Ellen Mulaney

by anupama Mon Nov 01 2021 Updated On Mon Nov 01 2021
Ellen Mulaney

Ellen Mulaney is the mother of popular American comedian, actor, and writer John Mulaney. Ellen is a senior law professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. 

Ellen, who had also worked for the Illinois State Board of Ethics as a member for ten years, is now serving for the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. 

She had completed her graduation from Yale Law School in 1974 and graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. 

It is revealed that Ellen's husband is also a lawyer. Ellen has four children with her husband, Charles W. Mulaney, Jr. Their third child John is a Comedian, while his sister Clarie Mulaney is a TV writer. 

They also have an elder sister who is Carolyn Mulaney. Ellen's daughter Clarie and Carolyn are closer to each other as Carolyn frequently posts their childhood photo on her social media.

Ellen Mulaney with her husband Charles W. Mulaney, Jr. and kids John, Peter, Clarie and Carolyn Mulaney
Ellen Mulaney with her husband Charles W. Mulaney, Jr. and kids John, Peter, Clarie and Carolyn Mulaney. Source: Instagram

John Mulaney joked about his parents and Bill Clinton attending the same school

Ellen's son John has joked about his parents several times. He has involved his catholic father, Charles W. Mulaney, Jr., as a part of his intention to make people laugh. 

John had once spoken about his meeting with Bill Clinton at the earlier age of nine. He joked about his parents and their views regarding the former president of the United States

He said that his parents were in the same school where Bill Clinton had studied. 

As he continues, he explains that his mother was impressed because of the charming looks of Bill Clinton, whereas his father did not use to appreciate him so much. 

He describes how he and his mother had gone to meet Bill despite his father having objected. He jokes about the scenario and reveals it as the meeting was the best moment of his life.


Ellen's birth date is not available. Her son John is 39 years old. 

Net worth

The source of income of Ellen is not available. But her son John's total estimated net worth is roughly $6 million as of 2021.

Net worth$6 Million
Income sourceComedian, Actor, Producer, and Writer 

John Mulaney's coffee joke

Ellen's son John has talked about his childhood impressions and the nature of people, which he finds funny to talk about, including his family members, especially his dad. He finds his father's nature to be funny. 

During his childhood, he had annoying emotions towards his father. He has described one moment for which his father nature could get judged. 

He discloses that his family, including him, was in the car where they saw McDonald's outside from the window and shouted the name willing to eat something. And his father stops the car to get one black coffee for him. 

The incident he described in a comedy way got so much attention that memes were made out of it. 

John has hosted the TV show "Saturday Live'' four times. His younger sister Clarie Mulaney is a writer, popular for her work in Saturday Night Live in 1975, and her recent work is in the TV show "Take My Wife." 


Ellen's son John had started drinking alcohol from the early age of 13. He had been struggling to get out of drug addiction for a long period of time. 

He tied the knot with makeup artist Anna Marie Tendler on July 5, 2014, in New York. Their French bulldog Petunia is also quite famous as John had mentioned her names in his interview. 

Ellen Mulaney's son John Mulaney with his ex-wife Anna Marie Tendler at their wedding
Ellen Mulaney's son John Mulaney with his ex-wife Anna Marie Tendler at their wedding. Source: Green Wedding Shoes

He filed a divorce with Tendler that got finalized on July 23, and it is rumored that the reason for the divorce is his affair with actress Olivia Munn

It was reported that he had been in a rehabilitation center for cocaine abuse and alcoholism. 

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