- Ellary Porterfield is an American actress born in Oregon, United States of America
- She was discovered during a talent show where she impressed her manager and began to bag acting gigs
- She is famous for her role as Ki Swan in both the movie and TV Series Video Game High School.
Ellary Porterfield is an Oregon-born actress who started her career in the entertainment world in 2001. She was discovered during a talent show by a talent manager who went on to be her manager.
Furthermore, Porterfield was quite a regular in movies and TV series alike, showing up and wowing audiences with her performances all the time. Her very first recorded role was as Lauren in the 2003 movie Stuck in the Middle with You.
One of the actress’ hit movies so far happens to be 2008 Sugar where she played the role of Anne. She has since appeared in a number of notable series too like NCIS: Los Angeles.
She Is One of a Few Oregon Actors
Ellary Porterfield was born June 5, 1989, in Bend, Oregon. Her parents are known as Mr. Walt and Mrs. Traci Porterfield. She also has a brother named Harlan with whom she seems to share a close connection.
Spending most of her childhood in Bend, Ellary attended High School. Further emphasizing the close connection she has with her brother, Harlan attended the same High School.
Moving on, the actress went on to attend Duke University where she studied International Studies. Porterfield graduated in 2011. However, prior to this, she had begun her acting career and would go on to become a household name.
Interestingly, she isn’t the only Oregon-born actor out there making the state proud. There are a few other actors whom you may not have known hails from there. To name a few, we have; Jason James Richter, Austin O’Brien, Maria Thayer, David Anders, and also Kate Nauta.
How Her Career Started
As already stated in the introduction, Ellary started her journey into acting when she was discovered. In 2001, she entered a talent competition where she imitated her 7th-grade teacher and made an impact on her talent manager.
Two years down the line, she became part of the Stuck in the Middle with You project. However, her big break seemed to have come from her role as Tuff Ryan in the movie The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. After that, Ellary went on to be part of many more projects.
She also starred in the movie and series Video Game High School which was a sensation in 2012. Porterfield played the role of Charlotte in Nocturnally Yours. She was also known as Jamie in the 2019 TV Series Mary-Kate and Ashtray.
Where is the Actress Ellary Porterfield?
Ellary’s last known movie according to her IMDB page was in 2019 in Mary-Kate and Ashtray. However, her name was included as one of the casts of the mini TV series Post. In the TV Series, Porterfield had the role of Alice.
Asides from this, a lot of people have been wondering where she is and why she has gone missing in action. Ellary is quite active on social media, especially Instagram, yet, she leaves her fans and followers wondering what she has been up to since her last known movie.
Ellary doesn’t give off a lot on her social media page though but it looks like she has moved to other forms of entertainment. The actress has been a fan of theatre for a while now and loves dance. In a few of her posts, she can be seen dancing with different people at different times.
In the same vein, she made a post about a Spoken and Sung Symphony. According to the post, the 34-year-old wrote that she would be performing alongside some other people.
Also on her Instagram page, she mentioned wanting to leave Los Angeles in 2016 but wouldn’t because of the opening of a theatre there. According to her, the new theatre would be a factor for her to remain in the city.
It is important to note, at this point, that Ellary Porterfield was wont to shuttle between Bend, Oregon, and Los Angeles for the better part of her career. She declared one time that Bend was the best place in the world to live. Because of her love for and connection to Bend, she did not mind returning home often.
Ellary Porterfield’s Award Nominations and Wins
The Sugar actress’ career has spanned a period of over a decade and through it, she has been nominated quite a handful of times. She was nominated alongside her other cast members for most of the awards though.
In 2009, the movie Sugar was nominated for Best Ensemble Performance at the Gotham Independent Film Award. For the International Academy of Web Television Awards, Video Game High School also got a nomination for the Best Ensemble Performance (comedy) category in 2015.
The Streamy Awards saw her and the cast of ‘Video Game High School’ bagging three nominations in 2 years and winning two of them. Ellary Porterfield was nominated for Best Actress in 2015 while the whole cast won Best Ensemble Cast in 2014 and 2015.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about Ellary Porterfield
1. Is She Married?
Ellary Porterfield has chosen to lead a quiet, private life and so has kept some intimate details about herself personal. She has certainly been in at least one relationship so far but the details of that are not known.
If the actress is married, she hasn’t published anything about it yet nor has she hinted towards that either. There are no signs of her being a mother either. However, as earlier stated, she could only be keeping her personal life, private.
2. What is her Net Worth?
The –year-old actress is said to have a net worth that ranges from $500,000 to $ 1 million. She amassed her net worth from her career as an actress which has spanned as long as 16 years.
She was part of the movie Sugar which earned $1,144,438 at the box office. Also, the movie ‘Video Game High School’ was able to crowdfund $273,725 for the production of the series which turned out to be a blockbuster. Just the first season was able to pull off $600,000.
3. How Tall is She?
Ellary Porterfield is said to be about 1.68m tall. In inches, the actress is 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
4. Is She a Buddhist?
Porterfield has celebrated the religion a number of times on her Instagram. On one of her most recent posts, she was seen throwing flowers into the air and the caption read ‘Happy Birthday Buddahs’.
This is however not the only time Ellary has made an Instagram post about Buddha.
5. Some of Ellary Porterfield’s TV Shows and Movies
Here is a list of all the movies and TV Series Porterfield has appeared in;
- Stuck in the Middle with You (2003) – As Lauren
- The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) – As Tuff Ryan at 13, 16, and 18 years
- Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project (2005) – As Riley
- Hidden Palms (2007) – As Liza Witter
- Sugar (2008) – As Anne
- A Liar and a Thief (2009) – As Molly Pierson
- NCIS: Los Angeles (2012) – Navy Petty Officer Smalls
- VGHS: The Movie and Series (2012-2014) – As Ki Swan
- Fist of the Dragon (2014) – As Cassie
- The Rush (2015) – As Mother)
- Gone: A Wayward Pines Story (2015) – As Sarah Barlow
- RocketJump: The Show (2015-2016) – As Spy/Sally Westfield
- Pool Fart (2016)
- Nocturnally Yours (2017) – As Charlotte
- Mary-Kate and Ashtray (2019) – As Jamie
- Post – As Alice
Ellary Porterfield, the American actress has been missing from the big screens for a while now. Though she has been greatly missed by her fans, she seems to be doing quite well in her newly chosen path.
She still lives in L. A and maybe into other forms of art now. However, she leads a private life and may not be willingly letting out a lot. Nonetheless, she is an actress whose roles in both movies and series have been praised a lot.
Still quite young, there are possibilities that she could come back to Hollywood. In fact, given that she was last seen in a movie not far dated, gives hope that she is still actively an actress. She is probably just taking a break as she hasn’t hinted at retiring.