Ellen Barkin is an American actress whose several decades in the film industry saw her play numerous famous film roles such as Amanda Broks in Switch, Helen Cruger in Sea of Love and Glory Marie Jackson in Before Women Had Wings. She played the character Jane Forrest in 22 episodes of the popular television series The New Normal.
She had two children from her marriage to actor Gabriel Byrne. Her second marriage was to billionaire Ronald Perelman in 2000. The couple divorced in 2006.
For her role in Before Women Had Wings, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Satellite Award for that same role. She went on to win her first Tony Award for her Broadway debut performance in The Normal Heart.
A successful marriage isn't necessarily one that lasts until you're dead.Ellen Barkin
But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that.Ellen Barkin
Gabriel Byrne is an extraordinary human being. We have two extraordinary kids and we work at it. We were always friends. He stuck by me through very hard times, and I hope he'd say the same about me.Ellen Barkin
I'm Method trained. How is this character like me? What does she think of her mother? What does her mother think of her? It's like construction, and then, yes, you hope you're talented and that the universe aligns and captures the kind of laborer's work you've done and whatever else sprinkles down on you, and it's all caught on film or onstage.Ellen Barkin
It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn't fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it's been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.Ellen Barkin
Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.Ellen Barkin
Skinniness is not your friend when you're over 40. I'd like to gain a good 10 pounds, but I did always have a fat, round face that plagued me when I was young. When I started to make movies, I couldn't look at myself.Ellen Barkin
The way Hollywood portrays mothers - you're either all good and saint-like, or you're all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member.Ellen Barkin
When they make a woman's picture, they treat it like a 'woman's picture.' In the '40s, they didn't treat Joan Crawford movies like that, but as the big movies of their year. I'm upset that there's no 'Terminator' with a woman in Arnold Schwarzenegger's role. Because that would make just as much money.Ellen Barkin
With all of the divisiveness that is going on in the country we live in, so much of it is based around just fear of the other. And anyone who does not look like me, walk like me, talk like me, have sex like me, they're the other and I'm afraid of them. And hopefully we will learn that it's just not scary. There's nothing to be afraid of.Ellen Barkin
is a famous American actress,
who was born on
April 16, 1954. As a person born on this date, Ellen Barkin is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 16) and the 32nd most popular for the year (1954).
People born on April 16
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Ellen Barkin is the 298th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Ellen Barkin's birthday, Ellen Barkin is the 1872nd most famous American and ranks 24th in famous people born in Bronx, New York, U.S.
In general, Ellen Barkin ranks as the 3291st
most popular famous person, and the 600th most popular actress of all time.
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