Adrienne Ellis

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Adrienne Ellis
Born (1944-02-09) 9 February 1944 (age 73)
Other names Adrianne Ellis
Occupation Actress
Years active 1960 - present
Spouse(s) Glen Corbett (1966-1975)
Michael Anderson (1977-Present)
Children Laurie Holden (born 1969)
Christopher Holden (born 1974).

Adrienne Ellis (born February 9, 1944) is an American-Canadian actress, and the mother of actress Laurie Holden.

Early life[edit]

Adrianne Ellis was born in Canada and raised in California. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was president of her Honors Drama Society, and then went on to 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." Others credits includes the TV shows Suspicion, The Virginian and Morning Star (1965-1966), 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 the great William Marshall's Othello.

Adrienne produced a theatrical version of The Servant starring Eric McCormick, and Keir Dullea at the former Bayview Playhouse in Toronto and co-produced, Rugged Gold, a family movie directed by Michael Anderson.

Personal life[edit]

Ellis was the wife of actor Glen Corbett (the screen name of Larry 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.


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