Ellen Travolta

  • Birth Place: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Grew up in an acting family and used to practice and perform in the basement.
  • After college, she performed on stage in New York before taking a 10-year break to raise her children.
  • Played Scott Baio's mother in three different series—Happy Days, spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge.
  • Began actively participating in summer theater in Idaho in 1990.
  • Performed opposite her husband, daughter and sister Margaret in a 2012 production of Hello, Dolly! at the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre.


  • Salvatore Travolta — Father
  • Joey Travolta — Brother
  • Margaret Travolta — Sister
  • Sam Travolta — Brother
  • John Travolta — Brother
  • Helen Travolta — Mother
  • Ann Travolta — Sister
  • Jack Bannon — Husband
  • Tom Fridley — Son
  • Molly Allen — Daughter


  • Attended Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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