Ellen Chenoweth is a prominent American casting director. For her second film, Barry Levinson's Diner, she cast many of the then relatively unknown actors such as Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Paul Reiser, and Ellen Barkin. A year later, she helped cast the Academy Award-winning film Terms of Endearment.
In the late 1970s, Chenoweth was an office manager for the Actors Studio. She helped discover an unknown theater actor named Mickey Rourke for the 1980 television film City in Fear. In the 1980s, Chenoweth was the casting director for such films as The Natural, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, and Broadcast News. She was also the casting director for films such as Good Night, and Good Luck, No Country for Old Men, Doubt, Michael Clayton, True Grit, Burn After Reading and Men in Black 3.