Martha Burns is an award-winning Canadian actress. Martha Burns is known for her stage work and youth outreach in Ontario and her leading role as Ellen Fanshaw in the TV dramedy series Slings and Arrows. She was nominated three times for a Gemini Award.
Martha Burns has also won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role twice, for Long Day`s Journey into Night in 1996 and for Love & Savagery in 2010. She is a founding member and a former associate director of Toronto`s Soulpepper Theatre Company.
Martha Burns has also performed leading roles at Stratford, the Shaw Festival, the National Arts Centre and the Tarragon Theatre. She was nominated five times for a Dora Mavor Moore Award and won twice: in 1986 and 1984.