Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Actress > B > Ellen Burstyn

Profile of Ellen Burstyn on Famous Like Me

Name: Ellen Burstyn  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 7th December 1932
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Profession: Actress
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gilhooley in Detroit, Michigan) is an Irish-American actress.

She debuted on Broadway in 1957 and in 1975 won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in "Same Time, Next Year." In 1990 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.

Burstyn received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1972 for the film The Last Picture Show. She subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1974 for her performance in the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and was nominated for Best Actress in 1973 for the horror movie The Exorcist, in 1978 for Same Time, Next Year, and in 1980 for Resurrection. She also received an Oscar nomination for her role as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream in 2000. From 2000 to 2002 she appeared the CBS television drama That's Life.

Ellen Burstyn served as president of the Actors' Equity Association between 1982 and 1985.

In 1997, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

In 2000 she was, along with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel, named co-president of The Actor's Studio.

Partial filmography

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven (TV) (2004) - Ruby
  • Brush with Fate (TV) (2003) - Rika
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) - Viviane Joan "Vivi" Abbott Walker
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000) - Sara Goldfarb
  • How to Make an American Quilt (1995) - Hy Dodd
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) - Emily Haberman
  • Dying Young (1991) - Mrs. O'Neil
  • The Ellen Burstyn Show (TV) (1986) - Ellen Brewer
  • The Exorcist (1973) - Chris MacNeil
  • The Last Picture Show (1971) - Lois Farrow

External link

  • Ellen Burstyn at the Internet Movie Database

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Ellen Burstyn