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Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress. Known for her portrayal of complicated women in dramas, Burstyn is the recipient of various accolades, and is among the few performers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony (Triple Crown of Acting). Born in Detroit, Michigan, Burstyn left school and worked as a dancer and model. She made her stage debut on Broadway in 1957 and soon started to make appearances in television shows. Stardom followed several years later with her acclaimed role in The Last Picture Show (1971), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her next appearance in The Exorcist (1973), earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film has remained popular and several publications have regarded it as one of the greatest horror films of all time. She followed this with Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She appeared in numerous television films and gained further recognition from her performances in Same Time, Next Year (1978), which won her a Golden Globe Award, and Resurrection (1980), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), and Requiem For a Dream (2000). For playing a lonely drug-addicted woman in the last one of these, she was again nominated for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In the 2010s, she made appearances in television series including the political dramas, Political Animals and House of Cards, which have earned her Emmy Award nominations. Since 2000, she has been co-president of the Actors Studio, a drama school in New York City. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame for her work on stage. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ellen Burstyn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Dec 7, 1932 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
157
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Bathing Flo 2022
Known For
Poster of Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime
Poster of The Age of Adaline
Poster of Draft Day
Poster of The Exorcist
Filmography
Movie Bathing Flo Unknown 2022
Movie Watch on the Rhine Fanny 2021-05-13
Movie Queen Bees Helen 2021-06-11
Movie Pieces of a Woman Elizabeth Weiss 2020-12-30
Movie American Woman Miss Dolly 2019-04-28
Movie Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies Unknown 2019-07-21
Movie Lucy in the Sky Nana Holbrook 2019-09-20
Movie All I Wish Celia Berges 2018-02-01
Movie The Tale Nadine 'Nettie' Fox 2018-01-20
Movie Friedkin Uncut Herself 2018-11-05
Movie Nostalgia Helen Greer 2018-02-16
Movie Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime Herself - Interviewee 2017-04-05
Movie The House of Tomorrow Josephine Prendergast 2017-04-20
Movie Custody Beatrice Fisher 2016-04-17
Movie Wiener-Dog Nana 2016-06-24
Movie The Age of Adaline Flemming 2015-04-16
Movie Unity Herself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie About Scout Gram 2015-04-25
Movie Two Men in Town Mère Garnett 2014-02-06
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Herself - Interviewee 2014-02-01
Movie Flowers in the Attic Olivia Foxworth 2014-01-18
Movie River of Fundament Hathfertiti 2014-02-12
Movie The Calling Emily Micallef 2014-08-05
Movie Draft Day Barb Weaver 2014-04-11
Movie Interstellar Old Murph Cooper 2014-11-05
Movie Petals on the Wind Olivia Foxworth 2014-05-26
Series House of Cards Elizabeth Hale 2013-02-01
Movie Wish You Well Louisa Mae Cardinal 2013-10-19
Series Mom Shirley 2013-09-23
Series Political Animals Margaret Barrish 2012-07-15
Movie Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Nanette 2012-02-24
Series Coma Mrs. Emerson 2012-09-03
Movie Love, Marilyn Herself 2012-09-12
Movie Another Happy Day Doris Baker 2011-11-18
Movie Reflections of a Philosopher King Herself 2010-11-23
Movie BBStory: An American Film Renaissance Herself 2010-11-23
Movie America Lost and Found: The BBS Story Herself 2010-11-23
Movie The Velveteen Rabbit Swan 2009-01-01
Movie PoliWood Unknown 2009-07-03
Movie The Mighty Macs Mother St. John 2009-10-21
Movie According to Greta Katherine 2009-11-25
Movie Lovely, Still Mary 2008-01-01
Movie The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Miss Addie 2008-01-01
Movie W. Barbara Bush 2008-10-17
Movie The Stone Angel Hagar 2007-09-12
Movie Mitch Albom's For One More Day Pauline "Posey" Benetto 2007-12-09
Series Big Love Unknown 2006-03-12
Movie Mrs. Harris Former Tarnower Steady 2006-02-25
Series The Book of Daniel Bishop Beatrice Congreve 2006-01-06
Movie The Elephant King Diana Hunt 2006-04-26
Movie The Wicker Man Sister Summersisle 2006-08-31
Movie 30 Days Maura 2006-10-06
Movie The Fountain Dr. Lillian Guzetti 2006-11-22
Movie Stardust: The Bette Davis Story Herself 2006-05-03
Movie Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow Herself 2006-06-22
Movie Our Fathers Mary Ryan 2005-05-11
Movie The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel Tommie 2004-10-31
Movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Second Chances Herself 2004-01-01
Movie The Five People You Meet In Heaven Ruby 2004-12-05
Movie Brush with Fate Rika 2003-01-01
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Herself 2003-03-09
Movie Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Viviane Joan 'Vivi' Abbott Walker 2002-06-07
Movie Red Dragon Grandma Dolarhyde (voice) (uncredited) 2002-09-29
Movie Memories, Dreams & Addictions Herself 2001-05-22
Movie The Making of Requiem for a Dream Self 2001-05-22
Movie Within These Walls Joan Thomas 2001-08-20
Movie Mermaid Trish 2000-05-21
Series That's Life Dolly DeLucca 2000-10-01
Movie Requiem for a Dream Sara Goldfarb 2000-10-06
Movie The Yards Val Handler 2000-10-20
Movie Walking Across Egypt Mattie Rigsbee 1999-01-01
Movie Night Ride Home Maggie 1999-02-07
Movie The Last Picture Show: A Look Back Herself 1999-04-25
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie You Can Thank Me Later Shirley Cooperberg 1999-05-23
Movie Marilyn in Manhattan Self 1998-09-05
Movie The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist Herself - 'Chris MacNeil' 1998-01-01
Movie The Patron Saint of Liars June Clatterbuck 1998-04-05
Series A Will of their Own Veronica Steward 1998-10-18
Movie Playing by Heart Mildred 1998-12-30
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie A Deadly Vision Unknown 1997-04-21
Movie Deceiver Mook 1997-08-31
Movie Flash Laura Strong 1997-12-21
Movie The Spitfire Grill Hannah Ferguson 1996-01-24
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie Timepiece Maud Gannon 1996-12-22
Movie Roommates Judith 1995-03-03
Movie My Brother's Keeper Helen 1995-03-14
Movie How to Make an American Quilt Hy Dodd 1995-10-06
Movie Follow The River Gretel 1995-04-22
Movie The Baby-Sitters Club Emily Haberman 1995-08-18
Movie When a Man Loves a Woman Emily 1994-04-29
Movie Getting Out Arlie's Mother 1994-04-25
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Trick of the Eye Frances Griffin 1994-10-22
Movie Getting Gotti Jo Giacalone 1994-05-10
Movie The Cemetery Club Esther Moskowitz 1993-02-03
Movie Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story Wilma 1992-03-15
Movie Earth and the American Dream Unknown 1992-10-01
Movie Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Lillian "Lil" Lambert 1991-05-12
Movie Dying Young Mrs. O'Neil 1991-06-20
Movie The Color of Evening Unknown 1990-09-01
Movie When You Remember Me Nurse Cooder 1990-10-07
Movie Hanna's War Katalin 1988-04-14
Series American Experience Narrator (voice) 1988-10-04
Movie Pack of Lies Barbara Jackson 1987-04-26
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Mrs. Stocks (voice) 1987-10-01
Movie Act of Vengeance Margaret Yablonski 1986-09-04
Series The Ellen Burstyn Show Ellen Brewer 1986-09-20
Movie Something In Common Lynn Hollander 1986-11-02
Movie Surviving Tina Brogan 1985-02-10
Movie Into Thin Air Joan Walker 1985-10-29
Movie Twice in a Lifetime Kate MacKenzie 1985-10-23
Movie The Ambassador Alex Hacker 1984-05-23
Movie Terror in the Aisles Unknown 1984-10-26
Movie Be Pretty and Shut Up! Self 1981-03-04
Movie The People vs. Jean Harris Jean Harris 1981-05-07
Movie Silence of the North Olive Frederickson 1981-10-23
Movie Resurrection Edna 1980-09-26
Movie Same Time, Next Year Doris 1978-04-23
Movie A Dream of Passion Brenda Collins 1978-05-21
Movie Providence Sonia Langham 1977-01-25
Series Saturday Night Live Herself - Host 1975-10-11
Movie Thursday's Game Lynne Evers 1974-04-14
Movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Hyatt 1974-12-09
Movie Harry and Tonto Shirley Mallard 1974-08-12
Movie The Exorcist Chris MacNeil 1973-05-31
Movie The King of Marvin Gardens Sally 1972-10-12
Movie The Last Picture Show Lois Farrow 1971-10-03
Movie Alex in Wonderland Beth Morrison 1970-01-01
Movie Tropic of Cancer Mona 1970-02-27
Movie Pit Stop Ellen McCleod 1969-05-14
Series The Time Tunnel Eve Holland 1966-09-09
Movie For Those Who Think Young Dr. Pauline Swenson 1964-06-01
Movie Goodbye Charlie Franny Salzman 1964-11-18
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Checkmate Margo as Ellen McRae 1960-09-17
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie The Christmas Tree Elizabeth 1958-12-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Tony Awards Herself - Host 1956-04-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Easy Out? Mary 1954-01-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24