who is she??
A Cincinnati, OH native, Jo Ellen recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre, a minor in Creative Writing, and a concentration in Michigan accents.* She's also studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
In addition to acting, Jo Ellen has also taught theatre workshops with Michigan Performance Outreach Workshops (Ann Arbor, MI) and Khula Aasman Trust (Mumbai, India). She was named a 2017 Summer in South Asia Fellow, where she researched the effects of creative arts therapy workshops in marginalized communities across Mumbai.
Jo Ellen is now a New York City based actor. She made her TV debut in Alternatino on Comedy Central this summer, and you can catch her in The Deuce on HBO and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon later this year! She enjoys vegan cooking, meditating, and writing bios in the third person. And if you know of any queer knitting circles or book clubs in Brooklyn, hit her up!
*only kind of kidding