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She was portrayed by actress Emily Wilson from September 14, 2012 to January 4, 2016.
Ellie first appeared on September 14, 2012, portrayed by Emily Wilson. The anticipated airdate was confused by some with that of Teresa Castillo's role as Sabrina Santiago, who then appeared September 19.
A representative of the show later confirmed that Wilson had joined the cast on a recurring basis.
On November 18, 2015, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that Wilson would reprise the role of Ellie for the holidays and will be bringing Georgie with her (portrayed by Harper Rose Barash). She made an appearance on December 24, 2015 and January 4, 2016.
Not much is known about Ellie but she does have an great aunt Ellen, whom she is named after.
She has also mentioned that she doesn't want children of her own because she doesn't want to add to the ever growing population.
In September of 2012, Jason Morgan suspects that the deceased baby whom everyone believes to be his wife's Sam's was not hers after all. He notices that in Sam's medical chart, the baby's blood type did not match up with neither Sam's nor the presumed father's, Franco. Elizabeth Webber tells him that it could have been a mistake in the chart, but Jason wants to make sure. The baby's tissue had been donated, so Spinelli agrees to help by having the tissue tested for the blood type. Spinelli goes to the GH lab and meets Ellie, a lab technician at GH. They hit it off immediately. She tests the tissue and later confirms to Spinelli, and Jason, that the chart was correct, and that the baby can't possibly be Sam and Franco's. Spinelli is grateful to Ellie for helping them out, and asks her out to thank her. They go to Sonny and Kate's wedding together, where the bride's alternate personality, Connie, comes out and stops the wedding. Ellie has a great time with Spinelli, and Spinelli's ex, Maxie, becomes jealous of Ellie. Maxie later goes to GH to talk to Ellie and get more information regarding their relationship. She finds out that the two are now dating, but that they haven't slept together.
In the middle of November, Ellie and Spinelli sleep together. After she finds out that the two of slept together, Maxie has finally confessed her love for Spinelli. Ellie finds a picture of the "non-wedding" and questions Damian and Maxie about the nature of their relationship and says that she doesn't want to be a Sister Wife. She learns about the non-wedding and how Damian chose Ellie over Maxie. Later, Ellie is still wondering how committal Spinelli is. Spinelli says that he chose Ellie for the right reasons and says that he will "prove" that in other way. They have sex and is seen laying down, most likely naked, on the couch of Maxie's apartment. Ellie tells that she wants to move out of Maxie's apartment and says that she could live with Spinelli in his office. In December, Ellie helps with the impregnation of Dante and Lulu's baby into their surrogate Maxie. On December 26, Ellie breaks up with Spinelli because numerous examples of Spinelli putting Maxie's needs in front of Ellie's and standing her up at Sonny's Christmas party. Ellie and Spinelli talk on the GH rooftop and Ellie tries to get Spinelli to realize that he has put Maxie's wants and needs and not concerned with hers. Spinelli suggests that they meet on the GH rooftop at midnight on New Year's Eve to signify their committment to the relationship.
On January 2 episode, Ellie decides not to go to the rooftop, but Maxie later convinces her to go to the rooftop. Ellie travels on the highway and her car breaks down. She goes on the highway to possibly get a better signal with the deep fog. However, Connie Falconeri is trying to flee with Johnny Zacchara hostage in the trunk and crashes into Elliie. Another car consisting of Michael, Starr, Kristina, and Trey also crash. Trey and Ellie are the only one that sustained major injuries. She is transported to GH because she is unable to move and going in & out of consciousness. On January 9, Dr Patrick Drake tests out Ellie's nerves for paralysis. She is unable to feel anything that Dr. Drake is doing and Patrick says that she should be feeling something despite being drugged by the pain killer morphine. Later on, she is able to move her toes and Dr. Steve Webber starts her on a treatment plan for her recovery.
Ellie is furious when she learns from Damian Spinelli that he had sex with Maxie during New Years. She then is seen having dinner with Spinelli on Valentine's Day. (2-19-13) Ellie is tasked to find out the recipe of the Pickle Lila, Quartermaine's bestselling pickle ralish, by A.J. Quartermaine, Starr Manning, and Michael Corinthos. She finds out all the ingredients and also is able to reveal the molecular structure of the secret ingredient. Her boyfriend, Damian Spinelli, steal the molecular diagram and takes it to Tracy in the Quartermaine Mansion. She and A.J. discusses what happened to the formula and other ingredients and figure out that her boyfriend, Spinelli, was hired to steal the recipe by Tracy. Spinelli eats the document when Tracy tries to get the document with some assistance from Alice. Spinelli confesses his misdeeds and Ellie forgives him. Spinelli is forced to having a camera inserted down his throat to see if the document is still viable. It is determined that the document has been digested by his stomach acid. Ellie is able to crack the secret ingredient via Dr. Collins' hypnosis.
On March 21, Ellie asks Spinelli if he wanted a baby and he ponders that question. He responds that he would like to teach his son or daughter their first hack into a mainframe. Ellie says that she doesn't want any babies due to the notion that humans will continue down the path of harming the planet, draining our resources, overpopulation, and other stuff. They go back to Maxie's and Spinelli will have a conversation with Maxie that Spinelli can be a father. She attends the 2013 Nurses' Ball and performs with Spinelli. She tries to find out Maxie's secret by opening her medical files, but Britt stops her. Maxie finds out about this and decides to be defensive with Ellie. Maxie starts getting mad at Ellie, but Ellie manages to sneak onto the computers again and copies Maxie's medical records.
She is finally able to look at Maxie's medical records and it says that she miscarried on 1/2 and was confirmed pregnant on 1/13. Ellie wonders how Maxie is still pregnant with Dante and Lulu's baby. Maxie is forced to tell Ellie the actual truth about the miscarriage and Spinelli being the father with her being the actual mother. Her first reaction was to tell Damian until Maxie convinced her that the truth about the baby would push Damian right into Maxie's arms. Ellie agreed to keep the secret but the truth weighed heavily on her conscience. Later on, Ellie is forced to tell Spinelli a half-truth about the miscarriage, but lies and says that Maxie was implanted with another one of Dante and Lulu's fertilized egg.
Ellie is also seen reading the test results (that has been falsified by Dr. Liesl Obrecht, Britt's mother) of the paternity of Britt's unborn child, which "proves" that Patrick is the father (though it is clear that Patrick is not the father due to the extreme lengths that Britt is causing). On the night Maxie gave birth, Damian was present at the hospital and he was mesmerized by the sight of the newborn child. Against Maxie's wishes, Ellie informed Damian that he was the father of the baby Maxie had given birth to. Damian was furious with Ellie over the deception and pushed her away as he processed the news. She understood his anger and reminded him that she still loved him before giving him the space he needed. When Damian decided to fight for custody of his baby, Ellie offered her support and Damian chose to forgive her.In early December, shortly after Damian was awarded sole custody of his daughter, Ellie was offered her dream job from a hospital in Portland, Oregon. The hospital offered her the opportunity to come and restructure the lab as its' new lab manager. She is initially set to turn the job down because she doesn't want to leave Spinelli, however after discussing it with him, he offers to move to Portland with her, along with baby Connie. After discussing the option for awhile longer, both turned it down because they didn't want to do that to Maxie. Once Maxie heard of the news, she encouraged Ellie and Spinelli to move to Portland with the baby, because it would be easier for her to stick to the terms of the court order if her daughter was far away, as opposed to close but still out of reach. She accepted and in the process of saying their goodbyes. On December 16, Ellie, Spinelli and baby Georgie head to Portland.
On May 20-21 2014, Ellie returns with Spinelli and Georgie, when Carly Jacks and Franco visit, because they need Spinelli's help reconstructing a recording on the late A.J. Quartermaine's phone. Ellie is seen holding Georgie and reluctantly talking to Franco. He makes fun of the fact that is she married Spinelli she would be Ellie Spinelli, to which she responds "...You're not the first person to point that out. And, believe it or not, it also occurred to me independently." Then she takes Georgie to her room and finds out that Spinelli has cleaned up the recording. Before, Carly and Franco listen to it, she requests that Spinelli and Ellie leave the room so that they are not implicated in whatever is discovered on the recording. On December 24, Spinelli and baby Georgie return for Christmas. Ellie doesn't make an appearance but it is mentioned that she gave her employees the day off for Christmas so she herself had to work. She also called to check on how Maxie's reunion with Georgie was going.
On February 13, Spinelli reveals to Maxie that Ellie broke up with him because of her. Ellie realized that Spinelli was still in love with Maxie. On March 11, Spinelli gives Ellie an update on Georgie (she had the flu), who she thinks of and loves as her own. She also asked him to give Georgie an Eskimo kiss from her. On April 13, there is a knock on Maxie's door and Spinelli answers and exclaim's "Ellie!" On April 14, Ellie shows up to see Georgie and to tell Spinelli something. Just then, Maxie walks in with Georgie and Ellie holds her. Afterwards, Ellie tells Spinelli that she is having second thoughts about what happened between them. Sadly, Spinelli tells her that he and Maxie are back together. Ellie is deeply sadden by this, but says she's sticking around for a few more days and then leaves.
Later, Ellie is seen at Kelly's bumping into Det. Nathan West and spilling her drink all over him (like Spinelli did a couple months earlier). They formerly introduce themselves while Ellie tries to help Nathan clean up. Then Nathan blames Ellie for his break up with Maxie and while Ellie blames him for Spinelli and Maxie getting back together because he bowed out so easily. After they talk, they realize it is neither of their faults but that they lost the loves of their lives.
Later on, Lucy comes in and finds out that Spinelli and Ellie broke up as well as Nathan and Maxie and that Spinelli and Maxie are back together. She then suggests that Nathan and Ellie become friends and go to the Nurses' Ball together to which Ellie is a little hesitant about but Nathan says yes. He then explains that Spinelli and Maxie will be there and see them together, moving on, then they will figure out what they are missing and want them back. She agrees with the plan and they shake on it. By the end of the Nurses' Ball, Spinelli and Ellie get back together as do Nathan and Maxie. Soon after, her, Spinelli and Georgie return to Portland Oregon.
On Halloween 2015, Ellie calls Spinelli, who is in Port Charles helping Sam find out who Jake is, and tells him that she sprained her ankle, to which Spinelli returns to Portland to be with her. On Christmas Eve 2015, her and Spinelli return to Port Charles so Maxie can spend Christmas with her daughter, Georgie.On New Years 2016, her and Spinelli are seen at the Floating Rib, where they see Jason about to kiss Sam. They also catch up with Sam after Jason is called away.
On January 13, 2020, Spinelli returned to Port Charles and he brought Georgie with him and together they surprised Maxie at Crimson. As they were catching up, Spinelli revealed to Maxie that Ellie is interviewing for a new job in a nearby town so he, Georgie and Ellie may be moving back to Port Charles for good if it all goes well. Sam went up to Crimson and was happy to see Spinelli as well and he shared the news that he may move back to Port Charles for good. Sam hoped that it would work out since they needed Spinelli.Spinelli, Ellie, and Georgie end up moving to Queens Point, a subdivision of Port Charles, later that year.
- Ran tests on the tissue sample of a deceased child without proper authorization [Sep 2012]
- Helped decipher the recipe for Pickle Lila relish using a stolen bottle of the relish [Mar 2013]
- Hacked into and read Maxie Jones' medical records [Apr 26-May 1, 2013]
- Kept Maxie's secret about being pregnant with Spinelli's baby [May 1-Sep 30, 2013; She did tell Spinelli on Aug 23, 2013]
- Conspired with Sabrina, Felix and Patrick to secretly run a paternity test on Britt's "unborn child" [Jun 2013]
Health and Vitals
- Rendered unconscious after being hit by a car driven by Connie Falconeri [Jan 2013]
- Suffered from paralysis when she was hit by the car; made a full recovery [Jan 2013]
- Had the flu [revealed Apr 14, 2015]
- Sprained her ankle [revealed Oct 30, 2015]
- Spinelli referred to Ellie as his domestic partner on the episode airing September 3, 2020.
- Spinelli referred to Ellie as his domestic partner on the episode airing September 3, 2020.
- There's A New Girl In Town!. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved on September 14, 2012.