Ellen Barkin, an American actress, is worth an estimated $80 million. Ellen became a household name in Hollywood after starring in the 1982 film “Diner,” which gave her her first major role. Be a result, she is referred to as a “difficult cookie.” Squinty eyes and a little crooked face make Barkin distinct from the Hollywood cliché of a female character. As a result, she was able to land a major role in Al Pacino’s Sea of Love.
A Golden Globe nomination for her work in the 1991 film “Switch” led to a string of high-profile roles during the 1990s. She continued to work in the film industry far into the 2010s, and in 2011 she made her Broadway debut. As a producer, Barkin has worked on a number of films and television shows, including “Animal Kingdom,” which she co-created.
Ellen Barkin Early Life
She was born on April 16th, 1954, in the Bronx, New York, as Ellen Rona Barkin. Ellen was raised by a Jewish family in the Flushing, Queens, area of New York City. After graduating from Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts, she enrolled at Hunter College to pursue a double major in history and acting. After completing her double major, Barkin briefly considered becoming an ancient history teacher. Actors Studio in New York City is where she continued her acting education. Acting classes took her ten years to have her first audition, according to Ellen.
Ellen Barkin Career
With the release of the 1982 film “Diner,” Barkin got his big break. She was cast in the 1983 film “Tender Mercies” after receiving positive reviews. Actors like “The Big Easy” and “Sea of Love” helped Ellen become a household name in the late 1980s. Off-Broadway productions were also part of her repertoire during this period.
In the late ’90s, she was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the television movie “Before Women Had Wings. “Switch,” which earned Barkin more Oscar nods, was another of her best performances. In the late 1990s, she appeared in films such as “The White River Kid” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” In 2007, Ellen starred in “Ocean’s Thirteen.”
Barkin’s Broadway debut, “The Normal Heart,” was a critical and commercial success and earned her a Tony nomination. Critics were raving about her performance in “Another Happy Day” at this time period, as it was one of her most popular films. Barkin appeared in television shows like “Happyish” and “Animal Kingdom” in the middle of the 2010s.
Ellen Barkin Personal Life
Barkin’s first husband was actor Gabriel Byrne. In 1988, the couple married. Byrne and Barkin had two children together during their marriage before divorcing in 1999. Gabriel attended Ellen’s wedding to wealthy Ronald Perelman a year after their breakup. Before divorcing in 2006, Ron and Ellen were married for another six years.
Ellen Barkin Real Estate
Ellen Barkin bought a $7.5 million townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village in 2006, according to reports. After being “evicted” from her ex-house husband’s on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she decided to buy this one. Even though Barkin enjoys living in a house, she says an apartment would be a better option. But Ellen was said to have “liked” the Greek Revival district in which the townhouse was located. After being purchased for $2.6 million by an earlier buyer in 2002, the 1841 house with a beamwidth of 20 feet underwent major modifications.