Kent resident Margo Martindale nominated for an Emmy
KENT — Award-winning actor and Kent resident Margo Martindale has been nominated for a 2020 Primetime Emmy Award.
The 69-year-old is a nominee in the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her role as Bella Abzug in the historical drama miniseries “Mrs. America,” produced by FX.
It’s not Martindale’s first Emmy nomination. She was nominated four times in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Claudia on FX’s “The Americans,” and took home the award in 2015 and 2016.
She also won a 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Mags Bennett on FX’s “Justified.”
A performer for more than four decades, Martindale has been in films, and on television and stage. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Big Mama in the Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
Life in Kent
Martindale and her husband bought a house in Kent five years ago after discovering the town on their way home from taking their daughter to a local YMCA camp.
“We drove back through this town called Kent and had lunch at The Villager, and we both got through and said, ‘If we ever get to buy a house, this is where we would like it to be,’ because we both come from very small towns in Texas and it somehow oddly reminded us of home,” she said last month.
“Our residence is in New York ... but Kent is just where we love to be whenever we can,” she said. “This town is extremely welcoming. The Fife ’n Drum is so embracing. ... We’ve met so many people through there.”
Martindale and her family have quarantined in Kent since March, when production shut down on her latest project — a show called “Your Honor.”
She decided to get involved with Kent Library’s new Masters of Kent Summer Series this year, which features live online events with local talented residents.
During her Summer Series event, “With Time Comes Appreciation: A Visit with Margo Martindale,” Martindale was interviewed by theater professor and author Ron Marasco.
The 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air Sept. 20 on ABC.