard Theatre
** Hothouse Matrix Theatre

**Best Perfomance Award - LA Weekly Awards/Back Stage West Awards.

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Sandy Martin early headshotSandy Martin began her acting career at the age of 15 touring the country with Martha Raye in GOOD-BYE CHARLEY. After several East Coast touring productions she settled in New York City . Martin began working in many of NYC esteemed theatres. Audiences saw her perform at LINCOLN CENTER, LA MAMA, ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE, PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZON, THE AMERICAN PLACE THEATRE and BAM (THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC.) acting in over 70 stage productions.

Sandy Martin was a founding company member for two renowned NYC theatre companies; the WPA THEATRE and the PERRY STREET THEATRE. During this period she played opposite Armand Assante, Christopher Lloyd, John Savage and Ellen Barkin. Martin then joined the improvisational troupe, SECOND CITY. First, in NYC at the Eastside Playhouse and then the Plaza Hotel moving on as an official company member in Chicago . There she worked with John Belushi, Bill & Brian Murray, and Harold Ramis.

Co-Starring with Nick Cassavetes in East/West GameCo-Starring with Nick Cassavetes in East/West GameSandy & Nick in in East/West Game

In 1976 Martin was asked to guest direct senior plays at the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS in both NYC and Los Angeles. During this period she co-founded HOTHOUSE STAGE COMPANY with Susan Streitfeld. Together they produced (with Streitfeld directing and Martin acting) the award winning productions of: HOTHOUSE (Matrix Theatre), EAST/WEST GAME by John Cassavetes, (Co-staring with Nick Cassavetes at the Callboard Theatre) and WELCOME TO ANDROMEDA (Matrix Theatre) ending their tenure with Best Revival of the Year - L.A. Weekly 1991, THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE.

Sandy with Alley Mills in Welcome To Andromedawith Alley Mills in Welcome To AndromedaSandy with Mink Stole in The Killing of Sister Georgewith Mink Stole in The Killing of Sister George

Sandy went on to direct - LINE by Israel Horovitz (Best Direction Award – Dramalogue / Matrix Theatre), SATURDAY NIGHT by Jerome Kass (Starring Robert Pastorelli / Cast Theatre), UNA VIDA (Cheech Merin / Actor's Studio), TALKING WITH... (Starring C.C.H. Pounder). Martin also directed THE TEAM by Terrence Feely, starring Kevin Spacey, Lenny VonDohlan and Sheryl Lee.

Sandy with Joan Goodfellow, Eda Reiss Merin & Joe Mays in Hothousewith Joan Goodfellow, Eda Reiss Merin & Joe Mays in HothouseSandy with Sandy Hawes in Hothousewith Sandy Hawes in Hothouse

After their enormous hit with the stage play, HOTHOUSE by Megan Terry, Sandy wrote the screen adaptation which she packaged with her good friends, Amy Madigan and Ed Harris, with whom she acted with in the award winning world premiere of, PRAIRIE AVENUE by Edward Allen Baker, both in N.Y.C. & L.A. ESPARZA/KATZ PROD quickly acquired HOTHOUSE, and thus began a long working relationship with Moctesume Esparza and Robert Katz that lasted over ten years. Starting as a Development Executive, Sandy made her way up to being the Associate Producer of the company, working on the critically acclaimed feature films: MILAGO BEAN FIELD WARS and SELENA. She was also Associate Producer of GETTYBURG for TNT and BOWL OF BEINGS starring the Latino comedy troupe, CULTURE CLASH.

During her tenure with ESPARZA/KATZ PROD., Martin wrote several treatments and screenplays; UNDERDOGS, which was optioned by Avnet/Kerner (Risky Business, Fried Green Tomatoes), THIRTEENTH DUKE, commissioned by Marchelo Danon (Producer of the original, La Cage aux Folles), THE JAMES DEAN STORY (Mini-series - Marvin Worth Prod.), and the Musical revival of REEFER MADDNESS. Martin also penned MS. PREZ a screenplay which she co-authored with Patrick O'Neal about the first African American Woman President.

She has also produced and directed two documentaries and a short; THE GREAT MEDDLER (the founding of the American Society for the Protection Of Cruelty To Animals) and THE UNITED FARM WORKERS - A TRIBUTE TO CAESAR CHAVEZ. The short, LOVELY RITA, stars her friend, C.C.H. POUNDER – (THE SHIELD / BAGDAD CAFÉ).

Sandy as Bella McCorkle in Tennessee Williams's A House Not Meant to Standas Bella McCorkle in Tennessee Williams's A House Not Meant to Stand

Sandy Martin was also President of Edward James Olmos's production company, OLMOS PROD. At ABC for four years.

Thrilled to be back into acting, Martin is very happy to score a recurring role on HBO’s drama, BIG LOVE as the creep-with-a-heart-of-gold, Selma Green, as well as the comedy, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, as Mac’s Mom. Sandy has guest starred on numerous hit shows: CSI, NIP TUCK, SHAMELESS, SAVING GRACE, WEEDS, COLD CASE, THE UNIT, MY NAME IS EARL etc. She looks forward to continuing her role as GRANDMA from NAPOLEON DYNAMITE for FOX’S animated version of the 2004 mega indie hit.

She played the lead in Tennessee William’s last full-length play; A HOUSE NOT MEANT TO STAND in it’s critically acclaimed West Coast Premiere at the FOUNTAIN THEATRE in 2011.

Sandy Martin has and continues to coach numerous actors, along with maintaining her own acting career, which now spans 40 years.

Contact

Email Sandy directly at: sandy@sandymartin.com

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