Steve Martin - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 2, 2022

Steve Martin
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Musician
Best Known For: Pink Panther (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $140 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 14, 1945 (age 78)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Stephen Glenn Martin
Birth Place: Waco, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Glenn Vernon Martin
Mother's Name: Mary Lee Martin
Siblings: 2

Fred Martin (brother)
Melinda Martin (sister)

High School: Garden Grove High School
University: Santa Ana College, California State University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Scottish, Irish, German, French, Welsh, English)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 28, 2007
Wife's Name: Anne Stringfield

Victoria Tennant (Nov 20, 1986- 1994)

Children: 1

Conquistador Martin (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.82 meter (5 feet 12 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: White
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Steve Martin?

Steve Martin, with his head full of white hair, is the image of the Pink Panther. The American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician is also known for other roles. Read them all below!

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Steve Martin – Age, Parents, Siblings

Steve Martin was born Stephen Glenn Martin on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, USA. His birthplace is Waco, Texas, U.S., and was born as the son of parents Mary Lee and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He has two other siblings, brother Fred Martin, and sister Melinda Martin.

He was raised in Inglewood, California but later moved to Garden Grove, California. 

Education, Ethnicity

For his education, Martin joined Garden Grove High School where he was a cheerleader and graduated in 1963. After his graduation, he joined Santa Ana College and studied Drama and English poetry there. Martin also enrolled in California State University to major in philosophy.

His ethnicity includes Scottish, Irish, German, French, Welsh, and English.

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Steve Martin – Girlfriend, Wife, Daughter, Divorce

While in college, he met (now) actress Stormie Sherk and the two began dating. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he dated actress/singer/dancer Bernadette Peters. On November 20, 1986, he married actress Victoria Tennant but soon divorced in 1994.

Martin then went to date, Anne Stringfield. After three years of relationship, he and his girlfriend married on July 28, 2007, and the wedding ceremony was held at Martin's Los Angeles home. Anne is a writer and former writer of The New Yorker.

Their daughter was born on December 2012 and named her Conquistador. Talking about her daughter's unique name he said, “I didn’t want to go with one of those Hollywood weird names. Conquistador is a statement.”

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Steve Martin – Career

Early Days

During summer break from the year 1955 to 1958, he worked at Disneyland. When he had free time, he visited the Main Street Magic shop and there he learned some magic tricks and took up a job at Fantasyland Magic Shop. During his college days, he participated in comedies and other productions. 

In 1967, he was chosen to be a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy HourTwo years later, in 1969, at 23, he won an Emmy Award. He also wrote for John Denver, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Van Dyke and Companyand The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.

Martin then appeared in several shows The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Gong ShowOn Location, The Muppet Show, and Saturday Night Live.

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Comedy Albums, Movies, Music

Over the years he has also released 12 comedy albums as of 2018. They are namely, Let's Get Small (1977),  A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978), Comedy Is Not Pretty! (1979), The Steve Martin Brothers (1981), Love Has Come for You (2013), So Familiar (2015), The Long-Awaited Album (2017).

Martin has also starred in movies including Father of the Bride (1991), Housesitter (1992), A Simple Twist of Fate (1994), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Bowfinger (1999), Shopgirl (2005), Cheaper by the Dozen 2The Pink Panther (2006), The Pink Panther 2Baby Mama (2008),  It's Complicated (2009),  The Big Year (2011), animated film Home (2015), among others.

In addition, Martin is also a musician and learned to play banjo at the age of 17 and is still very passionate about it. Martin has even released several singles.

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Martin is also a well-known author. His books are Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays (1996), Cruel Shoes (February 1982), Pure Drivel (1998), Shopgirl (2000), The Underpants: A Play by Carl Sternheim (2002), Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (November 2007), The Pleasure of My Company (October 2003).

He published his children’s book The Alphabet From A to Y: With Bonus Letter Z in 2007.


On the set of Pink Panther, Steve Martin has worked with Emily Mortimer, Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Adkins, William Abadie, and Daniel Sauli.

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Steve Martin – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Martin is estimated to be around $140 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Steve Martin – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Steve Martin is followed by over a million followers. He also has an official website -

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