Mary Elizabeth Ellis
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Mary Elizabeth Ellis is a talented American actress, scriptwriter, and movie producer. She came into the limelight following her remarkable performance in the 2005 sitcom, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, where she played the role of a Waitress. Mary is highly skilled when it comes to getting it done in front of the camera and she has equally appeared in several blockbuster movies and TV series.

In addition, she has been able to keep a lovely home with her heartthrob – Charlie Day since 2006 they walked down the aisle. Just like Mary, her hubby is also a Hollywood star and they met each other while on set for the sitcom It’ Always Sunny in Philadelphia. We take a look at her biography, son, parents and other facts below.

Mary Elizabeth Ellis – Bio

Mary Elizabeth Ellis is a quiet and reserved personality that may not really wish to be defined from her personal life but rather her professional life. She was born in Laurel, Mississippi in the United States of America, on May 11, 1979. Details regarding her childhood are unknown at the moment. Her passion for acting manifested at an early stage of her life and she had her eyes fixed on becoming an actress. After her High school education, Mary Elizabeth Ellis enrolled at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, graduating in 2002 after actively exploring stage plays.


As an undergraduate in 2001, Mary took part in a stage play titled The Tempest and played the role of Ariel. The following year, Mary took up the role of Dotty in another stage play titled Killer Joe. The talented actress delved into television in the year 2004 with a role as Jennifer in a Panic House Episode of Cracking Up. The same year, she starred in Not Without My Mustache Episode of Reno 911! Series.

Mary Elizabeth Ellis’ big break on-screen came in 2005 following her appearance in the popular and widely watched American FX Comedy sitcom titled It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, where she portrayed the character of the Waitress. Since her big break, Mary Elizabeth Ellis has been on top of her game starring both in the conventional films and TV series. She has starred in over 30 Television series and films.

Some of her most notable works include House (2006), Without a Trace (2007), Old Friends (2009), Perfect Couples (2011), New Girl (2011 – 2014), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), The Grinder (2015 – 2016), Santa Clarita Diet (2017 – present)

Her films include the 2008 A Quiet Little Marriage, a film she co-wrote and took up the role of Olive, and 2009 Pulling where she portrayed the character of Karen. Others include The Last Time You Had Fun (2014), Free State of Jones (2016), Masterminds (2016), The Truth About Lies (2018).

Additionally, this Laurel-born screenwriter, Mary Elizabeth Ellis co-wrote and starred in the stage play Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane’s Fist?: A Lifetime Original Play performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Family: Parents, Husband, and Son

If there are facts that are unknown about Mary Elizabeth Ellis, top on the list should be the profile of her parents. She has not revealed much about the parents since she rose to stardom. Although some media sources believe her parents’ names are  Steve Ellis and Judy Ellis; nevertheless, it is yet to be confirmed by the actress.

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The beautiful actress married her It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star, Charlie Day in March 2006; five years after they met on set. They were said to have met in 2001 and started dating in 2004 after starring in the FX sitcom series.

For more than a decade of togetherness as husband and wife, it has been a joy ride for the couple. Despite being celebrities, no news of infidelity, disagreement, and rancor have been recorded in their union. They have become symbols of emulation for intending couples. The couple welcomed their bundle of joy, a baby boy named Russell Wallace Day on December 15, 2011.

Other Interesting Facts About Mary Elizabeth Ellis

1. Her Net Worth

Mary’s career as an actress and a scriptwriter has favored her greatly as she is in the list of American female millionaire actresses. With over 30 TV series and movies on her resume, the actress has been able to amass a huge net worth pegged at $6 million.

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2. Mary Elizabeth Ellis Award Nominations

For her wonderful performances in the 2015 short play titled Step 9, the Mississippi-born actress got nominated for the best actress at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival in 2016. More so, her role in the 2017 film – The Truth About Lies earned her the best performance in comedy nomination. Unfortunately, she did not win any of the nominations.

3. Height: How Tall is She?

Mary Elizabeth Ellis is an amazing woman whose beauty and talent stands her out. She stands at the height of 5 ft 4 inches (1.63 m). Her blonde hair is emphasized by a pair of Hazel Blue eyes.

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