WOMEN IN HISTORY - ACTRESS PROFILE - ELLEN ROONEY, PhD
Ellen Rooney joined Women In History in 2003. She portrays Joan Rivers, comedian and pop icon — Isadora Duncan, mother of Modern Dance — Viola Liuzzo, Civil Rights martyr — Dorothy Fuldheim, pioneer in Television News — and Ohio historian, Margret Manor Butler. Dr. Rooney has worked in dance, theater, and film in New York City, Los Angeles and Cleveland. She has Masters from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and a PhD from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She is professional acting instructor and coach with PMTM, Akron Ohio and author of Memory Acting.
Memorable Women In History Moments
"One of my most cherished memories with Women In History was performing Dorothy Fuldheim. With each audience I would ask, “Did anyone here know Dorothy?” Every single performance someone raised their hand, and more often, a few people had a personal memory or story to share about Dorothy. The post-performance discussions became a living archive, a museum of memories, the audience shared with me."
Figures Portrayed By Ellen Rooney