Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ellen Dolan and Love Out Loud VII

Ellen Dolan, a native of Monticello, Iowa, is Soap Opera royalty. She has starred in Guiding Light, where she played the role of Maureen Reardon Bauer from 1982 to 1986, and As the World Turns, where she played the role of Margo Montgomery Hughes from 1989 to 1993, and from 1994 to 2010. In 1992 The National Television Academy nominated her for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress. Her additional television credits include the made-for-television movies Mother’s Day, Mothers, Daughters and Lovers with Helen Shaver and Claude Akins, andDancing with Danger, with Cheryl Ladd and Ed Marinaro. Her stage career began in 1980 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater with roles such as Katrin in Mother Courage. Her subsequent roles in numerous regional productions have included Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Virginia Stage Company, May in How the Other Half Loves at the Pennsylvania Stage Company, and Clelia in The Nerd at the Capitol Repertory in Albany, NY. She also started a theater company in New York called The Studio Three Group. She joined a repertory group called the WorkShop Theater Company in 2004 and has had leading roles in several mainstage productions there. Dolan earned her MFA degree in theater from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She spent a summer studying dramatic arts at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. We are thrilled that she has volunteered to help us with Love Out Loud VII. We already had Soap Opera Royalty there, but there is always room for more. I am sure her fans will agree.

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