Ellen Greene

Actor, Singer, Dancer
A brassy, Brooklyn-born musical comedy actress, Greene has also made a name for herself as a nightclub chanteuse. She began singing in such Manhattan clubs as Reno Sweeney's and The Brothers & Sisters while attending ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1951 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Heroes 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pushing Daisies 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Jimmy's Head 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Voice

Re-Animated 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Sex and a Girl 2004 (Movie)

Clarice Markov--Alex's Mother (Actor)

The Cooler 2003 (Movie)

Doris (Actor)

States of Control 2001 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Suddenly Susan 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 (Movie)

Elizabeth Wyatt (Actor)

Murdered Innocence 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

Elaine Liberman (Actor)

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

The Professional 1994 (Movie)

Mathilda's Mother (Actor)

Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

Belle (Actor)

Fathers and Sons 1992 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Rock-a-Doodle 1992 (Movie)

of Goldie (Voice)

Stepping Out 1991 (Movie)

Maxine (Actor)

Dinner at Eight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Glory! Glory! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Pump Up the Volume 1990 (Movie)

Jan Emerson (Actor)

Little Feet 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Me and Him 1989 (Movie)

Annette Uttanzi (Actor)

Miami Vice 1984 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (Movie)

Audrey (Actor)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

Karen Mulligan (Actor)

The Rock Rainbow 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Seventh Avenue 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Fielder's Choice (TV Show)

Actor

Road Show (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A brassy, Brooklyn-born musical comedy actress, Greene has also made a name for herself as a nightclub chanteuse. She began singing in such Manhattan clubs as Reno Sweeney's and The Brothers & Sisters while attending Rider College in NJ, and was discovered by a scout for The New York Shakespeare Festival. Greene performed in such shows as "In the Boom Boom Room" (1974) and "The Threepenny Opera" (for which she won a Tony nomination in 1977). She also appeared in "Funny Face" (1978-79), the ill-fated "The Little Prince and the Aviator" (1981) and scored a great hit as the lovelorn Audrey in the musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors" (1982). Greene became romantically involved with Marty Robinson, who played the man-eating plant Audrey II in the show.

Relationships

Tibor Hardik

Husband
Married in 1990 divorced

Christian Klikovits Other

Husband
Austrian married Sept. 25, 2003

Marty Robinson

Companion

EDUCATION

Rider College

Lawrenceville , New Jersey
Now Rider University

W T Clarke High School

Westbury , New York

Milestones

2007

Voiced Dolly Gopher on the Cartoon Network animated series "Out of Jimmy's Head"

2007

Cast in the recurring role of Vivian Charles in the ABC series "Pushing Daisies"

2003

Appeared opposite William H. Macy and Maria Bello in "The Cooler"

1996

Acted in the romantic comedy "One Fine Day"

1994

Had a small role as Natalie Portman's mother in Luc Besson's "The Professional"

1993

Cast as Mabel in "Three Men on a Horse" at the National Actors Theatre

1992

Appeared in Alan Menken's "Weird Romance"

1990

Cast in Anne Commire's Off-Broadway production of "Starting Monday"

1986

Reprised role of Audrey in feature version of the musical "Little Shop of Horrors"

1982

Breakthrough stage role, as Audrey in the musical "Little Shop of Horrors"

1977

TV debut in "Seventh Avenue" (ABC)

1976

Cast as Jenny in "The Three Penny Opera" at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre; garnered Tony nomination

1976

Made film debut in Paul Mazursky's "Next Stop, Greenwich Village"

1973

Performed the starring role of Chrissy in Joseph Papp's production of "In the Boom Boom Room"

1973

Made Broadway debut playing the lead in "Rachel Lily Rosenbloom"

Began performing as a nightclub singer in clubs

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