Ellen Greene Celebrity

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Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY

Birthday: February 22, 1951, Pisces

Profession: Actor, Singer

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Fast Facts

  • Is the daughter of a dentist and a school guidance counselor.
  • Got her show-business start as a cabaret singer at the Greenwich Village club Reno Sweeney in the early 1970s.
  • Made her film debut in Paul Mazursky's 1976 comedy-drama Next Stop,Greenwich Village.
  • First TV role came in 1977 with the NBC miniseries Seventh Avenue; subsequently guest-starred on numerous popular series, including Law & Order, Suddenly Susan, The X-Files and Heroes.
  • Earned a 1983 Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Audrey in the musical Little Shop of Horrors; was the only cast member to reprise their role in Frank Oz's 1986 film adaptation.
  • Is accompanied by her husband, pianist Christian Klikovits, on her 2004 CD, In His Eyes.
  • First regular TV role came in 2007 with ABC's fantasy-dramedy Pushing Daisies.
  • In 2012 was cast in NBC's Hannibal, a mid-season show developed by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller.

Awards

  • 1977, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee

Relationships

  • Christian Klikovits — Husband
  • Tibor Hardik — Ex-husband
  • Marty Robinson — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ

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