Bridey Elliott

Bridey Elliott (born July 27, 1990) is an American actress, comedian, writer and film director.

Personal lifeEdit

She is the daughter of actor and comedian Chris Elliott and the sister of Abby Elliott. Her grandfather is comedian Bob Elliott.

CareerEdit

After graduating from the National Theater Institute, she performed stand-up in New York and became a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.[1][2]

Elliott starred in the 2015 the SXSW Grand Jury Prize–winning Fort Tilden.[3] Elliott had a role in the Steven Soderbergh project Mosaic.[4] Elliott also had a part in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley.[5]

Elliott played tennis player Julie Heldman in Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.[6]

Elliott's directorial debut, the short comedy Affections, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Special Jury Prize at the Independent Film Festival Boston. Her feature-length directorial debut, Clara's Ghost, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and starred her mother (Paula Nierdert Elliott) and Haley Joel Osment.[7] Her Saturday Night Live alumni father and sister were also in the movie, which was filmed at their home in Old Lyme, Connecticut.[8][9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bridey Elliott (Clara's Ghost)". Atlanta Film Festival.
  2. ^ "Bridey Lee Elliott". ucbcomedy.com.
  3. ^ "Sundance 2018 Women Directors: Meet Bridey Elliott — "Clara's Ghost"". womenandhollywood.com.
  4. ^ Wilner, Norman (January 18, 2018). "TV review: Mosaic shows how horrible privileged people inflict their will on others". nowtoronto.com.
  5. ^ Murthi, Vikram. "Relationships fizzle out on a routine Silicon Valley". avclub.com.
  6. ^ "'Battle of the Sexes': A match made in heaven – Davis Enterprise". davisenterprise.com.
  7. ^ "Bridey Elliott on Making Sundance's Clara's Ghost All About Her Mother, Their Famous Comedy Family's Secret Weapon". wmagazine.com.
  8. ^ "Bridey Elliott's Feature Directorial Debut 'Clara's Ghost' Was A True Family Affair – Sundance Studio". Deadline Hollywood. January 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Sundance Review: Clara's Ghost Is a Rough, Revealing Look at a Famous Family". Vanity Fair.
  10. ^ "Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott and Paula Niedert Elliott Talk 'Clara's Ghost' at Sundance". collider.com. January 30, 2018.