Ellen grew up in the small town of Placerville in Northern California, and started her career modeling in San Francisco. After working in the Bay Area for several years, and traveling to other cities such as Athens and Miami, she eventually shifted her focus onto acting, and In 2013 made a permanent move to the City of Angels to work in tv and film.
Ellen has studied acting at Lesly Kahn & Co., Studio 24, Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop, and continues ongoing training with Christinna Chauncey. Ellen has been active in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade since 2014. She performs regularly with Murder Murder, an improvised murder mystery one-act play. (Instagram.com/murdermurderimprov)
Ellen also loves keeping busy working on her photography, hiking, practicing yoga, digging through thrift shops, playing with her cat Snoop, competing in dodgeball, and enthusiastically vacuuming (really).