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Jo Ellen (she/her) is a Brooklyn based actor and writer. Her breakout role as Emma in The Prom (Netflix), directed by Ryan Murphy, earned her the Hollywood Critic's Association's Rising Star Award. She can also be seen on 1923 (Paramount+), The Deuce (HBO), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), and Alternatino (Comedy Central).

Her writing and producing work has been supported by NYSCA, the YoungArts Foundation and ArtsKC. She was awarded the Point Foundation’s Horizon Award for her advocacy work for the LGBTQ+ youth community.


Jo Ellen studied acting and creative writing at the University of Michigan, as well as Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She's a proud Cincinnati, OH native. 


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Stefan Ruiz for Vogue, 2020

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