Ellen Greene Biography (1950?-)

Born February 22, 1950 (some sources cite 1952), in Brooklyn, NY; father, a dentist; mother, a guidance counselor; married Tibor Hardik, 1990. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actress, singer
Birth Details
February 22, 1950?
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Sarah, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Karen Mulligan, I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can, Paramount, 1982
  • Audrey, Little Shop of Horrors, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Annette Uttanzi, Me and Him (also known as Ich und Er), Columbia, 1988
  • Ellen, Talk Radio, Universal, 1988
  • Jan Emerson, Pump Up the Volume (also known as Plein volumeand Y a-t-il une vie apres le lycee?), New Line Cinema, 1990
  • Little Feet, 1990
  • Voice of Goldie, Rock-a-Doodle (animated), Samuel Goldwyn Company,1991
  • Maxine, Stepping Out, Paramount, 1991
  • Judy, Fathers & Sons, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992
  • Mathilda's mother, The Professional (also known as The Cleaner and Leon), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1994
  • Louise, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Paramount, 1994
  • Belle, Wagons East!, TriStar, 1994
  • Mrs. Baron, Murdered Innocence, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1996
  • Elizabeth Wyatt, Killer: A Journal of Murder (also known as TheKiller), Republic, 1996
  • Elaine Liberman, One Fine Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Louise Smith, Jaded, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1996
  • Carol, States of Control, Phaedra Cinema, 2001
  • Clarice Markov, Alex in Wonder, Dog Films, 2001
  • Doris, The Cooler, Lions Gate Films, 2003
  • Typing supervisor, Love Object, Content International, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Title role and voice of Barbara, Rachel Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It!, Broadhurst Theatre, 1973
  • Chrissy, In the Boom Boom Room, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Jenny Towler, Threepenny Opera, New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1976, then Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Funny Face, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1978-1979
  • United Nations referee and Eurydice, Wake Up, It's Time to Go to Bed!, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Disrobing the Bride, Music-Theatre Group, Lenox Arts Center, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Suzanne/Little Rose, The Little Prince and the Aviator, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1981-1982
  • Audrey, Little Shop of Horrors, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, then Orpheum Theatre, both New York City, 1982
  • Ellis, Starting Monday, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, 1990
  • P. Burke and Nola, Weird Romance, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, 1992
  • Mabel, Three Men on a Horse, National Actors Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Younger Anne, The First Picture Show, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1999
  • Appeared as Audrey in productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, and in London; appeared in The Sorrows of Stephen and Stage Directions, both New York Shakespeare Festival, NewYork City; The Nature and Purpose of the Universe and Teeth 'n' Smiles, both New York City; David's Mother, Los Angeles; and "The Seven Deadly Sins" (produced with "The Berlin Requiem" as Two by Brecht and Weill), American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA.
  • Major Tours
  • Singer and dancer, George M!, U.S. cities, 1970-1971
  • Sonia Walsk, They're Playing Our Song, U.S. cities, 1979
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Paula, Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1977
  • Sister Ruth, Glory! Glory!, HBO, 1989
  • Movies
  • Kitty Packard, Dinner at Eight, TNT, 1989
  • Sally Maggio, Road Show, CBS, 1989
  • Della, An Occasional Hell, HBO, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Darlene, "Made for Each Other," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1989
  • Sharon, "How Can I Call You My Ex-Husbands If You Won't Go Away?," Cybill, CBS, 1995
  • Sharon, "Look Who's Stalking," Cybill, CBS, 1995
  • Mrs. Gaines, "Bitter Fruit," Law & Order, NBC, 1995
  • Harriet Graham, "The Break Up," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 2000
  • "Secrets and Lies," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002
  • Vicki Louise Burdick, "Improbable," The X Files, Fox, 2002
  • Also appeared as Abilene Jones in "Time Tunnel," The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
  • Specials
  • Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel, CBS, 1988
  • Audrey, Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh(also known as Hey, Mr. Producer), PBS, 1998
  • Other
  • Jess, The Rock Rainbow (pilot; also known as Rock Follies),ABC, 1978
  • Winona, All My Children (series; also known as All My Children:The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1998

Further Reference


    • Celebrity Sleuth, Volume 5, issue 1, 1991, pp. 46-47
    • People Weekly, January 12, 1987, p. 43

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