April 16, 1954
67 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
34-25-34 in | 86-64-86 cm
64 kg | 141 lbs
10 US | 41 EU
Ellen Rona Barkin was born in The Bronx, New York, United States, on April 16, 1954, is an American actress.
Young Ellen Barkin began her professional acting career on stage in off-Broadway plays.
She got her first break in a play "Shout Across the River" (1980) in role as Christine, at the Phoenix Playhouse.
She made her big screen debut in comedy movie Up in Smoke (1978) in uncredited role as Guitar-playing woman.
Her breakthrough performance came as Beth Schreiber in comedy drama film Diner (1982).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "The Normal Heart" (2011), in role as Dr. Brookner, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Amanda Brooks in comedy film Switch (1991).
Down by Law (1986) drama crime opposite Tom Waits
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) psychedelic satirical road with Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! (1984) science fiction action opposite Peter Weller, John Lithgow and Jeff Goldblum
This Boy's Life (1993) coming of age drama with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro
Tender Mercies (1983) drama opposite Robert Duvall and Betty Buckley
Sea of Love (1989) neo-noir thriller with Al Pacino and John Goodman
The Big Easy (1986) crime comedy drama opposite Dennis Quaid and John Goodman
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) black comedy with black comedy Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards and Amy Adams
Palindromes (2004) comedy drama opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Fan (1996) psychological thriller with Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes and Benicio del Toro
Into the West (1992) fantasy adventure opposite Gabriel Byrne and Brendan Gleeson
Desert Bloom (1986) drama romance with Jon Voight
Bad Company (1995) thriller opposite Laurence Fishburne
Siesta (1987) thriller drama with Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen and Gabriel Byrne
Daniel (1984) drama opposite Timothy Hutton
Operation: Endgame (2010) action comedy with Zach Galifianakis and Ving Rhames
She Hate Me (2004) comedy drama directed by Spike Lee
Harry and Son (1984) drama opposite Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Morgan Freeman
Man Trouble (1992) romantic comedy with Jack Nicholson
Act of Vengeance (1986) drama opposite Keanu Reeves and Charles Bronson
Brooklyn's Finest (2009) drama crime with Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere and Wesley Snipes
Ocean's Thirteen (2007) heist directed by Steven Soderbergh
Hands of Stone (2016) biographical sports with Robert De Niro, Ana de Armas and Édgar Ramírez
Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) drama comedy in role as Debbie, opposite Allison Janney, Mila Kunis and Regina Hall
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance as Glory Marie Jackson in television film Before Women Had Wings (1997).
She played Jane Forrest in sitcom The New Normal (2012–2013).
Animal Kingdom, (2016- ) TNT drama television series in role as Janine "Smurf" Cody
Happyish (2015) Showtime dark satirical comedy-drama series in role as Dani Kirschenbloom
Attended Parsons Junior High School.
Graduated from Hunter College in history and drama.
Studied at the High School of the Performing Arts and Actors Studio in New York.
Worked as a waitress to pay for her education at Hunter College.
Has a brother, George.
Good friends with actresses Julianne Moore and Michelle Pfeiffer.
She was married to:
Gabriel Byrne (1988-1999), they have two children
Ronald O. Perelman (2000-2006)
She dated actors David Arquette (1995), Robert Duvall (1982), Ralph Fiennes (2006), Sam Levinson (2011) and Matt Dillon.