Steve Martin

United States

Steve Martin Bio

Who is Steve Martin

Comedian and actor whose best known films include The Jerk, Father of the Bride, Roxanne, Three Amigos, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. He hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010 and he has hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live on a number of occasions.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born in Waco, Texas and raised in Inglewood, California, and then later in Garden Grove, California, in a Baptist family. His first job was at Disneyland, selling guidebooks on weekends and full-time during the school's summer break.

Interesting Facts

Playing the banjo from an early age, he released his debut music album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo in 2009 and it went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. His 1978 comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy went 2x platinum in the United States.

Personal Life

He was married to Victoria Tennant from 1985 to 1994. He married his second wife, New Yorker journalist Anne Stringfield, in July 2007. He became a father for the first time when Stringfield had a child in December 2012.


He has won an Academy Award, several Grammy Awards, People's Choice Awards, and many others.5