Meet Ellen Gerstein…

Born in The Bronx. Champion horseback rider in Miami. College at University of Georgia. Social Worker in New York City. Graduate degree at Antioch College.   Stand Up Comic… Actor…Writer…Director in Los Angeles.


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ABOUT Ellen Gerstein

 She is classy, sassy and a bit SMART ASSY. Click to learn more

She's a Producer!

Producing is her middle name. She is a clever, funny, hottsy tottsy dame! Click to learn more

She's an Actor!

She’s short, but acts tall. Click to learn more

She's a Writer!
She writes poems –  From the Bronx, there once was a girl, her hair had a beautiful curl, to Miami they moved for biz, after that her hair did frizz! Click to learn more


She's a Director!

She used to direct traffic and worked her way up to directing people. Click to learn more

Lulu Productions logo with dog

Ellen has produced many projects under the Lulu Productions banner.  Including, have included film, documentaries, theater, web series, and music videos


 Has Anyone Seen Dr. Jeannee Sebel (Mockumentary Web-Series),

Cookieface (Rom-Com Feature) and,

Big All, Hip-Hop and Her (Comedy Feature). 

As an actor I have worked with some incredible talent in Film, TV and theater. I studied with Lee Strasberg for acting and Stella Adler for script analysis. I am a lifetime member and audition judge for the Actor’s Studio and the  the recipient of the prestigious Robert Proski Character Actor Award.

I write film, television, theater, shows, poems, I even wrote a song for one of my films. I can’t stop writing! It can take me away.

I’m engulfed in the story and characters that tell it. Love of life inspires me to write comedy about real life that makes you laugh and cry. 

I am proud to be the director of two international award-winning short filmsWaiting For Ronald and Come Away With Me, as well as, my award-winning one-woman show, My Psychotherapy Comeback Tour. Read more.

Ellen always wanted to share her love of acting  – so 25 years ago she developed the Ellen Gerstein Acting Workshop,

Children and adults, alike, have enjoyed and learned the art of acting directly from Ellen.  And, you can, too!  Get all the 411 by simply connecting with Ellen by clicking the info button.

Sylvia’s Just Sayin’, a comedy web series. I’m Sylvia Utnik, an extremely opinionated and outspoken single lady. Being in the “NOW” is of the utmost importance to me. I’m a wonderful, inspiring feisty character who combats ageism. I’m an action hero! Plus, you’ll laugh your tushie off watching me. I’m all about “Gossipin’… Gabbin’… Gigglin’ and Gettin’ Real!”

Connect with Ellen

Phone:  323-791-6064



New Media Film Fest

This Spring GOD SAVE THE QUEENS, a film where Ellen plays the lead actor’s ( Jordan Michael Green) mother, premiered at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL.  

The New Media Film Festival gave high honors to Ellen Gerstein and Lulu Productions (Third place for screenwriting).