The talented Connecticut born Actress Ellen Muth became an eminent personality in the Hollywood film industry with her breakthrough American comedy-drama Dead Like Me in which she played the lead role as Georgia Lass. Get to know more about this Dead Like Me star as details of her bio and 7 very important facts about her are highlighted below.
Ellen Muth’s Biography
The actress was born March 6, 1981, with the birth name Ellen Anna Muth in Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A to parents Erick Muth and Rachel Muth. No details have been shared by the actress about her early life but she is said to have attended Skip Barber Racing School and to boost her acting career, she enrolled at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Upon graduation, she started getting commercial jobs around 1993 however by 1995, she launched her first major role in the film Dolores Claiborne which also landed her a role in the Law & Order sitcom. Her role as Constance in the 1999 movie The Young Girl and the Monsoon was also a highly acclaimed movie that even got a review in The New York Times by the film critic Stephen Holden who applauded Ellen Muth’s brilliant portrayal of the Constance the 13-year-old child of a divorced couple.
In 2000, the actress made several appearances in sitcoms like The Beat, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Cora Unashamed and The Truth About Jane. She however became widely known as the star of the Showtime TV sitcom Dead Like Me, for her portrayal of Georgia “George” Lass who was the protagonist and she featured in 29 episodes. Ellen Muth has also taken up small roles during the course of her career which include her appearance in the 2008 MFA thesis film Jack ‘n’ Jill. She was the voice of Addie Vost in the animated short film Tofu the Vegan Zombie.
After a short break from acting in 2010, the actress returned to the big screen with movies like Rose and Violet, Margarine Wars a romantic comedy which debuted in Los Angeles on March 29, 2012, and she had a guest role in Hannibal as Georgia Madchen
7 Facts You Need To Know About Ellen Muth
1. Attempt At Being A Model
Back in the early 1990’s Ellen Muth was said to have shown interest in being a model which made her enrol as part of Ford Models and a model agency called Rascal’s Agency. However, this dream of hers did not have time to flourish as she soon switched her interests to acting.
2. Nominations And Awards
In 1995, Ellen was among the two actresses who won the award for best-supporting actress at the Tokyo International Film Festival which was an acknowledgement of her role in the film Dolores Claiborne. She also landed another award in 1999 from the American Film Institute (AFI) for Best Actress for the film The Young Girl and the Monsoon.
The actress received 2 nominations in 2004 for Dead Like Me which included the Saturn Award nomination under the Best Actress in a TV sitcom and the Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama sitcom.
3. The Short-Lived Relationship with Jeffrey Donovan
Taking a look at Ellen’s romantic life one won’t find much to say about her although she is straight, she has had only one relationship on record which was with the American actor Jeffrey Donovan which unfortunately started and ended in 2004.
4. How Much Is Ellen Muth Worth?
Ellen who started her acting career back in 1995 has not done badly in terms of finances as she is said to have an accumulated a net worth of about $3 million presently.
5. Body Measurements
As a former model, the gorgeous brown-eyed blonde definitely has a trimmed body physique of about 51 kg and a height of 5 ft 3 inches. Her body measurements are estimated to be 35-24-34 inches with a bra size of 32C.
6. She is a Member of Intertel and Mensa International
Asides from her acting career, Ellen is also keen on improving her IQ and as at 2004, she is said to be a member of top IQ institutions like Intertel and Mensa International which she must have earned from hard work as it is known that these institutes maintain a high standard for admitting members.
7. Rumors & Controversy About Ellen Muth
Unlike most film stars who are constantly in the news for one rumor or controversy, this Connecticut born actress has kept a rather low profile and has managed to keep a clean slate so far.