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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 22 February 1951Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The energetic Brooklyn-born Ellen Greene had already made a name for herself with a prolific career in both singing and stage before she made her film debut in Paul Mazursky's Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976). Having already performed the role of Audrey in the musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors" (1982). She reprised the role in Frank Oz's film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors (1986). While Ellen has first and foremost been a product of the stage, we should acknowledge her performances before-the-camera in Talk Radio (1988), Stepping Out (1991), and ABC's adored and well received Pushing Daisies (2007). She played the role of the agoraphobic Vivian Charles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Spouse (2)

Christian Klikovits (25 September 2003 - 2007) (divorced)
Tibor Hardik (17 June 1990 - 2003) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Brown eyes
Her characters have a different hairstyle

Trivia (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).
Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "The Threepenny Opera."
Attended W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury, NY.
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.
She attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
She is of Belarusian Jewish descent.
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.

Personal Quotes (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.
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.
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.

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