|Name Ellen Wheeler||Role Actress|
|Born October 9, 1961 (age 59) (1961-10-09) Glendale, California, U.S.|
Spouse Shannon (m. 1993), Tom Eplin (m. 1985–1988)
TV shows Another World, Dark Shadows
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Nominations Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing - Daytime Serials
Similar Tom Eplin , Anna Stuart , Jensen Buchanan
Another world may 86 ellen wheeler as vicky marley
Ellen Jayne Wheeler (born October 9, 1961 in Glendale, California) is an American actress, director and producer. She has appeared in several soap operas, including Another World and All My Children. In 1986, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her work as twins Marley and Vicky Love Hudson on Another World. In 1988, she won another Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Cindy Parker Chandler on All My Children. Wheeler's character was one of the first characters with AIDS on daytime television. Wheeler also made a memorable guest appearance as Phyllis Wicke in the 1991 primetime revival of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.
- Another world may 86 ellen wheeler as vicky marley
- 15th Annual Daytime Emmys1988
- Directing and producing
- Personal life
- Positions held
- Awards and nominations
In 1998, she briefly reprised the role of Marley on Another World. Rather than have the same actress play the role of both twins, the show made the decision to have Wheeler, the first actress to play the twins, portray Marley, and have actress Jensen Buchanan continue to play Vicky; their differences in appearance (other than a considerable height and build difference which were never addressed) were explained by plastic surgery after Marley was disfigured in a fire.
Wheeler was once married to her Another World costar, Tom Eplin. They were married during the time that their characters Vicky/Marley and Jake were involved.
15th Annual Daytime Emmys(1988)
Directing and producing
During the final season of Another World, Wheeler drew on her stage directorial experience and was invited by Executive Producer, Chris Goutman, to direct a few episodes of Another World. After the cancellation of Another World in 1999, she continued her focus on directing. While continuing to act, she directed several episodes of As the World Turns and finally became part of the directorial team at As the World Turns.
After two seasons with ATWT, Wheeler served for a time an associate producer at another Procter & Gamble serial, Guiding Light. After returning to ATWT and directing the show for several years, she was promoted to Executive Producer of Guiding Light in April 2004, serving until that show's September 2009 cancellation. Under her direction, the show named a new Head writer, David Kreizman, and in 2008, she created a four-person head writing team; in addition to Kreizman, that team includes Lucky Gold, Chris Dunn and executive story editor Jill Lorie Hurst.
Wheeler is credited with Guiding Light's transition to a new filming method. The show moved away from traditional three-camera filming in a "proscenium" stage setting, and in early 2008 began to broadcast episodes that were recorded on digital cameras. The show rebuilt smaller, more realistic sets in its studio and also used several other sets in a New Jersey town (adjacent to New York City, where GL is produced).
In 2007, Wheeler launched Guiding Light's 70th anniversary (the longest running show in history) by volunteering her cast and crew on a charity and service campaign known as "Find Your Light", encouraging viewers to participate alongside actors, directors and crew members in work for the homeless and other deserving groups and individuals across the country.
Wheeler is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She lives with her husband and children in New York.
All My Children
As the World Turns