Andrea Fay Friedman is a television and film actress. She started her career in 1992 with the TV series called Life Goes On in which she played the role of Amanda Swanson. She acted in many other films and TV series such as Baywatch, Chicago Hope and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Just like Ellen, Friedman has Down's Syndrome, which is why she was chosen for the role.
In 2011, she was featured in E!'s Born Different 2: More Amazing Stories. Her role as Ellen was mentioned, and a clip of the episode was played.