A lanky lady with dirty-blond hair and a mischievous smile, Ellen Schinderman has the amazing ability to cross something you watched Grandma do with acts you never wanted to think of her doing.
The road to high (or lowbrow) art started for the future eroticist at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in drama. After graduating, she gave stand-up comedy a shot until landing writing jobs in film and TV. Itching to spread her creative wings, Schinderman turned to needlepoint, a childhood hobby she’d learned from an upstairs neighbor in New York City. But years without needle and thread left her a tad rusty.