An accomplished stage actress, Martells received an Outer Critics Circle Award and nominations for both the Tony Award and Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Risa in the Broadway production of Two Trains Running. She also played this role at the Kennedy Center and Los Angeles' Doolittle Theatre. Off-Broadway performances include Babylon Gardens, Bird of Ill Omen and Thornwood and Caucasian Chalk Circle. Most recently she starred in Athol Fugard's latest piece, Sorrows and Rejoicing, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Martells was a series regular on Strange Luck. She has guest-starred on numerous series, includeing ER, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Chicago Hope, Sisters, Touched by an Angel and All My Children. Additionally she has worked on several telefilms, including Broken Trust, Zooman, Bachelor's Baby and A Child's Cry for Help and Blind Spot.
Her feature film credits include Nurse Betty, The Wood, Gattaca, Drop Zone, Regarding Henry and New Jack City.
Martells resides in the hills of Los Angeles with her husband, their five-year-old son, two-year-old daughter, dog, three cats and pet bird. She enjoys several outdoor activities, including gardening, camping, hiking and bicycle riding with her family.
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