Dr. Ellie Sattler or Ellen Degler née Sattler, is a paleobotanist and one of the protagonists of Jurassic Park and a minor character in Jurassic Park III, During the events of the first film she was invited by John Hammond to Jurassic Park, she was able to survive the events of the movie after the Dinosaurs escaped, by the time of Jurassic Park III, she was married to Mark Degler and has two children from him, Charlie Degler and another unnamed baby sibling. She is played by Laura Dern.
Ellie is a feisty, adventurous, loyal and independent tomboy with a kind heart and a sense of humor. She is fond of dinosaurs. She is also prepared to go to the rescue if needed and very knowledgeable about plants. She respects the wild and is prepared to lecture on respecting it as shown on her righteous shock about planting poisonous plants about the place.
Ellie is a caucasian woman who was in her mid to late 20s during the first movie, she was in her 30s during the events of the third movie, she has blond hair and blue eyes, in the first movie when in Isla Nublar she most wore her hair tied, but eventually let it lose by the end of the movie.
During the first movie she mostly wore an pink bottomed shirt with a purple tank top underneath, with her shirt tied and brown shorts, by the end of the movie she lost her pink shirt, only wearing her purple tank top for the remainder of the movie. in Jurassic Park III she mostly wore mostly normal outfits of that a housewife would wear.
Role in First Film Edit
Ellie Sattler was Alan Grant's partner/girlfriend and worked with him at the dig site in Montana. She had a Ph.D in Paleobotany. She was described in the script as:
Early in the film, it was shown that Ellie wanted to have children, while Alan was against the idea entirely as he dislikes kids.
Ellie and Alan were asked by John Hammond to visit, and hopefully endorse, Jurassic Park. Alan and Ellie first met Hammond in their trailer opening a bottle of champagne. Ellie called Hammond inconsiderate but apologized after hearing what Hammond has to offer them. In return, Hammond promised to fund their digsite for the next three years. Once on the island, Ellie, like a true Paleobotanist, immediately noticed that Vermiform plants, which are extinct, were growing next to the road. She was so enthralled with this prehistoric plant, that she did not notice that the Jeep she was riding in, had stopped alongside a Brachiosaur. At the start of the Park Drive she tried to get Alan and Lex to ride in the same car, so that he could get used to children. When they arrived at the Triceratops Enclosure she tried to discover the reason behind the Triceratops' periodic sickness. She came to the conclusion that it was because they ate the poisonous West Indian Lilac plants in their territory.
Because she stayed in the Triceratops Enclosure, she was not attacked by the Tyrannosaurus like the rest of the group. She later joined Robert Muldoon as he went to the Tyrannosaurus Paddock to rescue the survivors. The only survivor in the area turned out to be Ian Malcolm, who was badly wounded. While Muldoon loaded Malcolm into the back of the Jeep, Ellie continued to search the area for any sign of Grant or the children. She spotted the other car, tossed over the edge of the barrier to the T. rex paddock. When they inspected the wreckage, she found footprints leading off into the park. This piece of evidence gave Ellie hope that Grant and the kids were still alive. When Ellie and Muldoon returned to the Jeep, the tyrannosaur burst from the trees after them. The tyrannosaur then chased behind their car until they could outdistance it. Once they returned to the park, Ellie gave Malcolm a dose of morphine and tried to convince John Hammond that the park wasn't viable because the creatures were uncontrollable.
After Ray Arnold shut down Jurassic Park's main power, hoping to bring all the systems back online during the manual restart, Ellie and Muldoon set out after him to the Power Shed to set up the power again. On the way there, they discovered that the shutdown must have turned off all the fences, including the fences of the raptor paddock. Soon after this realization, Ellie and Muldoon became aware that they were being hunted by the raptors. While Muldoon stayed behind to give her cover from the escaped Velociraptors, she sprinted to the shed. She was able to activate the power again but was attacked by a raptor. Due to her speed and agility, she made it out of the shed alive, but not before she discovered Arnold's dismembered arm which fell on her shoulder which got smeared with his blood, afterwards she took off her pink over-shirt. After discarding her shirt, she then continued her journey wearing only her purple tank top, On her way back to the bunker, she rendezvoused with Alan
Together, Ellie and Alan returned to the Visitor's Center and saved the children. She then helped Alan to block the door to the control room, preventing the remaining raptor from breaking in, while Lex attempted to reboot the system from the computer. The raptor then broke in through the control room's glass window and the group rushed to escape through the airducts. In the Visitor's Center lobby, the raptors closed in on them and were preparing to attack when the Tyrannosaurus burst in and lifted a raptor off the floor in her jaws, killing the raptor. In an outrage, the last raptor attacked the Tyrannosaur. Taking advantage of this diversion Ellie and the rest of the group exited the visitor center. Hammond and Malcolm were waiting for them in the Jeep and the group drove off to the helipad.
On their flight home Ellie was happy to see that Alan was sitting between the two sleeping kids. She probably hoped that the experience had made him accept children.
Role in Third Film Edit
Ellie braved the horrors of Jurassic Park with Alan 8 years ago and came out of the experience hoping that he would want to take that final step in their relationship: marriage and children. But Grant's first love was and continued to be dinosaurs, so Ellie, by necessity, evolved. Ellie ended her relationship with Alan Grant and began a relationship with Mark Degler, an employee of the State Department, who she subsequently married. They had two children, whom they lived with in Washington DC. She had become a children's writer. Although their romance had ended, both Degler (née Sattler) and Grant remained very close friends. Ellie remained very loyal to Alan, telling him that he was still the best in his field and that he could call her about anything at any time. Despite them no longer being in a relationship, she appeared to still care deeply for Alan as a result of their long history together. Ellie's son had dragged the phone Alan was calling on to get to his mother, who was told by Alan that he and the search party are lost on Site B at the river. Mark Degler's connection to the State Department helped them in getting the US Marine Corps to rescue them from the island. Alan, relieved to be saved, breathes "God bless you, Ellie." At one point Alan admitted to Eric Kirby he doesn't thank Ellie often enough for what she does for him and is reminded that he's really going to have to thank her now.
Role in Novels Edit
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- Dr. Grant - Ex-Boyfriend and friend
- Mark Degler - Husband
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