There isn’t much for Days of our Lives Belle Black to celebrate, especially when one considers the fact that her daughter, Claire, was recently under suspicion for bombing her aunt’s wedding. Luckily, the opposite is true for actress Martha Madison.
Happy Birthday, Martha Madison!
And that’s because she was born on July 27, 1977, in Newport News, Virginia, which means that this talented performer is turning 43 years old today! Upon graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in psychology, Madison relocated to New York City and enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
After obtaining a small part in the film Kate & Leopold, Madison moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue an acting career in earnest. Roles in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Passions soon followed, and in August of 2004, Madison joined the cast of Days of our Lives and assumed the part of Belle Black.
Madison remained at the NBC soap until March 24, 2008, though she has been reprising the character – on an “as-needed basis” – since November 25, 2015. Subsequently, Madison appeared in episodes of The Singles Table, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, and General Hospital (where she briefly subbed for actress Rebecca Herbst in the role of Elizabeth Webber, R.N.).
Madison’s other acting credits include guest spots in One Mississippi, Great News, and A Place Called Hollywood, as well as starring roles in The Bay, Winterthorne, and Ladies of the Lake.
Madison has been married to restaurateur A.J. Gilbert since August 25, 2007. Together the couple shares a daughter, Charley Elizabeth (born November 3, 2013). Madison previously hosted an afternoon, soap-centric talk show with former GH star Lilly Melgar.
Soap Hub would like to wish Martha Madison a very happy birthday and many more. Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.