Ellen Orchid is from Brooklyn, NY. She has an MFA in playwriting. She has studied at the Jacob Krueger studio where she wrote a sitcom spec script and a feature film script. She wrote a biography of her grandfather, Jacob Weinberg (1879-1956), a Russian composer. She is also an actress and does stand-up comedy. She did stand-up on “The View” and had a speaking role as”Dr. Sharon Zalutsky” on “The Sopranos”.
NYC Based Stand-Up Comedian
Utilizing a unique, high-energy manic style honed from years on the stand-up circuit and as a practicing psychiatrist, Ellen Orchid is a favorite of comedy clubs and colleges nationwide. Impressive credits include network television appearances and performances. Headlining comedian. Great for corporate events, fundraisers, banquets, and clubs.
Gotham Comedy Club
The World Famous Comic Strip
Broadway Comedy Club
Governor's Comedy Club
Greenwich Village Comedy Club
Dangerfield's Comedy Club
Ellen is a graduate of the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School program, where she studied with Ellen Burstyn, Susan Aston, and Elizabeth Kemp. She has also attended the HB Studio in NYC where she studied acting, musical theater, and singing with Austin Pendleton, Lorraine Serabian, Marina Hogue, and Shirley Callaway.
The Sopranos Dr. Zalutsky HBO
Saturday Night Live Girlwatchers Skit NBC
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Cosmetology Chorus Netflix
The View Stand-up Act ABC
Vegucated Principal Documentary
Unexpected Detours Sandy (lead) Indie Film
Fosse/Verdon German Prostitute F/X
Rest In Pieces Original Solo Show United Solo Theater Fest, NY
There’s Something We Need To Talk About Gina Chelsea Rep Theater Fest, NY
Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding Pat Black Off-Bway (Vinnie’s Coliseum)
Playing For Time Olga Edinburgh Festival, UK
The Octette Bridge Club Lil Edinburgh Festival, UK
Orpheus Descending Dolly Hamma T. Schreiber Studio Theater
The Shaker Chair Dolly Atlantic Thtr Co. Directors Unit
The Pioneers of Palestine Narrator Thtr of St. Clements, NY
A Funny Thing...Forum Domina Bucks County Playhouse
Sugar Babies Prima Donna Bucks County Playhouse
Funny Girl Mrs Strakosh Gallery Players, NY
Anything Goes Mrs. Harcourt Gallery Players, NY
Get In Touch
Ellen is available for hire as a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and (not through this site) a psychiatrist. She currently resides in Manhattan.