Jo Ellen (she/her) is best known for her performance as Emma Nolan in Netflix's THE PROM, directed by Ryan Murphy. 

In 2021, she received the Hollywood Critic's Association's Rising Star Award. She was also awarded the Point Foundation's Horizon Award, which recognizes young individuals who have taken on leadership roles as advocates for the future of the LGBTQ community.


She's a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in musical theatre and a minor in creative writing. She has also studied Shakespeare and classical acting at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts. She's a proud Cincinnati, OH native. 

Jo Ellen lives in New York City :)


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Photo by Stefan Ruiz for Vogue, 2020