Ellen Barkin

Actor, Waitress
A tough, no-nonsense blonde from the Barbara Stanwyck school of acting, actress Ellen Barkin made her acting debut in a 1980 New York stage production of "Irish Coffee;" later appearing in the original off-Broadway ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1954 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Hands of Stone 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Happyish 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The New Normal 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Very Good Girls 2013 (Movie)

Norma (Actor)

The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Another Happy Day 2011 (Movie)

Lynn (Actor)

Shit Year 2011 (Movie)

Colleen West (Actor)

The Chameleon 2011 (Movie)

Kimberly Miller (Actor)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

Agent Smith (Actor)

Happy Tears 2010 (Movie)

Shelly (Actor)

His Way 2010 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Operation: Endgame 2010 (Movie)

Empress (Actor)

Twelve 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

Abigail Sponder (Actor)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

Norah (Actor)

Palindromes 2005 (Movie)

Joyce Victor (Actor)

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

Margo Chadwick (Actor)

King of the Hill 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

Someone Like You 2001 (Movie)

Diane Roberts (Actor)

Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 2000 (Movie)

Maggie Skolnik (Actor)

Culture Shock 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mercy 2000 (Movie)

Catherine Palmer (Actor)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

Annette Atkins (Actor)

Inside the Inferno 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The White River Kid 1999 (Movie)

Eva Nell La Fangroy (Actor)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Waitress at North Star Cafe (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Rita Everly (Actor)

The Fan 1996 (Movie)

Jewel Stern (Actor)

Bad Company 1995 (Movie)

Margaret Wells (Actor)

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Unzipped 1995 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

Calamity Jane (Actor)

Into the West 1993 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Mac 1993 (Movie)

Oona (Actor)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

Man Trouble 1992 (Movie)

Joan Spruance (Actor)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

Amanda Brooks (Actor)

Johnny Handsome 1989 (Movie)

Sunny Boyd (Actor)

Sea of Love 1989 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

Lucille (Actor)

Siesta 1987 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

The Big Easy 1987 (Movie)

Anne Osborne (Actor)

Desert Bloom 1986 (Movie)

Starr (Actor)

Down By Law 1986 (Movie)

Laurette (Actor)

The Princess Who Had Never Laughed 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 1985 (Movie)

Virginia (Actor)

Terminal Choice 1985 (Movie)

Mary O'Connor (Actor)

Harry & Son 1984 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Murder Ink 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Daniel 1983 (Movie)

Phyllis Isaacson (Actor)

Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 (Movie)

Maggie Foley (Actor)

Tender Mercies 1983 (Movie)

Sue Anne (Actor)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

We're Fighting Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Act of Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Before Women Had Wings (TV Show)

Actor

Clinton and Nadine (TV Show)

Actor

Parole (TV Show)

Actor

Terrible Joe Moran (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Letters to Juliet 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A tough, no-nonsense blonde from the Barbara Stanwyck school of acting, actress Ellen Barkin made her acting debut in a 1980 New York stage production of "Irish Coffee;" later appearing in the original off-Broadway presentation of "Extremities. " She learned the ropes as a cast member of the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" before making her feature debut as the unappreciated wife who misfiles her husband's records in Barry Levinson's ensemble film "Diner" (1982). Roles as Robert Duvall's headstrong daughter in "Tender Mercies" (1983) and Timothy Hutton's wife in "Daniel" (1983) followed. But it would not be until "Desert Bloom" (1986) that she opened Hollywood's eyes to her sultry potential, delivering a wonderfully splashy turn as a resilient sexpot who enlivened the picture whenever on the screen. Barkin had never looked better and soon capitalized on her bold, sexy new image by breaking into leading roles, including that of the uptight lawyer in the sweaty romance "The Big Easy" (1987) opposite Dennis Quaid, and as the provocative possible murderess in "Sea of Love" (1989) co-starring Al Pacino. Proving sex appeal had no age limit, Barkin returned to feature films as the sole femme fatale in "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007), while playing a tough-as-nails federal agent unafraid to ruffle feathers in "Brooklyn's Finest" (2009) and earning significant buzz for her performance in "Another Happy Day" (2011), which underscored her stature as one of the most versatile and respected actresses on the screen.

Relationships

David Arquette Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Wild Bill" (1995) No longer together

Sol Barkin

Father

Evelyn Barkin

Mother

George Barkin

Brother
Former editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times magazines formed a production company with his sister

Gabriel Byrne Actor

Husband
Met while filming "Siesta" (1987) Married 1988 Divorced 1999

Romey Byrne

Daughter
Born Nobermber 18, 1992 father, Gabriel Byrne

Jack Byrne

Son
Born October 1989 father, Gabriel Byrne

Ralph Fiennes Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2006 No longer together

Val Kilmer Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1984 No longer together

Sam Levinson Screenplay

Companion
Rumored to be dating the son of famed moviemaker Barry Levinson the two met while Sam was writing Barkin's 2010 film "Operation: Endgame" and she also starred in Sam's film, "Another Happy Day"

Ronald Perelman

Husband
Married 2000 Divorced 2006; Barkin reportedly received $40 million in divorce settlement

EDUCATION

Hunter College

New York , New York
Majored in history and drama

Actors Studio

New York , New York

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York 1972

Milestones

2012

Cast as the homophobic and racist grandmother on comedy series "The New Normal" (Fox)

2011

Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"; also produced

2011

Won a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart"

2010

Co-starred in the ensemble drama thriller "Twelve," directed by Joel Schumacher

2009

Appeared in the crime drama "Brooklyn's Finest," which starred Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, and Ethan Hawke

2007

Joined the cast of Soderbergh's "Ocean's 13" as Pacino's right-hand woman

2006

Cast as a book publisher in Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man"

2005

Played the mother of a teenaged girl forced by her parents to have an abortion in "Palindromes"

2004

Appeared in the Spike Lee comedy "She Hate Me"

2000

Appeared as Monica Keena's mother in "Crime + Punishment in Suburbia"

1999

Portrayed the often-drunk mother of beauty pageant hopeful Kirsten Dunst, in "Drop Dead Gorgeous"

1997

Won an Emmy for her work in the ABC TV-movie "Before Women Had Wings"

1996

Appeared in third film with Byrne, Larry Bishop's "Mad Dog Time"

1996

Second collaboration with De Niro, "The Fan"

1995

Portrayed Calamity Jane to Jeff Bridges' "Wild Bill"

1993

Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in "This Boy's Life"

1992

Re-teamed with Byrne for Mike Newell's "Into the West"

1991

Cast as a man reincarnated in a woman's body in "Switch"

1989

Starred as a femme fatale opposite with Al Pacino in "Sea of Love"

1989

Acted in Walter Hill's "Johnny Handsome"

1987

First role with future husband Gabriel Byrne, "Siesta"

1986

First leading role in a feature, starring opposite Dennis Quaid in "The Big Easy"

1985

Acted off-Broadway in "Eden Court"

1982

Appeared off-Broadway with Susan Sarandon in the original production of "Extremities"

1982

Landed breakout role in Barry Levinson's "Diner"

1981

Made her TV-movie debut in "We're Fighting Back" (CBS)

1980

First stage role was "Irish Coffee" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre

1968

Accepted into NY's High School of the Performing Arts at age 15

Bonus Trivia

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In 2007, Barkin sued her ex-husband Ronald Perelman for $3.4 million, insisting he promised to pay more than $3 million to her production company Applehead Pictures in 2005 when he became partners with her and her brother George Barkin. He was ordered to pay her $4.3 million.

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