Ellen Sandweiss

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Ellen Sandweiss
Ellen Sandweiss 2009.jpg
Sandweiss in 2009
Born (1958-12-30) December 30, 1958 (age 57)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1978–1981,2006–present
Spouse(s) Matt Hodges (divorced; 2 children)

Ellen Sandweiss (born December 30, 1958) is an American actress. She has also performed in musical theatre as a dancer and pop singer, and in a one-woman show of Jewish music.[1]

Sandweiss was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She gained notoriety in the 1981 horror cult-classic The Evil Dead, playing Ash Williams' sister Cheryl. Afterwards, she went on a hiatus from acting for over 20 years.


Year Film Role Notes
1978 Within the Woods Ellen Short film
1978 Shemp Eats the Moon The Snake Short film
1981 The Evil Dead Cheryl Main role
2006 Satan's Playground Paula
2007 The Dread Diane
2007 My Name is Bruce Cheryl
2007 Brutal Massacre: A Comedy Natalie Vasquez
2009 Dangerous Women Cheryl 6 episodes
2009 Dark Fields Mandy
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Quadling Woman Cameo
2013 Evil Dead Cheryl Voice Cameo


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