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Martha Quinn

Martha Quinn

Martha Quinn (born 1959) is best known as one of the original video jockeys on MTV. Prior to joining MTV, Quinn graduated from Ossining High School in 1977 and NYU in 1981. She got the MTV job even though her prior on-camera experience had been limited to a few television commercials. Rolling Stone magazine readers selected her as MTV's Best-Ever VJ years later. Quinn's petite, cutesy, girl-next-girl personality won the hearts of many viewers.

In 1990, Quinn appeared on the short-lived Brady Bunch sequel The Bradys. Quinn played a love interest to Bobby Brady (played by Mike Lookinland). She joined Ed McMahon as a co-host for Star Search in 1994. She was a bi-weekly correspondent on The Early Show in 1999.

She is the step-daughter of Jane Bryant Quinn, personal finance columnist.

In 2005, Quinn joined SIRIUS Satellite Radio network. On the September 22, 2005 episode of Comedy Central's new series The Showbiz Show with David Spade, Quinn appeared as herself in mock archival footage (dating back to 1983) from her MTV days. In two separate bumper skits, Quinn sarcastically foretold considerably bizarre behavior from stars Michael Jackson and Sting. Subsequent episodes took shots at Whitney Houston and Tommy Lee.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Martha Quinn Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayMay 11, 1959 (58)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceAlbany, New York, USA
Height5' 1" (1m55)  How tall is Martha Quinn compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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