In 2003, Ellen married musician Christian Klikovits.
Ellen was nominated for the 1977 Tony Award as Best Actress for her role in Threepenny Opera.
Ellen attended W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury, New York.
Ellen starred as Audrey in both the stage and film versions of Little Shop of Horrors.
Ellen: It's a very hard thing for all of us to accept ourselves at all the different stages - the horrible side, the wonderful side, the adorable side - and who you are as a grownup. And then to bring what you learned as a child to that grownup: that is the magic of creativity.
Ellen: Life is going by, and if you don't do something about your dreams and make them a reality and start to love who you are as yourself, then you will not be able to embrace any of those dreams. Who you are is the immense magic.