Native Canadian, Anne-Marie Martin made her American acting debut in the LA theatre scene in Theatre West's "The Good Doctor" and other plays by Chekov, and American dramatists. In the 1980s, Martin transitioned from theatre to the small screen where she worked intermittently under the stage name "Eddie Benton."
She had guest roles in television programs like "Wonder Woman," "Dr. Strange," "T.J. Hooker,"" Streets of San Francisco", "Days of Our Lives" (where she stayed for three years--garnering daytime soap stardom soap as lead "Gwen Davies"). While guest starring in an episode of "Highway to Heaven" in which she and Victor French traded bodies, she caught the attention of screenwriter Alan Spencer, who cast her as "Dori Doreau," the buttoned-up, detective partner to David Rasche's rogue, cop persona of "Sledgehammer!"
Anne-Marie Martin also appeared in films including "The Boogens," "Runaway," and H.G. Wells' science fiction film adaptation of "The Shape of Things to Come," after which she went on to star alongside actress Jamie Lee Curtis in the horror film, "Prom Night," It was during the filming of "Runaway" that Martin met her husband, Michael Crichton (the director of the film.)
Crichton and Martin married in 1988 after which Martin took a hiatus from acting in order to develop her own original screenplays as well as to devote more time to the couple's young family (daughter, Taylor, was born in 1989). In the early 1990s, Crichton experienced authorial success with the release of science-fiction thriller, "Jurassic Park"--a work that he dedicated to his wife and daughter. After the cinematic success experienced by "Jurassic Park," Crichton and Martin decided to collaborate on a long-standing idea that Martin had for a screenplay. The result of their authorial partnership came in the form of "Twister" which the couple published as a screenplay and soon after transformed into a major motion picture starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton.
Since separating from Crichton, Martin has continued screen-writing and has multiple projects currently underway. She also went on to pursue her passion for Icelandic horses (securing a spot on the American team for the 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, 2009, and 2011. World Championship Competition in Europe. Martin has travelled extensively through Iceland, where she spent years breeding and training with the Icelandic horse.
Martin has also developed her artistic side, having 3 shows at Ceres Gallery in New York City displaying her photographs, and paintings, and mixed media work. Her photographs currently form the basis for popular brand, Ottotredici Cashmere, who features Martin's collage compositions of photographs in their cashmere collection of scarves (spring 2013) presently available at Barney's New York.
She has sat on the board of The LA Ballet and The Bogliasco Foundation.