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Ellen Albertini Dow (left to right)  as “Grandma Cleary,” Christopher Walken as “Secretary Cleary,” and Jane Seymour as “Kathleen,” in New Line Cinema’s upcoming Wedding Crashers, a fast-paced comedy of love turnedEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini DowEllen Albertini Dow

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Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA

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Ellen Albertini Dow was the seventh child of immigrant parents. She started studying dance and piano at age 5. She obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theatre from Cornell University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She then moved to New York, where she studied and worked with the legendary dance greats Hanya Holm and Martha Graham. She studied acting with Michael Shurtleff and Uta Hagen and worked with the twentieth century’s greatest mimes, Marcel Marceau and Jacques LeCoq, in Paris. She did comedy in the Borscht Belt and at the Second Avenue Theatre in New York with Menasha Skulnik and Molly Picon. She performed in summer stock companies in Massachusetts, Long Island, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Ellen worked as a director and choreographer for many productions including Beggars Opera at Carnegie Recital Hall and light operas and operas, including The Magic Flute and Julius Caesar with famous German musical director Hugo Strelitzer, and was the producer/creator of Albertini Mime Players for 19 years. Awards include a Rockefeller grant for mime, Who’s Who Women (West), and a proclamation by Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley. She was married to Eugene Dow until his death in 2004.

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Ellen Rose Albertini Dow (born November 16) is an American character actress. She portrays feisty old ladies and may be best known as the rapping grandmother in The Wedding Singer (1998). Other film roles include the elderly lady who "outs" her grandson in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of Christopher Lloyd's character's slapstick in Radioland Murders, and a choir member in Sister Act.

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1985 (film/TV) –present

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