Ellen is a comedy writer/actor/filmmaker, and she's writing this in third person, so buckle up. 

Most recently, Ellen published her first book, Cinderella & the Glass Ceiling and 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. 


Ellen frequently collaborates with writer and director Jay Wolff; you can check out their work here. They just released a short film called Now Connecting about the trials of dating during quarantine; the whole film was made over zoom in New York in April 2020. They created the web series OMGHI, which enjoyed a successful viral run, and they're at work on a heist comedy feature film. 

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 wrote and produced the short film No Limes, which is a love letter to her sisters, who are pretty great. 

Ellen has a cat named Sally Field and a husband named Dru Johnston. She runs marathons, listens to a lot of podcasts, and spent three years temping at a hedge fund so thinks she understands the stock market.