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Senator Ella Pollack
Jan Maxwell (Senator Ella Pollack in BRAINDEAD) Jan Maxwell is a theater actress who has been nominated for five Tony Awards and won two Drama Desk Awards. Her extensive theater credits include â€śThe City of Conversationâ€ť at Lincoln Center Theatre, for which she won the Drama Desk Award and received nominations from Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League. On Broadway, she starred as Phyllis in Stephen Sondheimâ€™s â€śFollies,â€ť which also won her a Drama Desk Award, as well as Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Helen Hayes nominations. Other Broadway theater credits include â€śLend Me A Tenor,â€ť â€śThe Royal Family,â€ť â€śCoram Boy,â€ť â€śChitty Chitty Bang Bang,â€ť â€śSixteen Wounded,â€ť â€śA Doll's House,â€ť â€śThe Sound of Music,â€ť â€śThe Dinner Party,â€ť â€śDancing at Lughnasaâ€ť and â€śCity of Angels.â€ť Off-Broadway she starred in Second Stageâ€™s revival of Arthur Kopitâ€™s â€śWings,â€ť â€śScenes From an Execution,â€ť â€śCamille,â€ť â€śSubstitution,â€ť â€śEntertaining Mr. Sloane,â€ť â€śThe Bald Soprano,â€ť â€śA Bad Friend,â€ť â€śMy Old Lady,â€ť â€śOpening Doors,â€ť â€śHouse and Gardenâ€ť and â€śThe Seagull.â€ť Jan Maxwellâ€™s television credits include the movies â€śBillie & Billie,â€ť â€śThe Divideâ€ť and â€śAIDS: Changing the Rules,â€ť and guest-starring roles on the series â€śLaw & Orderâ€ť and â€śGossip Girl.â€ť Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Maxwell resides in New York City. Her birthday is Nov. 20.