Martha Plimpton: Casts in 'Grey's' new season
Martha Plimpton has been tapped for a role in a multi-episode story line on "Grey's Anatomy."
Starting with the season premiere of the ABC drama, Plimpton will appear as the mother of a young patient.
The show's sixth season premieres September 24.
Plimpton received a Tony nomination this year for "Pal Joey." She had a recurring role on another television medical drama, NBC's "ER."
Martha Plimpton started her career in modeling, thereby securing an early 1980s campaign for Calvin Klein. There she created an impression as a sophisticated, but tomboyish little girl. She made her screen debut in 1981, when at the age of 11 she had a small part in the film Rollover, she appeared in the Deep South independent drama The River Rat opposite Tommy Lee Jones. Her breakthrough performance was as Stef Steinbrenner in the 1985 feature film The Goonies. She also appeared that year in a featured role on the television sitcom Family Ties.