(Mary Ellis, The Best of Enemies
delighted to appear in her second production with The Colony Theatre,
having previously played another Mary (that one an 18th Century
barmaid) in Celadine
Theatre in Los Angeles: The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: A Comedy
(The Odyssey); Crime and Punishment
and Richard the III
(A Noise Within), and Meetin’s on The Porch.
She recently recurred in True Blood’s
last season and also recurred as Dr. Sturman on Revenge.
Other television: Fox pilot Rogue, Criminal Minds, The Young & The Restless, Class, Strong Medicine,
for LA PBS.
Recent film work: Spring,
directed by Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead; Nightmare on Elm Street; The Head of The Mouse,
and End of the Innocents.
If you’re a Tim Burton fan (working with him was an amazingly terrific
experience), you may recall her as Lady Large Nose, The Red Queen’s
lead lady-in-waiting in Alice in Wonderland.
From Louisiana, her early pursuit of ballet took her to NYC, where she began acting. Favorite roles: Viola/Twelfth Night
(42nd Street Workshop Theatre), Violet/Man and Superman
(Roundabout Theatre), Amanda/Private Lives
(Lamb’s Theatre), Mrs. Kendal/The Elephant Man,
Blanche/A Streetcar Named Desire,
and Sylvia Davies in the NYC premiere of The Man Who Was Peter Pan,
Allan Knee. She moved to Pasadena 10 years ago. Appearing in her first
music video this spring with Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor, the power
of the internet became very apparent when it reached 41 million hits in