Ellen Dinalo Williams

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Ellen D. Williams
Born Santa Monica, Ca, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Ellen Dinalo Williams is an American actress.[1] She was born in Santa Monica, California.

Life and career[edit]

Williams graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from California State University, Long Beach.

Williams is an actress who has appeared in numerous theatre productions in the Los Angeles and Seattle areas. Working with such companies in Los Angeles as Playwrights Arena at LATC, East West Players, South Coast Repertory, LoudRMouth, The Garage Theatre Company, to name a few. She garnered a "Leading Female Performance" nomination from LA Weekly in 2009 for her role as Ruby in Boni B. Alvarez's play Ruby, Tragically Rotund.

Williams is best known for her recurring role as Patrice on How I Met Your Mother.

Personal life[edit]

Her mother is Filipina, Chinese, and Spanish, and her father is of English, Irish, Scottish descent. Williams is openly gay. [2]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 When a Telemarketer Calls Sandy Gibb Short
2005 Monster In My Pants Mary Roundfirmenhigh Short
2008 Brown Soup Thing Cousin Ellen
2012 Salesgirl Donna post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2011-14 How I Met Your Mother Patrice Season 7-9 (Recurring; 12 episodes)
2015 Kevin From Work Liz Season 1 (1 Episode)
2016 Baskets Nicole Baskets Season 1 (Recurring; 4 episodes)
2017 The Mindy Project Dr. Irene Lee Season 5 (Recurring; 3 episodes)
2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Florist Season 5, Episode 6


  1. ^ "No Role is Too Big or Too Small for Ellen D. Williams". Asian Journal. Archived from the original on December 12, 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Screen Scene: Meet the other openly gay star of "How I Met Your Mother"". sdgln.com. December 19, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 

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