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Ellen Barkin

Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospital administrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area, she wanted to be an actress as early as her teens... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Waitress at North Star Cafe
This Boy's Life
This Boy's Life Caroline
Sea of Love
Sea of Love Helen Cruger
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Drop Dead Gorgeous Annette Atkins


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 2016 Active Adults (completed)
 2016 Hands of Stone
Stephanie Arcel
 2014 The Cobbler
Elaine Greenawalt
 2013 Very Good Girls
 2010 Operation: Endgame
 2010 Shit Year
Colleen West
 2010 Twelve
Jessica's Mother
 2004 Palindromes
Joyce Victor
 2004 She Hate Me
Margo Chadwick
 2000 Mercy
Det. Cathy Palmer
 1999 The White River Kid
Eva Nell La Fangroy
 1995 Bad Company
Margaret Wells
 1992 Into the West
 1992 Man Trouble
Joan Spruance
 1992 Mac
Oona Goldfarb
 1987 Siesta
 1987 Made in Heaven
Lucille (uncredited)
 1986 Desert Bloom
Aunt Starr
 1985 Terminal Choice
Mary O'Connor
 1978 Up in Smoke
Woman playing guitar (uncredited)
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Is the voice heard in the introduction to every episode of Bob Dylan's XM satellite radio show, "Theme Time Radio Hour with your host Bob Dylan". See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[In a 1984 interview concerning her career] It's like having been brought up in the best neighborhood and having been to the best schools. It's kind of nice to be 29 and have people refer to you as a character actor. See more »


Her favorite actor to work with is Al Pacino. See more »

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