Ellen Burstyn Bio, Age, Spouse, Young, Movies, Requiem For A Dream, Resurrection, Net Worth, TV Shows and Oscars

Ellen Burstyn (Edna Rae Gillooly) is an American actress famous for her roles in films of the 1970s, such as The Last Picture Show,

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Actress Ellen Burstyn Biography

Ellen Burstyn (Edna Rae Gillooly) is an American actress famous for her roles in films of the 1970s, such as The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, for which she won an Academy Award.

Actress Ellen Burstyn Age

Burstyn was born on December 7, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. How Old Is Ellen Burstyn? She is  86 years old as of 2018.

Actress Ellen Burstyn Spouse

Burstyn married Bill Alexander in 1950 and later divorced in 1957. In 1958, she married Paul Roberts, with whom she adopted a son named Jefferson in 1961 although the couple divorced that same year.

She later married fellow actor Neil Nephew in 1964, who later changed his name to Neil Burstyn. The union was turbulent. Neil Burstyn was schizophrenic as he would have episodes of violence and eventually left Burstyn. Neil attempted to reconcile, but she rejected this, ultimately divorcing him in 1972.

Ellen Burstyn Muslim

Burstyn was raised Catholic, but now affiliates herself with all religious faiths. She beguan her spiritual journey with Sufism, a mystical form of Islam.

Actress Ellen Burstyn Young

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She is the daughter of Correine Marie (née Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. Burstyn has described her ancestry as “Irish, French, Pennsylvania Dutch, a little Canadian Indian”. She attended Cass Technical High School, a university-preparatory school which allowed students to choose a specific field of study. Burstyn majored in fashion illustration.

Actress Ellen Burstyn Net Worth

Burstyn has a net worth of $15 million.

Actress Ellen Burstyn Movies

Burstyn career debuted on Broadway in 1957 and joined Lee Strasberg’s The Actors Studio in New York City in 1967. In 1975, she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in the comedy Same Time, Next Year (a role she would reprise in the film version in 1978).

From 2000 to 2002, Burstyn appeared in the CBS television drama That’s Life. In January 2006, she starred as an Episcopal bishop in the NBC comedy-drama series The Book of Daniel. The series, which also starred Aidan Quinn as a drug-addicted Episcopal priest married to an alcoholic wife, was met with controversy from religious and spiritual leaders due to its unconventional portrayals of religious figures.

Ellen Burstyn Requiem For A Dream

Imaginatively evoking the inner landscape of human beings longing to connect, to love and feel loved, the film is a parable of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost. “Requiem for a Dream” tells parallel stories that are linked by the relationship between the lonely, widowed Sara Goldfarb and her sweet but aimless son, Harry. The plump Sara, galvanized by the prospect of appearing on a TV game show, has started on a dangerous diet regimen to beautify herself for a national audience. Burstyn is featured as Sara Goldfarb.

Ellen Burstyn House Of Cards

U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge in this Netflix original production. Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife Claire, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. As the series progresses, Underwood ascends through the ranks of the government — until his death, at which point Claire gains power. Based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics. A number of real-life media figures make cameo appearances. Burstyn is featured as Elizabeth Hale is the mother of Claire Underwood. She never liked that Claire married Frank Underwood, as she considered him classless.

Ellen Burstyn Resurrection

Edna (Ellen Burstyn) has a near-death experience when she and her husband drive off a cliff. Widowed and paralyzed, Edna returns to Kansas with her grandparents, noticing the curious effect her touch has on a girl’s bleeding nose along the way. Her gift for healing people attracts the attention of a small-town community, including a young man (Sam Shepard) who becomes her lover. An agnostic herself despite her powers, Edna finds her lover has a dangerous obsession with religion. 

Ellen Burstyn Exorcist

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

Ellen Burstyn Last Picture Show

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), while Sonny is having an affair with the coach’s wife, Ruth (Cloris Leachman). As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

Ellen Burstyn Interstellar

In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home. One of the older women, Murphy Cooper, is played by the actress Ellen .

Ellen Burstyn TV Shows

Year
Title
Role
1958
Kraft Television Theatre
Linda
1961
Michael Shayne
Carol
1961
The Loretta Young Show
Ann Walters
1961
Dr. Kildare
Anne Garner
1961
Surfside 6
Wandra Drake
1961, 1963
77 Sunset Strip
Betty Benson (1961)
Sandra Keene (1963)
1961
Cheyenne
Emmy Mae
1961
The Dick Powell Show
Rose Maxon
1962,
1971
Gunsmoke
Polly Mims (1962)
Amy Waters (1971)
1962
Ben Casey
Dr. Leslie Fraser (ep. 1)
Connie (ep. 2)
1962
Bus Stop
Phyllis Dunning
1962
Checkmate
Margo
1962
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Dr. Donna Whittaker
1962
Perry Mason
Mona Winthrope White
1962
The Real McCoys
Dorothy Carter
1962
I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster
Joan
1963
Laramie
Amy
1963
The Defenders
Hilda Wesley
1963
Going My Way
Louise
1963
Wagon Train
Margaret Whitlow
1963
Vacation Playhouse
Ellen
1964
Suspense Theater
Barbara/Lucille
1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Eva Laurelton
1964
The Greatest Show on Earth
Susan Mason
1964
Death Valley Days
Jenny
1964–1965
The Doctors
Dr. Kate Bartok
1965
For the People
Maria Haviland
1966
The Time Tunnel
Dr. Eve Holland
1967–1968
The Iron Horse
Julie Parsons
1967
The Big Valley
Sister Jacob
1968
Insight
Janet
1969
The Virginian
Kate Bürden
1972
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers
Rachel Lambert
1974
Thursday’s Game
Lynne Evers
1981
The People vs. Jean Harris
Jean Harris
1985
Into Thin Air
Joan Walker
1985
Surviving: A Family in Crisis
Tina Brogan
1986
Act of Vengeance
Margaret Yablonski
1986
Something in Common
Lynn Hollander
1986–1987
The Ellen Burstyn Show
Ellen Brewer
1987
Look Away
Mary Todd Lincoln
1987
Pack of Lies
Barbara Jackson
1990
When You Remember Me
Nurse Cooder
1991
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
Lillian “Lil” Lambert
1992
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story
Wilma
1993
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story
Joan Delvecchio
1994
Trick of the Eye
Frances Griffin
1994
Getting Gotti
Jo Giaclone
1994
Getting Out
Arlie’s Mother
1995
Follow the River
Gretel
1995
My Brother’s Keeper
Helen
1996
Timepiece
Maud Gannon
1996
Our Son, the Matchmaker
Iva Mae Longwell
1997
Flash
Laura Strong
1997
A Deadly Vision
Yvette Watson
1998
A Will of Their Own
Veronica Steward
1998
The Patron Saint of Liars
June Clatterbuck
1999
Night Ride Home
Maggie
2000
Mermaid
Trish Gill
2000–2002
That’s Life
Dolly DeLucca
2001
Within These Walls
Joan Thomas
2003
Brush with Fate
Rika
2004
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Ruby
2004
The Madam’s Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel
Tommie
2005
Our Fathers
Mary Ryan
2005
Mrs. Harris
Ex-lover No. 3 (Former Tarnower “Steady”)
2006
The Book of Daniel
Bishop Beatrice Congreve
2007
For One More Day
Pauline Benetto
2007–2011
Big Love
Nancy Davis Dutton
2008
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Bernie Stabler
2012
Political Animals
Margaret Barrish
2012
Coma
Mrs. Emerson
2014
Flowers in the Attic
Olivia Foxworth
2014
Petals on the Wind
Olivia Foxworth
2014
Louie
Evanka
2015
Mom
Shirley Stabler
2016
House of Cards
Elizabeth Hale

Ellen Burstyn Films

Year
Title
Role
TBA
Lucy in the Sky
Nana Holbrook
TBA
Welcome to Pine Grove!
Helen Wilson
1964
Goodbye Charlie
Franzie Salzman
1964
For Those Who Think Young
Dr. Pauline Thayer
1969
Pit Stop (original title: The Winner)
Ellen McLeod
1970
Alex in Wonderland
Beth Morrison
1970
Tropic of Cancer
Mona Miller
1971
The Last Picture Show
Lois Farrow
1972
The King of Marvin Gardens
Sally
1973
The Exorcist
Chris MacNeil
1974
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Alice Hyatt
1974
Harry and Tonto
Shirley Mallard
1977
Providence
Sonia Langham
1978
A Dream of Passion
Brenda
1978
Same Time, Next Year
Doris
1980
Resurrection
Edna Mae McCauley
1981
Silence of the North
Olive Frederickson
1984
The Ambassador
Alex Hacker
1984
Terror in the Aisles
1985
Twice in a Lifetime
Kate MacKenzie
1987
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
Mrs. Stocks (voice)
1988
Hanna’s War
Katalin
1991
Grand Isle
Mademoiselle Reisz
1991
Dying Young
Mrs. O’Neil
1993
The Cemetery Club
Esther Moskowitz
1994
When a Man Loves a Woman
Emily
1994
The Color of Evening
Kate O’Reilly
1995
How to Make an American Quilt
Hy Dodd
1995
The Baby-Sitters Club
Emily Haberman
1995
Roommates
Judith
1996
The Spitfire Grill
Hannah Ferguson
1997
Deceiver
Mook
1998
Playing by Heart
Mildred
1998
You Can Thank Me Later
Shirley Cooperberg
1999
Walking Across Egypt
Mattie Rigsbee
2000
Requiem for a Dream
Sara Goldfarb
2000
The Yards
Val Handler
2001
Dodson’s Journey
Mother
2002
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Viviane Joan “Vivi” Abbott Walker
2002
Red Dragon
Grandma Dolarhyde (voice only)
2005
Down in the Valley
Ma
2006
The Fountain
Dr. Lilian Guzetti
2006
The Wicker Man
Sister Summersisle
2006
The Elephant King
Diana Hunt
2006
30 Days
Maura
2007
The Stone Angel
Hagar Shipley
2008
Lovely, Still
Mary
2008
W.
Barbara Bush
2009
The Velveteen Rabbit
Swan
2009
According to Greta
Katherine
2009
PoliWood
Herself
2009
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
Miss Adie
2010
The Mighty Macs
Mother St. John
2010
Main Street
Georgiana Carr
2011
Another Happy Day
Doris
2011
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Nanette
2013
Wish You Well
Louisa Mae Cardinal
2014
Two Men in Town
Garnett’s mother
2014
Draft Day
Barb Weaver
2014
Flowers in the attic
Olivia Foxworth
2014
Interstellar
Old Murph
2014
Petals on the Wind
Olivia Foxworth
2015
The Age of Adaline
Flemming
2015
Unity
Narrator
2015
About Scout
Gram
2016
Wiener-Dog
Nana
2016
Custody
Beatrice Fisher
2017
The House of Tomorrow
Josephine Prendergast
2017
All I Wish
Celia Berges
2018
Nostalgia
Helen Greer
2018
The Tale
Nettie
2019
American Woman
Miss Dolly

The Ellen Burstyn Show

A Baltimore college professor deals with everyday life.

First episode date: 20 September 1986
Final episode date: 5 September 1987
Number of seasons: 1
Network: American Broadcasting Company
Number of episodes: 13 (1 unaired)

Ellen Burstyn Melbourne

Burstyn makes her Australian stage debut opposite Lisa McCune, William McInnes, Helen Morse, Francis Greenslade, Toby Truslove, Andre de Vanny and Andrea Katz. She went to Melbourne in March to play the lead in 33 VARIATIONS, a play written by Moisés Kaufman and directed by Gary Abrahams.

Ellen Burstyn Awards

  • Academy Award for Best Actress 1975 · Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 1979 · Same Time, Next Year
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role 1976 · Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie 2013 · Political Animals
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series 2009 · Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead 2001 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play 1975 · Same Time, Next Year
  • Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama 2001 · Requiem for a Dream
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress 1971 · The Last Picture Show
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play 1975 · Same Time, Next Year
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress 2002 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress 2000 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress 2002 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2009 · The Stone Angel
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress 2000 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Satellite Mary Pickford Award 2015
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress 2002 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress 2000 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress 2001 · Requiem for a Dream
  • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance 1975 · Same Time, Next Year
  • Golden Orange Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
  • Stockholm Film Festival Best Actress 2000 · Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn Oscar Awards and Nominations

  • Best Actress
    1975 · Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – Winner
  • Best Actress
    2001 · Requiem for a Dream – Nominee
  • Best Actress
    1981 · Resurrection – Nominee
  • Best Actress
    1979 · Same Time, Next Year – Nominee
  • Best Actress
    1974 · The Exorcist – Nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress
    1972 · The Last Picture Show – Nominee

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