|Napoleon Dynamite||Jared Hess|
|Seven Psychopaths||Martin McDonagh|
|The Head Thieves||Mike Hermosa|
|Lovelace||Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman|
|My Eleventh||Gary Entin|
|How to Make Love to an Englishman||Tom Payne|
|Marley & Me||David Frankel|
|Lower Learning||Mark Lafferty|
|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|
|Stranger Inside||Cheryl Dunye|
|Above Suspicion||Steve Schachter|
|Female Perversion||Susan Streitfeld|
|China Moon||John Bailey|
|Extremities||Robert M. Young|
|48 Hours||Walter Hill|
|Real Genius||Martha Coolidge|
|East/West Game||John Cassavetes|
|Unmarried Women||Paul Muzursky|
|Guy||Michael Lindsey Hodges|
|Television ( partial list )||Network||Director|
|Transparent (Recurring)||Amazon||Jill Soloway|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Recurring)||FX||Dan Attias/Jerry Levine/Fred Savage|
|Hand of God (Recurring)||Amazon||Marc Foster|
|The Have & Have Nots (Recurring)||OWN||Tyler Perry|
|Playing House (Recurring)||USA||Tim Kirby|
|Big Love (Recurring)||HBO||Jim McKay/Dan Attias|
|Blunt Talk||Starz||Michael Lehmann|
|Murder in the First||TNT||Eric Lodal|
|2 Broke Girls||CBS||Michael Patrick King|
|Rizzoli & Isles||TNT||Steve Robin|
|Quick Draw||Hulu||Nancy Hower|
|The New Normal||NBC||Ryan Murphy|
|The Closer||TNT||David McWhirter|
|Saving Grace||TNT||Guy Ferland|
|Southern Comfort ( Series Reg./Pilot )||NBC||Greg Yaitanes|
|Cold Case||CBS||Holly Dale|
|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|
|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.
Sandy 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Email Sandy directly at: email@example.com