Martha Plimpton is an American actress. Her Hollywood career started in the early 1980s. She later had her breakthrough in the 1985 film The Goonies. The rest of the 1980s saw her star in the movies The Mosquito Coast, Running on Empty, and Parenthood. The following decade, she became known for her titular role in the film Samantha. She went on to star in I Shot Andy Warhol, Eye of God, and Beautiful Girls. Recently she’s more active on the small screen. For her guest role as Patti Nyholm on The Good Wife, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She then became known for starring as Virginia Chance on Raising Hope. After it ended, she was cast as Eileen O’Neal on the sitcom The Real O’Neals, which only lasted two seasons.