Ellie is mom-in-chief (a cheeky way of saying she produces and hosts) Atomic Moms, a weekly modern parenting podcast that frequents iTunes Top 50 Kids & Family chart. The irreverent and kindhearted podcast with a fiercely loyal fan base allows Ellie to interview New York Times bestselling authors, as well as parenting experts, and practically everyone who's ever been nominated for an Emmy. Check out www.atomicmoms.com! And iTunes.com/AtomicMoms for listener reviews.
Ellie also co-created, produced, and hosted the web talk series Married. Single. Divorced., affording her the opportunity to interview comedic stars like Orlando Jones, June Diane Raphael, and Rob Huebel in her bed.
Ellie recently shot a scene in CBS' Bull starring Michael Weatherly. She was extra excited to work in New York because it meant she got to see Hamilton.
Watch Ellie as Tony Hale's fiancé Anna in Alvin and The Chipmunks: Road Chip (opened #2 to Star Wars). It was pretty cool that it was her daughter's first film in the theater. Her kid is super confused.
Ellie graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a degree in theater. After a professional acting residency with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Ellie moved to Los Angeles to be an actress. Her credits include guest starring on Undateable (NBC), Happy Endings (ABC), and supporting roles in the feature films Made of Honor (SONY), and The Rocker (20th Century Fox). She and television star Claire Coffee (Grimm) created, wrote, and starred in Chelsey and Kelsey, the web series. As far as training goes: Meisner (yep), Alexander Technique (uh huh), and improv (oh yeah).
In 2011, Ellie was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone-dissolving tumor. On her personal blog, she wrote about all of the stages of her recovery process: the awkward, the funny, and the painful. Arianna Huffington asked Ellie to share these stories on The Huffington Post, and since then, has personally retweeted and Facebook-posted Ellie’s work. Ellie soon expanded her readership by writing about resilience, emotional healing, and her neurotic attempts at mindfulness. Many of those articles have been featured on the main pages of The Huffington Post, AOL.com, Babble.com (the parenting site owned by Disney),and the Texas-based Culturemap.com and have gotten thousands of shares and likes. Ellie’s posts about her great-aunt Ida—a centenarian whose mantra is “Go with the flow or to hell with it” —have been especially popular.