• Ellen Muth is an American actress born in 198•
• She gained recognition for her role in the comedy drama series “Dead Like Me”.
• She is currently focused on racing fast cars.
• She has been nominated for a Saturn Award and a Satellite Award for her performance in “Dead Like Me”.
• As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1981
FactReceived a full scholarship to "The Lee Strasberg Institute" by 'Marlo Thomas'.

What happened to Ellen Muth and where is she today? Wiki Bio

Ellen Anna Muth was born in Milford, Connecticut USA, on 6 March 1981, so her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, who gained recognition after starring as Georgia ‘George’ Lass in the comedy drama series “Dead Like Me”, which also starred Callum Blue and Jasmine Guy and which follows a girl who dies and becomes a grim reaper.

It seems as Ellen hasn’t appeared in a single movie or TV series in the past couple of years, but is rather focused on racing fast cars.

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Childhood and education

Ellen was raised in Milford by her mother Rachel Muth who was an actress, and her father Dr. Erich Muth who is the most famous optician in the US – he was once The National Optician of the Year, and the Smithsonian Museum has an entire sector donated by him, while another museum carries his name.

Ellen attended a public high school where she became interested in acting, so her mother took her to her first audition when she was 14. At the time she was appearing in all of the plays organized at her school, and was also physically active, playing a variety of sports. By the time she matriculated, she met famous American actress Marlo Thomas, who invited Ellen to study acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute on a full scholarship.

Ellen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre in 2003.

Roles in movies

Ellen made her debut film appearance in the psychological thriller “Dolores Claiborne” in 1995 at the age of 14, and for her performance won a Tokyo International Film Festival Award for the Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, she portrayed Constance in the comedy drama “The Young Girl and the Monsoon”, and was rewarded with an American Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Actress, while the same year saw her play Rachel in “Only Love”. In 2000 she appeared in “The Truth About Jane” and “Cora Unashamed”.

She went on to appear in movies “Rain” in 2001, “A Gentlemen’s Game” in 2002, and “Tofu the Vegan Zombie in Zombie Dearest” in 2007, before being invited to star in three short films “Jack N Jill” in 2008, “Dead Like Me: Life After Death” in 2009, and “Rose and Violet” in 2011.

Two of Ellen’s most recent appearances in movies have been in “Margarine Wars” and “Rudyard Klipling’s Mark of the Beast”, both released in 2012.

Appearances in TV series

Ellen made her debut TV series appearance in 1997, portraying Adele Green in the episode “Thrill” of the police procedural and legal drama series “Law & Order”.

She was invited to guest star in three series in 2000 – “The Beat”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “Normal, Ohio”, then in 2003 she began portraying Georgia in “Dead Like Me”, and was nominated for a Saturn Award for the Best Actress on Television, and for a Satellite Award for the Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her performance.

Two of Ellen’s latest appearances in series have been in “The Inappropriate Website Episode” of the sitcom “Are We There Yet?”, and two episodes of the psychological horror series “Hannibal” in 2013.

Ellen Muth

Love life and boyfriend

There have been rumors circulating the internet about the popular actress being a lesbian, due to the fact that she has portrayed several teen gay characters, however, it is believed that Ellen is simply a good actress and is straight (or bisexual).

In 2004 she began dating Jeffrey Donovan, a noted actor known for portraying Michael Western in the series “Burn Notice”, but that was for less than a year – Michael is today married to Michelle Woods and they have a daughter Claire and a son Lucas together. It appears as Ellen has been single since her split from Jeffrey, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Jeffrey Thomas Donovan was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts USA, on 11 May 1968 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He was raised alongside his two brothers by their mother Nancy Matthews, as their father left when the boys were still babies, and the family was very poor. Jeffrey found comfort in acting while attending Amesbury High School, and then studied at Bridgewater State College, eventually switching to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama in 1990, while he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre from the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Today, Jeffrey is most famous for starring in series such as “American Bikers”, “Burn Notice”, and “Shut Eye”.

Hobbies and other interests

Ellen likes to play characters who are the complete opposite of herself, as she enjoys the challenge and practicing her skills. She likes to read in her spare time, and her favorite writer is Agatha Christie as she loves detective crime stories – two of her favorite books are “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Death on the Nile”. Ellen has stated how she would like to become a writer after she’s done with her acting career.

Ellen is interested in all kinds of art, and enjoys drawing, sculpting with clay, but also racing.

She attended the Skip Barber Racing School in Braselton, Georgia, which is among the five largest racing schools in the world, and she drives a six-speed SS. Ellen is a member of two high IQ societies, Intertel and Mensa. She is a big lover of animals, and a collector of Burmese cats. She has her own favorite actresses and actors. some of whom are Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Robin Williams, while some of her favorite movies are “V for Vendetta”, “One Day”, and “Patch Adams”.

Appearance and net worth

Ellen is 39 years old. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, and weighs around 117lbs (53kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

General Info

Full NameEllen Muth
Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1981
Height1.61 m
ProfessionRace car driver, Voice Actor, Model
EducationSkip Barber Racing School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute


ParentsRachel Muth, Erich Muth


AwardsTokyo International Film Festival Best Supporting Actress
NominationsSaturn Award for Best Actress on Television, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama series
MoviesDolores Claiborne, The Truth About Jane, Cora Unashamed, Rain, The Young Girl and the Monsoon, A Gentleman's Game, Two Against Time, SuperFire, Tofu The Vegan Zombie, Dead like Me: Life After Death, Margarine Wars, Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast, Rose & Violet
TV ShowsDead Like Me, Normal, Ohio

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1'What do you really think happens after you die?' That's the question that everyone, everyone, everyone asks. And I'm so sick of it. But my true answer is, I don't know. And there's no way I'm going to find out 'til it happens.
2It was something she didn't want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it, let her try it.'
3Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well.
4Oh, she just happened to be a friend of the producer's. Or, oh, they've been trying to get her from the beginning and she just had a spot open up. There are always little loopholes, so I don't take anything personally anymore.
5Things that go on at Happy Times are very funny this year, and if you were watching last year, some of the people you saw then as basically extras emerge as real characters in their own right this season, at least to some degree.
6This season is a lot funnier, not as dark, mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead. She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive.
7Early in last season, George was very worried about other people's emotions, especially how they saw her, and felt she was outside looking in. This year, she still hopes people will accept her for who she is, but if they don't, she's OK with that.
8Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over, I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows, singing shows, dancing shows, little skits.
9I find that the majority of the actors I've worked with are extremely sensitive people and very spontaneous people. That's why I always say I'll never date an actor, because they're in love with you one day and the next day they're not.
10I'd hope to reach any kid who feels apart from the group - those who seem to be outsiders, who feel different. Kids who want to reach their parents often don't know how to do so.
11I'm playing George quite a bit differently this season, and I'm glad you picked up on the fact that she kind of made peace with her situation at the end of last season.
12First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians.
13There were times when there were parts that I was sure I got and then I didn't, and I did get upset. But at this point, it doesn't affect me in the least because I know how the business works.
14I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
15If I did anything 'next,' I would do writing.
16Oh, she didn't schlep me. I schlepped her, actually. I was the one who wanted to be an actress.
17I feel most comfortable playing and creating characters who are least like myself.


1Has played characters named Georgia twice - first in Dead Like Me as Georgia Lass and then as Georgia Madchen in Hannibal, both shows created by Bryan Fuller.
2Received a full scholarship to "The Lee Strasberg Institute" by 'Marlo Thomas'.
3Last name pronounced "Myooth" (like youth).
4First ABC TV appearance was in 1994 as "Laura" on the soap opera, All My Children (1970).




Hannibal2013TV SeriesGeorgia Madchen
Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast2012Natalie
Margarine Wars2012Katie Trumbull
Rose and Violet2011ShortRose
Dead Like Me: Life After Death2009VideoGeorge Lass
Jack N Jill2008ShortJill
Tofu the Vegan Zombie in Zombie Dearest2007ShortAddie Vost (voice)
Dead Like Me2003-2004TV SeriesGeorgia 'George' Lass
A Gentleman's Game2002Mollie Kilduff
Two Against Time2002TV MovieEmma Portman
Superfire2002TV MovieJill Perkins
Normal, Ohio2000TV SeriesDana Le Tour (original pilot)
Cora Unashamed2000TV MovieJessie at 18
The Truth About Jane2000TV MovieJane
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000TV SeriesElaine Harrington
The Beat2000TV SeriesJacqueline Hutchinson
The Young Girl and the Monsoon1999Constance
Only Love1998TV MovieRachel
Law & Order1997TV SeriesAdele Green
Dolores Claiborne1995Young Selena


Tales from Dark Fall2008TV Series 1 episode


Back from the Dead: Resurrecting 'Dead Like Me'2009Video documentary shortHerself
Dead Like Me... Again2005Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media2016Documentary


Won Awards

1999Best ActressAFI FestThe Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999)
1995Best Supporting Actress AwardTokyo International Film FestivalDolores Claiborne (1995)

Nominated Awards

2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in a Television SeriesDead Like Me (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaDead Like Me (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Misty Ochoa Reply

    Love Dead Like Me too. and Ms. pretty girl Ms . Ellen Muth you have put many a smile on this old disabled ladies face. Thank you so much for that. Really hope I get to watch you again sometime. Take care beautiful doll and good luck in life.

  2. it is a shame she has kept away from acting she really does have a talent, however, I suppose we have to respect the fact that she now seems to have other interests in life

  3. My husband who is 14 years older than me introduced me to you via Dead Like Me! Even tho it has been quite a few years back I still look forward to reading your tweets and watching anything you act in. You are quite a lovely young lady! A great actress! Sounds like your enjoying life “your way”. Which you should! As always I look forward to hearing about your activities!

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