Ellen Bry

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Ellen Bry
Occupation(s)Film, television actress
Years active1976–present
SpouseJohn Masius (1986–1999)

Ellen Bry is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of nurse-turned-vigilante Shirley Daniels on the hospital drama St. Elsewhere.[1]: 922 

Bry gained acting experience in school plays, community theater productions, and summer stock theatre.[2] At one point, she left acting and worked as a paralegal for New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs.[3] A scripted fight on an episode of Kojak led to Bry's working for a while as a stuntwoman in New York.[4]

Bry also appeared as medical student Jean Hallinan in three episodes of the television series Dallas (Season Four, 1981)[citation needed] and as photographer Julie Masters on the 1978 CBS series The Amazing Spider-Man.[1]

Bry's family moved to Stamford, Connecticut, when she was a child.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 To Fly! Herself Documentary short
1978 Superman Stunts, Uncredited
1979 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Joanne Vail TV movie
1978-1979 The Amazing Spider-Man Julie Masters 8 episodes
1980 Quincy, M.E. Linda Hayes Episode: "The Final Gift"
1982-1987 St. Elsewhere Nurse Shirley Daniels 52 episodes
1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land Laura TV movie
1984 Battle of the Network Stars XVI Self - NBC Team TV special
1986 MacGyver Carole Tanner Episode: "Countdown"
1986 Disneyland Karen McCorder Episode: "I-Man"
1987 Murder, She Wrote Linda Stevens Episode: "The Cemetery Vote"
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Farallon Episode: "The Quality of Life"
1994 Renegade Waitress Episode: "Charlie"
1994 Mrs. Greer Katherine Short
1995 Bye Bye Love Debbie
1998 Deep Impact Stofsky
1999 Emergency Room 2 Video Game
2000 Highway 395
2006 Mission: Impossible III Lindsey's Mother
2009 The Lost & Found Family Ester


  1. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. ^ Bosch, Peter (May 22, 1987). "Is the murderess murderous?". Calgary Herald. Canada, Alberta, Calgary. p. 113. Retrieved June 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Ellen Bry —- Spider-Man finds a girlfriend". The Messenger. Kentucky, Madisonville. September 1, 1978. p. 31. Retrieved June 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b "Ellen Bry, Spider man's new 'webmate'". The Kokomo Tribune. Indiana, Kokomo. October 21, 1978. p. 25. Retrieved June 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.

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