Ella Rae Peck

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Ella Rae Peck
Years active2006–present

Ella Rae Peck is an American actress. She portrayed the roles of Charlotte "Lola" Rhodes in The CW series Gossip Girl and Mia Bowers in the NBC series Deception.

Life and career[edit]

Peck was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and went to school in New York City.[1]

After a short film titled Lilly in the Woods in 2006, Peck appeared in the independent film Freezer Burn in 2007. The same year, she portrayed Honor Caldwell in the pilot Dear Harvard which is depicting Honor's life challenges during a sudden change in family social class status while attending a private all-girls school.[2] For this role, she won the Best Actress Award at the New York Television Festival.[3] She then landed guest roles in several TV series such as Without a Trace, Law & Order, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods between 2008 and 2010.[4] She was also in the films God Don't Make the Laws and Young Adult in 2011.[4]

In January 2012, she started appearing in the recurring role of Lola Rhodes, Serena van der Woodsen's cousin, in Gossip Girl,[5] making a cameo in December in the series finale.[6][7] In January, the film Bachelorette, in which she's Stefanie, was presented at the Sundance Film Festival[8] and in March she landed the role of Mia Bowers in the 2013 NBC series Deception.[9][10] On September 22, The Exhibitionists was presented at the Arizona Underground Film Festival.[11]

On January 7, 2013 Deception made its debut on television[12] and between January 17 and January 27 the short film The Apocalypse competed at the Sundance Film Festival.[13][14] In early March 2013, she joined the cast of the NBC comedy pilot Welcome to the Family,[15][16] which is picked up in May,[17] while on March 15 the film The Call, with Halle Berry, was released.[18][19]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Freezer Burn Emma
2011 God Don't Make the Laws Colbie Palmer
2011 Young Adult Girl
2012 Bachelorette Stefanie
2012 The Exhibitionists Lynn
2013 The Call Autumn
2016 Long Nights Short Mornings Katie
2019 Tuscaloosa Anne
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dear Harvard Honor Caldwell Television film
2008 Without a Trace Lisa/KitKat14 Episode: "Rewind"
2010 Law & Order Zoe Morgan Episode: "Steel-Eyed Death"
2010 The Good Wife Jenny Bauer Episode: "Doubt"
2010 Blue Bloods Caitlin Breyer Episode: "Smack Attack"
2012 Gossip Girl Charlotte "Lola" Rhodes Recurring role (seasons 5–6), 15 episodes (2 uncredited)
2013 Deception Mia Bowers Main role
2013 Welcome to the Family Molly Yoder Main role
2014 Believe Nina Adams Episodes: "Origin", "Revelation", "Second Chance"
2014 Hysteria Audra Young Unsold television pilot
2016 Feed the Beast Anna Davis Recurring role
2018 The Looming Tower Heather Recurring role
2019 God Friended Me Vivian Episode Two Guys, a Girl, and a Thai Food Place
2020 The Sinner Sophie Greenfield Season 3


  1. ^ "Cast: Ella Rae Peck". Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  2. ^ Esteves, Maria (September 17, 2007). "2007 NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL". Fest21.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Woodson, Alex (September 10, 2007). "'Harvard' drama, 'Gauntlet' reality win NYTVF nods". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Ella Rae Peck Bio - Mia Bowers". Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "Gossip Girl Redux: Big Boss Reveals Love Triangle Is Becoming a "Major" Square!". January 16, 2012. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Prudom, Laura (December 19, 2012). "'Gossip Girl' Series Finale Recap: Two Weddings, A Funeral And Gossip Girl's Identity Revealed". Huffington Post. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  7. ^ Glennon, Morgan (March 14, 2013). "Deception's Ella Rae Peck Talks What's Next for Mia, Who Killed Vivian, and Gossip Girl's Identity". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Eye for Film: Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Premieres programme". Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Ella Rae Peck, Makenzie Leigh cast in NBC drama pilot 'Notorious'". Digital Spy. March 24, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  10. ^ "Is Lola Leaving Gossip Girl? Ella Rae Peck Cast in New NBC Drama". March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  11. ^ "The Exhibitionists". Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  12. ^ "NBC Announces Mid-Season Schedule Including 'Community', 'Smash', 'Deception' & '1600 Penn' Premiere Dates". October 30, 2012. Archived from the original on January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  13. ^ "The Apocalypse - Festival Program". Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  14. ^ "Sundance '12: Mind-Blowing Short Film 'The Apocalypse'". January 28, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  15. ^ "Ella Rae Peck and Aramis Knight Join NBC Pilot 'Welcome to the Family'". March 3, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  16. ^ "Casting: Zach Cregger da Guys with Kids ad Assistance?". March 4, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  17. ^ "NBC Adds Comedy, 2 Dramas; Cancels 'New Normal'". Variety. May 10, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  18. ^ "Brad Anderson Phones in a Trailer for The Call". January 11, 2013. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  19. ^ "Halle Berry Will Save Us in The Call First Trailer". January 11, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-13. Retrieved January 12, 2013.

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