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Ellen Greene

Highest Rated:   90% Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Lowest Rated:   0% Wagons East! (1994)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Muddy Corman
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Little Shop Of Horrors: A Summer Of Musicals
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Re-Animated
  • Dolly
2006
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
42% Love Object
  • Typing Pool Supervisor
2003
No Score Yet Sex and a Girl
  • Clarice
2001
60% States of Control
  • Carol
1997
47% 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
71% Léon: The Professional
  • Mathilda's Mother
1994
0% Wagons East!
  • Belle
1994
55% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Louise
1994
No Score Yet Fathers & Sons
  • Judy
1993
25% 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
No Score Yet I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
  • Karen Mulligan
1982
73% Next Stop, Greenwich Village
  • Sarah
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Virginia Grey
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Vivian Charles Vivian
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Vicki Louise Burdick
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Mrs. Gaines Karen Gaines
  • 1995

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