Throughout her fifteen-plus-year career, Ellen Hollman has poured her blood, sweat, and tears into any project she’s taken on. That commitment has made her one of Hollywood’s most sought-after triple threats. Whether she’s acting on the screen or working behind the scenes as a producer or writer, Ellen consistently delivers.
Her latest film, Army of One, is no different. In it, Ellen stars as Special Forces soldier Brennar Baker. After her husband is killed by a drug cartel, Brennar goes on a mission to seek revenge.
Pop-Culturalist had the pleasure of speaking with Ellen about her career, Army of One, and her upcoming film, The Matrix 4.
You can watch Hallmark Channel’s interview with Ellen here on the movie’s official site. “Sharing Christmas” is set to premiere on Hallmark Channel on Sunday December 10 at 8/7c.
A real estate developer is given the opportunity of his career to transform an old shopping complex into a prime location. Unfortunately, there is one tenant who is holding out—the Christmas shop owner he met by happenstance just days ago. Starring Ellen Hollman, Bobby Campo, and Dave Koz.
Film Productions > Sharing Christmas (2017) > Stills
Ellen Hollman says she will never get cast as the girl next door. And that’s probably because she thinks flying armbars are rad, knows how to use reverse-double daggers, and convinces studio execs into letting her do her own stunts.
Ellen Hollman says she began beating up boys on the playground as a child and never stopped. The stunning blonde, who starred as Saxa in two seasons of the Starz hit show Spartacus, proudly stated to MMAmania.com that she will “never get cast as the girl next door.”
“If I keep my mouth shut and I just blankly stare I’m sure people can buy it for a second, but it’s just too much tenacity that comes through I suppose,” she said.
In her latest role, Hollman, 31, stars as Valina, in Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power. Released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment earlier this year, the movie is littered with MMA stars past and present and also a former WWE Divas champion.
Universal Home Entertainment’s The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power hit today on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today and they have been kind enough to provide us with an exclusive clip highlighting the female hero of the film!
Ellen has attended the 3rd Annual Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue Benefit in Santa Monica on October 26. You can check out 20 HQ photos in our gallery, plus one video of her on the red carpet as well as an interview.
Public Appearance > 2014 > [October 26] 3rd Annual Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue Benefit
LA Exclusive TV has interviewed Ellen at the “Cinco De Gato” event earlier this month. Watch the video below!
I’ve ordered Ellen’s cover of Ouch! Magazine last week, and finally got it in the mail today, so I went ahead and scanned it for our gallery. The interview that Ellen’s done for Ouch! Magazine was already posted last month, but her spread in the magazine itself is absolutely gorgeous, so make sure to check it out in the gallery below!
Magazine Scans > 2013 > Ouch! Magazine – Vol. 21 (March/April 2013)
May, 2013 | Ellen Hollman earned herself a place in the hearts of “Spartacus” fans by portraying the Germanic warrior Saxa. In our interview Ellen talks about preparing for this strong, physical role, working with her castmates and how the “Spartacus” cast and crew keep the memory of Andy Whitfield alive.
1. Saxa is an exceptionally strong female character who made a great impact on the viewers. Had you ever expected such a huge response and what will stay with you from the experience of playing her for the rest your life?
It’s a rare honor and privilege to be able to have such a strong, physical role to play as a woman. It’s heartwarming to see such a favorable response from the audience as I gave my absolute all to Saxa. I can promise you that a piece of that sassy, Germanic warrior will always be with me.
2. Saxa is such a fierce warrior who easily takes on any Roman soldier. Did you do a lot of research about if there really were female warrios like her in the Servile War?
I assumed that for a female fighter to be accepted by her fellow male counterparts she would have to be just as (if not more) rude, brash, violent and skilled on the battlefield. Saxa may not be glamorous at times but you believe every moment she has a weapon in her hand. As for research, there have been remains of a female Gladiator that was discovered in Trier, Germany. Apparently they fought bearing midriff and portrayed their victories by raising one arm high above their heads. Sound familiar? I found this out after shooting “Vengeance”, it was sheer coincidence that my character happened to have the same physicality as the ancient female Gladiators. Perhaps it’s in my blood after all?
Read the full interview at the source.