Ellary Porterfield

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Ellary Porterfield
Born (1989-06-05) June 5, 1989 (age 25)
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Ellary Porterfield (born June 5, 1989) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Terry "Tuff" Ryan in the 2005 film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio and for her role as Ki Swan in the webseries Video Game High School.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ellary Porterfield was born in Bend, Oregon on June 5, 1989 to Walt and Traci Porterfield.[2] Porterfield was discovered at a talent competition in 2001 where she was doing an impression of her seventh grade teacher.[2]

She graduated from Duke University in 2011 with a major in International Studies. [3]


Porterfield has participated in three television pilots for both NBC and CBS.[2][4] Her most notable role was in the 2005 film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.[1]

She also starred in the CW teenage drama Hidden Palms as Liza Witter.[2]

Porterfield then took on a role in the 2008-released film Sugar, playing Anne Higgins, the Christian daughter in an Iowan family who is attracted to a minor-league baseball player from the Dominican Republic.[2]

She starred as Ki Swan on the webseries, Video Game High School.

Personal life[edit]

Porterfield is a vegetarian.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Terry "Tuff" Ryan
2006 Sugar Anne Higgins
2009 A Liar and a Thief Molly Pierson Short film
2014 Fist of the Dragon Cassie
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stuck in the Middle with You Lauren TV film
2005 Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project Riley TV film
2007 Hidden Palms Liza Witter 8 episodes
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Navy Petty Officer Smalls Episode: "Free Ride"
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2012–2014 Video Game High School Ki Swan 15 episodes


  1. ^ a b Ebert, Roger (2005-09-30). "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (movie review)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ellary Porterfield". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  3. ^ Du, Lisa. "The Thespian - Ellary Porterfield". The Chronicle (Duke University): 22. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  4. ^ Sells, Mark. "Interview with Ellary Porterfield". The Reel Deal. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 

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