Ellen Barkin is an American actress and producer who has actively worked in this show business since 1978. She has vigorously worked in this entertainment field for more than 40 years. This actress is known for her versatile acting roles in various movies, television movies, and series.

Likewise, she is famous for her role in films like ‘Switch’ in 1991 ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ in 1984. Moreover, she is also famous for her television film ‘Before Women Had Wings’, where she played the role of Glory Marie Jackson. Apart from acting, she has also ventured into producing. Her first film as a producer was ‘Letters to Juliet’ and ‘Shit Year’ in 2010.

Quick Info
Full NameEllen Rona Barkin
ProfessionActress and Producer
Birth Date16 April 1954
Birth PlaceNew York City, United States
Parents NameSol Barkin
Evelyn (née Rozin)
SpouseGabriel Byrne (1988-1999)
Ronald O. Perelman (1999-2006)
Net Worth 2021$60 million
Height5 feet and 6 inches (167cm/1.67m)
Weight58 kg (128lbs)
Star SignAries

Ellen Barkin

Where was Ellen Barkin born?

Ellen Rona Barkin was born on 16 April 1954 in New York City, United States. She was born to her father, Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman, and to her mother, Evelyn (née Rozin), a hospital administrator who worked at Jamaica Hospital. Likewise, she also has a brother named George Barkin, the former editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times. Additionally, she is currently 67 years old with an Aries star sign.

What is Ellen’s educational detail?

Ellen Barkin attended Parsons Junior High School. Later she enrolled at Hunter College and double majored in history and drama. Likewise, she also received her high school diploma at Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts. Moreover, she has also trained at New York City’s Actors Studio.

What are the distinctive features of Ellen Barkin?

Ellen Barkin holds an American nationality, and as per her ethnicity, she is White. However, she has Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This actress has not publicly spoken about her religion.

Besides, she stands 5 feet and 6 inches (167cm/1.67m) and weighs around 58 kg (128lbs). She has a voluptuous body type with chiseled facial features. Moreover, she has a pair of blue-colored eyes and blonde hair color.

Who is Ellen Barkin’s husband?

Ellen Barkin previously dated Val Kilmer, Matt Dillon, Robert Duvall, Johnny Depp, David Arquette, Ralph Fiennes, etc. She then married an Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter named Gabriel Byrne in 1988. They were blessed with two children: Jack Daniel Byrne, born in 1989, and Romy Marion Byrne, born in 1992. But sadly, they separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999.

Moreover, she tied a knot with multi-billionaire and businessman Ronald O. Perelman in 1999, but they again divorced in 2006. Ellen sued Ronald for $3.4 million in investment funds. He then paid her $4.3 million.

Her recent relationship was with actor Sam Levinson which ended in 2011. Ellen Barkin is only active in her Twitter account (@EllenBarkin), which has 225.2 thousand followers.

Ellen Barkin

How did Ellen Barkin begin her career?

Ellen Barkin landed her debut film role in ‘Up in Smoke’ in 1978.  She then played in ‘Diner’ as Beth in 1982, which gained her recognization. Likewise, she starred in ‘Tender Mercies,’ ‘Daniel,’ ‘Enormous Changes at the Last Minute,’ and ‘Eddie and the Cruisers’ in 1983. The following year, she landed roles in ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ as Penny Priddy. Some of her other movies in the 1980s are ‘Desert Bloom’ in 1986, ‘The Big Easy’ in 1987, ‘Johnny Handsome’ in 1989, and ‘Sea of Love’ in 1989. Moreover, she is also famous for her role in the 1991 fantasy comedy film ‘Switch’ where she played the role of Amanda Brooks. It starred actors like Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, and Lorraine Bracco.

Talking more, her celebrated movies in the 1990s are ‘Man Trouble,’ ‘This Boy’s Life,’ ‘Bad Company,’ ‘Wild Bill,’ ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous,’ and ‘The Fan,’ for which she also won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award. Ellen is also known for her role in ‘Someone Like You’ in 2001, ‘She Hates Me,’ ‘Palindromes,’ and ‘Trust the Man’ in 2005. Similarly, she also played in ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ and ‘Happy Tears’ in 2009, ‘Twelve’ and ‘Operation: Endgame’ in 2010. Barkin also appeared in the black comedy-drama film ‘Another Happy Day’ as Lynn Hellman in 2011. Her latest played movies are ‘Hands of Stone’ in 2016, ‘Active Adults’ in 2017, and ‘Breaking News in Yuba County’ in 2021. Furthermore, she is filming for her upcoming film ‘The Man from Toronto.’

TV Shows

Ellen Barkin landed most of her television roles in television movies. Her first TV role is ‘Kent State’ in 1981. She then appeared in other television movies like ‘The Princess Who Had Never Laughed’ in 1986, ‘Clinton and Nadine’ in 1988, and ‘Before Women Had Wings’ in 1997, for which she won various awards. Ellen also voiced over Lenore in ‘King of the Hill’ in 2001. After this, she directly played in ‘Modern Family’ in 2012. She also had a lead role in ‘The New Normal’ as Jane Forrest the same year.

Furthermore, she also starred in ‘Happyish’ in 2015. From 2016 to 2019, she appeared in 46 episodes of ‘Animal Kingdom’ as Janine ‘Smurf’ Cody. Her last appearance is in the TV movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ in 2017.

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Has Ellen Barkin won any awards?

Ellen Barkin has received a total of 10 nominations and has won four awards. She won the Primetime Emmy Award for her film role ‘Before Women Had Wings’ in 1998. Moreover, she also won the Golden Satellite Award in 1998 for the same film. Likewise, she also received the Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 1997 and Sant Jordi Award in 1998.

What is the Net Worth of Ellen Barkin?

Ellen Barkin is one of the known faces in the entertainment industry. She has gained popularity and has earned a handsome amount of money. Moreover, Ellen has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2021.