Ellen Dow

Born Nov 16, 1918
  • Teacher, Actor, Choreographer
Ellen Albertini Dow is an American character actress. She often portrays feisty old ladies and is perhaps best known as the rapping grandmother in the 1998 motion picture The Wedding Singer. Other film roles include the homophobic grandmother in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of...

Ellen Dow Stats


: Ellen Albertini Dow, Ellen Albertini, Ellen Rose Albertini


: Teacher, Actor, Choreographer


: 4 ft 10 in (1.49 m)


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: Nov 16, 1918 (99 years old)

Place of Birth

: Mount Carmel

Ellen Dow Film Roles

  1. 54
    Disco Dottie
  2. Longshot
  3. Radioland Murders
  4. Wedding Crashers
    Grandma Mary Cleary
    Wedding Crashers
  5. The Invited
  6. Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling
    Mrs. Bessler
  7. The Blue Hour
  8. The Wedding Singer
  9. Annie's Point
  10. Eight Crazy Nights
    See's Candies Box

Ellen Dow TV Starring Roles

  1. Payne

Ellen Dow TV Guest Roles

  1. Need to Know
  2. Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine
    Gertrude Balboa
  3. Los Dos DiPestos
    Mrs. Baer
  4. Time Flies
  5. Sub Rosa
    Felisa Howard
  6. Torn
    Audrey Abruzzi
  7. Have Yourself a Very Winslow Christmas
    Mrs. Ferguson
  8. Hold on Tight
    Mrs. Powell
  9. Debt It Be
    Katherine McCord
  10. That's What Friends Are For
    Mrs. Ostendoft