Ellen O'Rourke

Ellen O.

Bellevue, WA
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Ellen passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Ellen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I want to bring out your best acting! My focus is on giving you tips and techniques that will make your acting more honest and fun. I have many years of experience and training in film, tv and theater. I am a Casting Director also so I know what we look for. You will find that while I am kind, I also love acting and believe that it has great value so I will draw out your best work.
I can also help with English and with giving effective speeches.
I am also a photographer so I can help with your headshot and other photography topics.


Actress and Casting Director
Feb 1969 - Present

I have taken advanced acting classes for film & assisted in the casting of a film, and was the casting director for another film. I have had individual classes with professional acting coaches. I have been in movies, tv episodes, plays and commercials.
2013 - Torn - Mall Shopper
2011 - Contagion - a mom
2007- It's All in a Nights Work - Bank Manager (as Ellen Strichen)
2000 - Just One Night - Visiting Professor at Lecture
2000 - The Bachelor - a bride
1999 - Patch Adams - an emergency room patient

Don Johnson – Executive Producer - CBS
1998-1999Nash Bridges (TV Series)

Woman / Woman at Restaurant / Female at Bar / ...
- Frisco Blues (1999) ... Woman at an auction
- Angel of Mercy (1999) ... Woman at Restaurant
- Hide and Seek (1999) ... Female at Bar
- Gimme Shelter (1999) ... Woman at an art show
Indian Captive - Indian 1969
Scrooge - Tiny Tim 1970
Tonight at Eight - Barbershop quintet and southern belle 1971
The Hobbit - Bilbo Baggins 1971
Tom Sawyer - Becky - 1972
Oliver - Bet - 1973
Alice in Wonderland - Cheshire Cat - 1974
The Roar of the Greasepaint the Smell of the Crowd - The Kid - 1975
Godspell - solo singer - 1976
Sound of Music - Marta - 1978

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Elite Mentorship - Acting & Casting - Film & TV
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
Integrity Casting - Toni Suttie
Completion - Intermediate & Advanced Acting - Summer Program
Jun 1999 - Aug 1999
American Conservatory Theater
BA Degree - Creative Arts
Jun 1980 - May 1982
San Jose State University

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