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- Ellary Porterfield is an American actress from Bend, Oregon.
- She is notably known for her role as Tuff Ryan in the 2005 American biographical DreamWorks picture, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio written and directed by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, Jane Anderson based on the book by Terry Ryan.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Ellary Porterfield was born on 5
th June 1989. She is the daughter of Traci and Walt Porterfield & spent most of her early days in Bend, Oregon.
- She has a brother named Harlan.
Early Career and Work :
- Ellary’s career started in 2001 when she joined the “Best New Talent,” a nation-wide talent search held in Oregon, and did a comical impression of her seventh-grade teacher, which caught the interest of her future manager, Marv Dauer.
- Later, Ellary was invited to go to Los Angeles and got the first place both on the Junior-Teen Actor competition and the comedy category.
Professional Growth and Net Worth :
- After her triumph in the competition, Ellary was immediately signed by her manager & was introduced to her agent, Jennifer Craig.
- She filmed a few TV pilots for both NBC and CBS which led her to nab a role in her first feature film, The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, as she played Terry “Tuff“ Ryan, the 6th child of Julianne Moore’s character, Evelyn Ryan. Ellary played the author herself in the film. Everything was new for her & the experience was a whole learning process as she got to understand the pressure of what’s at stake in working on a film project.
- Ellary had her TV debut in the CW’s American teen drama series, Hidden Palms. She played the role of Liza Witter, a gifted science student who bonded with Johnny, the protagonist of the series, to discover the truth about a recent murder in Palm Springs. The series aired for a month before it was cut short.
- In 2008, she played the role of Anne Higgins in the critically-acclaimed sports drama film, Sugar, directed by the Captain Marvel directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
- She had several more appearances including the short film A Liar and a Thief, a RocketJump Studios’ comedy web series entitled Video Game High School, and Fist of the Dragon, which is a mixed martial arts action film.
Interests, Height and Trivia :
- Ellary’s work often see her juggling between Oregon and Los Angeles. In her free time, she enjoys attending her brother’s high school basketball games.
- She also enjoys knitting, shopping for vintage clothes, playing the piano and rock climbing.
- During the premiere of The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio in New York, she was almost not allowed to let in because her ticket was misplaced. It was when the door was about to close when someone recognized her and shoved her in.