Doug Ellin is an executive producer and creator of the well-known comedy-drama television series '
'. His birth name was Douglas Reed Doug Ellin, he was born in Brooklyn to the couple June and Marvin Ellin. He attended Tulane University.
He was Nominated thrice for an Emmy award. He shifted from his native
to Los Angeles to start his Hollywood career as a stand-up comedian in the early 90's. He has worked in some venues such as The Comedy Store, The Improv. Ellin stated in an interview that his parents really didn't appreciate his job as a stand-up comedian. It was that time Ellin took a position in the Mailroom of New Line Cinema. After watching his stand-up routine Mike DeLuca, the Vice President of the New Line funded for Ellin's first short film 'The Pitch' starring
. It was because of this short film Doug got accepted as a director in The American Film Institute, which he attended from 1991-1992. After that in the year 1996, he wrote 'Phat Beach' which was a low-budget independent film and Ellin described it as one of the worst movies he has ever made! In the year 2004, Ellin's friends Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson approached him with the concept of 'Entourage' which deals with friendship and real life situations from the modern age of Hollywood. The series received positive reviews and was nominated for 14 Golden Globe Awards and 26 Primetime Emmy Awards. He is married to Mellissa Dana Hecht and they have two children together. But they got divorced in the year 2009. Then he started dating interior designer Maddie Diehl and got engaged in December 2014. However, they broke up recently in March 2016.