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Ellen Greene

Biography

Gifted actress who starred in the musical Small Store of Horrors. She performed Vivian in the tv screen show Pressing Daisies and portrayed Tzeitel in Fiddler on the top. She performed being a vocalist at several nightclubs. She became extremely invested in performing, specifically cabaret. She was wedded to Christian Klikovits from 2003 to 2007. She performed the love curiosity of Seymour in Small Store of Horrors, while Steve Martin performed her crazy dental practitioner boyfriend.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ellen Greene
Date Of Birth February 22, 1951
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.68 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education W. Tresper Clarke High School, Rider University
Nationality American
Spouse Christian Klikovits, Tibor Hardik
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Movies Little Shop of Horrors, Léon: The Professional, One Fine Day, Talk Radio, Rock-a-Doodle, Wagons East!, Pump Up the Volume, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Sex and a Girl, Killer: A Journal of Murder, Stepping Out, The Cooler, Me and Him, Glory! Glory!, States of Control, Privileged, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, An Occasional Hell, Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult, Love's Last Resort, Mystery Woman Sing Me A Murder, Re-Animated, Fielder's Choice, Fathers & Sons, The Magic of Herself the Elf, Jaded, The Untold Story, Dinner At Eight
TV Shows Pushing Daisies, Out of Jimmy's Head, The Walking Dead: The Oath
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Ellen 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.
2She is of Belarusian Jewish descent.
3She attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
4Began 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.
5Attended W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury, NY.
6Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "The Threepenny Opera."
7She 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).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bunheads2012TV SeriesWiccan Friend
Pound Puppies2012TV SeriesGertrude Washburn
The Young and the Restless2011TV SeriesPrimrose DeVille
Privileged2010VideoMrs. Rothman
Heroes2007-2009TV SeriesVirginia Grey
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2009TV SeriesMrs. Manface
Pushing Daisies2007-2009TV SeriesVivian Charles
Out of Jimmy's Head2007-2008TV SeriesDolly Gopher
Re-Animated2006TV MovieDolly Gopher (voice)
Fielder's Choice2005TV MovieJill
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder2005TV MovieCarly
Love Object2003Typing Supervisor
The Cooler2003Doris
Crossing Jordan2002TV SeriesMrs. Dunham
The X-Files2002TV SeriesVicki Louise Burdick
Alex in Wonder2001Clarice
Suddenly Susan2000TV SeriesHarriet Graham
Jaded1998Louise Smith
Dellaventura1997TV SeriesElizabeth Brodkin
States of Control1997Carol
One Fine Day1996Mrs. Elaine Lieberman
An Occasional Hell1996Della
Law & Order1995TV SeriesKaren Gaines
Killer: A Journal of Murder1995Elizabeth Wyatt
Cybill1995TV SeriesSharon
The Adventures of Pete & Pete1994TV SeriesAbilene Jones
Léon: The Professional1994Mathilda's Mother
Wagons East1994Belle
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994Louise
Fathers & Sons1992Judy
Stepping Out1991Maxine
Rock-A-Doodle1991Goldie (voice)
Pump Up the Volume1990Jan Emerson
Dinner at Eight1989TV MovieKitty Packard
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV SeriesSally Maggio
Glory! Glory!1989TV MovieRuth
Superman 50th Anniversary1988TV Movie documentaryAriel Dickenson - Curator Metroplis Museum
Talk Radio1988Ellen
Me and Him1988Annette Uttanzi
Morning Maggie1987TV MovieMaggie McAllister
Little Shop of Horrors1986Audrey
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesDarlene
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf1983TV MovieCreeping Ivy (voice)
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can1982Karen Mulligan
The Rock Rainbow1978TV MovieJess
Seventh Avenue1977TV Mini-SeriesPaula Cass
Next Stop, Greenwich Village1976Sarah Roth
The Untold Story2017completedLydia
Muddy Corman2015completedDawn Denford
The Walking Dead: Webisodes2013TV SeriesGale
Hannibal2013TV SeriesMrs. Komeda

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pushing Daisies2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rock-A-Doodle1991performer: "Sink or Swim", "Kiss N Coo"
Glory! Glory!1989TV Movie performer: "In Johnny's Arms", "In Jesus Arms", "How Can I Be Sure", "Every Time You Turn Away", "These Hands", "Taka Look at Yourself"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Little Shop of Horrors1986performer: "Skid Row Downtown", "Somewhere That's Green", "Suddenly, Seymour"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock-A-Doodle1991featured vocalist - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Show People with Paul Wontorek2011TV SeriesHerself
10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back2005Video documentary shortHerself - 'Mathilda's Mother'
Standing Ovations 22004VideoHerself - Performer
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh1998TV Special documentaryAudrey (segment "Somewhere That's Green")
Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
Showbiz Today1992TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987-1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2013TV SeriesAudrey

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesGlory! Glory! (1989)


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#Quote
1The Public Theater, under Joseph Papp, was my real education. When you walked in there, you left your ego at the door. Everybody was talented.
2It'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.
3Life 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.

#Trademark
1Her characters have a different hairstyle
2Brown eyes

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