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Ellen Greene

Biography

Supercharged American stage and display screen actress Ellen Greene was informed at Ryder College. After her leading-lady film debut in Following Stop Greenwich Community (1978), Ellen’s profession was regular but unspectacular until she was ensemble as airheaded heroine Audrey within the 1982 Broadway musical strike Little Store of Horrors. She was one of the few ensemble people to recreate her function for the 1986 display screen version; so earning was her efficiency within this film and the next Chat Radio (1988), that critics and pundits forecasted major stardom. As far as Ellen was worried, she had been a superstar, and behaved appropriately. Cast being a neurotic rock and roll ‘n’ roller-turned-evangelist within the 1989 Television film Glory! Glory!, Ms. Greene became challenging and demanding, tossing her pounds around in a way recommending that she been at the top longer enough to become allowed this behavior. Evidently her imperiousness paid; Glory! Glory! was a fantastic effort, thanks a lot in no little part towards the towering efficiency of its leading female. After Glory! Glory!, Ellen Greene continuing to get great jobs on stage and in tv; in 1992, the celebrity joined other musical humor veterans being a voice musician for the cartoon cartoon feature Rock and roll a Doodle.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ellen Greene
Date Of Birth February 22, 1951
Height 1.68 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Education W. Tresper Clarke High School, Rider University
Nationality American
Spouse Christian Klikovits, Tibor Hardik
Music Songs Suddenly, Seymour, Somewhere That's Green, Little Shop of Horrors: Suddenly Seymour, Skid Row, Morning Has Broken, Birdhouse in Your Soul, Kiss 'n Coo, Stop And See Me, Ballad of Immoral Earnings, Someone Else Is Waiting, Solomon Song, Second Threepenny Finale, Nothing Blues, Pressing Onward, Moving Forward, Sominex / Suppertime II, Endgame: The Final Sequence, Pirate Jenny, Closed For Renovation, You Remember: Part II, Feeling No Pain, That's Where We Come In, No One Can Do, Pretty Pretty, Her Pilgrim Soul: You Remember, Girl Who Was Plugged In: That's Where We Come In, Girl Who Was Plugged In: Endgame: The Final Sequence, Girl Who Was Plugged In: Feeling No Pain, Girl Who Was Plugged In: No One Can Do, Her Pilgrim Soul: Someone Else Is Waiting, Her Pilgrim Soul: Pressing Onward, Moving Forward, Third Threepenny Finale, Worth It
Albums In His Eyes, Weird Romance: Two One-Act Musicals of Speculative Fiction (1992 original off-Broadway cast)
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical
Movies Little Shop of Horrors, Léon: The Professional, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Pump Up the Volume, Rock-a-Doodle, One Fine Day, Wagons East!, Killer: A Journal of Murder, The Cooler, States of Control, Stepping Out, Talk Radio, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult, Me and Him, Glory! Glory!, Mystery Woman Sing Me A Murder, An Occasional Hell, Re-Animated, The Magic of Herself the Elf, Fielder's Choice, Fathers & Sons, Jaded, Privileged, Love's Last Resort, The Untold Story, Sex and a Girl, Dinner At Eight
TV Shows Pushing Daisies, Out of Jimmy's Head, The Walking Dead: The Oath


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#Fact
1 Ellen Greene, who originated the role of Audrey in the 1982 off-Broadway production of the Ashman/Menken musical "Little Shop of Horrors" and repeated her performance in the 1986 movie version, stepped back into the role in 2015--at the age of 64--for a two-night concert version, part of the New York City Center's Encores! series. Her love interests, Seymour and Orin, were played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam, who were 34 and 33, respectively. Interestingly, this was shortly after Gyllenhaal's sister Maggie had made headlines for revealing that she had recently been rejected for a part on the basis that at 37 she is "too old" to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man.
2 She is of Belarusian Jewish descent.
3 She attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
4 Began her career in the early 70's as a cabaret singer in such famed New York City night spots as Reno Sweeney's in Greenwich Village.
5 Attended W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury, NY.
6 Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "The Threepenny Opera."
7 She is most famous as the lispy, bubble-headed blonde Audrey in the stage production of the cult favorite "Little Shop of Horrors," which she played for two years (1982-1984), then transferred to film with the same title Little Shop of Horrors (1986).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bunheads 2012 TV Series Wiccan Friend
Pound Puppies 2012 TV Series Gertrude Washburn
The Young and the Restless 2011 TV Series Primrose DeVille
Privileged 2010 Video Mrs. Rothman
Heroes 2007-2009 TV Series Virginia Grey
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2009 TV Series Mrs. Manface
Pushing Daisies 2007-2009 TV Series Vivian Charles
Out of Jimmy's Head 2007-2008 TV Series Dolly Gopher
Re-Animated 2006 TV Movie Dolly Gopher (voice)
Fielder's Choice 2005 TV Movie Jill
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder 2005 TV Movie Carly
Love Object 2003 Typing Supervisor
The Cooler 2003 Doris
Crossing Jordan 2002 TV Series Mrs. Dunham
The X-Files 2002 TV Series Vicki Louise Burdick
Alex in Wonder 2001 Clarice
Suddenly Susan 2000 TV Series Harriet Graham
Jaded 1998 Louise Smith
Dellaventura 1997 TV Series Elizabeth Brodkin
States of Control 1997 Carol
One Fine Day 1996 Mrs. Elaine Lieberman
An Occasional Hell 1996 Della
Law & Order 1995 TV Series Karen Gaines
Killer: A Journal of Murder 1995 Elizabeth Wyatt
Cybill 1995 TV Series Sharon
The Adventures of Pete & Pete 1994 TV Series Abilene Jones
Léon: The Professional 1994 Mathilda's Mother
Wagons East 1994 Belle
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 Louise
Fathers & Sons 1992 Judy
Stepping Out 1991 Maxine
Rock-A-Doodle 1991 Goldie (voice)
Pump Up the Volume 1990 Jan Emerson
Dinner at Eight 1989 TV Movie Kitty Packard
CBS Summer Playhouse 1989 TV Series Sally Maggio
Glory! Glory! 1989 TV Movie Ruth
Superman 50th Anniversary 1988 TV Movie documentary Ariel Dickenson - Curator Metroplis Museum
Talk Radio 1988 Ellen
Me and Him 1988 Annette Uttanzi
Morning Maggie 1987 TV Movie Maggie McAllister
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 Audrey
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series Darlene
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf 1983 TV Movie Creeping Ivy (voice)
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can 1982 Karen Mulligan
The Rock Rainbow 1978 TV Movie Jess
Seventh Avenue 1977 TV Mini-Series Paula Cass
Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976 Sarah Roth
The Untold Story 2017 completed Lydia
Muddy Corman 2015 completed Dawn Denford
The Walking Dead: Webisodes 2013 TV Series Gale
Hannibal 2013 TV Series Mrs. Komeda

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pushing Daisies 2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rock-A-Doodle 1991 performer: "Sink or Swim", "Kiss N Coo"
Glory! Glory! 1989 TV Movie performer: "In Johnny's Arms", "In Jesus Arms", "How Can I Be Sure", "Every Time You Turn Away", "These Hands", "Taka Look at Yourself"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 performer: "Skid Row Downtown", "Somewhere That's Green", "Suddenly, Seymour"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock-A-Doodle 1991 featured vocalist - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2011 TV Series Herself
10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back 2005 Video documentary short Herself - 'Mathilda's Mother'
Standing Ovations 2 2004 Video Herself - Performer
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh 1998 TV Special documentary Audrey (segment "Somewhere That's Green")
Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Showbiz Today 1992 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987-1988 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series Audrey

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Glory! Glory! (1989)


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#Quote
1 The Public Theater, under Joseph Papp, was my real education. When you walked in there, you left your ego at the door. Everybody was talented.
2 It's a very hard thing for all of us to accept ourselves at all the different stages - the horrible side, the wonderful side, the adorable side - and who you are as a grownup. And then to bring what you learned as a child to that grownup: that is the magic of creativity.
3 Life is going by, and if you don't do something about your dreams and make them a reality and start to love who you are as yourself, then you will not be able to embrace any of those dreams. Who you are is the immense magic.

#Trademark
1 Her characters have a different hairstyle
2 Brown eyes

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