Has two sons - Joe Dolman (born 1983) and Jack Dolman (born 1981).
Andrea Martin is of Armenian descent - her grandfather's last name was Papazian when he immigrated in the early 1900s from Ottoman Turkey. When he settled his family in Maine, he changed the last name from Papazian to Martin. Andrea's other grandparents were also ethnic Armenian immigrants.
Former member of Toronto Second City.
Won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1982 and 1983.
Wrote/Performed in critically acclaimed one-woman show in Los Angeles and New York entitled "Nude, Nude, Totally Nude".
Ex-sister-in-law of Nancy Dolman.
Won Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "My Favorite Year". Subsequently, she has twice been nominated in the same category: in 1997 for a revival of "Candide" and in 2002 for playing Aunt Eller in a revival of "Oklahoma!".
Was a member of the legendary Toronto production of Godspell, along with Martin Short, Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Victor Garber and musical director Paul Shaffer.
According to weekly Variety magazine, she has been cast as Frau Brucher in the Broadway bound "Young Frankenstein" (2007).
Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for "Young Frankenstein".
Performed in children's theatre and summer stock before enrolling in Boston's Emerson College where she majored in theatre and speech.
Following college graduation, she immediately relocated to New York and landed the role of Lucy in the first national tour of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" within a short time. She earned her Equity card and toured with the show for six months.
Quit her role as Ishka, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), after filming one episode because she felt uncomfortable wearing the character prosthetics. She was subsequently replaced by the late Cecily Adams.
She won her first Tony Award playing a woman her own age in "My Favorite Year" in which she appeared with Mark Linn Baker. She then played comical "old lady" roles in six more Broadway shows and received Tony nominations for all but one of them, and added a second Tony Award as the old lady in "Pippin".
For her second Tony Award, the Broadway revival of "Pippin", she played the role originated by Irene "Granny Clampett" Ryan, who was also nominated for a Tony Award for that role but did not win.
She was awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 2018.
Ex-sister-in-law of Martin Short.