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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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The Fan
The Fan Jewel Stern
Sea of Love
Sea of Love Helen Cruger
This Boy's Life
This Boy's Life Caroline
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Drop Dead Gorgeous Annette Atkins


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 2018 Hollywood Mom (TV Series)
Ivy Green
- Pilot (2018) ... Ivy Green
 2017 Active Adults
 2016-2017 Animal Kingdom (TV Series)
Janine 'Smurf' Cody
- Betrayal (2017) ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody
- You Will Be Gutted (2017) ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody
- The Leopard (2017) ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody
- Treasure (2017) ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody
- Custody (2017) ... Janine 'Smurf' Cody
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie)
Sasha Walz
 2016 Hands of Stone
Stephanie Arcel
 2015 Happyish (TV Series)
Dani Kirschenbloom
- Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God (2015) ... Dani Kirschenbloom
- Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler (2015) ... Dani Kirschenbloom (credit only)
 2014 The Cobbler
Elaine Greenawalt
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Claire Fallon (segment "House of Cue Cards")
- Mickey Rourke/Rob Riggle/Kings of Leon (2014) ... Claire Fallon (segment "House of Cue Cards") (uncredited)
 2012-2013 The New Normal (TV Series)
Jane Forrest
- Finding Name-O (2013) ... Jane Forrest (credit only)
- The Big Day (2013) ... Jane Forrest
- About a Boy Scout (2013) ... Jane Forrest (credit only)
- Blood, Sweat and Fears (2013) ... Jane Forrest (credit only)
- Rocky Bye Baby (2013) ... Jane Forrest
 2013 Very Good Girls
 2012 Modern Family (TV Series)
Mitzi Roth
- Send Out the Clowns (2012) ... Mitzi Roth
 2011 Another Happy Day
 2011 A Mann's World (TV Movie)
 2010 Operation: Endgame
 2010 Shit Year
Colleen West
 2010 The Chameleon
Kimberly Miller
 2010 Twelve
Jessica's Mother
 2009 Happy Tears
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
Agent Smith
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen
Abigail Sponder
 2005 Trust the Man
 2004 Palindromes
Joyce Victor
 2004 She Hate Me
Margo Chadwick
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie) (scenes deleted)
 2001 Someone Like You...
Diane Roberts
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
- Hank and the Great Glass Elevator (2001) ... Lenore (voice)
 2000 Mercy
Det. Cathy Palmer
 2000 Crime + Punishment in Suburbia
Maggie Skolnick
 1999 The White River Kid
Eva Nell La Fangroy
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Annette Atkins
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
North Star Waitress
 1997 Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie)
Glory Marie Jackson
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Rita Everly
 1996 The Fan
Jewel Stern
 1995 Wild Bill
Calamity Jane
 1995 Bad Company
Margaret Wells
 1993 This Boy's Life
 1992 Into the West
 1992 Man Trouble
Joan Spruance
 1992 Mac
Oona Goldfarb
 1991 Switch
Amanda Brooks
 1989 Sea of Love
Helen Cruger
 1989 Johnny Handsome
Sunny Boyd
 1988 Clinton and Nadine (TV Movie)
Nadine Powers
 1987 Siesta
 1987 Made in Heaven
Lucille (uncredited)
 1986 The Big Easy
Anne Osborne
 1986 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Princess Henrietta
- The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (1986) ... Princess Henrietta
 1986 Down by Law
 1986 Act of Vengeance (TV Movie)
Annette Gilly
 1986 Desert Bloom
Aunt Starr
 1985 Terminal Choice
Mary O'Connor
 1984 The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (TV Movie)
Princess Henrietta
 1984 Terrible Joe Moran (TV Movie)
 1984 Harry & Son
Katie Wilowski
 1983 Eddie and the Cruisers
Maggie Foley
 1983 Daniel
Phyllis Isaacson
 1983 Tender Mercies
Sue Anne
 1982 Parole (TV Movie)
 1982 Diner
Beth Schreiber
 1981 We're Fighting Back (TV Movie)
Chris Capoletti
 1981 Kent State (TV Movie)
Student (uncredited)
 1978 Up in Smoke
Woman playing guitar (uncredited)
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"8," special benefit original drama; written by Dustin Lance Black; directed by Joe Mantello; with Bob Balaban (portraying Judge Vaughn Walker); Ellen Barkin (portraying Sandy Stier); Matt Bomer (portraying Jeff Zarillo); Campbell Brown (portraying Broadcast Journalist); Anthony Edwards (portraying Dr. Ilan Meyer); Morgan ... 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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It's difficult to get into trouble if you don't take yourself too seriously. See more »


Has one son, Jack (b. 1989), and one daughter, Romy Marion (b. 1992). See more »

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