Guest Celebrity Contributor, TMR
Ellen has enjoyed a unique and extremely diverse career as an actor. The striking leggy 5’10-1/2” native of Toronto began performing as a ballet dancer. When a temporary knee injury sidelined her, Ellen segued into acting with a wide variety of critically acclaimed stage roles. She recently starred opposite Peter Scolari in the hit stage comedy Boing Boing.
A Gemini Award nominated actress for her series regular role Jeri Slate in the Leo Award winning supernatural drama The Collector (airing in 65 countries), Ellen is also a cult figure in the sci-fi world for playing the alien cannibal Giggerota the Wicked in the international cult hit Lexx. She has the distinction of doing all four seasons and playing four different characters in this very popular show. Ellen played the first Pope in sci fi history in Lexx.
Her affinity for the unusual has also lead her to starring roles in The Dead Zone, Blood Ties, Mutant X, A Wrinkle In Time and Highlander: The Raven where she is the only female to have a broad to broad to broadsword fight in that shows' history.
In Napoleon Dynamite, the Sundance Film Festival favorite and one of the most popular film comedies of all time, Ellen plays the Tupperware-loving mom of Napoleon’s potential prom date. Her comedy thriller Bull has played the film festival circuit as well as her romantic drama Lost and Found, a Bravo-sponsored film she starred in and produced.
She is currently shooting an edgy new web series called The Resolve in Los Angeles. She is also the voice for the new highly acclaimed attraction at Disney called The World of Color as well as voicing many characters in a sequel to a major high profile video game and a new 3D animation film.
Ellen is honored to be the spokesperson for the Make A Wish Foundation in Toronto and Central Ontario and feeds the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission and sits on the board of Kids With A Cause in Los Angeles.
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