Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Highest Rated: 91% Licorice Pizza (2021)

Lowest Rated: 34% Masterminds (2016)

Birthday: May 11, 1979

Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, USA

Mary Elizabeth Ellis was best known for playing The Waitress on "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" (FX 2005-), but as her Twitter bio said, the funny actress was so much more than that. Ellis was born on May 11, 1979 in Laurel, Mississippi. She began acting as an elementary school student, where she starred in local theater, continuing to pursue her love of drama into college at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. After graduating in 2001, she moved to Los Angeles, where she studied and performed at the famous Upright Citizen's Brigade and took on a few minor TV roles. In 2005, she landed a recurring role as The Waitress in the offbeat "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." The character Charlie Kelly, played by series co-creator Charlie Day, was obsessed with The Waitress, despite the fact that she can't stand him. Humorously, Day and Ellis married in 2006. Ellis later co-wrote and starred in the independent romance "A Quiet Little Marriage" (2008) and landed a starring role in the short lived sitcom "Perfect Couples" (NBC 2011), playing Amy, one half of a passionate and dysfunctional couple. In 2011, Ellis gave birth to her and Day's first child, a boy named Russell Wallace Day. She made guest appearances on a variety of comedy shows, playing a sexy medical examiner on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox 2013-) and a sad sack ex-girlfriend on "New Girl" (Fox 2011-).

Highest rated movies

Licorice Pizza
The Last Time You Had Fun




91% 65% Licorice Pizza Momma Anita (Character) $17.3M 2021
67% 56% Godmothered Paula (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother, May I Dance With Mary Jane's Fist?: A Lifetone Original Movie for Adult Swim Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 61% The Truth About Lies Sharon (Character) - 2017
34% 35% Masterminds Michelle Chambers (Character) $17.3M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Step 9 Marian (Character) - 2016
67% 34% The Last Time You Had Fun Alison (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 50% A Quiet Little Marriage Olive (Character) - 2008


94% 92% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Waitress (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2005-2013 2015 2018-2019 2021
93% 89% Lodge 49 Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
65% 79% The Cool Kids Margaret Jr. (Guest Star) 2019
93% 81% The Grinder Debbie Sanderson (Character) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 92% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
95% 84% New Girl caroline (Guest Star) 2011-2012 2014
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Dr. Rossi (Guest Star) 2013
76% 86% Happy Endings Daphne Wilson (Guest Star) 2012-2013
71% 67% Up All Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
18% 80% Perfect Couples Amy (Character) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
90% 96% House Sophie (Guest Star) 2006
86% 82% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Unknown (Guest Star) 2004