Fae Ellington

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Fae Ellington
Fae A Ellington 5Nov2011.jpg
Fae A. Ellington serving as Mistress of Ceremonies at the JAAC 25th Anniversary celebration in Los Angeles.
Born Fae Audrey Ellington
(1950-05-28) 28 May 1950 (age 64)[1]
Smithville District, Clarendon, Jamaica
Education St. Hugh’s High School, Kingston, Jamaica
Alma mater University of the West Indies
Occupation Talk show host
News presenter
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Ian Smellie - present
Children Stuart Jonathan Smellie
Parents Exford Joseph Ellington
Mary "Mae" Williams

Fae Ellington, OD, is a Jamaican media personality and lecturer best known for hosting the television series Morning Time on JBC for more than twelve years.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Fae Audrey Ellington was born on 28 May 1950 in the district of Smithville in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. She was the only child of Mary "Mae" Williams, and Exford Joseph Ellington, a school teacher. Her parents never married and Fae would not meet her father until she was 21 years old.[1] In addition to growing up with the stigma of being a child of unwed parents, Ellington also was afflicted with asthma and dyslexia.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1974, Ellington joined the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC), eventually hosting Morning Time for over a dozen years.[1][2] She also served as one of the main news anchors on Jamaican radio and television for decades.[1]

In 2005, she made her directorial debut, when she staged the one-woman show Who Will Sing for Lena.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2005 - Best Director nomination, Actor Boy Awards for Who Will Sing for Lena[3]
  • 1998 – Order of Distinction, Officer Class[2][3]
  • 1992 – Distinguished Past Student of St. Hugh’s High School, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica[2]
  • 1988 – Bronze Musgrave Medal[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ustanny, Avia (18 December 2005). "Fae Ellington - Transforming every day". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2011-11-08. Ellington is the consummate entertainer and overlays with humour the bitter-sweet story her life ­ that of girl who was asthmatic, illegitimate and dyslexic, but who, born with an extraordinary personality, went on to write and successfully perform unique roles in life. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Allen, Desmond (8 August 2004). "Fae Ellington:Journeys through the bitter and the sweet". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2011-11-07. If Fae Ellington could turn back the hands of time, she would probably have asked to be placed somewhere other than in the glamorous but troublesome world of Jamaican media. 
  3. ^ a b c Lobban, Misha (3 August 2008). "FRIENDS ON FRIENDS: Fae Ellington - a multi-talented Jamaican". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2011-11-08. Fae Ellington is a consummate entertainer, an accomplished actress, and has also distinguished herself as a broadcaster and communication specialist.