PROFILE
Name:
Martha MacIsaac
Birth Date:
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Birth Place:
October 11, 1984
Height:
5' 4" (1.63 m)
BIOGRAPHY
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Background:

Canadian actress Martha MacIsaac first came to the attention of public as the star of the television series “Emily of New Moon” (CBC, 1998-2000), from which she also picked up a YTV Achievement Award nomination. Her popularity grew even bigger when she won the role of Michael Cera's lover on the highly successful comedy film “Superbad” (2007). MacIsaac also has done a string of voice overs, including “Di-Gata Defenders” (2006-2008), “Magi-Nation” (2007-2008) and “Friends and Heroes” (2008).    

Though grew up in Canada, MacIsaac currently lives in Hollywood, California. She is married to husband Torre Catalano since 2010. 
   
   
Native of Charlottetown

Childhood and Family:

Martha MacIsaac was born on October 11, 1984, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She has three sisters and attended Queen Charlotte Junior High in Charlottetown. She lived in Toronto for five years just before relocating to Hollywood. On moving to Los Angeles, she stated, “It's kind of surreal to be packing up your whole entire life in a city that you've been in for five years to go into the unknown.”

On July 10, 2010, Martha tied the knot with Torre Catalano. Her husband is the director of video production for Capitol Records. 


Emily of New Moon

Career:

Martha MacIsaac made her auspicious debut at age 14 when she won the lead role of Emily Byrd Starr in the Canadian television series “Emily of New Moon,” which ran on CBC from January 4, 1998 to June 6, 2000. She received a YTV Achievement nomination for the role.

In 2000, MacIsaac provided the voice of Bridgid in Children's animation series “Eckhart,” which starred the voice of Jessica Pellerin as the title character. The program was aired in 25 countries throughout the world. MacIsaac next was cast as young Gabby Castellani in the ABC Family telepic “This Time Around” (2003), which starred Carly Pope, Sara Rue and Brian Austin Green, and Vivian Leigh Bacha in “Suburban Madness” (2004), a made for TV film based on a true story starring Sela Ward as PI Bobbi Bacha of Blue Moon Investigations, before making her feature film debut as a mean party girl in “Ice Princess” (2005), a figure skating film directed by Tim Fywell, written by Meg Cabot and Hadley Davis, and starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panettiere, Trevor Blumas, and Kirsten Olson. She also played the supporting role of Moira, one of Carrie Lewellyn's kids, on  the TV film “I Do, They Don't” (ABC Family, 2005), starring Josie Bissett and Rob Estes.    

In 2006, MacIsaac began her voice role of Melosa on the animated television series “Di-Gata Defenders,” which aired in Canada on Teletoon for two seasons from August 5, 2006 to September 23, 2008. She also provided the voices of Edyn in “Magi-Nation” from 2007 to 2008 and Sarah in “Friends and Heroes” in 2008. Meanwhile, MacIsaac could be seen making a guest appearance in “This Is Wonderland” (2006, as Kristy Hausman) and co-starring in the made for television films “Night of Terror” (2006, as Olivia Dunne) and “In God's Country” (2007, with Kelly Rowan and Richard Burgi).  

“They do so much improv on all of Judd Apatow's movies. They hire people who they think are funny because they want their input, they want it to be a team effort, and that was very intimidating to me because I've never done comedy. And to impovise with Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, who are both hilarious, that was exciting.”  Martha MacIsaac (on “Superbad”)

However, MacIsaac did not enjoy a big breakthrough until she was cast as Becca, the love interest of lead character Evan (played by Michael Cera) in the 2007 teen comedy “Superbad,” directed by Greg Mottola. The film received critical praise and was a big success at the box office.

In 2009, the pretty and lithe brunette MacIsaac starred with Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Garret Dillahunt, Spencer Treat Clark and Sara Paxton in the remake “The Last House on the Left,” directed by Dennis Iliadis, and was cast as Val Kilmer's daughter in the horror/thriller movie “The Thaw,” directed by Mark A. Lewis. She also had roles on the short film “Versailles” and the video short “Twilight Cycles.”  

From 2010 to 2011, MacIsaac played the recurring role of Dana Stockwell on the ABC Family comedy/drama series “Greek,” which starred Clark Duke and Tiffany Dupont. She also starred as Casey McCullen in the Canadian movie “Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage” (2010), which is based on the Canadian playwright Josh MacDonald's play “Halo,” and played Martha in two episodes of “Marcy” (2011).

In 2012, MacIsaac was featured as inmate in “For a Good Time, Call...,” an American comedy film directed by Jamie Travis and starring Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long, Mimi Rogers, Nia Vardalos, Mark Webber and James Wolk. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2012 and was released theatrically in the United States on August 31, 2012. Besides, she starred with Devon Bostick and Christopher Lloyd in the comedy film “Dead Before Dawn 3D” (2012). The same year, her voice could be heard as Cissy in the pilot of “Spyburbia” (2012). 

In 2013, MacIsaac will play the character of Becca in the comedy series “1600 Penn,” starring Robbie Amell, Courtney Carini and Adam Shapiro.


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