Ella McKenzie worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. For her first credit, McKenzie had a role in "The Last Warning" (1929). McKenzie began to focus on film after appearing in the dramatic adaptation "Alice Adams" (1935) with Katharine Hepburn. Toward the end of her career, McKenzie acted in the Jack Randall western "Riders of the Dawn" (1937). Robert McKenzie was McKenzie's father, her mother was Eva McKenzie, and Fay McKenzie was her sister. Ella McKenzie passed away in April 1987 at the age of 76.