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Ellen Albertini Dow


The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, and Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She was an acting coach... See full bio »
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 2013 New Girl (TV Series)
Aunt Ruthie
- Chicago (2013) ... Aunt Ruthie
 2006-2012 Family Guy (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (2012) ... (voice)
- Stewie Loves Lois (2006) ... Elderly Woman (voice)
 2011 Shameless (TV Series)
The Real Aunt Ginger
- Aunt Ginger (2011) ... The Real Aunt Ginger
 2011 Not Another Not Another Movie
Older Rose
 2010 The Invited
Natalie Shaw
 2009 According to Jim (TV Series)
Emily Rose
- Diamonds Are a Ghoul's Best Friend (2009) ... Emily Rose
 2009 Lonely Street
Lydia the Librarian
 2005-2008 American Dad! (TV Series)
Old Woman #2 / Old Lady
- 1600 Candles (2008) ... Old Woman #2 (voice)
- Francine's Flashback (2005) ... Old Lady (voice)
 2007 The Blue Hour
Anabella
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Audrey Abruzzi - 2007
 2007 In Case of Emergency (TV Series)
Rose
- Let Go, Let Golf (2007) ... Rose
 2006 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
Kathrine McCord
- Debt It Be (2006) ... Kathrine McCord
 2006 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (TV Series)
Mrs. Knapp
- Social Studies & Embarrassment (2006) ... Mrs. Knapp
 2006 Fat Girls
Mildred
 2005 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Gertrude Balboa
- Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine (2005) ... Gertrude Balboa
 2005 Halfway Decent
Mrs. Kahn
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Dottie Arkin
- Whatever Happened to Seymour Magoon? (2005) ... Dottie Arkin
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Roberta
- Time Flies (2005) ... Roberta
 2005 Scrubs (TV Series)
Betty
- My Faith in Humanity (2005) ... Betty
 2005 Annie's Point (TV Movie)
Louise Tette
 2003 A Minute with Stan Hooper (TV Series)
Clara Meeks
- Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie (2003) ... Clara Meeks
 2003 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Grandma Nan
- March Madness (2003) ... Grandma Nan
 2002 Eight Crazy Nights
See's Candies Box (voice)
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Mrs. Powell
- Hold on Tight (2001) ... Mrs. Powell
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Sylvia Walker
- The Young and the Tactless (2001) ... Sylvia Walker
 2000 Nikki (TV Series)
Miss Marie
- The Next Step (2000) ... Miss Marie
 2000 Conundrum (Short)
Hildegard
 2000 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Spooky Eleanor
- Underworld (2000) ... Spooky Eleanor
 1999 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Mrs. Gallo
- Jack Vents (1999) ... Mrs. Gallo
 1999 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Amelia
- Cause and Effect (1999) ... Amelia
 1999 Payne (TV Series)
Flo
- Pacific Ocean Duck (1999) ... Flo
 1998 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Lily
- Seems Like Old Times (1998) ... Lily
 1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
Wendell Kent's Mother
- Fran Gets Shushed (1998) ... Wendell Kent's Mother (uncredited)
 1998 54
Disco Dottie
 1998 Carnival of Souls
Mrs. Meltzer
 1998 Clueless (TV Series)
Nurse
- Life Is a Beach (1998) ... Nurse
 1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Old Lady
 1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Aunt Connie (segment "Mystery Lock") / Aunt Connie
- Mystery Lock (1997) ... Aunt Connie
 1997 Murder One (TV Series)
Esther Kettering
- Chapter Seventeen, Year Two (1997) ... Esther Kettering
- Chapter Eighteen, Year Two (1997) ... Esther Kettering
 1997 Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (TV Mini-Series)
Esther Kettering
 1997 Dave's World (TV Series)
Craft Granny
- Dave Barry, Call Your Agent (1997) ... Craft Granny
 1996 Something So Right (TV Series)
Woman
- Something About Cheating (1996) ... Woman
 1996 Ned and Stacey (TV Series)
Mrs. Porter
- The End? (1996) ... Mrs. Porter
- Friends and Lovers (1996) ... Mrs. Porter
- New Year's Eve (1996) ... Mrs. Porter
 1996 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
Miss Mae
- One Sorry Mother (1996) ... Miss Mae
 1996 Sisters (TV Series)
Aunt Ida Watherwax
- A Little Snag (1996) ... Aunt Ida Watherwax
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Riblet
- Hell and High Water (1995) ... Mrs. Riblet
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Momma
- The Secret Code (1995) ... Momma
 1995 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (TV Movie)
Lila Duvane
 1995 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Betty
- Single White Teenager (1995) ... Betty
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- Death and Execs (1995) ... Elderly Woman
 1995 The Boys Are Back (TV Series)
Edna Gunther
- Searching for Sarah Hansen (1995) ... Edna Gunther
 1994 On Our Own (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Baby Blues (1994) ... Old Lady
 1994 Radioland Murders
Organist
 1994 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Mildred
- The Woman Who Came to Dither (1994) ... Mildred
 1994 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Miss Abbington
- It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To (1994) ... Miss Abbington
 1990-1994 Family Matters (TV Series)
Mrs. Ostendorf / Elderly Lady / Mrs. Ferguson / ...
- That's What Friends Are For (1994) ... Mrs. Ostendorf
- Have Yourself a Very Winslow Christmas (1990) ... Mrs. Ferguson
 1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
- Dirty Deeds (1994)
 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Felisa
- Sub Rosa (1994) ... Felisa
 1994 Twogether
Mrs. Norton
 1993 The Building (TV Series)
Salesclerk
- Damned If You Do (1993) ... Salesclerk
 1993 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Grandma
- Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985 (1993) ... Grandma
 1992 Space Case
Betsy
 1992 Wings (TV Series)
Debbie
- The Customer's Usually Right (1992) ... Debbie
 1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Mrs. Tambora
- Kevin Delivers (1992) ... Mrs. Tambora
 1992 Down the Shore (TV Series)
The Old Woman
- Atlantic City (1992) ... The Old Woman
 1991 True Colors (TV Series)
Sadie
- Splendor in the Basement (1991) ... Sadie
- Prisoners of Love (1991) ... Sadie
 1991 K-9 (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pitman
 1988-1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Sarah / Lillian / Mrs. Leonard
- Older and Wiser (1991) ... Sarah
- Sophia's Choice (1989) ... Lillian
- The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo (1988) ... Mrs. Leonard
 1991 Blood and Concrete
Old Lady
 1990 Genuine Risk
Receptionist
 1990 Designing Women (TV Series)
Tight Lips
- Miss Trial (1990) ... Tight Lips
 1990/I My Blue Heaven
Nun
 1990 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Aunt Belle
- The Bitch's Back (1990) ... Aunt Belle
 1989 Newhart (TV Series)
Dorothy Benson
- Good Lord Loudon (1989) ... Dorothy Benson
- Utley Exposed (1989) ... Dorothy Benson
 1989 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Lydia
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
 1989 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Old Woman
- Black Tickets (1989) ... Old Woman
 1988 Going to the Chapel
Grandma Haldane
 1988 Webster (TV Series)
Mrs. Crane
- Papa's Big Romance (1988) ... Mrs. Crane
 1986-1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Old Lady
- The Trip: Part 1 (1988) ... Old Lady
- Grandma (1986) ... Old Lady
 1988 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Mrs. Baer
- Los Dos Dipestos (1988) ... Mrs. Baer
 1987 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Anna Lausch
- Nor Iron Bars a Cage (1987) ... Anna Lausch (as Ellen Dow)
 1987 Walk Like a Man
Organist
 1987 Munchies
Little Old Lady
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Lady
- A Mother and a Daughter (1987) ... Lady
 1986 Body Slam
Organist
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Old Woman (segment "The Storyteller") / Mrs. Hotchkiss (segment "Need to Know")
- The Storyteller/Nightsong (1986) ... Old Woman (segment "The Storyteller")
- Need to Know/Red Snow (1986) ... Mrs. Hotchkiss (segment "Need to Know")
 1985 American Drive-In
Allison
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She appeared on "The Nanny" Episode 126 on October 7th 1998 playing the role of (Mr. Kent's mother) The episode was called "Fran Gets Shushed". See more »

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Ellen Dow

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4' 11" (1.5 m)
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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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