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Ellen Greene Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Actor, singer

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



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