Ellen Mathison
Status: Alive
Age: 50s
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Spouse(s): Frank Mathison (d. 2014)
Children: Maggie Mathison
Carrie Mathison
Tim (son)
Other family: Ruby Mathison (granddaughter)
Josie Mathison (granddaughter)
Frannie Mathison (granddaughter)
Played by: Victoria Clark
Seasons: 4
First episode: "Long Time Coming"

Ellen Mathison is the mother of Carrie and Maggie Mathison and Tim and the wife of the late Frank Mathison.


It revealed that Ellen had many affairs during marriage with Frank and left him when Carrie was still teenager.

Behind the Scenes

Ellen was portrayed by Broadway actress Victoria Clark.


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