Ellen Dinalo Williams
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|Ellen D. Williams|
|Born||Santa Monica, Ca, U.S.|
Life and career
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.
Her mother is Filipina, Chinese, and Spanish, and her father is of English, Irish, Scottish descent. Williams is openly gay. 
|2004||When a Telemarketer Calls||Sandy Gibb||Short|
|2005||Monster In My Pants||Mary Roundfirmenhigh||Short|
|2008||Brown Soup Thing||Cousin Ellen|
|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|
- "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.
- "Screen Scene: Meet the other openly gay star of "How I Met Your Mother"". sdgln.com. December 19, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2016.