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.
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
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
Ellen 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.
She is of Belarusian Jewish descent.
She attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Began 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.
Attended W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury, NY.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "The Threepenny Opera."
She 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).
The Young and the Restless
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Out of Jimmy's Head
Dolly Gopher (voice)
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder
Vicki Louise Burdick
Alex in Wonder
States of Control
One Fine Day
Mrs. Elaine Lieberman
An Occasional Hell
Law & Order
Killer: A Journal of Murder
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Léon: The Professional
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Fathers & Sons
Pump Up the Volume
Dinner at Eight
CBS Summer Playhouse
Superman 50th Anniversary
TV Movie documentary
Ariel Dickenson - Curator Metroplis Museum
Me and Him
Little Shop of Horrors
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf
Creeping Ivy (voice)
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
The Rock Rainbow
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
The Untold Story
The Walking Dead: Webisodes
TV Series performer - 2 episodes
performer: "Sink or Swim", "Kiss N Coo"
TV 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"
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh
TV Special documentary
Audrey (segment "Somewhere That's Green")
Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall
TV Movie documentary
Late Night with David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Herself - Guest
The 31st Annual Tony Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
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Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
Glory! Glory! (1989)
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The Public Theater, under Joseph Papp, was my real education. When you walked in there, you left your ego at the door. Everybody was talented.
It'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.
Life 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.