Mary Elizabeth Ellis as The Waitress | Always Sunny on FXX

Mary Elizabeth Ellis

The Waitress

Mary Elizabeth stars as "The Waitress" in the critically-acclaimed FXX original series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Career Highlights

Mary Elizabeth Ellis, a writer/performer known for her epic recurring role as “The Waitress” on FXX’s long running hit series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, originally hails from Laurel, Mississippi. Other TV credits include the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet opposite Drew Barrymore, Lodge 49 (AMC) opposite Wyatt Russell, The Grinder (FOX) opposite Fred Savage and Rob Lowe, New Girl (FOX) and Happy Endings (ABC), among others.

On the feature front, Ellis can next be seen in Red One opposite Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans. Most recently, she starred in the Paul Thomas Anderson film Licorice Pizza opposite Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim. Other feature credits are the Disney+ feature Godmothered opposite Jillian Bell and Isla Fischer, How it Ends with Zoe Lister-Jones, which premiered at Sundance, Masterminds, in which she plays Owen Wilson’s hilarious wife “Michelle,” the gem of an indie The Last Time You Had Fun, which premiered at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and The Free State of Jones opposite Matthew McConaughey.

Ellis co-wrote and starred in the indie film A Quiet Little Marriage which won The Grand Jury prize at The Slamdance Film Festival, as well as the Adult Swim special Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane’s Fist, which was an adaptation of a live show she created with Artemis Pebdani at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

One of her favorite projects to date was the stage play Trevor at Circle X Theatre with Jimmi Simpson and Laurie Metcalf, which returned her to her theatre roots.

Ellis currently resides in Los Angeles.

David Hornsby

as Rickety Cricket

David Hornsby stars as "Rickety Cricket" in the critically-acclaimed FXX original series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.