Ellen Barkin

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Real name is Ellen Rona Barkin
Was born at 16 April 1954 (now is 64 years old) in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkinwas born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospitaladministrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents wereboth from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx andQueens, New York area, she wanted to be an actress as early as herteens and was eventually accepted into Manhattan's High School of thePerforming Arts. Barkin then attended Hunter College and received her degree after doublemajoring in history and drama.

At one point she wanted to teach ancienthistory, but instead turned her thoughts back to her first love -acting. Barkin then continued her education at New York's Actor'sStudio. Fearful of the auditioning process, she studied acting forseven years before finally landing her first audition. While continuingher studies, she worked as a waitress at the avant-garde Ocean Club. Performing off-Broadway in such plays "Shout Across the River" (1979),"Extremities" (1983), "Fool for Love" (1984) and "Eden Court" (1985),she was applauded across the board for her first film lead in Diner (1982) opposite 'Mickey Rourke' and'Daniel Stern (I)' , and pursued sexy tough-cookie statusthereafter with such quirky roles in The Big Easy (1986) starring 'Dennis Quaid' and Siesta (1987) with Irish actor'Gabriel Byrne' , whom she married in 1987 and separated from in1993 after producing a son and daughter.

She and Byrne divorced in1999. With trademark squinting eyes and slightly off-kilter facial features,Barkin continued the fascination of her seamy/steamygirl-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks status most notably opposite'Al Pacino (I)' in the thriller Sea of Love (1989) . Inaddition, she was well cast as 'Robert De Niro' 's abused wife in This Boy's Life (1993) , and portrayed "Calamity Jane" in Wild Bill (1995) with earnest. Other impressionable offbeatprojects included roles in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) , Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) and Mercy (2000) . On TV, shewas well-cast in the mini-movie Clinton and Nadine (1988) (TV) and won an Emmy award for her gripping performance in Before Women Had Wings (1997) (TV) opposite 'Oprah Winfrey' as another abused wife who, in this case, turns her violent anger onher own daughters.

In 2000, Barkin married billionaire 'Ronald O. Perelman' , elevenyears her senior and chairman of the Revlon company, and put her careerrelatively on hold, appearing sporadically in edgy films like She Hate Me (2004) and Palindromes (2004) . Barkin andPerelman went through an acrimonious divorce in 2006. Just prior to her divorce in late 2005, Barkin ventured into independentfilm production with Applehead Pictures, a company she set up with herbrother 'George Barkin' , who is a scriptwriter and formereditor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times, and formerIndependent Film Channel executive 'Caroline Kaplan (I)' . In herfirst major acting appearance since her divorce from Perelman, Barkinco-starred in Ocean's Thirteen (2007) with'George Clooney' , 'Matt Damon' , 'Brad Pitt' and formerco-star Pacino.

She followed up Ocean's with a supporting role in'Antoine Fuqua' 's Brooklyn's Finest (2009) , Happy Tears (2009) with 'Parker Posey' and'Demi Moore' , and Twelve (2010) . Recently, Barkin has produced features, including Letters to Juliet (2010) and Another Happy Day (2011) (she also starred in the latter project). On the small screen, sheappeared in an episode of "Modern Family" (2009) and her new NBCshow, "The New Normal" (2012) , got a sneak peek during theOlympics. She lives with her two teenage children in Manhattan. .

There is some small facts about Ellen Barkin:
  • Has one son, Jack (b. 1989), and one daughter, Romy Marion (b. 1992).
  • Ex-husband, 'Ronald O. Perelman' , is the billionaire owner of the Revlon company.
  • Once admitted in an interview that she often has to wear glasses because she has a condition that is causing her to lose some vision in one eye.
  • She studied in New York at the High School of the Performing Arts, Hunter College and the Actors Studio.
  • She was born and raised in the Bronx in a "middle class Jewish home", and has described her childhood as quite happy. All four of her grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants.
  • Considered for role in Brazil (1985) that went to 'Kim Greist' . Director 'Terry Gilliam' has said that he regrets not casting Barkin.
  • Christie's sold off the jewelery given to her by her ex-husband 'Ronald O. Perelman' .
  • Sister of 'George Barkin' .
  • Friend of 'Julianne Moore' and 'Michelle Pfeiffer' .
  • Although she separated from first husband 'Gabriel Byrne' in 1993, she did not file for divorce until May 1999.
  • Her favorite actor to work with is 'Al Pacino (I)' .
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Dr. Emma Brookner in "The Normal Heart".
  • Barkin got a big break in 1980, when she beat out many actresses, including 'Amanda Plummer (I)' and 'Diane Lane (I)' , and landed a key role as a disturbed teenager in the play, "Shout Across the River", at the Phoenix Playhouse.
  • She studied for three years under acting teacher 'Lloyd Richards (II)' .
  • Won a Tony for her Broadway debut in 'The Normal Heart'.
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There is the list of movies, where Ellen Barkin was taked part:
1 Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne movie Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne 2012 as Herself
2 Diner: On the Flip Side movie Diner: On the Flip Side 2000 as Herself - 'Beth'
3 Moving Image Salutes Al Pacino movie Moving Image Salutes Al Pacino 1993 as Herself
4 The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 as Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
5 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984 as Penny Priddy
6 The White River Kid movie The White River Kid 1999 as Eva Nell La Fangroy
7 Faerie Tale Theatre movie Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 as Princess Henrietta
8 Inside the Actors Studio movie Inside the Actors Studio 1994 as Herself - Guest
9 Late Night with David Letterman movie Late Night with David Letterman 1982 as Herself
10 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Herself
11 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson movie The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 as Herself - Guest
12 Watch What Happens: Live movie Watch What Happens: Live 2009 as Herself - Guest
13 1997 MTV Movie Awards movie 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1997 as Herself
14 A Manns World movie A Manns World 2011 as Julie
15 Act of Vengeance movie Act of Vengeance 1986 as Annette Gilly
16 Active Adults movie Active Adults 2016 as Lucy
17 Another Happy Day movie Another Happy Day 2011 as Lynn
18 Bad Company movie Bad Company 1995 as Margaret Wells
19 Before Women Had Wings movie Before Women Had Wings 1997 as Glory Marie Jackson
20 Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal movie Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal 2001 as Herself - N.Y. Premiere
21 Brooklyns Finest movie Brooklyns Finest 2009 as Agent Smith
22 Buckaroo Banzai Declassified movie Buckaroo Banzai Declassified 2002 as Herself
23 Clinton and Nadine movie Clinton and Nadine 1988 as Nadine Powers
24 Crime + Punishment in Suburbia movie Crime + Punishment in Suburbia 2000 as Maggie Skolnick
25 Daniel movie Daniel 1983 as Phyllis Isaacson
26 Desert Bloom movie Desert Bloom 1986 as Aunt Starr
27 Diner movie Diner 1982 as Beth Schreiber
28 Down by Law movie Down by Law 1986 as Laurette
29 Drop Dead Gorgeous movie Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 as Annette Atkins
30 Eddie and the Cruisers movie Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 as Maggie Foley
31 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute movie Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 1983 as Virginia
32 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 as Waitress at North Star Cafe
33 Hands of Stone movie Hands of Stone 2016 as Stephanie Arcel
34 Happy Tears movie Happy Tears 2009 as Shelly
35 Harry & Son movie Harry & Son 1984 as Katie Wilowski
36 His Way movie His Way 2011 as Herself
37 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief movie Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 as Herself
38 Into the West movie Into the West 1992 as Kathleen
39 Johnny Handsome movie Johnny Handsome 1989 as Sunny Boyd
40 Kent State movie Kent State 1981 as Student
There is the list of interview of Ellen Barkin:
  • "The Independent Arts & Books" (UK), 16 July 2010, Iss. 7413, pg. 12 - 13, by: Kaleem Aftab, "Still a natural born thriller"
There is the list of some articles of Ellen Barkin:
  • "Parade" (USA), 13 May 2007, pg. 18-20, by: Dotson Rader, "'Nobody Can Tell Me What I'm Worth'"
  • "The Independent Newspaper" (UK), 12 October 2006, Iss. 6237, pg. 31, by: Andrew Gumbel, "Trinket sale nets Ellen Barkin $20m of revenge"
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 21 September 2006, pg. E1+E11, by: Ruth La Ferla, "Ellen Unloads: Dumped by the billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, Ellen Barkin dumps $15 million of his jewels."
  • "TV Filmes" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 16, pg. 63, by: Manuel Pereira
  • "Films in Review" (USA), 1 August 1984, Vol. XXXV, Iss. 7, pg. 2, by: Kernneth Chanko, "Ellen Barkin: An Interview"
There is the list of some printed articles of Ellen Rona Barkin:
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), 2012, Iss. 12, pg. 9, by: editor, "2012 Fall Season Boob Tubers: Ellen Barkin [The New Normal]"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 2007, Vol. 54, Iss. 12, pg. 207, by: Jeff Kravitz, "Grapevine: It's Okay, She Wants You To Look"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), November 2003, Vol. 27, Iss. 122, pg. 72, by: staff, "Full- Frontal Fillies: Ellen Barkin"
  • "High Society" (USA), December 2001, Vol. 26, Iss. 12, pg. 18, by: staff, "2001 Cinema Sex Awards: Peta Wilson & Ellen Barkin "Mercy""
  • "High Society" (USA), December 2000, Vol. 25, Iss. 12, pg. 18, by: staff, "Hollywood's Hottest Lesbian Sex Scenes: 'Mercy'"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1997, Vol. 44, Iss. 12, pg. 225, by: Jim Smeal, "Grapevine: Hollywood or Bust"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1997, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, pg. 11, by: staff, "Star-tistics"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1995, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, pg. 86-87, by: staff, "The Write Stuff: Ellen Barkin"
  • "Razzle" (UK), 1992, Vol. 10, Iss. 7, pg. 79, by: n/a, "Boobs Familiar"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1991, Vol. 38, Iss. 12, pg. 181, by: Jim Harwood, "Sex Stars 1991"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 8, pg. 80-83, by: staff, "The 25 Sexiest Women of 1992 - #4"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1990, Vol. 37, Iss. 12, pg. 177, by: Jim Harwood, "Sex Stars Of 1990"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1989, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pg. 86-87, by: staff, "The Big Easy's Ellen Barkin"
The image of Ellen Rona Barkin was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Tros Kompas" (Netherlands), 4 June 1994, Iss. 23
  • "Veronica" (Netherlands), 25 November 1989, Iss. 47
  • "Moviestar" (Germany), April 1988
  • "Starlog" (USA), July 1984, Vol. 8, Iss. 84
There is the list of some quotes of Ellen Barkin:
  • No more bare bodies in film scenes for me. For my children's sake, I must stop. The other kids at school keep throwing it up to my children, and they are not kind.
  • [Speaking in 1987] It's difficult to be married outside the profession. A lawyer might not understand that going to bed with 'Gabriel Byrne' for three days is work for me.
  • [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)
  • A successful marriage isn't necessarily one that lasts until you're dead. (Parade magazine, May 13, 2007)
  • [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 until one day your agent calls you us and says 'guess what you're a movie star' and you say 'thank you!
  • I'd rather just be stuck at home watching Turner Classic Movies. I'm stuck with a book and old movies, that's pretty much the beginning and end of my life.
  • [on working with Paul Newman] You forget he's Paul Newman on on the set after a while... that is until you look into his eyes.
  • It's difficult to get into trouble if you don't take yourself too seriously.
  • [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.
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