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Overview (3)

Born in Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Birth NameErin L.E. Pattee
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Erin Brockovich-Ellis was born on June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA as Erin L.E. Pattee. She has been married to Eric L. Ellis since March 20, 1999. She was previously married to Steven Michael Brockovich and Shawn Brown.

Spouse (3)

Eric L. Ellis (20 March 1999 - present) ( filed for divorce)
Steven Michael Brockovich (2 September 1989 - 30 April 1990) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Shawn Brown (April 1982 - 30 December 1987) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (18)

Is a legal clerk for a law firm.
Attended and graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas (1978).
Received an associate degree in applied arts from Wade, College in Dallas, Texas (1980).
She worked as a management trainee for Kmart in 1981 but quit after several months and joined some potentially lucrative beauty pageants. She won Miss Pacific Coast but soon gave up the beauty pageant because she found that "shallow".
While working as a paralegal on a pro bono real estate case, Erin sorted through the file and discovered that a public utility company was contaminating a town's water supply. She then knocked on doors to discuss the problem with residents and helped plaintiffs win $333 million in damages in one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history. Afterwards, a movie was made about her life.
She was paid over $2.5 million for her work on the public utility class-action lawsuit against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
Has three older siblings: Frank Pattee Jr., Thomas Pattee and Jodie Knight.
Has three children: Matthew Brown, Katie Brown and Beth Brockovich.
The youngest of four children, she created a great deal of mischief with her brother Thomas.
Is portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie Erin Brockovich (2000), which won Roberts an Academy Award.
Received an honorary (Doctor of Laws) degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. [May 2005]
Received an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2007.
Received an honorary Master's degree in Business Communication from Jones International University from Centennial, Colorado.
After the success of the movie about her, she was the target of a blackmail attempt by her first husband and an old boyfriend (the 'George' character in the movie), with their attorney, who threatened to smear her reputation as a parent. She called the police, who recorded his shakedown threats and arrested them. The attorney reportedly served time in prison as a result.
Following the success of Erin Brockovich (2000), Brockovich got repeatedly referenced in The Simpsons (1989) episode "Sweets and Sour Marge". In that episode, Marge discovers that all the sugar in the food is making the town overweight. She hires a lawyer to file a class-action lawsuit against the sugar company. After the trial ends in the banning of all sugar from Springfield, Homer angrily calls Marge "Erin Choco-snitch" and "Blue Hair-in Brocko-witch". After he realizes that Marge was trying to do the right thing, Homer calls her "a regular Carin' A Lot-ovich".
Recorded voice-over work as herself for The Simpsons Movie (2007), but her scenes were deleted.
Is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting.
Suffers from dyslexia.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on environmental issues] People can't trust anybody, which is why I get so many emails. People don't know where to report information. If you see something, say something. Did you notice your water smelled funny? Don't be afraid to talk about it.

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