Ellie Winston is the daughter of Opie and Donna Winston on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Played by American actress Lela Cortines in the series' first, and second seasons, Ellie made her debut on the episode "Giving Back" in the series' first season. Playing a recurring role through the series' first, second, third, and fourth seasons, she was replaced by American actress Kerris Lilla Dorsey in the series' third season, and was last seen in Season 4 episode "Out".


Season 1Edit

Ellie Winston is introduced in "Pilot " along with her brother, Kenny, as the daughter of Opie and Donna Winston. Her mother is killed by mistake by Tig in the "The Sleep of Babies", who was under orders to kill Opie.

Season 2Edit

In season 2, her grandmother, Mary Winston, becomes caretaker of Ellie and her brother Kenny, as Opie became emotionally distant after Donna's murder. However, this proves too much for her grandmother, and they are dropped off with their father. Lyla cares for Ellie and Kenny when she meets Opie. In the season finale, Ellie is assumed to be sheltered in the SAMCRO clubhouse with other relatives of the club members.

Season 4Edit

Ellie is seen in "Out " at Opie and Lyla's wedding,then portrayed by Kerris Dorsey, which was also used as a cover to retaliate against the Russians. However, her father and step-mother separate toward the end of the season when Opie finds birth control that Lyla had been hiding from him.

Piney, her paternal grandfather, was killed by Clay with his own shotgun, after Clay attempts to persuade Piney to give him Maureen Ashby's letters. Clay framed the Lobo Sonora cartel with Piney's murder, but Opie finds out that it was in fact Clay who killed him. Opie becomes enraged that Clay has taken his wife and Ellie's mother, Donna, and his father away from him, and he shoots Clay two times.

Season 4Edit

Ellie is once again left in the care of Lyla when her father asks for her and her brother to be taken care of for a few weeks in his absence. Opie is then arrested at the end of "Authority Vested ", and in "Laying Pipe ", he is beaten to death with a lead pipe.


Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Seeds" "Fun Town" "Patch Over" "Giving Back"
"AK-51" "Old Bones" "The Pull" "Hell Followed" "Better Half"
"Capybara" "The Sleep of Babies" "The Revelator"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 2 appearances
"Albification" "Small Tears" "Fix" "Eureka" "Smite"
"Falx Cerebri" "Gilead" "Potlatch" "Fa Guan" "Balm"
"Service" "The Culling" "Na Trioblóidí"
Appearances-Logo-SOA Season 4 appearances
"Out" "Booster" "Dorylus" "Una Venta" "Brick"
"With An X" "Fruit For The Crows" "Family Recipe" "Kiss" "Hands"
"Call of Duty" "Burnt and Purged Away" "To Be, Act 1" "To Be, Act 2"
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