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Hollman at the 2014 Florida SuperCon
Detroit, Michigan, USA
|Occupation||Actress & CEO of Visual Impact Now, non-profit organization|
Ellen Hollman is an American actress.
Hollman was born in Detroit, Michigan, and eventually moved to Troy, Michigan. Ellen Hollman is the oldest of four siblings. Hollman was an all-star track runner, holding the female state record in Michigan for the long jump (17.5 ft).
In 2008, Ellen Hollman became the CEO and Founder of a non-profit organization, Visual Impact Now. Celebrities hosts for the organization include Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, January Jones, and Robert Luketic. Her organization has conducted various eye clinics in Los Angeles, servicing over 6,000 children with glasses.
She made her television debut on an episode of Malcolm in the Middle in 2005, before going on to appear in fourth season of The O.C. as young Kirsten Nichol in a flashback. In 2006, Hollman made her first appearance on film in the movie Road House 2, where she played the role of Beau. Hollman worked on two big-screen projects which debuted in 2008, Fling, with Brandon Routh and Asylum, with Sarah Roemer.[needs update] She was cast as a new series regular 'Saxa', a German gladiatrix that is an antagonist to 'Mira' (Katrina Law) and love interest for Gannicus (Dustin Clare), but eventually sides with Spartacus during the slave rebellion on Spartacus: Vengeance, which premiered in January 2012. She returned to the role of Saxa in the fourth and final season of Spartacus, which premiered on January 25, 2013, and ended the series. She recently recurred on AMC Into The Badlands as Regent Warrior Zypher.
Hollman is trained in Jiu Jitsu and earned her "Women Empowered" Pink belt as well as 'Combatives' Blue Belt from the Gracie Academy, where her The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power co-star Eve Torres is also a member. In December 2015 Hollman announced she's engaged to her Spartacus: Vengeance co-star Stephen Dunlevy.
- "Bartender", Sex, Love & Secrets, episode: "Secrets", 2005
- "Maayke", Malcolm in the Middle, episode "Blackout", 2005
- "Megan", Surf School, 2006
- "Beau", Road House 2, 2006
- "Ivy", Asylum, 2007
- "Vickie", Criminal Minds, episode, "True Night", 2007. Also with Frankie Muniz.
- "Young Kirsten", The OC, episode "The case of the Franks", 2007
- "Alison", Fling, 2008
- "Amy Adams", In Plain Sight, 2009
- "Tenley", Weeds, 2010
- "Mallory Kesinger", Medium, 2010
- "Melinda Murray", Victorious, 2010
- "Maya", Rules of Engagement episode "Double Down", 2011
- "Kate", True Love, 2011
- "Jane", Sinatra Club, 2011
- "Saxa", Spartacus: Vengeance, 2012
- "Saxa", Spartacus: War of the Damned, 2013
- "Sara Edwin", A Perfect Christmas List, 2014
- "Janet Riggins/Helen Morrison" CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Keep Calm and Carry-On", 2014
- "Valina", The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, 2015
- "Special Agent Tina Larsen ", NCIS, episodes "Family Secret", 2006; "Status Update", 2015.
- "Zypher", Into the Badlands, episodes "White Stork Spreads Wings", "Two Tigers Subdue Dragons", 2015
- "Gloria", SIX by The Weinstein Company on History
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