One of the first female pilots for NASA.
Ellen Waverly pursued her love of flying and adventure instead of a “dignified” profession worthy of her social status, much to her parents’ chagrin. She is gifted as a pilot, but her true talent is reading the people around her and getting the best out of them.
She began a fake relationship with a closeted man to hide her sexuality.
In season one, she secretly dated Pam the bartender, but they broke up when Ellen went on to stay in NASA. She married her beard, but when Pam rolled back into her life, Ellen had a lot of regrets. Still, her political aspirations kept her closeted.
Eventually Ellen and Larry marry, even having a child, but both remain closeted.