Unusual Facts About Mary Elizabeth Ellis’ Acting Career and Her Marriage to Charlie Day

Mary Elizabeth Ellis is a talented American actress, scriptwriter, and movie producer. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s and has remained noticeable in the industry ever since. Ellis is highly skilled when it comes to getting it done in front of the camera and she has appeared in several blockbuster movies and TV series.

Apart from being a superstar actress who is loved by many, Mary Elizabeth Ellis is also a woman who is able to keep a home. Married to a superstar actor, Ellis has managed to combine her career and marital life quite comfortably.

Mary Elizabeth Ellis’ Long Strides To Hollywood Fame

Born on May 11, 1979, in Laurel, Mississippi, in the United States of America, Mary Elizabeth Ellis’ passion for acting manifested at an early stage of her life and she took part in several stage plays while still in college.

After her high school education, Mary Elizabeth Ellis enrolled at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, graduating in 2002 after actively exploring stage plays.

It All Began On Stage

Like we have already stated, Ellis started out as an actress by playing some roles on stage before she transitioned onscreen as a Hollywood star. These early days as a stage actress helped her develop her talent even more.

Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Hayes MacArthur star in Perfect Couples (2010)

Our findings show that as an undergraduate in 2001, Ellis first 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.

Years later, even after breaking out as a Hollywood star, she would return on stage to play Ashley in the play Trevor which was staged at the Circle X Theatre Co.

Her Transition To Hollywood

The talented actress began her career onscreen with a couple of short films. In 2003, she appeared in the comedy short film Party Foul. The same year, she starred in another short film, The Curse and the Smoking Jacket.

Ellis had her first TV series role in 2004 when she was cast to play Jennifer in the Panic House episode of Cracking Up, a sitcom. The same year, she starred in the Not Without My Mustache episode of Reno 911! series. She also starred in It’s Always Sunny on TV.

The Big Break

Mary Elizabeth Ellis’ big break on-screen came in 2005 following her appearance in the popular and widely watched American FX sitcom titled It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, where she portrayed the character of the Waitress. The role got her huge acclaim and thrust her before a larger fanbase. Ellis played the role from 2005 to 2019 across 32 episodes.

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 more than 40 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).

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Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Charlie Day star in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)

She also starred in the 2008 indie film/drama movie A Quiet Little Marriage, a film she co-wrote and took up the role of Olive, as well as the 2009 TV movie 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, 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.

The actress has been nominated for some awards for her works over the years. For her wonderful performance in the 2015 short play titled Step 9, the Mississippi-born actress got nominated in the category of 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.

The Money She Has Made

Mary’s career as an actress and a scriptwriter has favoured her greatly as she is on the list of American female millionaire actresses.

With over 40 TV series and movies on her resume, the actress has been able to amass a huge net worth pegged at $6 million. Her combined net worth with her husband is about $30 million.

All About The Man In Mary Elizabeth Ellis’ Life

Mary Elizabeth Ellis is a happily married woman and there is no sign to indicate budding trouble in her marital life, considering how joyous the couple seems to always be. Interestingly, The beautiful actress is married to a man who also happens to be a movie star known as Charlie Day.

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Mary Elizabeth Ellis with husband, Charlie Day: Image Source

Charlie Day is an American actor who has starred in many films since his debut in the early 2000s’. Day actually starred on the sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia alongside Ellis. The couple also co-starred on Reno 911! – a comedy series in which they portrayed incestuous siblings.

How They Met

Talking about how they started their romance, Mary Elizabeth Ellis revealed in an interview with AfterBuzz that she and Charlie Day met each other in the early 2000s at a play he was doing in New York. She was also there doing a play and they clicked soon after setting their eyes on each other.

They started dating properly in 2004 while playing the role of two incestuous siblings in the comedy series Reno 911! Their relationship got stronger over the years and they later decided to get married.

Eventually, on March 4, 2006, Ellis and Day tied the knot as husband and wife and have remained married ever since. Ellis occasionally shares her husband’s photos on Instagram to wish him well and celebrate him.

They Have A Son

Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Charlie Day have a son together. The couple welcomed their bundle of joy named Russell Wallace Day on December 15, 2011.

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 rancour have been recorded in their union. They have often appeared as symbols of what an ideal couple should be, a great source of emulation for intending pairs.

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