Ellary Porterfield is a talented actress who has made notable strides in the movie industry. She has starred in multiple movies and TV shows which have announced her presence in the industry. Having sensationally portrayed the character of Tuff Ryan in the biographical movie from DreamWorks Pictures titled The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, which was written and directed by the award-winning filmmaker, Jane Anderson in 2005, Porterfield automatically gained widespread fame.
In addition, the beautiful actress moved on to become a movie star when she featured as Ki Swan in the American action comedy series from RocketJump Studios, Video Game High School (VGHS) in 2012. Ellary Porterfield has also made appearances in multiple movies and series including Hidden Palms, Sugar, Fist of the Dragon, A Liar and A Thief and others.
Ellary Porterfield Biography
Video Game High School Star was born into the family of Walt and Traci Porterfield in Bend, Oregon, the United States of America on 5th of June 1989. She has one sibling, a brother named Harlan and both were raised by their parents in Bend, Oregon. Ellary Porterfield is a graduate of Duke University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2011.
As a teenager, in 2001, Porterfield participated in a nationwide talent hunt show in Oregon called The Best New Talent. At the contest, she performed a comic act of her high school teacher and excellent performance in the show captured the attention of Marv Dauer, who eventually became her manager.
Later on, the brilliant actress was handed an invitation to participate in the Junior-Teen Actor Competition as well as the comedy category in Los Angeles. Similarly, Porterfield outshined every other contestant as she won first place. Following her victory in the competition, she was officially signed by her manager and was introduced to Jennifer Craig, who subsequently became her agent.
Though the beautiful actress has long moved to Los Angeles in the pursuit of her acting career, she still shuffles between her hometown, Bend which she describes as the best place to live in the world. In addition, she loves to watch her younger brother’s high school basketball games and has a special likeness for rock climbing, playing the piano and knitting.
Her Movies and TV Shows
Ellary Porterfield began her acting career at the age of 14 when she was cast to play a role in the movie, Stuck in the Middle with You. She followed it up by starring in few NBC and CBS TV pilots and as a result of her brilliant performances, she became publicly acknowledged and started landing roles in several other movies.
In 2005, the young actress was featured as Tuff Ryan in an American biographical movie from DreamWorks Picture, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, which was based on Terry Ryan’s book entitled ‘The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less’. Ellary Porterfield played the role of the author, Terry Ryan in the movie which was written and directed by Hollywood star, Jane Anderson.
Furthermore, the talented actress made her first appearance on a TV series in CW’s American teen drama television series, Hidden Palms, where she portrayed the character of Liza Witter, a sweet and innocent science geek student. By 2012, Porterfield made impressive waves in the movie industry as she starred in the RocketJump Studio’s American action comedy series titled Video Game High School (VGHS), which was written by Matthew Arnold, Will Campos, and Brian Firenzi, and was directed by Brandon Laatsch Freddie Wong and Matthew Arnold. She played the role of Ki Swan, the girlfriend of Ted Wong in the web series.
Ellary Porterfield’s unique acting ability can also be seen in movies like Sugar, A Liar and a Thief, NBC Pilot-Baraboo 2010 and Fist of the Dragon.
Throughout her career, Porterfield has had a rare privilege of working with award-winning film director, editor, and screenwriter, Anna Boden in the movie, Sugar which was directed by Ryan Fleck; both are famously known as the Captain Marvel directors.
In addition to that, the beautiful actress has also worked together with Hollywood’s accomplished directors, Brett Ratner, and Jane Anderson. She had the opportunity to work with Jane Anderson when she featured in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. All these experiences have positively influenced her career having learned from the best. Although Ellary Porterfield is yet to clinch any award, she has gone ahead to make impressive strides in the movie industry.