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At A Glance
Byrne, whose birth name is Mary Martha Byrne, began her acting career on Broadway in the hit musical Annie, in which she played the role of July and also understudied the title role. On television, Byrne starred in When the Cradle Falls, a CBS movie-of-the-week. She appeared in numerous primetime series including Murder, She Wrote; Kate and Allie; Jake and the Fatman; In the Heat of the Night; Doogie Howser, M.D.; The Young Riders; Parker Lewis; Over My Dead Body; Pros and Cons, with James Earl Jones; and Hearts are Wild, as Lainie Kazan's daughter. She starred in the 1983 summer series The Hamptons and appeared in the television films Pink Lightning; Drop-Out Father, with Dick Van Dyke and Mariette Hartley; She's Hired, He's Fired, with Wayne Rogers and Karen Valentine; The Harvest on PBS; HBO's Anna to the Infinite Power, in which she played the title role; and the Disney Channel's The Eyes of the Amaryllis. She also lists working with Bob Hope on one of his specials as a highlight in her career.

Byrne has also released three CDs, Martha Byrne, which includes songs that she has performed on As The World Turns; Woman Thing Music; and most recently, The Other Side. In addition, she just produced the soundtrack to the Calista Flockhart film Jane Doe.

Since 1996, Byrne has hosted the annual Daytime Television Salutes St. Jude Children's Research Hospital benefit, where daytime stars from ABC, NBC, and CBS meet and greet fans and treat them to live musical performances. Daytime devotees have the opportunity to mingle with the stars, as well as bid on over 100 auction items, with all profits going toward the hospital.

Martha currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Michael McMahon, and sons, Michael (born May 29, 1998) and Maxwell (born Sep 3, 2002), and daughter, Annmarie.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
General Hospital
Andrea Floyd
June 17, 2009 to September 10, 2009

The Bold and the Beautiful
Herself/scriptwriter
April 2009 to Present

As The World Turns
Rose D'Angelo
April 2000 to December 12, 2003

When the Cradle Falls
Donna
1997

Silk Stalkings
December 12, 1991

Pink Lightning
Jill
1991

Drop-Out Father
Elizabeth McCall
1982

The Hamptons
1983

HBO's Anna to the Infinite Power
Anna
1983

Disney Channel's The Eyes of the Amaryllis
1983

She's Hired, He's Fired
1984

As The World Turns
Lily Walsh Mason Snyder Grimaldi Snyder
April 1985 to October 1989; April 1993 to April 22, 2008
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Beniker Gang
Molly Stanwick
1985

Marksman
Alison Wells
1997

Mergers & Acquisitions
Iowa
2000
Acting Portfolio
THEATRE

Annie

Acting Portfolio
MUSIC
Released an album in 1996 entitled, Martha Byrne

Released an album in 2005 entitled, The Other Side

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2001)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Ingénue (1987)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2002, 2005)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Best Couple (1998, 2000)
Vital Statistics
DATE OF BIRTH: December 23, 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ridgewood, New Jersey
HAIR COLOR: Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Michael McMahon [Nov 12, 1994]
CHILDREN: Son, Michael Terrence McMahon [May 29, 1998]; son, Maxwell Vincent McMahon [Sep 3, 2002 at 11:50 a.m.; weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz and measured 21 inches long.]; daughter, Annmarie McMahon [Jun 12, 2006; weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz and measured 20 inches]
News Archive
News Archive: Emmys name Byrne Outstanding Lead Actress. [May 18, 2001]
News Archive: Byrne, husband expecting second child. [Mar 4, 2002]
News Archive: Byrne nixes contract, will exit ATWT. [Feb 29, 2008]
News Archive: Byrne offers her side of ATWT exit story. [Mar 17, 2008]
News Archive: ATWT hires Loving vet to take over as Lily. [Mar 31, 2008]
News Archive: LISTEN NOW: Martha Byrne addresses rumored ATWT return, charity work on Soap Central Live [May 14, 2010]
News Archive: Beck offered to step aside, allow Byrne to return. [Sep 13, 2010]
News Archive: LISTEN NOW: Martha Byrne on Gotham's Emmy nom, ATWT's last Emmys, and more [May 27, 2011]
News Archive: Martha Byrne to host soapcentral.com Red Carpet Daytime Emmys coverage [May 27, 2011]
News Archive: Ricky Paull Goldin previews new web series, Beacon Hill. [Feb 28, 2014]
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