Tracy Pollan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Tracy Pollan
Tracy Pollan 87.jpg
Pollan at the 1987 Emmy Awards
Born(1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 54)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Michael J. Fox (1988–present)
Jump to: navigation, search
Tracy Pollan
Tracy Pollan 87.jpg
Pollan at the 1987 Emmy Awards
Born(1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 54)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Michael J. Fox (1988–present)

Tracy Jo Pollan (born June 22, 1960)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Ellen Reed on the sitcom Family Ties from 1985 to 1987.

Early life[edit]

Pollan was born on Long Island, New York, the daughter of Corinne Elaine "Corky" (Staller), a magazine editor, and Stephen Michael Pollan, a financial consultant and writer.[1] She was raised in Woodbury, New York.[2] She is of Russian Jewish descent.[3][4] She attended the Dalton School in Manhattan, New York.[5] She studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio, and later at the Lee Strasberg Institute.[6]


In October 2014, Pollan, along with her sisters and mother, co-authored The Pollan Family Table.[7] The fully illustrated cookbook includes over 100 original family recipes, as well as kitchen tips and cooking techniques.[8] The forward was written by Tracy's brother, Michael Pollan, who is the bestselling author of several cookbooks.[9] All recipes use fresh ingredients that produce healthy family meals.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Pollan is Jewish.[11] She met Michael J. Fox when she played his character's girlfriend on Family Ties, and they met again on a movie set a few years later.[11] They married on July 16 1988.[12] They have four children together:[11] Sam Michael Fox (born May 30, 1989),[13] twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born February 15, 1995),[14] and Esmé Annabelle (born November 3, 2001).[15] The children were raised in New York.[citation needed]



1983For Lovers OnlyTelevision film
1983Baby It's YouLeslie
1983SessionsLeslieTelevision film
1983Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar KillerEileen GraftonTelevision film
1984A Good SportSuzanneTelevision film
1984The Baron and the KidMary Beth PhillipsTelevision film
1986The Little SisterNicki DavisTelevision film
1987The Abduction of Kari SwensonKari SwensonTelevision film
1987A Special FriendshipElizabeth Van LewTelevision film
1987Promised LandMary Daley
1988Bright Lights, Big CityVicky
1990Fine ThingsLiz O'ReillyTelevision film
1992A Stranger Among UsMaraNominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
1993Dying to Love YouLisa Ann RohnTelevision film
1994Children of the DarkKim HarrisonTelevision film
1999Anna SaysAnnaExecutive producer
2003Hench at HomeKay HenchTelevision film
20031st to DieLindsay BoxerTelevision film
2009Natalee HollowayBeth HollowayTelevision film
2011Justice for Natalee HollowayBeth HollowayTelevision film


1984ABC Afterschool SpecialJen RobbinsEpisode: "The Great Love Experiment"
1985–1987Family TiesEllen Reed13 episodes
1986American PlayhouseNicki DavisEpisode: "The Little Sister"
1990The Kennedys of MassachusettsKathleen KennedyMiniseries
1997–1998Spin CityRenee Miller2 episodes
2000Law & Order: Special Victims UnitHarper AndersonEpisode: "Closure"
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
2009MediumCaitlyn LynchEpisode: "How to Make a Killing in Big Business"
2010Law & Order: Criminal IntentPatricia CarusoEpisode: "Traffic"
2011Curb Your EnthusiasmHerselfEpisode: "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox"
2013The Michael J. Fox ShowKellyEpisode: "Neighbor"


1980–1981AlbumPeggyCherry Lane Theatre
1985Pack of LiesJulie JacksonRoyale Theatre
1988Woman in MindLucyNew York City Center-Stage I
1992Jake's WomenMolly (Age 21)Neil Simon Theatre


  1. ^ a b "Tracy Pollan Biography (1960-)". Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lovece, Frank (August 15, 2012 web, August 16, 2012 print). "Michael J. Fox prepares for new show about his life". Newsday (Long Island, New York). Archived from the original on August 16, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Nate Bloom (January 8, 2008). "Interfaith Celebrities: Michael J. Fox Receives Reform Award, Liev Schreiber Narrates Jewish-American". Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Susan Reed (1 August 1988). "Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan (Archive)". Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  5. ^,,20131158,00.html
  6. ^ N/A (February 2010). "Tracy Pollan". Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ WHEN A FAMOUS FAMILY PENS A COOKBOOK at Elle Magazine; by Elyse Moody; published September 25, 2014; retrieved December 23, 2014
  8. ^ The Pollan Family's Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu at The Huffington Post; by Katie Arnold-Ratliff; published November 24, 2014; retrieved December 23, 2014
  9. ^ For the Pollans, informal dinner is a family affair at The Boston Globe; by Michael Floreak; published October 21, 2014; retrieved December 23, 2014
  10. ^ Home & Family: The Pollan Family Table at Hallmark Channel; retrieved December 23, 2014
  11. ^ a b c "Interfaith Celebrities: Michael J. Fox Receives Reform Award, Liev Schreiber Narrates "Jewish-Americans" Interfaith[unreliable source?]
  12. ^ Reed, Susan (August 1, 1988). "Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan Are True to Each Other, but This Is a Fake Photo—and Thereby Hangs a Tale". People 30 (5). Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ Alexander, Michael (December 4, 1989). "Getting Back to His Future". People 32 (23). Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ Huzinec, Mary (March 6, 1995). "Passages". People. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "21st Century Fox". People 56 (21). November 19, 2001. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 

External links[edit]