Whitney Ellis is a California girl with Cajun roots. She earned her BA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and a fellowship to study at USC’s MFA Acting Program. Whitney has appeared in several independent films and plays. Some of her favorite roles include Tessa in Charles Mee’s Summertime directed by Andrei Belgrader, Natalya in Turgenev’s A Month In The Country directed by Stephanie Shroyer and Titania in A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream directed by Matt Walker. As a writer and director, her films have screened and won awards at various venues internationally including the Hammer Museum and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Having grown up watching I Love Lucy, Whitney was inspired to pursue comedy and improv. She has trained and performed at Upright Citizens Brigade and is thrilled to have been accepted into the Groundlings Program.