Stephen Ellis, a TX native, burst onto the scene after graduating from Kenyon College and The National Theater Institute where he studied under Brian Dennehy and The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Shortly thereafter, Stephen made his theatrical debut in 2010 at Lincoln Center/LCT3 in Nick Jones’ Obie-winning comedy The Coward, helmed by directing powerhouse, Sam Gold. Following his breakout performance in The Coward, he appeared in Melissa Ross’ Thinner Than Water with the critically acclaimed Labyrinth Theater Company. He was honored to be a part of a cast Variety called “supremo.”
In 2013, Stephen makes his feature film debut opposite Vince Vaughn in the DreamWorks comedy, Delivery Man, directed by Ken Scott. Next up, he plays Touchstone in a bold remake of Shakespeare’s classic, As You Like It (with Graham Greene and Tom Bower), directed by Carlyle Stewart.
Stephen has been instrumental in developing new plays at Lincoln Center, MCC, Soho Rep, Labyrinth, EST, NYTW, McCarter Theater, Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, The Public Theater, and Center Theater Group, and he has had the fortune of starring alongside such acclaimed veterans as Jesse Eisenberg, David Schwimmer, Jessica Hecht, David Zayas, Kristen Schaal, and Jay O. Sanders.
Stephen is also an active voice-over artist and has starred in several high-profile national commercials (including Verizon, Orbitz, Carnival Cruise, and Wendy’s).
Stephen is a recipient of the coveted Paul Newman Award for Acting. He is represented on both coasts by Don Buchwald and Associates/Fortitude for Film, Theatre and Television and Abrams Artists for Commercials.