Ellen Ancui, a native NYer, landed in LA seventeen years ago to write for the TV show MALCOLM & EDDIE. She’s won numerous TV writing awards and garnered second place at the Austin Film Festival twice. Ellen is the author of several one-woman shows and ensemble plays including GLORY PIE, which had a sold-out run at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles. Her magazine articles include MAXIM and American Theater among others. Ellen received her MFA from Rutgers University and is the recipient of the Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation Award as well as grants from the Massachusetts State Council of the Arts and the Princeton Arts Council. She is working on her memoir, TRAUMADIES, while creating new recipes, caring for her two dogs and raising her beautiful Chinese daughter.