Former television star to teach drama in Milford

Ellen Muth, a well-known film and television personality, will be teaching an acting class for young adults next month at the Milford Center for the Arts.

Muth, who is best known for playing soul escort George on Dead Like Me for two seasons, most recently appeared in Hannibal, an NBC thriller, as a character named Georgia, sort of a tribute to her role on Dead Like Me.

Muth grew up in Milford and is known locally for the picture of herself that hung for years in Wanda’s Sugar Shack downtown as well as for her film and television fame.

Her first major role was in the 1995 film Dolores Claiborne when she was about 14 years old. She followed that with a role in the eighth season premiere of Law & Order and then the 1999 film The Young Girl and the Monsoon.

Muth’s most widely known work was as the star of the 2003-04 Showtime television series Dead Like Me, where she played Georgia “George” Lass, the protagonist and one of a team of reapers.

Muth’s more recent roles have been lower in profile, according to an online news site, and included appearances in Jack ‘n’ Jill, a 2007 MFA thesis film, the voice for the character of Addie Vost in the animated short of Tofu the Vegan Zombie and a character in the audio dramatization Anne Manx in the Empress Blair Project.

In 2008 she joined three other actors at the Theatre Artist Workshop in Norwalk in a reading of Fleece the Flock, an original musical comedy.

More recently, she was in the movie Margarine Wars, which debuted in Los Angeles, Calif.

Over the years, Muth has studied at numerous schools, including the Lee Strasberg School in New York City, having received a scholarship based on a recommendation by fellow actor Marlo Thomas. Training and having a “safe” place to practice an actor’s skill is very important to Muth, she said, and she has taught classes, offered seminars and worked at a New York City acting school.

The Milford Arts Council is offering the drama class with Muth from Nov. 6 to 23, on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to noon.

Class size is limited to 15 to 20 students, and the cost is $135. All materials are included.

Visit to download a registration form. Classes will take place at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue.

For information call 203-878-6647 or email