Ellie Vivienne Athanasia Patrikios is a bilingual British and Greek Actress. She was born in London, and raised on the island of Kefalonia from her father’s side, in which she attended a Greek school, learning everything in Greek. She began learning the Piano at 6 years old, and developed a pure love for the arts that nothing else could suffice. At 10 years old, she moved back to London, attending the Hellenic College of London situated in Knightsbridge, every semester they would hold Greek Theatre Plays, and Music Showcase Performances. Here, she began taking a huge interest in Music and Theatre, taking LAMDA exams in her free time. In 2006 the school closed down, and she was to find a new one. She auditioned for Tring Park School For The Performing Arts (Previously known as the ‘Arts Educational School’) and was offered a place. For the first two years she embarked on Musical Theatre, and when it came time to elect the course in her next years at this prestige Stage School, she embarked on Drama. Learning all types of skills, from the very history of Theatre, and holding performances that required mental and physical strength like no other, her love only grew stronger. In 2011, Ellie was cast as a supporting role, Jennifer, in her first Indie Feature Film Cassette (Magpie Motion Pictures / David Paul Irons). Ellie’s interest blossomed when on set, in the integument of the process and set-up that took place behind the camera. She had never known just how much her passion could progress. At 17 she began teaching Acting and Music to children ages 6-14 in Wembley, London. She would write stage plays and mini scenes for the children and give to them at very least a glimpse of the love she had found within this beautiful passion. At 18 after completing her A-Levels (English Lit. / Film Studies / Theatre Studies) her Aunt based in San Diego, CA, that would annually visit the Patrikios family household, recommended to Ellie to perhaps look at Film Universities. With several jobs in saving up for a car, Ellie had saved up some money, but instead of buying the car, she bought a camera. In which, she never regretted for a second. She would pay her friends with a variety of candy to be in her “French Impressionism, German Expressionism & Wes Anderson” inspired ‘garden films’ that she would write, direct, edit, and color correct all by her self-taught self. With these surrealist shorts, she applied for The New York Film Academy, in which they responded with an audition date. The audition that took place in Leicester Square in Spring 2011, landed her with the maximum Talent Based Scholarship for the Acting For Film Degree. In August 2011, she moved to Los Angeles at 19 years old to embark on the degree of her dreams. Although she missed her family tremendously, and found it difficult with the time difference, she always knew she was blessed to be given the opportunity to continuously learn and do what she loved most, thus she made the most of every single moment, and with her own instinct, matured on her own, keeping all her morals strong to the heart. In September 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts, and since then continues taking on any given challenge with love, and true drive of dedication. She has taken action in embarking in all aspects of film, crew, cast, and post, in order to better understand her very own profession as an Actress.
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller