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Ellen Barkin

Full / Real Name: Ellen Rona Barkin
Born: 16 April 1954 (70 years old)
Gender: Female

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Ellen Barkin is an American actress best known for her film roles as Anne Osborne in The Big Easy (1986), as Helen Cruger in Sea of Love (1989), as Amanda Brooks in Switch (1991) and as Abigail Sponder in Ocean's Thirteen, in 2007.

She currently stars as Nana, an opinionated woman who has no problem speaking her mind, on the television sitcom The New Normal, since 2012.

Barkin has had an illustrious acting career comprised of over 50 films that include Sam Levinson's Sundance winner Another Happy Day, Shit Year, Palindromes, Brooklyn's Finest, This Boy's Life, She Hate Me, The Fan, Johnny Handsome, Wild Bill, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Into the West, Man Trouble, Mac, The Big Easy, Down by Law, Tender Mercies and Sydney Lumet's Daniel.

Her first film and breakout performance was in Barry Levinson's iconic film Diner.

In 2011, Barkin received the prestigious Tony Award for her performance in George C. Wolfe's Broadway production of Larry Kramer's award-winning play The Normal Heart. Her performance also garnered her an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award, among others.

Barkin received a Best Actress Emmy Award for her performance in Oprah Winfrey's Before Women Had Wings. She has been twice nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Behind the camera, Barkin is also an accomplished producer whose films include Letters to Juliet, starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave, as well as Sam Levinson's Another Happy Day, in which she also stars alongside Ellen Burstyn and Demi Moore.

Barkin, a Bronx native, currently resides in New York City.


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