The daughter of actor Will Geer, Ellen Geer began her own stage career in the early 1960s. Among Ellen's first film roles were a nun in Richard Lester's Petulia (1968). and a hippie named Sunshine in Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude (1971). In 1971, Geer appeared as a regular on the brief TV sitcom The Jimmy Stewart Show, playing Stewart's daughter. Three years later, she co-starred with her father in the theatrical feature The Silence (1974), and also collaborated on the screenplay. Ellen Geer's more recent credits include the part of Rose in Patriot Games (1992) and its sequel, A Clear and Present Danger (1994).
Biography by Hal Erickson
- Along with her mother, Herta Ware, both have made guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Beauty and the Beast (1987).A professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television.A member of the ensemble cast of Omnium Gatherum, the closing show of Theatricum Botanicum's 2006 season.Since 1978, has served as artistic director of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, a professional repertory, open-air theater in Topanga Canyon, California.Has worked on theater, television and movies.