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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 6 March 1981Milford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameEllen Anna Muth
Nickname Elle
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Not only is Ellen an actress but she is a member of Mensa, a student at the Lee Strasberg School, drives and races a six speed SS and collects Burmese cats. Her awards include Best Actress at the AFI for The Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999) and best supporting actress at the Japanese Film Festival for Dolores Claiborne (1995).

Her father, Dr. Erich Muth, was national optician of the year, has an entire museum named after him, has written numerous books on optics from which he donates the profits to The Erich Muth Scholarship; there is a section in the Smithsonian Museum donated by him. Her mother, Rachel Muth, helped make it possible for Ellen to be an actress, by taking her to all her auditions until she was 18.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Ellen Muth became interested in acting as a child and started studying to be an actor at age 10. At 14, she received acclaim starring as the young "Selena" in Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne (1995), starring with Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. After "Dolores Claiborne", Ellen also appeared on stage in the off-Broadway production, "Nine Armenians", before taking time off from acting to finish school. Since then, she has been seen in such features as Rain (2001), written and directed by Katherine Lindberg, and A Gentleman's Game (2002), directed by 'J. Mills Goodloe'. She got her first starring role as 'Constance" in The Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999), which earned her the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1999. On TV, she has credits which included episodes of Law & Order (1990) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), the television movies, Two Against Time (2002) and The Truth About Jane (2000). She also appeared in the miniseries, Superfire (2002) and Only Love (1998). Ellen is now best known for her leading role as "Georgia 'George' Lass" in all 29 episodes of the Showtime series, Dead Like Me (2003) (2003-2004), now in syndication. She has, since then, lent her voice to "Addie Vost" in the animated short, Tofu the Vegan Zombie in Zombie Dearest (2007), starred in the film short, Jack N Jill (2008), and directed her first film, Tales from Dark Fall: Coffee, Tea or Me (2008), in October 2008. Ellen's latest project is to lend her voice to another lead animated character.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: webmaster@ellenmuth.tv

Trivia (4)

First ABC TV appearance was in 1994 as "Laura" on the soap opera, All My Children (1970).
Last name pronounced "Myooth" (like youth).
Received a full scholarship to "The Lee Strasberg Institute" by 'Marlo Thomas'.
Has played characters named Georgia twice - first in Dead Like Me as Georgia Lass and then as Georgia Madchen in Hannibal, both shows created by Bryan Fuller.

Personal Quotes (17)

I feel most comfortable playing and creating characters who are least like myself.
Oh, she didn't schlep me. I schlepped her, actually. I was the one who wanted to be an actress.
If I did anything 'next,' I would do writing.
I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
There were times when there were parts that I was sure I got and then I didn't, and I did get upset. But at this point, it doesn't affect me in the least because I know how the business works.
First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians.
I'm playing George quite a bit differently this season, and I'm glad you picked up on the fact that she kind of made peace with her situation at the end of last season.
I'd hope to reach any kid who feels apart from the group - those who seem to be outsiders, who feel different. Kids who want to reach their parents often don't know how to do so.
I find that the majority of the actors I've worked with are extremely sensitive people and very spontaneous people. That's why I always say I'll never date an actor, because they're in love with you one day and the next day they're not.
Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over, I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows, singing shows, dancing shows, little skits.
Early in last season, George was very worried about other people's emotions, especially how they saw her, and felt she was outside looking in. This year, she still hopes people will accept her for who she is, but if they don't, she's OK with that.
This season is a lot funnier, not as dark, mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead. She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive.
Things that go on at Happy Times are very funny this year, and if you were watching last year, some of the people you saw then as basically extras emerge as real characters in their own right this season, at least to some degree.
Oh, she just happened to be a friend of the producer's. Or, oh, they've been trying to get her from the beginning and she just had a spot open up. There are always little loopholes, so I don't take anything personally anymore.
Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well.
It was something she didn't want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it, let her try it.'
'What do you really think happens after you die?' That's the question that everyone, everyone, everyone asks. And I'm so sick of it. But my true answer is, I don't know. And there's no way I'm going to find out 'til it happens.

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