Ellen Greene

Ellen Greene

  • Highest Rated: 90% Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Wagons East! (1994)
  • Birthday: Feb 22, 1951
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Supercharged American stage and screen actress Ellen Greene was educated at Ryder College. After her leading-lady film debut in Next Stop Greenwich Village (1978), Ellen's career was steady but unspectacular until she was cast as airheaded heroine Audrey in the 1982 Broadway musical hit Little Shop of Horrors. She was among the few cast members to recreate her role for the 1986 screen version; so winning was her performance in this film and the subsequent Talk Radio (1988), that critics and pundits predicted major stardom. So far as Ellen was concerned, she was already a star, and behaved accordingly. Cast as a neurotic rock 'n' roller-turned-evangelist in the 1989 TV movie Glory! Glory!, Ms. Greene became difficult and demanding, throwing her weight around in a manner suggesting that she been on top long enough to be permitted this behavior. Evidently her imperiousness paid off; Glory! Glory! was an excellent effort, thanks in no small part to the towering performance of its leading lady. After Glory! Glory!, Ellen Greene continued to get good roles on stage and in television; in 1992, the actress joined several other musical comedy veterans as a voice artist for the animated cartoon feature Rock a Doodle.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Untold Story Lydia 2019
No Score Yet Muddy Corman Actor 2015
No Score Yet Little Shop Of Horrors: A Summer Of Musicals Actor 2013
No Score Yet Fielder's Choice Jill 2005
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder Carly 2005
77% The Cooler Doris $8.2M 2003
40% Love Object Typing Pool Supervisor 2003
No Score Yet Sex and a Girl Clarice 2001
60% States of Control Carol 1997
48% One Fine Day Elaine Lieberman 1996
No Score Yet An Occasional Hell Della 1996
No Score Yet Killer: A Journal of Murder Elizabeth Weaks 1996
No Score Yet Jaded Louise 1996
72% Léon: The Professional Mathilda's Mother 1994
0% Wagons East! Belle 1994
54% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Louise 1994
No Score Yet Fathers & Sons Judy 1993
20% Rock-a-Doodle Goldie 1992
No Score Yet Stepping Out Maxine 1991
79% Pump Up the Volume Jan 1990
No Score Yet Glory! Glory! Ruth 1990
No Score Yet Dinner at Eight Kitty Packard 1989
82% Talk Radio Ellen 1988
No Score Yet Me and Him Annette Uttanzi 1988
90% Little Shop of Horrors Audrey 1986
20% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Karen Mulligan 1982
77% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Sarah 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

55% Heroes
2006-2010
Virginia Grey
  • 2009
  • 2007
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Vivian Charles Vivian
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Out of Jimmy's Head
2007-2008
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Vicki Louise Burdick
  • 2002
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
Harriet
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Mrs. Gaines Karen Gaines
  • 1995

QUOTES FROM Ellen Greene CHARACTERS

Audrey
I don't believe this.
Audrey II
Believe it, baby, it talks.
Audrey
Am I dreaming this?
Audrey II
No, and you ain't in Kansas, neather.
Seymour Krelborn
That's it, after tomorrow we can leave together!
Audrey
Togetha'?
Seymour Krelborn
If you'l have me...Audrey, will you have me?
Audrey
Whaddya mean?
Seymour Krelborn
....Marry me, Audrey!
Audrey
Oh, Seymour, this is so sudden!
Seymour Krelborn
Well, will ya?
Audrey
....Sure.
Seymour Krelborn
Then that's it! We'll go get married right now. Tomorrow Ill be on TV, get the money, and then we'll live happily ever after. Oh, Audrey, I'll give you a wonderful life, with no plants, I promise--no plants at all!
Audrey
You're talkin peculiar again...
Seymour Krelborn
We'll start tonight. We'll go to City Hall, get married, and spend the night somewhere safe, some nice hotel.
Audrey
Oh, Seymour!
Seymour Krelborn
Oh, Audrey....
Audrey
Oh, I gotta get ready!
Seymour Krelborn
Hurry, hurry!
Seymour Krelborn
....We started doing business, and you liked me, and--
Seymour Krelborn
We started doing business, and making money and you liked me.
Audrey
Seymour! You really think I liked you because a' that? I liked you from the day I came to work here!
Audrey
Do you really think I liked you because of that? I liked you from the day I came to work here!
Seymour Krelborn
You mean....you'd still like me even if I was poor again?
Seymour Krelborn
You mean....you'd still like me even if I was wasn't famous?
Audrey
I'd still love you. All I ever wanted was you....and a sweet little house.
Audrey
I'd still love you. Seymour.
Seymour Krelborn
Really?
Audrey
All I ever wanted was you....and a sweet little house.
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
*yells* Is somebody talkin' to you?!
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
[yells] Is somebody talking to you?!
Audrey
*says nervously* Oh, no....excuse me.
Audrey
[says nervously] Oh, no...excuse me.
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
Excuse me what?!!
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
Excuse me what?!
Audrey
Excuse me.....docta'.
Audrey
Excuse me.....doctor.