|Date of birth||22 February 1951|
|Origin||Brooklyn, NY, USA|
A veteran of stage and screen with numerous appearances over her thirty year career, Ellen is probably best known for her portrayal of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway, a role she reprised in the 1986 film adaptation. Ellen was nominated for a Tony in 1977 for the Broadway revival of Bertolt Brecht's Threepenny Opera.
Ellen has made film and television appearances in Miami Vice, Pump Up the Volume, Law & Order, The X Files, and Tim Kring's Crossing Jordan. She has appeared alongside Heroes castmates in Naked Gun 33 1/3 (with Rick Scarry), in Seventh Avenue (with Graham Beckel), in Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (with Tina Lifford), in Next Stop, Greenwich Village (with Antonio Fargas), and as "Vivian Charles" to Swoosie Kurtz's "Lily Charles" in Bryan Fuller's Pushing Daisies (with Kristin Veitch, Jayma Mays, Missi Pyle, Mark Harelik, and Diana Scarwid).