Adrienne Ellis

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Adrianne Ellis
Born (1941-03-08) March 8, 1941 (age 78)
Other namesAdrianne Ellis
Years active1960–present
Spouse(s)Glen Corbett (1966–1975; divorced)
Michael Anderson (1977–2018; his death)
ChildrenLaurie Holden
Christopher Holden

Adrianne Ellis (born March 8, 1941) is a Canadian-born American-actress.

Early life[edit]

Adrianne Ellis was born in Canada and raised in California, where she attended Van Nuys High School, where she was president of her Honors Drama Society. She went on to study at 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),[1][2] 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 William Marshall's Othello. She 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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Ellis was the wife of actor Glen Corbett (the screen name of Larry Holden). Their daughter is the actress Laurie 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[edit]


  1. ^ a b McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present (4th, revised ed.). Penguin Books. p. 570. ISBN 9780140249163. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Perry, Jeb H. (1991). Screen Gems: a history of Columbia Pictures Television from Cohn to Coke, 1948-1983. Scarecrow Press. p. 140. ISBN 9780810824874. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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