“As a child I was bitten by the acting bug. Then it burrowed under my skin and laid eggs in my heart.”Moe Szyslak, The Simpsons
Ellen Thompson was born in Dallas and raised in western Pennsylvania by her mom Victoria, a bestselling author, and her dad Jim, a retired college professor. At age 2, Ellen contracted a persistent strain of the acting virus, and by high school, she was working with professional actors and directors in regional theater and winning awards in community theater.
After graduating with a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, Ellen acted in theater and film and worked as a writer and video editor. She also wrote, produced, and starred in short films, The Self-Destruction of Lauren Robbs and 9 to 9. Ellen’s sitcom pilot “Hipster’s Paradise” won Acclaim Scripts’ TV Pilot Competition and staged readings at LA Scripted Comedy Festival and Cake Batter’s Funny Women Festival. Her screenplay “Ronnie & Starr” was in the top 15% for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, a Scriptapalooza quarter-finalist, and a finalist in the Moondance screenplay competition.
In addition to acting and writing, Ellen began studying improv and sketch comedy at Second City Hollywood in 2008. She graduated from the conservatory program and performed improv regularly for nearly a decade. Ellen is married to her college sweetheart Dave Nemetz, an entertainment journalist. They live in Los Angeles with their dog Molly and cat Naia.
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