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'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation': What Is "Ellen Griswold" Doing Now?

Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki in "Christmas Vacation"
August 11, 2019 - 07:50 / Clemens Fanger

Most people know Beverly D’Angelo as "Ellen Griswold" from the films Vacation and Christmas Vacation. She worked as an actress long before she became a household name starring in the National Lampoon films and is still very much in-demand today.

When Beverly D’Angelo was cast as "Ellen Griswold" in the first of the four Vacation films, she probably had no idea that she would be acting alongside the great Chevy Chase and would become an overnight sensation.

Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase in Vacation
Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase in Vacation

Beverly D'Angelo: Her Successful Career

Beverly D’Angelo's repertoire is not limited to the iconic "Ellen Griswold", however. She has also appeared in a number of other films and TV shows. Her role in the 1980 TV musical Nashville Lady earned her a Golden Globe nomination and she won an Emmy for her performance in the TV movie A Streetcar named Desire for "most accomplished actress". 

Beverly D'Angelo now
Beverly D'Angelo now

Age has been kind to Beverly, her blonde locks still looks great and it's no surprise that Al Pacino dated gorgeous Beverly from 1996 to 2003. They have two children together, but, Beverly is reportedly single these days.

Beverly D'Angelo's most recent roles 

In recent years, she’s had a recurring role on the HBO hit show Entourage playing "Barbara Miller", a quick-witted and tough talent agent in Hollywood and she even played "Ellen Griswold" again in the 2015 Vacation sequel. Her most recent roles include playing "Stella Rose Buckley" on the television series Insatiable from 2018 to 2019 and on the series Shooter from 2017 to 2018 as "National Security Advisor Gregson."