|Mae Martin Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1987|
Mae Martin is a Canadian comedian, actress, and writer who shot to fame after writing and appearing in the Netflix comedy TV series Feel Good (2020). They have been featured in several other television programs including the CBC hit all-female comedy Baroness Von Sketch Show (2017) for which they were both the story editor and the contributing writer from 2016 to 2019. They are also known for their lengthy tours across Europe as well as the United States, having won two Canadian Comedy Awards as part of the comedy troupe The Young and the Useless. Martin has received various accolades such as a nomination for the BAFTA TV Award for “Best Female Comedy Performance” in 2021 for their work on Feel Good. They have amassed more than 450k followers on Instagram.
They went to an all-girls school and performed on stage in the school’s uniform. They trained in improvisation as well as sketch comedy for 4 years at the Toronto outpost of the well-known comedy institution The Second City.
Comedian, Actress, Writer
- Father – James Chatto (Food Writer)
- Mother – Wendy Martin (Writer, Teacher)
- Siblings – Joseph (Older Brother) (Academic)
- Others – Daniel Chatto (Paternal Uncle) (Artist, Actor)
They have been represented by Tiffany Agbeko of Curtis Brown and Janet Ferguson-Lees of Hobsons International.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
They are of Canadian and English descent.
- Short blonde hair
- Large almond-shaped expressive eyes
- Sharp features
- Defined jawline
Mae Martin Favorite Things
- Childhood Obsessions – Bette Midler, The Kids in the Hall, Pee-wee Herman, The Rocky Horror Show
Source – Wikipedia
Mae Martin Facts
- They have recalled that their parents had taken them to their first comedy show when they were 11 years old, following which they had become addicted to stand-up comedy. Mae and two friends became known as “the Groupies” for having gone to see the play Family Circus Maximus 160 times in a year.
- Mae’s parents were ex-hippies and fans of comedy and the family home used to be filled with recordings of British classics like Monty Python as well as Americans such as Steve Martin.
- Mae has recounted that they got their first taste of stage life at the age of 11 when they were invited on stage in order to be the dummy of a ventriloquist.
- They have been performing comedy since they were 13 years old.
- At the age of 16, they made their Canadian TV debut on The Comedy Network’s Cream of Comedy and became the youngest ever nominee for the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award.
- Martin has been based in the UK, ever since moving there in 2011.
- They have stated that they had just wanted to tell a human story and a love story in Feel Good, and that it has been queer with the theme of addiction as those have comprised their life. Martin has been very open about their life growing up while they struggled with discovering their gender identity, along with drug addiction. They have noticed that the more specific the storyline and characters are, the more people can relate, and they wanted the central characters, Mae and George, to be highly flawed and three-dimensional.
Featured Image by Mae Martin / Instagram