Ellen Burstyn

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Real Name: Edna Rae Gillooly
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth Date: December 07, 1932
Occupation: Actress, Soundtrack, Producer

Ellen Burstyn Biography


Born in Detroit, Ellen Burstyn worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, she went to Texas to model and then to New York as a showgirl on "The Jackie Gleason Show" (1952). From there, it was to Montreal as a nightclub dancer and then Broadway with her debut in "Fair Game (1957)". By 1963, she appeared on the TV series "The Doctors" (1963), but she gained notice for her role in Goodbye Charlie (1964). Ellen then took time off to study acting with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.Her big break came when she was cast as the female lead in The Last Picture Show (1971). For this role, she received nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award. Next, she co-starred with Jack Nicholson in The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), giving a chilling performance. Then came The Exorcist (1973). Ellen was again nominated for the Golden Globe and Academy Award. In 1974, she starred in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), playing a waitress, which is a job that she well knows. For this performance, she won the Oscar as Best Actress as well as the British award for the same category. For the Golden Globe, she was nominated but lost to Marsha Mason. The same year, Ellen made history by winning a Tony Award for the Broadway play "Same Time, Next Year". She won praise and award nominations for the movie version of Same Time, Next Year (1978) and Resurrection (1980). "Resurrection" was a another great film in which she played a woman with the power to heal. Even with all these successful movies and all the awards, Ellen found that she could barely get a job in the 80s. A succession of TV movies resulting in two Emmy nominations kept Ellen going as did the series "The Ellen Burstyn Show" (1986). The TV movies continued through the 90s. Also in the 90s, Ellen was cast in the supporting role in such movies as The Cemetery Club (1993), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) and The Spitfire Grill (1996). In addition to her acting, Burstyn was the first woman president of Actor's Equity, the actors' union, from 1982 to 1985.

Ellen Burstyn Movies / TV-Shows


Nostalgia (2018)
A Little Something for Your Birthday (2017)
Wiener-Dog (2016)
Custody (2016)
About Scout (2015)
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Unity (2015)
Flowers in the Attic (2014)
Two Men in Town (2014)
Flowers in the Attic 2: Petals on the Wind (2014)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (2014)
Draft Day (2014)
The Calling (2014)
Interstellar (2014)
When Marnie Was There (2014)
House of Cards (2013)
Wish You Well (2013)
Mom (2013)
Political Animals (2012)
Coma (2012)
Love, Marilyn (2012)
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
Another Happy Day (2011)
Louie (2010)
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010)
Main Street (2010)
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
PoliWood (2009)
The Mighty Macs (2009)
According to Greta (2009)
Lovely, Still (2008)
W. (2008)
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
The Stone Angel (2007)
The Elephant King (2006)
The Wicker Man (2006)
Big Love (2006)
The Fountain (2006)
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006)
Mrs. Harris (2005)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Brush with Fate (2003)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)
Red Dragon (2002)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Within These Walls (2001)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Yards (2000)
Walking Across Egypt (1999)
The Hurricane (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998)
You Can Thank Me Later (1998)
Playing by Heart (1998)
The Wonderful World of Disney Flash (1997)
The View (1997)
A Deadly Vision (1997)
Liar (1997)
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Timepiece (1996)
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Roommates (1995)
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Getting Out (1994)
Getting Gotti (1994)
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
The Cemetery Club (1993)
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (1993)
Earth and the American Dream (1992)
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (1992)
Dying Young (1991)
Maury Povich (1991)
When You Remember Me (1990)
Live! with Kelly (1988)
Pack of Lies (1987)
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)
Act of Vengeance (1986)
American Masters (1985)
Surviving (1985)
Into Thin Air (1985)
The Ambassador (1984)
Resurrection (1980)
A Dream of Passion (1978)
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Providence (1977)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Thursday's Game (1974)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
The Exorcist (1973)
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Alex in Wonderland (1970)
The Winner (1969)
The Time Tunnel (1966)
The Big Valley (1965)
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
The Virginian (1962)
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)
77 Sunset Strip (1958)
Wagon Train (1957)
The Real McCoys (1957)
Perry Mason (1957)
Cheyenne (1955)
Gunsmoke (1955)
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