Alison Fanelli

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Alison Fanelli
Born1979 (age 39–40)
Other namesAli Fanelli
Alma materGoucher College
Dartmouth College
OccupationActress, physician assistant
Years active1993–present

Alison Fanelli (born 1979) is an American physician assistant and former actress who is best known for the role of Ellen Josephine Hickle on the television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

Early life and education[edit]

Fanelli was born in Northport, New York, she attended Northport High School where her talents were on display for the Powdered Wigs Drama Department, and as a percussionist for the Northport High School Drumline.[citation needed] She is a 2001 graduate of Goucher College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in pre-med, and Dartmouth College, where she earned a master's degree in Health Care Improvement. While at Dartmouth, Fanelli was a project manager for a web-based project to develop a secure online database for the Institutional Review Board, IRBnet,[1] she conducted additional training at Arcadia University.[2]


In 1993, Fanelli joined the cast of Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete & Pete, playing Ellen Josephine Hickle;[3] the character was the best friend and love interest of Big Pete.[4] Fanelli completed work on that series in 1996.[3] In 2011, she contributed as the voice of Splat for an episode of TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise, a "video game based web cartoon", created by her brother, Chris Niosi.[5][6][7]

After Dartmouth, Fanelli worked as a physician's assistant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;[5] as of 2018, she is a physician assistant working in urgent care.[8]


  1. ^ Susan Knapp, "Web project will offer more consistency in human-subject research review", Posted 2003-05-05, Retrieved 2011-10-15 Archived 2011-10-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Philadelphia, The Children's Hospital of (2014-08-24). "Alison Fanelli, PA-C". Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  3. ^ a b Norman., Chance (2011). Who was who on TV. [Philadelphia, Pa.]: Xlibris. ISBN 9781456821289. OCLC 701808919.
  4. ^ Lloyd, Robert (2012-08-31). "The further adventures of 'Pete & Pete' and Will and Chris". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ a b "What the cast of Pete & Pete looks like today". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
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  7. ^ "DeviantArt".
  8. ^ Exclusive Interview with Alison Fanelli (Ellen from Pete & Pete!) - Kirblog 12/29/18. December 29, 2018. Event occurs at 20:46. Retrieved July 17, 2019.

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