Biography

Born August 3rd, 1941, Martha Stewart came by many of her skills as a domestic goddess honestly, as her mother taught the young Martha Kostyra how to cook and her father shared his skills as an avid gardener. As a young adult, Martha maintained a successful modeling career, while renovating a few different family homes with her husband, Andy Stewart. Her growing interest in homemaking led her to write a book that, after being published in 1982, made her one of the most sought-after authorities on the subject. Cookbooks, magazines, and television appearances followed. She built a successful empire, but ended up serving five months in jail for an obstruction of justice charge stemming from questionable business practices. She returned to television with The Martha Stewart Show, and a failed attempt to rework The Apprentice with her in the Donald Trump role. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi