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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 »

Known For

This Boy's Life
This Boy's Life Caroline
(1993)
Sea of Love
Sea of Love Helen Cruger
(1989)
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Drop Dead Gorgeous Annette Atkins
(1999)
The Fan
The Fan Jewel Stern
(1996)

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 2016 Active Adults (completed)
Lucy
 2016 Hands of Stone
Stephanie Arcel
 2014 The Cobbler
Elaine Greenawalt
 2013 Very Good Girls
Norma
 2010 Operation: Endgame
Empress
 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
Kathleen
 1992 Man Trouble
Joan Spruance
 1992 Mac
Oona Goldfarb
 1987 Siesta
Claire
 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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Other Works:

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 »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[of her second marriage] What the hell was I thinking? Marry a rich guy? Was I crazy? I didn't need that. I was already at the party. I didn't need someone to get me through the door. How could I be so clueless about who I am and what I value? Did I actually think I was going to give up working? It's important for me to work. (Parade magazine, May 13, 2007) See more »

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Although she separated from first husband Gabriel Byrne in 1993, she did not file for divorce until May 1999. See more »

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Aries

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