Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Ellis at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||May 11, 1979|
Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
|Alma mater||Southern Methodist University|
Mary Elizabeth Ellis (born: May 11, 1979) is an American actress and writer. She is known for her role as The Waitress on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Ellis also starred in the NBC sitcom Perfect Couples and the Fox sitcom The Grinder. She also appeared as Nick's ex-girlfriend in the sitcom New Girl. From 2017 to 2019, she starred as Lisa Palmer on the Netflix horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet.
Ellis has appeared in a number of television series, including The Grinder, Cold Case, Without a Trace, House, Happy Endings, New Girl, Reno 911!, and the Netflix original series Santa Clarita Diet. She is best known for her role as The Waitress on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
In 2008, she co-wrote and starred in the independent film A Quiet Little Marriage. Ellis and Artemis Pebdani wrote and starred together in the stage show Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fist?: A Lifetime Original Play at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Ellis and Pebdani are members of the Los Angeles-based performance group Discount Cruise to Hell.
Ellis was a series regular on the NBC romantic comedy series Perfect Couples, which ran for one season in 2011. Ellis also stars in The Lonely Island's music video for the song "Diaper Money".
|2008||A Quiet Little Marriage||Olive|
|2014||The Last Time You Had Fun||Alison|
|2016||Free State of Jones||Margaret|
|2018||The Truth About Lies||Sharon|
|2004||Cracking Up||Jennifer||Episode: "Panic House"|
|2004||Reno 911!||Inbred Twin||Episode: "Not Without My Mustache"|
|2005-present||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||The Waitress||32 episodes|
|2006||House||Sophie||Episode: "Que Será Será"|
|2007||Without a Trace||Sally Price||Episode: "Skin Deep"|
|2009||Old Friends||Portia Bridges||Episode: "Introductions"|
|2009||Cold Case||Shelly Reid||Episode: "Lotto Fever"|
|2010-2011||Perfect Couples||Amy||11 episodes|
|2011-2014||New Girl||Caroline||6 episodes|
|2012||Up All Night||Connie Chafin||2 episodes|
|2012-2013||Happy Endings||Daphne Wilson||2 episodes|
|2013||The Millers||Debbie||Unsold TV pilot|
|2013||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Dr. Rossi||Episode: "M.E. Time"|
|2014-2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Various||2 episodes|
|2015||Drunk History||Dorothy Fuldheim||Episode: "Cleveland"|
|2015-2016||The Grinder||Debbie Sanderson||22 episodes|
|2017||Animals.||Wendy (voice)||Episode: "Roaches"|
|2017-2019||Santa Clarita Diet||Lisa Palmer||15 episodes|
|2019||The Cool Kids||M.J.||Episode: "Margaret Jr."|
|2001||The Tempest||Ariel||PCPA Theaterfest|
|2002||Killer Joe||Dotty||Artists Repertory Theatre Portland|
|2015||Trevor||Ashley||Circle X Theatre Co.|