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Adrienne Ellis

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Other names  Adrianne Ellis
Role  Actress
Name  Adrienne Ellis
Years active  1960 - present
Occupation  Actress

Adrienne Ellis Picture of Adrienne Ellis

Born  9 February 1944 (age 71) (1944-02-09)
Education  University of California, Los Angeles
Spouse  Michael Anderson (m. 1977), Glen Corbett (m. 1966–1975)
Children  Laurie Holden, Christopher Holden
Movies  The New Interns, Breaking Wind
Similar People  Glen Corbett, Laurie Holden, Michael Anderson, Christopher Holden, Michael Anderson - Jr

Adrienne Ellis (born February 9, 1944) is a Canadian-born American-actress, and the mother of actress Laurie Holden.


Early life

Adrianne Ellis was born in Canada and raised in California. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was president of her Honors Drama Society, and then went on to UCLA, where she distinguished herself in the theater and acted in the first student film directed by then fellow student Francis Ford Coppola.


Ellis began her career in 1960, when she played Shirley on the TV series Dan Raven. In 1965 she played Myra Finlay in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Cheating Chancellor". Other credits include the TV shows Suspicion, The Virginian and Morning Star (1965-1966), where she had one of the main roles, and the movie The New Interns.

During the 1960s she lived at the Hollywood Studio Club. Her roommate was model Gloria Dawn. Her other stage roles includes as Nora in The Doll's House, and Desdemona opposite the great William Marshall's Othello.

Adrienne produced a theatrical version of The Servant starring Keir Dullea at the former Bayview Playhouse in Toronto and co-produced, Rugged Gold, a family movie directed by Michael Anderson.

Personal life

Ellis was the wife of actor Glen Corbett (the screen name of Larry Holden). After her divorce from him, she married in 1977 British film director Michael Anderson (Around the World in 80 Days, Logan's Run).

Adrienne Ellis is the mother of actress Laurie Holden (The X-Files, Silent Hill, The Mist, The Walking Dead) and actor/assistant director Christopher Holden.

Select filmography

  • Dan Raven (episode Buy a Nightmare) (1960) .... Shirley
  • The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (episode Quiet Night) (1961) .... Ruth
  • The Donna Reed Show (episode Military School) (1961) .... Claudette
  • The Gertrude Berg Show (2 episodes) (1961) .... Laurie
  • Straightaway (episode A Moment in the Sun) (1962) .... Jennifer
  • The Dick Powell Show (episode 330 Independence S.W.) (1962) .... Connie
  • The New Interns (1964) .... Nurse
  • The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (episode Thanatos Palace Hotel) (1965) .... The Young Woman
  • The Virginian (episode Legend for a Lawman) (1965) .... Nora Buckman
  • Perry Mason (episode The Case of Cheating Chancellor) (1965) .... Myra Finlay
  • Morning Star (1965–1966) .... Jan Elliott
  • Breaking Wind (2012) .... Grandma
  • Major Crimes (2013) (épisode Pick your Poison) .... Irina Pushkin
  • References

    Adrienne Ellis Wikipedia