ELLEN BECKER-GRAY - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA

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    Ellen Becker-Gray grew up in the seacoast town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Her first experience on stage was as a 10 year old performing in the musical, Oklahoma. This initiated a life-long dream for an acting career. Ellen also aspired to entertain, teach and integrate performing arts with curriculum. After an established teaching career for over 30 years, Ellen took early retirement to focus on an acting career. Her transition to film began in 2004, following what turned out to be her final year of teaching. Since then, she has worked in more 85 films, television, commercials and educational videos. In addition to performing, Ellen directs, produces and teaches acting. Ellen is a proud member of Actor's Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Ellen’s life has changed dramatically. Now, she no longer prepares lessons for her classroom. Instead, she is preparing for her next role.

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FILM- Principal Roles

The Heat (w/Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy)

Tatiana's Mother (Supporting)

Dir. Paul Feig

Penitence (w/Marlyn Mason)

Bobby's Mom (Supporting)

Dir. Carol Ritter Conley

The Son Chart

Mildred (Lead)

Dir. Ben Brewer

A Writer’s Moon (Best Actress Award) *

Mimi Stein (Lead)

Dir. Paul Lawrence

The Fightah!

Alice (Supporting)

Dir. Michael Bavaro

His Take On Her

Elena's Mother (Supporting)

Dir. John DeVault

Tricks of Love (w/Elika Portnoy)

Dessi’s Hair Stylist (Supporting)

Dir. Todd Norwood

TELEVISION

NOVA (Ep 37.8)

Ophthalmologist (Co-Star)

Dir. John Rubin, PBS/ WGBH

The Newport Series (In Production)

Janet Flynn (Co-Star, Recurring)

Dir. Tom Erb, Newport Studios

Roller Palace

Woman Eating (Supporting)

Dir. Paul Schneider, MTVu

30 Rock (Ep.305) (w/ Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan)

Laughing Secretary (Featured)

Dir. Beth McCarthy, NBC

COMMERCIAL and PRINT WORK

MA Lottery Holiday Ad - The Exchange

Butcher

Dir. Tibor Nemeth, Element

Remembering When (Print)

Senior

National Fire Prevention Assoc

Fire Safety (Print)

Senior

National Fire Prevention Assoc

Bank of America: Alex & Annie

Upscale Newport Shopper

Hill Holiday

Dell

Pizza Shop Patron

Dir. Tomas Jonsgarden

PSA: Doing Our Part for Art

Self

Dir. Tom Erb, Newport Studios

E-Bay: The Race

Race Track Spectator

American Express

Airport Traveler

Bank of America: Farm Stand

Farmer’s Market Shoppe

Hill Holiday

THEATRE

Beauty and the Beast

Madame de la Grande Bouche

Mt. Washington Theatre Co.

The Music Man

Maud Dunlop

Theatre Company of Saugus

Oliver!

Mrs. Bedwin

MLT

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Irma Slocum

Salem Theatre Company

Sound Of Music

Nun

Wakefield Repertory Theatre

Cinderella

Ensemble–Sam’s Wife

MLT

Nathan & Nina's Wedding

Irma Neiman Marcus

Fallsview Casino Resort,Canada

Belleau Woods

Lucretia

Boston Showcase

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA

Fresenius Medical

Patient

Dir. Nick Kaufman, NKP Media

Moving Minds: Al’s House

Self

Dir. Anne Mulhall, LDI

The Resume

Narrator & Author

Dir. Ellen Becker, Lesley U.

The Job Search

Narrator & Author

Dir. Ellen Becker, Lesley U.

TRAINING

Master Class, On Camera Film & TV

Rosalie Joseph

Boston Casting

Advanced Actor, On Camera Film & TV Seminar

Tom Kemp

C.P. Casting

Acting On Camera

Anne Mulhall, Tom Grady

LDI Casting

Acting Coach

Toby Schine

North Shore Music Theatre

Acting Coach

Betty Kent Lautner

Private Coaching

Vocal

Daniel Blake

North Shore Music Theatre

Vocal Technique

Marilyn Cocozza Trillo

Vocal Performance Studio

Vocal

Betty Kent Lautner

Private

Dance - Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom

Gene Murray

School of Theatrical Dance

EDUCATION

Education & Child Study

M. Ed

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Human Development & Psychology

Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

University of Mass, Amherst,MA

AWARDS and HONORS

Best Actress in a Featured Role *

A Writer’s Moon - 2007

Providence 48 Hr. Film Project

Audience Choice Award - Director

Monte’s Last Cut - 2008

Providence 48 Hr. Film Project

Honored – Named in Dedication of Published Children's Book

Awarded Teaching Fellowship

Smith College

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

SPECIAL SKILLS

Artist

Comedic Timing & Improvisational Skills

Counselor

Dancer

Director & Producer

Drive Automatic & Standard Car

Laugh & Cry on Cue

Mentor

Photographer

Precision Scooter Driver

Public School Teacher (1985-2005)

Public Speaker

Published Writer

Singer - Vocals Ab ± 2 octaves

Strong Emotional Instincts

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Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'

Weight: 165 lbs

Eyes: Green

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Chin Length