“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 in New York. She also produced and starred in her first short film, The Self-Destruction of Lauren Robbs. The film premiered at Arlene’s Grocery Picture Show festival, which nominated Ellen for an award for Best Actress.
In 2003, Ellen moved to Los Angeles, where she continues to act and write. She began studying at Second City Hollywood in 2008, and quickly became addicted to improv. She graduated from the training program and performs regularly with her all-female troupe, GARY. In 2015, Ellen’s sitcom pilot “Hipster’s Paradise” won Acclaim Scripts’ TV Pilot Competition. Ellen is married to her college sweetheart Dave Nemetz, an entertainment journalist, and they are the proud parents of dog Molly and cat Naia.
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