About Maddy Ellwanger
Maddy Ellwanger is a singer, songwriter, music producer, actress, seamstress, model, director, and so much more. She's capable of anything she puts her mind to.
Born on August 13th, 1997, Maddy has been an artist since birth. As a child growing up in Colorado, she loved to knit sweaters for her stuffed animals, draw, sing, and play instruments. She began posting covers on YouTube at a very young age and was writing and recording original songs by the age of 13. Her inspirations include Dolly Parton, Charo, John Waters, Bettie Page, and the Golden Girls.
After self-releasing a 4-track EP in 2012 and her first full length album, Roscoe, in 2013, Maddy dropped out of High School to focus on her art full-time. Her discography includes the 2013 album Gruesome Minds, the 2014 EP Carbon Copies, and the 2017 album Hunny, as well as various other singles. Her entire catalogue is self-written and produced. Her music has been described as lo-fi, western-inspired, and "other-wordly"
Maddy has released over 21 music videos, all of which have been self-written, self-directed, self-shot, and self-edited by her alone. She designed costumes and sets for all of them and has played multiple characters in most of them. She's been described as "the epitome of DIY". Her unique visual and musical style has been an inspiration to people around the world.
In 2015, Maddy wrote, directed, and acted in an original short film, Lil Creep. She's also released several celebrity impressions and original monologues to her YouTube channel, displaying a wide range of emotion and acting skill.
She was featured in the music videos for Halsey's Nightmare and The Driver Era's A Kiss.
Maddy has worked as a model for photographers Parker Day, Derek Perlman, Nedda Afsari, Lucas Garzoli, and more. She's been featured in Vogue, Vice, LA Weekly, and also appeared on a pair of pants worn by Lil Nas X.
In 2021, after years of designing and making most of her own clothes, Maddy started her own clothing line. At first consisting solely of handmade bikinis, the Disco Dress was soon made available for purchase after many requests on social media platform TikTok. What originally started as just another outfit Maddy designed and made for herself "just for fun" has since been sold and worn hundreds and hundreds of times by incredible people worldwide.
She currently resides in Florida.
Written by Malcolm MacMaster