Ellen Barkin - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 10, 2020

Ellen Barkin
Profession: Actress, Producer
Best Known For: Sea of Love, Diner
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $80 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 16, 1954 (age 66)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ellen Rona Barkin
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Sol Barkin
Mother's Name: Evelyn Barkin
Siblings: 1

George Barkin

High School: High School of Performing Arts
University: Hunter College
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Ex-Spouse:

Gabriel Byrne (1988 - 1999)
Ronald Perelman (2000 - 2006)

Children: 2

Jack Daniel Byrne (son)
Romy Marion Byrne (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 10 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: C

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Who is Ellen Barkin?

Ellen Barkin is an actress, producer by profession and American by nationality. She is best known for her work in films Diner, Tender Mercies, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension,  The Big Easy,  Johnny Handsome,  Sea of Love, and TV series Animal Kingdom.

Ellen Barkin – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ellen Barkin’s birth took place on April 16, 1954, in The Bronx, New York, USA. She was born as Ellen Rona Barkin to mother Evelyn Barkin, a hospital administrator and father Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman.

She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling- brother named George Barkin, who is a producer.

Education, Ethnicity

Both were raised in Flushing, NY where Ellen Barkin attended Parsons Junior High School. She graduated from High School of Performing Arts. For higher studies, she enrolled at Hunter College and double majored in history and drama.

Barkin then attended New York City's Actors Studio to study acting. She studied acting for 10 years before finally landing her first audition. Her ethnicity includes Ashkenazi-Jewish.

Ellen Barkin – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Barkin married her longtime boyfriend Gabriel Byrne on 18 September 1988. She and her husband welcomed two children together. Their son Jack Daniel Byrne was born in 1989 and daughter Romy Marion Byrne was born on 18 November 1992.

But their marriage did not last and the couple separated in 1993 followed by divorce in 1999. According to New York magazine, their divorce was a messy one and Ellen Barkin did not receive "not one penny more" than $20 million.

Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne (Pinterest)

Barkin went on to marry multi-billionaire and businessman Ronald Perelman on 28 June 2000. Her ex-husband Gabriel Byrne also had attended the wedding.

But this marriage too did not last and they divorced on 14 February 2006, without any children together. She is also known to have dated Sam Levinson, actor, screenwriter, and director.

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Ellen Barkin – Career

Breakout star

Barkin at one time wanted to teach ancient history but her determination to become an actress drove all through tough times. Although she had started her professional career in 1978 in an uncredited role in the film Up in Smoke, she did not land a proper role for the next few years.

Finally, in 1982, she landed the role of Beth Schreiber in the film Diner, which is considered her breakthrough role. Soon after, Ellen Barkin began to land regular roles in both films and TV series.

Ellen Barkin as Beth Schreiber in Diner (Best Classic Bands)

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Films And TV series

In over 40 years of her career, Ellen Barkin has appeared in over 50 films and over 15 TV series.

She is most recognized in films The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), Desert Bloom (1986), The Big Easy (1987), Johnny Handsome (1989), Sea of Love (1989), Switch (1981), Into the West (1992), The Fan (1996), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Another Happy Day (2011).

In TV series, she has had roles in TV movies/ TV series Terrible Joe Moran (1984), Clinton and Nadine (1988), Before Women Had Wings (1997), The New Normal (2012-2013), Happyish (2015), in Animal Kingdom (2016-present) as Janine "Smurf" Cody.

Co-stars

On the set of Animal Kingdom, she has starred alongside Ben Robson, Finn Cole, Jake Weary, Carolina Guerra, Sohvi Rodriguez, etc.

Ellen Barkin with fellow Animal Kingdom cast (Just Jared)

Ellen Barkin – Awards, Nominations

Ellen Barkin has been nominated for two Chicago Film Critics Association Award, two Golden Globe Award, Women's Image Network Awards, CableACE Award, Tony Award.

Among all her nominations, she has won two Sant Jordi Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Satellite Award, etc.

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Ellen Barkin – Controversy

Comedian Louis C.K. had made jokes about the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which occurred on February 14, 2018. In response, Ellen Barkin tweeted "I hope Louis C.K. gets raped" followed by another tweet adding "and shot at".

Her tweets were highly criticized and were claimed to be "insensitive" and "disrespectful" to rape victims. She subsequently deleted her tweets.

When rapper T.I. revealed in November 2019 that he gets his 18 year daughter Deyjah's hymen checked each year Barkin went on to tweet  "After 6 months of vaginal sex...my hyman broke." 

Ellen Barkin – Net Worth, Salary

Barkin’s net worth is estimated to be $80 Million while there have been no estimates on her salary.

Ellen Barkin – Social Media

On Social Media, she is active on Twitter but is absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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