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      Ellen Barkin

      Ellen Barkin

      Highest Rated: 92% Diner (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Man Trouble (1992)

      Birthday: Apr 16, 1954

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      Diner
      The Big Easy
      Down by Law
      Tender Mercies
      Into the West
      This Boy's Life
      Sea of Love
      Ocean's Thirteen

      Photos

      Ellen Barkin Ellen Barkin, Jerry Weintraub at arrivals for HIS WAY Premiere, The Paramount Theater, Los Angeles, CA March 22, 2011. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for TNT''s ANIMAL KINGDOM Series Premiere, The Rose Room, Venice Beach, CA June 8, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for Museum Of The Moving Image 29th Annual Black-Tie Salute to Julianne Moore, 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY January 20, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for Museum Of The Moving Image 29th Annual Black-Tie Salute to Julianne Moore, 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY January 20, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for THE MONUMENTS MEN Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY February 4, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for ANIMAL KINGDOM Premiere at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, New York, NY April 17, 2016. Photo By: Patrick Cashin/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for Premiere of Lifetime Movie FIVE, Skylight Soho, New York, NY September 26, 2011. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for Premiere of Lifetime Movie FIVE, Skylight Soho, New York, NY September 26, 2011. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for Premiere of Lifetime Movie FIVE, Skylight Soho, New York, NY September 26, 2011. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for HIS WAY Premiere, The Paramount Theater, Los Angeles, CA March 22, 2011. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Ellen Barkin at arrivals for BLACK SWAN Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY November 30, 2010. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection BIG EASY, Ellen Barkin, Dennis Quaid, 1987, driving at night SEA OF LOVE, Ellen Barkin, 1989, © Universal CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN SUBURBIA, Ellen Barkin, Monica Keena, 2000, (c) MGM Happyish, Ellen Barkin, 'Starring Mr. Mike, Joseph McCarthy and Alfred Bernhard Nobel', Season 1, Ep. #9, 06/21/2015, ©SHO Happyish, Ellen Barkin, 'Starring Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus and Alois Alzheimer', Season 1, Ep. #1, 04/26/2015, ©SHO SWITCH, Ellen Barkin, 1991 TENDER MERCIES, Ellen Barkin, 1983, ©Universal/courtesy Everett Collection SEA OF LOVE, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, 1989. ©Universal

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      21% 35% The Out-Laws Lilly McDermott (Character) - 2023
      23% 46% The Man From Toronto The Handler (Character) - 2022
      11% 45% Breaking News in Yuba County Debbie (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Active Adults Lucy (Character) - 2017
      44% 52% Hands of Stone Stephanie Arcel (Character) $4.7M 2016
      10% 36% The Cobbler Elaine Greenawalt (Character) - 2014
      19% 33% Very Good Girls Norma (Character) - 2013
      47% 44% Another Happy Day Lynn (Character),
      Producer
      $9.1K 2011
      No Score Yet 51% His Way Self - 2011
      33% 55% S... Year Colleen West (Character) - 2010
      25% 21% The Chameleon Unknown (Character) - 2010
      40% 25% Operation: Endgame Empress (Character) - 2010
      42% 62% Letters to Juliet Producer $53.0M 2010
      44% 46% Brooklyn's Finest Smith (Character) $27.2M 2009
      29% 22% Happy Tears Shelly (Character) $22.4K 2009
      70% 75% Ocean's Thirteen Abigail Sponder (Character) $117.1M 2007
      29% 35% Trust the Man Norah (Character) $1.5M 2005
      43% 69% Palindromes Joyce Victor (Character) $553.4K 2004
      19% 59% She Hate Me Margo (Character) $365.1K 2004
      42% 56% Someone Like You Diane Roberts (Character) $27.3M 2001
      21% 58% Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Maggie (Character) $26.4K 2000
      17% 39% Mercy Det. Cathy Palmer (Character) - 1999
      47% 75% Drop Dead Gorgeous Annette Atkins (Character) $10.6M 1999
      No Score Yet 17% The White River Kid Eva Nell La Fangroy (Character) - 1999
      50% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Waitress at North Star Cafe (Character) $10.6M 1998
      No Score Yet 86% Before Women Had Wings Glory Marie Jackson (Character) - 1997
      17% 48% Mad Dog Time Rita Everly (Character) $102.9K 1996
      37% 35% The Fan Jewel Stern (Character) $20.1M 1996
      46% 27% Wild Bill Calamity Jane (Character) $2.1M 1995
      27% 31% Bad Company Margaret Wells (Character) $3.7M 1994
      76% 80% This Boy's Life Caroline Wolff Hansen (Character) $3.7M 1993
      7% 14% Man Trouble Joan Spruance (Character) $3.5M 1992
      67% 62% Mac Oona Goldfarb (Character) $466.8K 1992
      77% 79% Into the West Kathleen (Character) $3.7M 1992
      32% 44% Switch Amanda Brooks (Character) $14.2M 1991
      75% 66% Sea of Love Helen Cruger (Character) $56.6M 1989
      60% 47% Johnny Handsome Sunny Boyd (Character) $6.6M 1989
      No Score Yet 11% Clinton and Nadine Nadine Powers (Character) - 1988
      14% 63% Siesta Claire (Character) $604.5K 1987
      88% 93% Down by Law Laurette (Character) $106.5K 1986
      89% 61% The Big Easy Anne Osborne (Character) $15.5M 1986
      69% 69% Desert Bloom Aunt Starr (Character) $92.8K 1986
      No Score Yet 50% Act of Vengeance Annette Gilly (Character) - 1986
      66% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension Penny Priddy (Character) - 1984
      30% 37% Harry and Son Katie Wilowski (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Terrible Joe Moran Ronnie (Character) - 1984
      82% 81% Tender Mercies Sue Anne (Character) - 1983
      38% 73% Eddie and the Cruisers Eddie Wilson (Character) - 1983
      43% 54% Daniel Phyllis Isaacson (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Virginia (Character) - 1983
      92% 77% Diner Beth Schreiber (Character) - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      98% 81% Poker Face Kathleen (Guest Star) 2023
      No Score Yet 89% Animal Kingdom Janine "Smurf" Cody (Character) 2016-2019 2022
      32% 83% Happyish Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      51% 71% The New Normal Jane (Character) 2012-2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2011-2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012
      85% 90% Modern Family Mitzi Roth (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
      No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Lenore (Guest Voice) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2000