|Died||September 19, 2003 (aged 42)|
|Education||San Francisco State University (BA)|
Harvard University (MFA)
|Occupation||Actress, television producer, television writer|
Ellen Idelson (June 13, 1961 – September 19, 2003) was an American television producer, television writer and actress.
Life and career
As a television producer and writer she worked on the series The Nanny, Caroline in the City, Ellen, Boy Meets World, Will & Grace, Suddenly Susan, Grosse Pointe and Working (only as a producer). All of the aforementioned work was with fellow writer and producer Rob Lotterstein.
As an actress she did a number theatre work performing in local Los Angeles theaters, including the Mark Taper Forum and productions of Theatre West and the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival. She also appeared on television in sketches of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and having small roles in Will & Grace. In 2001, she had the lead role in the independent film Moose Mating. Idelson also helped found Los Angeles Theatresports, serving as artistic director.