Ellis Holliday
Contestant Profile
Birth Date September 9, 1960
Hometown Tampa, FL
Occupation Nurse

Survivor: Malaysian Islands

Tribes Akan
Placement 16/16
Challenges Won 1
Votes Against 7
Days Lasted 3

Ellis Holliday is a contestant from Survivor: Malaysian Islands.


Name (Age): Ellis Holliday (54)
Tribe Designation: Akan
Current Residence: Tampa, FL
Occupation: Nurse
Personal Claim to Fame: Being a nurse, I would probably have to say that I am the most proud of when I helped nurse the victims of September 11. I just wish I could have saved more people.
Inspiration in Life: My husband. He is a doctor and he saved a lot of lives during September 11. He is a hero in my eyes.
Hobbies: Hiking, Reading Books, Nursing
Pet Peeves: I am very calm so nothing turns me off.
3 Words to Describe You: Motherly, Caring, Loving
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are the Most Like: I would say Dawn. I am very caring and I won't betray just to move further in the game. I can also say that I may be a little bit of Andrea since I also lived on a farm and I know all the duties of it, so that may help me as well.
Reason to Being on Survivor: You know, when there is only retirement ahead of you, you really need that last experience that you can put in your memory book. Why not it be Survivor!

Survivor: Malaysian Islands

Ellis' journey in Survivor: Malaysian Islands started with her picking her own tribe, Akan, wearing green. Ellis has said on several occassions said that she was enjoying her stay in the game. People in her tribe liked her very much. At the first immunity challenge, Ellis lost the challenge for her tribe when she couldn't finish solving her puzzle with having only one piece placed correctly. In the end, this mistake cost her the game as she was uninamously voted out first by a vote of 7-1.

Voting History

Ellis' Voting History <
Episode Ellis'
Voted Against
1 Susan Dean, Ivane, Louis, Mika,
Sean, Susan, Tim
Voted Off, Day 3


  • Ellis came back to her everyday life. She appeared at some charity Survivor occassions but her life remains the same.


  • Ellis was the oldest woman in Survivor: Malaysian Islands. Therefore she ended up picking her own tribe.