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Ellia English Turns to Drama with Nurse Role in Cameron Diaz

Posted by TSUE on April 21, 2008

Baldwin. In the film Diaz will play a former defense attorney who returns to the courtroom to defend herself and her husband when they are sued by their 13-year-old daughter for emancipation. The girl was conceived as a genetic match with the hope she could prolong her cancer-ridden sister’s life. Ellia English plays a pivotal role as a nurse in the film, thus marking a turn toward the dramatic genre for Ellia’s career. My Sister’s Keeper will be released in 2009.

Though currently filming her work in My Sister’s Keeper, Ellia has wrapped work on two other movies that will be released this summer, including: The Hustle starring Charles Murphy, Ashanti and Kim Whitley and the horror movie Cornered starring Steve Guttenberg.

acting resume is already thick with memorable comedic roles acting with some of today’s greatest comic talents. From her outrageous shenanigans with Dane Cook in Good Luck Chuck (now on DVD) to her current onscreen role in Will Ferrell’s Semi-Pro. Now Ellia is expanding her range with a juicy dramatic role in My Sister’s Keeper.

About Ellia English
Ellia English is thoroughly dedicated to a professional life of acting and singing. Ellia has starred on stage in such productions as Haarlem Nocturne, Down Hearted Blues (The Bessie Smith Story) Cotton Club Gala, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Colored Museum, Dreamgirls, Romeo & Juliet, Spunk, Showboat, Barnum, Nunsense, and One Mo’ Time, to name a few. She also sang with the New York Community Choir as one of their solo-recording artists. On television, Ellia was a series regular (as Helen King) on The Jamie Foxx Show. Some of her other television credits include Martin, Sinbad, Empty Nest, The Five Mrs. Buchanans, Love & War, Get Smart and Thea. She was also featured in the made for television movies The Innocent, The Barefoot Executive and Based on an Un-true Story. And, on the silver screen, Ellia was featured in Wildcats, Sidewalk Stories, Rain Without Thunder, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Matchups and most recently Ellia can be seen in the feature film Good Luck Chuck now in stores on DVD, as well as, in Larry David’s sixth season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, also in stores on DVD , as a series regular in the role of Auntie Rae.

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