|Gender identity||nonbinary, transmasculine, agenderflux|
|Known for||playing Michael on Rise|
Ellie is in a relationship with Wren Hallman who is also nonbinary. They met on Tumblr.
|«||I realized that I wasn’t a girl in college. I met my fiance on Tumblr and we figured our gender identities out together, and found the term to describe ourselves on Tumblr.
That’s where I got most of my information. When I found some terms, I started looking more things up and putting more research into things.
There was never a moment where I did not like being a girl. I identified as such and I didn’t feel like oh, this isn’t right.
I had one momentary thing in high school that I can get into in a bit, but when I found there were other terms to describe me, like nonbinary terms and terms under the nonbinary umbrella, I started realizing that fits me better.
Not that girl didn’t fit me, but this fits me much, much better. I think this is definitely what I am.
- Barasch, Alex (12 March 2018). "Rise's Ellie Desautels Talks Playing a Transgender Teen on Network TV". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
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- Brent Dundore (17 August 2018). "Ellie & Wren". They Them Project. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
- Nick Adams (14 March 2018). "GLAAD chats with Ellie Desautels from NBC's 'Rise' about trans representation on TV". GLAAD. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
- Topel, Fred (3 April 2018). "Rise's nonbinary actor Ellie Desautels talks tonight's episode and improving trans representation". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 12 May 2020.