• Ellen Muth is an actress with a net worth estimated at over $3 million.
• She started out as a model before pursuing a career in acting.
• Her first major role was in the film "Dolores Claiborne" and her most notable role was in the series "Dead Like Me".
• She has won several awards for her role in "Hannibal" and has been nominated for a Saturn Award and a Satellite Award for her role in "Dead Like Me".
• She is active on social media and is managing a coffee beanery business.

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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.

Who is Ellen Muth?

Ellen Anna Muth was born on 6 March 1981, in Milford, Connecticut USA, and is an actress, best known from her role as Georgia “George” Lass in the series “Dead Like Me”. She also made a guest appearance in the 2013 series “Hannibal”.

The Wealth of Ellen Muth

How rich is Ellen Muth? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s won several awards over the course of her career, as well as being nominated numerous times. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Career Beginnings

There is not a lot of information regarding Ellen’s childhood, her education, or her path leading to a career in acting. It is known that she began her professional career as a model, signing with Ford Models and Rascal’s Agency, but then deciding that acting was the path she wanted to pursue, and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute located in New York City. In 1993, she started taking professional roles, intially in commercials.

Two years later, she was given her first major role in the film “Dolores Claiborne”, a psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King. Afterwards, she had a role during the eighth season premiere of “Law & Order”, before in 1999 receiving a lot of critical acclaim for her performance in the film “The Young Girl and the Monsoon”, which led her to more acting opportunities. The film starred Terry Kinney, and would win Best Screenplay as well as the Gold Medal during the 2000 Wine Country Film Festival.

Career Prominence

In 2000, Muth appeared as a guest in several television shows, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Beat”. She also had a role in an adaptation of the Langston Hughes short story entitled “Cora Unashamed”, which is part of a 1930s collection entitled “The Ways of White Folks”. She was included in the pilot of the show which would eventually become “Normal, Ohio” however the pilot was never aired, but the show was revamped and she was removed from the series. During the same year, she starred in the Lifetime Original Movie entitled “The Truth About Jane”, playing a high school girl struggling with acceptance and sexuality.
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Her next role would come in the television series “Dead Like Me”, as one of the reapers named Georgia “George” Lass; the show focuses on grim reapers who reside and work in Seattle, Washington. Her next roles would be in independent films such as “Jack ‘n’ Jill” and an animated short entitled “Tofu the Vegan Zombie”, before she reprised her role in the film “Dead Like Me: Life After Death” which included a lot of the cast members of the original show. The film was a direct-to-video release in 2009.

Later Work and Awards

In 2012, Ellen returned to feature film work in “Margarine Wars”, alongside Doris Roberts and Robert Loggia. Her popularity rose once more as she made guest appearances in two episodes of the television series “Hannibal”, for which she won awards at the Tokyo International Film Festival and an American Film Institute (AFI) Best Actress Award. She was nominated for a Saturn Award and a Satellite Award for her role in “Dead Like Me”, but since appearing in “Hannibal”, she has been mainly inactive and has not appeared in any recent series or films.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Muth had a relationship with actor Jeffery Donovan in 2004 but it eventually ended. After that, there have been no details in terms of romantic relationships coming her way. Muth’s father is a well-known optician and even has a museum named after him. She also credits her mother as the one who helped her get into acting auditions when she was younger. She mentioned in an interview that if she didn’t get a break in acting, she would probably pursue a career as a writer.

She says it is difficult to date actors as they’re very spontaneous and sensitive people – one day they will be in love with you but the next they’re not. She was initially scared of pursuing acting due to her fear of rejection, but her father encouraged her to try it out. She is active online through Twitter and Facebook, on which she has mentioned that she is managing a coffee beanery business. She does not often post online, but they include cats, as she was selling cats from 2017 up to early 2018.

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)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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