Alison Fanelli is an American former actress who is best known for the role of Ellen Josephine Hickle on the television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Fanelli was born in Northport, New York. Alison attended Northport High School where her talents were on display for the Powdered Wigs Drama Department, and as a percussionist for the Northport High School Drumline. She is a 2001 graduate of Baltimore's Goucher College, where she earned a B.A. in pre-med, and Dartmouth College, where she earned a master's degree in Health Care Improvement. While at Dartmouth, Alison was a project manager for a web based project to develop a secure online datebase for the Institutional Review Board, IRBnet. Fanelli is also an accomplished oboist, and has three siblings: one older sister, and two younger brothers. She also appears in the animated web series TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise on Newgrounds.com as the voice of the villain Splat, along with her younger brother Chris Niosi, who created, animated and also voice-acted in the series.