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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)
Ocean's Thirteen
Ocean's Thirteen Abigail Sponder
(2007)

Filmography

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 2017 Active Adults (completed)
Lucy
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie)
Sasha Walz
 2016 Hands of Stone
Stephanie Arcel
 2015 Hollywood Mom (TV Series)
Ivy Green
- Pilot (2015) ... Ivy Green
 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)
 2013 Very Good Girls
Norma
 2012 Modern Family (TV Series)
Mitzi Roth
 2011 A Mann's World (TV Movie)
Julie
 2010 Operation: Endgame
Empress
 2010 Shit Year
Colleen West
 2010 Twelve
Jessica's Mother
 2004 Palindromes
Joyce Victor
 2004 She Hate Me
Margo Chadwick
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie) (scenes deleted)
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Lenore
 2000 Mercy
Det. Cathy Palmer
 1999 The White River Kid
Eva Nell La Fangroy
 1997 Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie)
Glory Marie Jackson
 1995 Bad Company
Margaret Wells
 1992 Into the West
Kathleen
 1992 Man Trouble
Joan Spruance
 1992 Mac
Oona Goldfarb
 1988 Clinton and Nadine (TV Movie)
Nadine Powers
 1987 Siesta
Claire
 1987 Made in Heaven
Lucille (uncredited)
 1986 Act of Vengeance (TV Movie)
Annette Gilly
 1986 Desert Bloom
Aunt Starr
 1985 Terminal Choice
Mary O'Connor
 1984 Terrible Joe Moran (TV Movie)
Ronnie
 1982 Parole (TV Movie)
Donna
 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 »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on becoming a young actress in the 2000s] Their careers are over in a blink. So I think it's harder for them to feel motivated to exhibit a real professionalism because they must wonder how long they are really going to be around for. It's really bad. There are exceptions obviously. There's no slow build anymore where you get a little part, then you get a little better part, then a better part ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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