Stage and TV actress and writer Ellie Reed has booked a co-starring role opposite Britt Robertson in Girlboss, Netflix’s 13-episode comedy series inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s popular autobiography. Additionally, she has signed with CAA for representation.
Written/executive produced by Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon and to be directed by Christian Ditter, Girlboss hails from Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah production company. It centers on Sophia (Robertson), a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life. Reed will play Annie, Sophia’s best friend, who is a bit of a wild woman and the life of any party.
A graduate of Chicago’s Second City Conservatory and iO West Theater improv programs, Reed has appeared on Empire, 2 Broke Girls, Betrayal and Chicago P.D. As a writer, Reed was the 2012 winner of the Douglas Morrison National Playwriting Cagematch, and her most recent work, The Beecher Sisters, received a full production by Awkward Pause Theatre late last year.
Reed will continue to be managed by Grandview and attorney Gretchen Rush at Hansen Jacobson.