Ellen is a comedy writer, actor, and producer, which you probably read on the landing page.

Most recently, Ellen published her first book, Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling & Other Feminist Fairy Tales. The book is based on the sketch show Femme Fairy Tales, which she co-wrote with Laura Lane (Ellen and Laura wrote the book together as well). Femme Fairy Tales ran for a year at the UCB Theatre in Hell's Kitchen and Los Angeles. 

For the last five years, Ellen has had a recurring part on How To Get Away with Murder as Ms. Chapin, a totally helpless law student.  Her other acting credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, countless sketch shows, and three lines on One Life to Live. She is a member of the PIT weekend house sketch comedy team Like Butter, which performs the last Friday of every month. 

Ellen has written and performed a sketch comedy-theatre piece mashup with Jackie Abbott called Yes She Cannes! (exclamation point included) at the PIT, UCB, and Dixon Place.  


Ellen frequently collaborates with comedy writer and director Jay Wolff, who currently writes and produces for Always Late with Katie Nolan on ESPN. Jay and Ellen are very proud of their web series OMGHI, and it enjoyed a wildly successful viral run. Watch it here and read about it here.  Ellen and Jay have written a feature film Golden Shores, a murder mystery comedy. They have big dreams that one day someone will give them money to make it. 

Her short film No Limes made the festival circuit in 2016. The film is a love letter to her sisters, and since she loves them so much, she's written a feature based on the short. She also has a big dream that someone will give her the money to make it.