Ellen Albertini Dow will probably forever be known as the rapping grandma in The Wedding Singer â€“ and why the hell not, can your Nan recite â€˜Rapperâ€™s Delightâ€™? Thought not. Although mine can make a mean apple pieâ€¦
Raising a smile every time she appears on screen Ellen played the adorable Rosie in the classic Adam Sandler comedy who paid Robbie in meatballs for giving her singing lessons so she could perform at her 50th wedding anniversaryâ€¦and what a performance it was.
Beginning her on-screen career in the mid-80s the feisty Ellen can be found rocking out with Whoopi Goldberg in both Sister Act films, K-9, The Wonder Years, Family Matters and Seinfeld.
Having looked the same age for the past two decades (bravo Ellen, whatâ€™s your secret?) the question youâ€™re all probably asking right now (and feeling slightly bad about) is probably â€˜is she still alive?â€™
Since The Wedding Singer, Ellen appeared in movies like Road Trip and Wedding Crashers and in a lot of telly like Will & Grace, Scrubs, Six Feet Under, My Name is Earl and she played Aunt Ginger in the US remake of Shameless.Â Sheâ€™s also voiced various
â€˜old womenâ€™ in American Dad! And Family Guy.
Forthcoming projects Ellen can be seen in are a Hilary Duff and Charlie Sheen-starring comedy She Wants Me and a thriller titled Frank the Bastard.
Keep it up Ellen!
Altogether now â€˜I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you donâ€™t stop the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat!â€™