Worldly, stunning, charming, and fierce, ELLEN HOLLMAN is making a name for herself in the entertainment industry through the characters she has brought to life in film and television. Most recently, Ellen recurred on the upcoming History Channel Series SIX, as well as a guest star role in LETHAL WEAPON for FOX.
Previously Hollman appeared on AMC’s groundbreaking martial arts series INTO THE BADLANDS, from the same creative forces behind DJANGO UNCHAINED, PULP FICTION, SPIDER MAN & CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON. One of the top debuting shows in cable history, Hollman stars at the recurring warrior “Zypher”. Hollman is widely recognized for starring as “Saxa” on the hit STARZ series SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED. Her series regular character, described as alluring, vicious, intelligent, and passionate, showcases Hollman’s undeniable talent on one of the most buzzed about shows in STARZ history.
Born in Michigan, Hollman was raised by her father Hart Hollman, a violist for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and her mother Julie, a master pianist. No stranger to the arts, Hollman spent countless hours in the Opera House and Orchestra Hall surrounding herself with classical brilliance. In her teen years, she decided to pursue a career in the arts herself, and moved to New York City. There, she studied at various acclaimed acting studios and honed in on her craft of choice: bringing to life a versatile array of characters on stage and on the silver screen. IN 2004, Hollman moved out to Los Angeles. Within one year of being in LA, she started landing projects.
Since then, Hollman has appeared in various films over the last few years, landing lead roles in Universal Studios SCORPION KING Franchise, Sony and MGM’s ROAD HOUSE 2: LAST CALL, THE SECRETS OF EMILY BLAIR, produced by Queen Latifah, MGM’s ASYLUM, Epic Pictures Group and Steele Films’ FLING, 2010’s indie sleeper hit SKATELAND opposite Ashley Greene, and many more. Hollman has also landed a slew of guest star roles on television as well, playing notable characters on hit series’ such as CBS’ RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, NUMB3RS, and MEDIUM, Nickelodeon’s VICTORIOUS, Showtime’s WEEDS and IN PLAIN SIGHT for USA Network. Other television credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, THE O.C., NCIS, MALCOM IN THE MIDDLE, and SEX, LOVE, AND SECRETS.
Aside from acting, Hollman is the CEO of Visual Impact Now, a non-profit based in Los Angeles. Visual Impact Now has served as a fundraising and awareness arm for their partner ONE SIGHT, to provide free eye exams and glasses to children and families who are unable to afford it. They have been involved with various high profile events including the GOLDEN GLOBES STYLE LOUNGE, COACHELLA, SUNDANCE, LA FASHION WEEK, and more. Their Host Committee Members and supporters have included Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Debra Messing, Malin Akerman, Shaun White, January Jones, and Taylor Lautner, to name a few. Every year, they hold a fundraising event, servicing over 1,500 in-need children throughout the Los Angeles area.