Known for movies

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Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1981
FactHas played characters named Georgia twice - first in Dead Like Me as Georgia Lass and then as Georgia Madchen in Hannibal, both shows created by Bryan Fuller.

Ellen Muth is an American actress, best known for her role as George Lass in the television series Dead Like Me.

Muth was born in Milford, Connecticut, on April 6, 1981. She is the daughter of Susan, a high school guidance counselor, and Richard Muth, a financial planner. She has two older sisters, Melissa and Rebecca.

Muth was educated at the Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school in Wallingford, Connecticut, and graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan in 1999. She then studied drama at the Juilliard School in New York City.

Muth’s acting career began with a role in the 2001 film series The American Pie 2. She has also appeared in the films The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Hottest State (2007).

From 2003 to 2004, Muth starred as George Lass in the television series Dead Like Me. She received a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her performance.

Muth has had guest roles on the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Nip/Tuck, and House of Cards.

In 2015, Muth starred as Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated animated series.

Muth’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. She has earned her wealth through her acting roles in film and television.

General Info

Full NameEllen Muth
Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1981
Height1.61 m
ProfessionRace car driver, Voice Actor, Model
EducationSkip Barber Racing School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute


ParentsRachel Muth, Erich Muth


AwardsTokyo International Film Festival Best Supporting Actress
NominationsSaturn Award for Best Actress on Television, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama series
MoviesDolores Claiborne, The Truth About Jane, Cora Unashamed, Rain, The Young Girl and the Monsoon, A Gentleman's Game, Two Against Time, SuperFire, Tofu The Vegan Zombie, Dead like Me: Life After Death, Margarine Wars, Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast, Rose & Violet
TV ShowsDead Like Me, Normal, Ohio

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1'What do you really think happens after you die?' That's the question that everyone, everyone, everyone asks. And I'm so sick of it. But my true answer is, I don't know. And there's no way I'm going to find out 'til it happens.
2It was something she didn't want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it, let her try it.'
3Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well.
4Oh, she just happened to be a friend of the producer's. Or, oh, they've been trying to get her from the beginning and she just had a spot open up. There are always little loopholes, so I don't take anything personally anymore.
5Things that go on at Happy Times are very funny this year, and if you were watching last year, some of the people you saw then as basically extras emerge as real characters in their own right this season, at least to some degree.
6This season is a lot funnier, not as dark, mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead. She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive.
7Early in last season, George was very worried about other people's emotions, especially how they saw her, and felt she was outside looking in. This year, she still hopes people will accept her for who she is, but if they don't, she's OK with that.
8Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over, I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows, singing shows, dancing shows, little skits.
9I find that the majority of the actors I've worked with are extremely sensitive people and very spontaneous people. That's why I always say I'll never date an actor, because they're in love with you one day and the next day they're not.
10I'd hope to reach any kid who feels apart from the group - those who seem to be outsiders, who feel different. Kids who want to reach their parents often don't know how to do so.
11I'm playing George quite a bit differently this season, and I'm glad you picked up on the fact that she kind of made peace with her situation at the end of last season.
12First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians.
13There were times when there were parts that I was sure I got and then I didn't, and I did get upset. But at this point, it doesn't affect me in the least because I know how the business works.
14I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
15If I did anything 'next,' I would do writing.
16Oh, she didn't schlep me. I schlepped her, actually. I was the one who wanted to be an actress.
17I feel most comfortable playing and creating characters who are least like myself.


1Has played characters named Georgia twice - first in Dead Like Me as Georgia Lass and then as Georgia Madchen in Hannibal, both shows created by Bryan Fuller.
2Received a full scholarship to "The Lee Strasberg Institute" by 'Marlo Thomas'.
3Last name pronounced "Myooth" (like youth).
4First ABC TV appearance was in 1994 as "Laura" on the soap opera, All My Children (1970).




Hannibal2013TV SeriesGeorgia Madchen
Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast2012Natalie
Margarine Wars2012Katie Trumbull
Rose and Violet2011ShortRose
Dead Like Me: Life After Death2009VideoGeorge Lass
Jack N Jill2008ShortJill
Tofu the Vegan Zombie in Zombie Dearest2007ShortAddie Vost (voice)
Dead Like Me2003-2004TV SeriesGeorgia 'George' Lass
A Gentleman's Game2002Mollie Kilduff
Two Against Time2002TV MovieEmma Portman
Superfire2002TV MovieJill Perkins
Normal, Ohio2000TV SeriesDana Le Tour (original pilot)
Cora Unashamed2000TV MovieJessie at 18
The Truth About Jane2000TV MovieJane
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000TV SeriesElaine Harrington
The Beat2000TV SeriesJacqueline Hutchinson
The Young Girl and the Monsoon1999Constance
Only Love1998TV MovieRachel
Law & Order1997TV SeriesAdele Green
Dolores Claiborne1995Young Selena


Tales from Dark Fall2008TV Series 1 episode


Back from the Dead: Resurrecting 'Dead Like Me'2009Video documentary shortHerself
Dead Like Me... Again2005Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media2016Documentary


Won Awards

1999Best ActressAFI FestThe Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999)
1995Best Supporting Actress AwardTokyo International Film FestivalDolores Claiborne (1995)

Nominated Awards

2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in a Television SeriesDead Like Me (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaDead Like Me (2003)

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