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Ellen Greene is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 22 february 1951 at Brooklyn (USA)

Ellen Greene

Ellen Greene
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Nationality USA
Birth 22 february 1951 (68 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Ellen Greene (born February 22, 1951) is an American singer and actress. Greene has had a long and varied career as a singer, particularly in cabaret, as an actress and singer in numerous stage productions, particularly musical theatre, as well as having performed in many films—notably Little Shop of Horrors—and television programs. From 2007 to 2009, she starred as Vivian Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies.

Biography

Greene was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother was a guidance counselor, and her father was a dentist. Greene is Jewish. She attended W. Tresper Clarke High School, in Westbury, New York. She spent summers at Cejwin Camps in Port Jervis, New York, where she performed in musical theatre productions, including the role of Tzeitel in a 1966 production of Fiddler on the Roof. She had a relationship with puppeteer Martin P. Robinson. Her first marriage was to Tibor Hardik. She married Christian Klikovits on September 25, 2003; they have since divorced.

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David Zucker
David Zucker
(1 films)
Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(1 films)
Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(1 films)
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Filmography of Ellen Greene (25 films)

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Actress

Re-Animated, 1h18
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Dominic Janes, Neil Flynn, Eunice Cho, Tom Kenny, Matt Knudsen, Fred Willard
Roles Dolly Gopher (voice)
Rating29% 1.4946051.4946051.4946051.4946051.494605
Jimmy Roberts (Dominic Janes) is a 12-year-old boy who can't seem to say "no" to anybody, and as a result, ends up getting taken advantage of on a regular basis, even by his best friend Craig (Micah Karns). This problem continues during his class trip to Gollyworld, where he misses out on many of the rides because Craig tells the popular kids that Jimmy will hold their items for them. The popular kids then, on Craig's suggestion, tell Jimmy to go try to find Milt Appleday's frozen brain, which supposedly is hidden somewhere in Tux's Arctic Adventure. As usual, Jimmy unwillingly gives in, and once there, bumps into Milt's middle-age clumsy son Sonny (Matt Knudsen), who is attempting to retrieve the brain from underneath the ice. After being spotted by Sonny, Jimmy quickly flees and during his escape, accidentally runs onto the path of an oncoming train and is sent to the hospital, where Milt's brain (which one of the doctors keeps in his lunch cooler) is transplanted into his head. He makes it out of the operation just fine with his personality intact (explained by the doctors salvaging his "personality gland") but, he can now see all of Appleday's characters in real life, while no one else can.
Fielder's Choice, 1h45
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors George Segal, Chad Lowe, Marin Hinkle, Bodhi Elfman, Ellen Greene, Dena Dietrich
Roles Jill Fielder
Rating57% 2.861262.861262.861262.861262.86126
Phillip Fielder est un publicitaire confirmé et ambitieux. Mais sa vie est bouleversée lorsque sa sœur décède et qu'il devient le tuteur légal de son neveu de 8 ans, Zack, qui est autiste. (Source : M6)
The Cooler
The Cooler (2003)
, 1h41
Directed by Wayne Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino
Roles Doris
Rating69% 3.4992853.4992853.4992853.4992853.499285
Unlucky Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) has little positive going for him: he lives in a dreary place-a studio apartment in a rundown motel staged near the Las Vegas Strip; he can't recall the last time he had physical contact with a woman; he's indebted to the Shangri-La casino boss Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), who years earlier cured him of a gambling habit by breaking his kneecap. Kaplow had also paid Lootz' casino debts, and Bernie has been working off that large debt to Shelly for several years and the debt is nearly paid off. Lootz is weary of the casino business, and tells Kaplow he is leaving Las Vegas soon. His future success as a luck "cooler" is changed when cocktail waitress Natalie Belisario (Maria Bello) seemingly takes an interest in him, and his luck — and that of those around him — takes a turn for the better. What Bernie doesn't know yet is that Shelly has paid Natalie to seduce him into staying and working at the Shangri-La. What Shelly doesn't know is that Natalie actually has fallen in love with Bernie, and vice versa. Additional complications arise when Shelly, a relative old-timer who resents the Disneyfication of Vegas, resists the efforts of new Shangri-La owner advisers, including Ivy League graduate and condescending upstart Larry Sokolov (Ron Livingston), to update the casino hotel property and bring it into the 21st century.
Love Object, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Romance
Actors Desmond Harrington, Melissa Sagemiller, Rip Torn, Udo Kier, Camille Guaty, Brad William Henke
Roles Typing Supervisor
Rating62% 3.1469753.1469753.1469753.1469753.146975
Kenneth Winslow is an extremely shy but knowledgeable technical writer who orders a sex-doll.
Jaded
Jaded (1998)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Carla Gugino, Aida Turturro, Richard Bright, Catherine Dent, Christopher McDonald, Rya Kihlstedt
Roles Louise Smith
Rating54% 2.711492.711492.711492.711492.71149
Megan (Carla Gugino), is found naked and lying unconscious on a beach. It is presumed that Megan was raped and a local detective (Aida Turturro) begins investigating. As the investigation continues, it is discovered that Megan was raped by two women. This presents the local authorities with the legal dilemma of whether women can be convicted of rape.
Killer: A Journal of Murder, 1h31
Directed by Tim Metcalfe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Prison films, Serial killer films
Actors James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono, Robert John Burke, Richard Riehle
Roles Elizabeth Wyatt
Rating63% 3.1986553.1986553.1986553.1986553.198655
During the latest of many imprisonments for burglary, Panzram (James Woods) forms an uneasy friendship with prison guard Henry Lesser (Robert Sean Leonard). Panzram asks Lesser for writing equipment and proceeds to write his life story, in which he confesses to several murders.
One Fine Day, 1h48
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Alex D. Linz, Mae Whitman, Charles Durning, Jon Robin Baitz
Roles Mrs. Elaine Lieberman
Rating64% 3.249553.249553.249553.249553.24955
Melanie Parker (Michelle Pfeiffer) is an architect and divorced single mother to son, Sammy (Alex D. Linz). Her day gets off to a bad start when she is late to drop him off at school, due to the forgetfulness of fellow single parent Jack Taylor (George Clooney), a New York Daily News reporter whose daughter, Maggie (Mae Whitman), is thrust into his care that morning by his ex-wife.
Léon: The Professional, 1h50
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Mafia films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel, Michael Badalucco
Roles Mathilda's Mother
Rating84% 4.249124.249124.249124.249124.24912
Leone "Léon" Montana (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or "cleaner", as he refers to himself) living a solitary life in New York City's Little Italy. His work comes from a mafioso named Tony (Danny Aiello). Léon spends his idle time engaging in calisthenics, nurturing a houseplant, and watching old films.
Wagons East!, 1h47
Directed by Peter Markle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors John Candy, Abraham Benrubi, Richard Lewis, John C. McGinley, Ellen Greene, Russell Means
Roles Belle
Rating48% 2.4020952.4020952.4020952.4020952.402095
In the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers including ex-doctor Phil Taylor (Lewis), prostitute Belle (Ellen Greene), and homosexual bookseller Julian (John C. McGinley) decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west, so they hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master by the name of James Harlow (Candy) to take them on a journey back to their hometowns in the East. This leads to comedic exploits when the drunken wagon master leads them into Sioux territory and they are pursued by the cavalry. They also have to contend with hired gunslingers who have been sent by railroad magnates to stop the journey in fear of bad publicity of the west, and their discovery that Harlow had been part of the infamous Donner Party.
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker, Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Fred Ward, George Kennedy, Anna Nicole Smith, Kathleen Freeman
Roles Louise
Rating64% 3.249973.249973.249973.249973.24997
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has retired from Police Squad and lives a basically happy life with his wife, Jane Spencer-Drebin (Priscilla Presley). It remains "basically happy" because police work has been Frank's meaning of life, and he feels unhappy about not being able to legally take on criminals anymore. Additionally, Jane tries to push him into siring a child, but Frank does not have the courage to go through this yet. It comes as a blessing to him when his old friends Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) come by and ask for his help in an investigation. The Police Squad has caught wind that a well-known bomber named Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward), who is currently incarcerated, has been hired by a terrorist (Papshmir, known from the first movie) to conduct a major terrorist act against the United States. An important contact, Tanya Peters (Anna Nicole Smith), Rocco's girlfriend, proves to be a dead end, so Drebin is asked to join Dillon undercover in prison, befriend him, and then leak details of the plan to his colleagues. However, the first part of the mission – by pure accident – proves to be extremely taxing; Jane becomes frustrated both at Frank's sudden unwillingness to engage in his marital duties and the suspicion that he is doing police work again, and storms out of the house.
Fathers & Sons, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Rory Cochrane, Rosanna Arquette, Famke Janssen, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Paul Hipp
Roles Judy
Rating49% 2.4683652.4683652.4683652.4683652.468365
A failed, recluse director, Max, moves from New York City to a small seaside town after his wife's death. He struggles with his parental role over his son. Eddie, meanwhile, is becoming increasingly involved in the not-so-underground culture of drugs, promiscuous sex, and gang violence that lies there.
Rock-A-Doodle, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Glen Campbell, Sorrell Booke, Christopher Plummer, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ellen Greene, Sandy Duncan
Roles Goldie (voice)
Rating60% 3.0482453.0482453.0482453.0482453.048245
Chanticleer is a rooster, whose job is to wake the sun up every morning, but the Grand Duke of Owls, who hates sunshine sabotages him to make it look like the sun comes up on its own without Chanticleer's crow. Detested by the farm animals, he leaves the farm to look for work in the city. Afterward, perpetual darkness and rainfall threaten the farm with flooding. Turning out to be a story read to a young human boy named Edmond, it seems that the flooding has found his family and when his mother goes to help them stop it, he calls out to Chanticleer and is heard by the Grand Duke himself who takes a dislike to Edmond's attempts to foil his plans. He turns him into a kitten to devour him, but he is saved at the last second by Pattou, a bloodhound from Chanticleer's farm. He is accompanied by Snipes, a claustrophobic magpie, and Peepers, an intellectual field mouse, as well as several animals from the farm hoping to find Chanticleer and apologize to him for their behavior. Edmond accompanies Pattou, Snipes and Peepers to the city while the rest of the animals remain at Edmond's house. En route, they are attacked by Hunch; the Duke's diminutive nephew, assigned by him to stop Edmond and the others from finding Chanticleer. They narrowly escape and enter the city.
Stepping Out, 1h44
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Julie Walters, Bill Irwin, Ellen Greene, Jane Krakowski
Roles Maxine
Rating63% 3.198453.198453.198453.198453.19845
A "has-been" Broadway performer moves to Buffalo and starts teaching tap dance lessons to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve. Their newfound self-confidence changes their lives forever.
Pump Up the Volume, 1h42
Directed by Allan Moyle
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Politique, Radio, Political films
Actors Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Andy Romano, Juliet Landau, Lala Sloatman, Annie Ross
Roles Jan Emerson
Rating71% 3.599623.599623.599623.599623.59962
Mark Hunter (Slater), a high school student in a sleepy suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, starts an FM pirate radio station that broadcasts from the basement of his parents' house. Mark is a loner, an outsider, whose only outlet for his teenage angst and aggression is his unauthorized radio station. His pirate station's theme song is "Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen and there are glimpses of cassettes by such alternative musicians as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Camper Van Beethoven, Primal Scream, Soundgarden, Ice-T, Bad Brains, Concrete Blonde, Henry Rollins, and The Pixies. By day, Mark is seen as a loner, hardly talking to anyone around him; by night, he expresses his outsider views about what is wrong with American society. When he speaks his mind about what is going on at his school and in the community, more and more of his fellow students tune in to hear his show.
Glory!  Glory!, 2h32
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Themes Films about religion, Films about television
Actors Ellen Greene, Richard Thomas, James Whitmore, Barry Morse
Roles Ruth
Rating71% 3.5742353.5742353.5742353.5742353.574235
A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but bland son. When the preacher is made a media superstar by a savvy huckster, the son is left behind. Everything changes when the son wanders into a bar and witnesses the performance of a woman rock and roll singer and he realizes she is just what he needs to rise to the top of the world of televanglism.