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Ellen Barkin ACTOR

Ellen Barkin was born on April 16th, 1954 in New York City, New York with the middle name Rona, born to parents, Evelyn and Sol Barkin.  She was raised in the Bronx and from a young age she had aspirations of pursuing a career as an actress.  She studied at Manhattan's High School of the Performing Arts.  After earning her high school diploma she enrolled at Hunters College and earned a double degree in history and drama.
Next she went on to study at New York Actor's Studio and after seven years of education she began working as a stage actress appearing in such off-Broadway productions as, "Shout Across the River" (1979), "Extremities" (1983), "Fool for Love" (1984) and "Eden Court" (1985).
Soon she broke into the film industry with roles on such features as, "Diner" (1982), "The Big Easy" (1986), "Siesta" (1987), "Sea of Love" (1989), "The Boy's Life" (1993), "Wild Bill" (1995), "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998), "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999) and "Mercy" (2000).
Along with her film credits she also appeared on numerous television movie's and series such as, "Clinton and Nadine" (1988) and "Before Women Had Wings" (1997) for which she won an Emmy award for her performance.
Ellen also returned to stage acting appearing in her first Broadway production, "The Normal Heart" (2011) for which she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
In addition to her acting, along with her brother, they set up their own production company called, Applehead Pictures.  Some of her more recent roles have been in the films, "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007) starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia just to name a few of the stars, "Shit Year" (2010) and "Another Man's World" (2011). 
She has married twice, first to Gabriel Byrne in 1988 and they had two children before the marriage ended in 1999.  She then wed Ronald O. Perelman in 2000 but by 2006 this marriage also came to an end.  She currently resides in Manhattan, New York with her two teenage children.


2011   Another Happy Day

2011   Mann's World

2010   Shit Year 

2010   The Chameleon

2010   Twelve

2010   Operation: Endgame

2009   Happy Tears

2009   Brooklyn's Finest 

2007   Ocean's Thirteen

2005   Trust the Man 

2004   Palindromes

2004   She Hate Me

2004   Strip Search

2001   Someone Like You...

2001   King of the Hill

2000   Mercy

2000   Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 

1999   The White River Kid 

1999   Drop Dead Gorgeous 

1998   Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 

1997   Before Women Had Wings

1996   Mad Dog Time 

1996   The Fan 

1995   Wild Bill 

1995   Bad Company

1993   This Boy's Life

1992   Into the West

1992   Man Trouble 

1992   Mac 

1991   Switch 

1989   Sea of Love

1989   Johnny Handsome

1988   Clinton and Nadine

1987   Siesta 

1987   Made in Heaven 

1986   The Big Easy 

1986   Faerie Tale Theatre 

1986   Down by Law 

1986   Act of Vengeance 

1986   Desert Bloom

1985   Terminal Choice 

1984   The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

1984   Terrible Joe Moran

1984   Harry & Son

1984   The Princess Who Had Never Laughed 

1983   Eddie and the Cruisers 

1983   Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 

1983   Daniel 

1983   Tender Mercies 

1982   Parole 

1982   Diner 

1981   We're Fighting Back 

1981   Kent State

1978   Up in Smoke 

Matinee Classics - Wild Bill starring Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Keith Carradine, David Arquette, Christina Applegate, Bruce Dern, James Gammon, Marjoe Gortner, James Remar, Karen Huie, Steve Reevis, Pato Hoffmann, Robert Knott and Dennis Hayden
Matinee Classics - Ocean's 13 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Vincent Cassel, Bob Einstein, Olga Sosnovska, David Palmer, Julian Sands, Angel Oquendo, Jerry Weintraub, Scott L. Schwartz, Oprah Winfrey and Noureen DeWulf

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