Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin Headshot

Actress

Birth Date: April 16, 1954

Age: 69 years old

Birth Place: New York City, New York

Spouses: Gabriel Byrne

Partners: Sam Levinson

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.

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2016

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2014

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2012

The New Normal

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Anderson

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2011

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2011

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2011

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2011

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2011

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2011

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2010

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2010

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2010

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2010

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2010

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2010

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2009

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Mitzi Roth
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2009
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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

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2009
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2009

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2007

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2007

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2007
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2005

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2005

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2004

She Hate Me

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2004

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2004

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Someone Like You

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Diane Roberts
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2001

Entertainment Studios.com

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2000

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2000

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Annette Atkins
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1999
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1999

The White River Kid

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1999

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1998
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Jewel Stern
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1996
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Mad Dog Time

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1996

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Calamity Jane
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1995
46%

Inside the Actors Studio

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1994

Bad Company

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Margaret Wells
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1994

This Boy's LifeStream

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Caroline Wolff Hansen
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1993
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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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Mac

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Oona Goldfarb
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1992

Man Trouble

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Joan Spruance
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1992

Into the West

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1992

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1991

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Amanda Brooks
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1991

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Johnny Handsome

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Sunny Boyd
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1989

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1989

Clinton and Nadine

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Nadine Powers
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1988

Siesta

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Claire
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1987

The Big Easy

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Anne Osborne
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1986

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1986

Act of Vengeance

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Annette Gilly
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1986

Down by Law

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1986

Terrible Joe Moran

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1984

Harry and Son

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1984

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Eddie y los Cruceros

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1983
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1982
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