Ellie Reed

Ellie Reed is an US actress who has starred, managed and written for theatre.  She plays Annie in the TV series Girlboss.


BornChicago, Illinois, United States

Famous for: Actress

Instagram: @esreed

Twitter: @esreed



Ellie Reed was born and raised in Chicago.  She studied at Northwestern University.  Reed went on to study The Conservatory Program at Second City which taught improv as an acting technique and also at IO West based in Los Angeles.

In 2011 Ellie worked with Griffin Theaters performing on No More Dead Dog and later she continued toured the company with production Letters Home.  In 2012 Reed won the Douglas Morrison National Playwriting Cagematch.

She is a founding member of the theatre company Buzz22 Chicago and has performed on several of its productions; A Play, Quake, and She Kills Monsters.  She has been also a cast director and cast Griffin Theatre’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Her big screen experience started in ABC’s, Betrayal, Screen Door’s Night of the Magician and Sam: A Fairy Tale along with some commercials. In 2011 she played a role in the TV series 2 Broke Girls (2011) and then later in 2014 appeared in Chicago P.D.

Ellie Reed plays Annie in TV series Girlboss (2017) who is the best friend of the main character Sophia.


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