Martha Kelly is an American actress and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $3 Million. She is best known for her starring role as Martha Brooks in the FX comedy series Baskets from 2016 to 2019.
Kelly came to the spotlight once again in 2022 when she showcased her acting skills by portraying the drug dealer Laurie on the HBO teen drama series, Euphoria. Her performance earned her Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
What is Martha Kelly’s Net Worth?
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Martha Kelly was born on February 24th, 1968, in Torrance, California, United States. She is of Caucasian, English, and Irish descent. Martha prefers to keep her early life private and has not shared any details about her family and parents.
She developed an interest in the field of acting while studying in high school. However, she changed her mind about becoming an actress and decided to become a stand-up comedian when she started college.
Martha went to obtain a Bachelor’s degree from the Community College but she dropped out to pursue her career. A couple of years later, she decided to join college once again to complete her studies in 2013.
Before becoming a stand-up comedian or an actress, Martha did a handful of odd jobs. During high school, she used to work at KFC. Upon her graduation, returned to her hometown in LA and began working in a library along with working as an editor for an online company.
Martha started performing stand-up at “The Laugh Factory” in LA when she was 25 years old. Over five years, she gradually gained more confidence and developed her comedic skills.
Before this, Kelly got an opportunity to appear on numerous TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Half Hour & Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Last Comic Standing.
Martha found success in late 1999 when she went to audition for “Aspen Comedy Festival” in Austin, Texas which aired on HBO. Her popularity grew in April 2000 after winning the Capital City Comedy Club’s annual “Funniest Person in Austin”.
Martha was successful in the 2002 “Laugh Riots national comedy contest” on Comedy Central. She was also picked as one of the New Faces in the “Just for Laughs” comedy show later that year. Kelly earned great success as a stand-up comedian.
Martha made her acting debut by starring as Martha Brooks in the hit comedy series Baskets. In January 2016, she became part of the show upon the invitation of her longtime friend Zach Galifianakis to co-star in his project.
During her appearance on Baskets from 2016 to 2019, Martha starred in a bunch of other TV shows including American Gods, Will & Grace, Corporate, and Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun.
Besides the TV series, Kelly made her film debut as Self in the 2015 film Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro. In 2017 she appeared in two big movies Infinity Baby and Spider-Man: Homecoming. She followed that up by appearing in the films Corporate Animals and Marriage Story in 2019.
From 2021 to 2022 Martha was cast as Bethany in the animated sitcom The Great North. She gained recognition in 2022 for guest starring as Laurie in the popular HBO series Euphoria. That same year, she guest starred in other shows including American Auto, Grace and Frankie, Hacks, I Love That for You, and Gaslit.
- Baskets (FX series, 2016 to 2019)
- Funniest Person in Austin by Capital City Comedy Club’s annual in 2000 (Won)
- 2022 Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series _ Nomination
Martha Kelly Net Worth
Martha Kelly is one of the recognized senior celebrities in the industry who garnered a lot of fame for her skills. She made a name for herself as one of the top stand-up comedians in her country.
Martha had her breakthrough moment when she played a starring role in Baskets alongside Zach Galifianakis. Most of her earnings come from appearing in TV shows, and films, as well as performing on stage. As of 2023, Martha Kelly’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.
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