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.

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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.


  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

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