Ellen was born in Placerville, an old mining town tucked in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. There she grew up playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, writing, and playing clarinet in the high school marching band. Ellen first began modeling in San Francisco, then over the years also worked in Greece, Miami, and Los Angeles. Eventually the focus shifted onto acting, and in 2013 Ellen made a permanent move to the city of angels.
Since moving to Los Angeles Ellen has studied acting and improv at Lesly Kahn & Co., Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop, Killian's Commercial Workshop, On-Camera Classes with Christinna Chauncey, and Upright Citizens Brigade. Ellen works in the realms of commercials, print, hosting, and TV/Film.
When she's needing to mix things up you can often find Ellen working on her photography, writing, practicing yoga, digging through thrift shops, snuggling her dog, or enthusiastically vacuuming (truly her favorite chore & outlet for procrastination).