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Jo Ellen (she/her) is an Ohio born, 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 and the Breaking Big Award from SCAD Savannah Film Festival. Next up, she joins the cast of the Yellowstone prequel1923 (Paramount+) in a recurring role, and she costars in the independent feature film Tripped Up, directed by Shruti Ganguly.


She was awarded the Point Foundation's Horizon Award, which recognizes young people 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 at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts. She's a proud Cincinnati, OH native. 

Jo Ellen lives in Brooklyn :)


who is she??

Stefan Ruiz for Vogue, 2020

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