Birthday: 14/08/1945 Year
Age: 69 years
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Nationality: United States
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Martin began his career as a writer for the comedy show ‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’, and later became a frequent guest in ‘The Tonight Show’. In the 70s, Martin began performing with his absurdist comic unusual numbers and gradually gained recognition at the national level. In 2004, the television station ‘Comedy Central’ put Martin on the 6th place in the list of one hundred greatest stand-up comedians. However, since the 80s, Martin became more and successful actor, not forgetting about the work of the writer, playwright, pianist, banjo player, for which he was awarded the prize Emmy, Grammy and other awards. In November 2013, Martin was awarded an honorary Oscar.
Stephen Glenn Martin – American actor, comedian, musician, writer, film producer and screenwriter. In Russia, it is widely known for his leading roles in the films ‘The Pink Panther’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ ‘Father of the Bride’, ‘Shopgirl’ and ‘It’s Complicated’.
Steve Martin was born August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas (Waco, Texas), but grew up in California, in a Baptist family. His father was a salesman of real estate and amateur actor. One of the earliest childhood memories of Steve – father, serves drinks in the crowd on the stage. My father loved to express his love for his son through the gifts he bought him a bike, and then the machine, but has always been strict with Steven and emotionally closed. He was proud of the success of his son, but often criticized him, and Martin recalled that in adolescence often felt toward her father something like hatred.
The first work of 10-year-old Steve was selling guidebooks at Disneyland on weekends and during the summer holidays, and in his spare time, he often visited the store products for magicians, where potential buyers have shown all sorts of tricks. By age 15 he had mastered some tricks and illusions, and already he began working in the ‘magic’ shop where perfected his skills and learned to juggle. After school, he studied at the College of Santa Ana, studying drama and English poetry, and played in one or two theater troupes. Acquainted with aspiring actress Stormy Sherk (Stormie Sherk), with whom he became romantically involved, Martin entered the California State University in Long Beach, but already there is a studied philosophy. He even thought about becoming a teacher and leave the dream of becoming an actor. But in 1967 he returned to the theater, was transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, an hour’s drive to the north, and the distance put an end to the relationship of young people. At the same time, Steve began performing in nightclubs, and when he was 21, dropped out of college.
Fame came to him in the mid-70s, when Martin was transformed from a novice comedian in the hugely popular stand-up comedian. One of his appearance in the TV show increased the audience of viewers per million albums and recordings of comic numbers became platinum. By the end of the decade performances at major arenas Martin met tens of thousands of screaming fans, who did not know one of his little secrets – success as a stand-up comedian Steve considered accidental. His real goal was to film. Hollywood, too, had no choice but to fall under the pressure of an energetic comedian.
His first small role (already appeared in a number of TV series) Martin was in the comedy ‘Another Nice Mess’ in 1972. To date, he has over fifty roles in film and television. Moreover, a special love of the audience brought him the films in the creation of which Martin was directly involved: for example, ‘Roxanne’, a modern adaptation of the play “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand (Edmond Rostand), or ‘Shopgirl’ lyrical melodrama, where the hero Martin plays the young contender.
In 2009, an article in ‘The Guardian’ Martin mentioned as one of the best actors who, nevertheless, never nominated for an Oscar. In 2013 the American Academy correct this omission.
In Martin’s life was more famous novels and two marriages. The first – with actress Victoria Tennant (Victoria Tennant) – lasted eight years and ended in divorce in 1994. In July 2007, after three years of relations, Steve married writer and journalist Anne Stringfield (Anne Stringfield). In December 2012, 67-year-old Martin became a father for the first time.
Few people know that Steve Martin is a member of ‘Mensa’ organization for people with very high IQ.
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