Ellie Reed (actress)

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Ellie Reed
Born (1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 31)
Deerfield, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materNorthwestern University (BA)
Years active2010–present

Ellie Reed (born February 2, 1988)[citation needed] is an American actress who has worked primarily in theatre and television. She is known for playing the best friend of the main character in the Netflix series Girlboss.

Early life[edit]

Reed was born in Deerfield, Illinois.[1] She graduated from Northwestern University,[1] and further studied improv programs at The Second City Conservatory and iO Theater in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

Theatre career[edit]

Reed joined the Griffin Theatre (Chicago)[1] in 2011 and starred in the productions "No More Dead Dogs," "Letters Home," and "Men Should Weep." She was also involved in the founding of and was casting director of the Buzz22 theatre company in Chicago,[1][2] where she starred in "Hooters: A Play" and "Quake," as well as "She Kills Monsters" which was part of Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep's 2013 production.[3][4]

Her play The Beecher Sisters had its premiere at Chicago’s Awkward Pause Theatre in 2015.[5]

Theatre productions[edit]

Production Theatre company
No More Dead Dogs Griffin theatre
Letters Home Griffin theatre
Men Should Weep Griffin theatre
Hooters: A Play Buzz22 Chicago
Quake Buzz22 Chicago
She Kills Monsters Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed Lifeline Theatre
The Casuals[6] Jackalope Theatre
House Ensembles Twisty & Moxie The Second City
Night of the Magician Screen Door
Sam: A Fairy Tale Screen Door

Film and television career[edit]

Reed made her debut screen appearance in the short film Positive Comment in 2010 and went on to appear in three episodes of Touch 'n Dix in 2012. Since then she has appeared in such TV series as Betrayal, Chicago P.D., Empire, Future You, and 2 Broke Girls.

She landed a main supporting role as Annie, the best friend of Sophia played by Britt Robertson in Girlboss for 13 episodes in 2017.

Reed is represented by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA).[3]

Television / Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Positive Comment (Short film) Additional sisters
2012 Touch 'n Dix Ellie for 3 episodes
2013 Betrayal Holly TV series
2014 3 Nights (Short film) Ella
2014 Chicago P.D. Josie Valescu "An Honest Woman"
2015 Empire Fashion VP "Our Dancing Days"
2016 Ten More (Short film) Laurie
2016 Future You (TV series) Marney "Internet Casualties"
2016 2 Broke Girls Claire "And the Story Telling Show"
2017 Girlboss Annie Regular role 13 episodes
2018 The Big Bang Theory Jenna "The Sibling Realignment"
2018 The Greatest American Hero Sarah Green[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "BA #237: Ellie Reed". the Box Angeles podcast. July 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ellie Reed". steppenwolf.org. 2018.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2016-04-28). "Ellie Reed Cast In Netflix Comedy Series 'Girlboss', Signs With CAA". deadline.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  4. ^ "Ellie Reed Member bio". griffintheatre.com. 2017.
  5. ^ Kidder-Mostrom, Christopher. "Review: The Beecher Sisters/Awkward Pause Theatre". Newcity Stage.
  6. ^ "The Casuals". jackalopetheatre.org. 2013.
  7. ^ "The Greatest American Hero': Ellie Reed & Humphrey Ker Cast In ABC Reboot Pilot". deadline.com. 2018.

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