Pushing Daisies Profile: Ellen Greene

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Ellen Greene stars as Aunt Vivian on Pushing Daisies.

But, as many followers of this veteran's career knows, this isn't the first time she's been involved in a show with plants.

Greene originated the role of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway and then again in the 1986 movie of the same name.

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A Brooklyn-born musical comedy actress, Greene has also made a name for herself as a nightclub chanteuse. She began singing in such Manhattan clubs as Reno Sweeney's and The Brothers & Sisters while attending Rider College in New Jersey, and was later discovered by a scout for The New York Shakespeare Festival.

Here is a quick look at her career milestones:

  • 1986 Reprised role of Audrey in feature version of musical "Little Shop of Horrors"
  • 1982 Breakthrough stage role, Audrey in musical "Little Shop of Horrors"
  • 1977 TV debut in "Seventh Avenue" (NBC)
  • 1976 Film debut in "Next Stop Greenwich Village"
  • 1973 Broadway debut in "Rachel Lily Rosenbloom"

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