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Ellen Mathison
Ellen Mathison.jpg
Status: Alive
Age: 50s
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Spouse(s): Frank Mathison (divorced) (d. 2014)
Children: Maggie Mathison (daughter)
Carrie Mathison (daughter)
Tim (son)
Played by: Victoria Clark
Season(s): 4
Appears in: "Long Time Coming"

Ellen Mathison is the estranged mother of Carrie and Maggie Mathison.


After the death of their father , Maggie invites Ellen home to mourn her ex-husband, but Carrie rebuffs her mother and has her leave. Carrie later tracks down Ellen in Nebraska (where she works as a schoolteacher) and demands to know why she abandoned her family. Ellen admits that it was her serial adultery, not Frank's bipolar disorder, that made her leave, and reassures Carrie that her condition does not prevent her from sustaining a healthy relationship.


Ellen is a fictional character, who appears in the novel written by Andrew Kaplan: Carrie's Run


Brody was the first person Carrie revealed that Ellen abandoned her family when Carrie was 18 years old. (The choice)

Behind the Scenes


Season 4
"The Drone Queen" "Trylon and Perisphere" "Shalwar Kameez" "Iron in the Fire" "About a Boy"
"From A. to B. and Back Again" "Redux" "Halfway to a Donut" "There's Something Else Going On" "13 Hours in Islamabad"
"Krieg Nicht Lieb" Long Time Coming