Ellen Burstyn

Highest Rated:
100% Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (2003)
Lowest Rated:
9% Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)
Birthday:
Dec 7
Birthplace:
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Bio:
Actress Ellen Burstyn enjoyed her greatest prominence during the '70s, a decade during which she was a virtual fixture of Academy Award voters' ballots. Born Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, MI, on December 7, 1932, as a teen she studied dancing and performed in an acrobatic troupe. She later became a…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Adaline
  • Actor
-- 2015
Interstellar
  • Actor
-- 2014
62% Draft Day
  • Barb Weaver
$28.8M 2014
The Calling
  • Actor
-- 2014
Petals on the Wind
  • Actor
-- 2014
47% Flowers in the Attic
  • Actor
-- 2014
Two Men in Town
  • Actor
-- 2014
62% Love, Marilyn
  • Actor
$7.0k 2012
9% Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
  • Nanette
-- 2012
45% Another Happy Day
  • Doris
$8.5k 2011
13% Main Street
  • Georgiana Carr
$1.6k 2011
46% The Mighty Macs
  • Mother St. John
$1.9M 2011
America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
  • Actor
-- 2010
According To Greta
  • Actor
-- 2010
71% Lovely, Still
  • Mary
$0.1M 2010
PoliWood
  • Actor
-- 2009
25% The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
  • Miss Addie
$94.5k 2009
86% The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Swan
-- 2009
59% W.
  • Barbara Bush
$25.5M 2008
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day
  • Posey Benetto
-- 2007
39% The Stone Angel
  • Hagar Shipley
$31.9k 2007
51% The Fountain
  • Dr Lillian Guzetti
$10.0M 2006
30 Days
  • Maura
-- 2006
15% The Wicker Man
  • Sister Summerisle
$23.6M 2006
18% The Elephant King
  • Diana Hunt
-- 2006
Miracle of the Spring
  • Actor
-- 2006
Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow
  • Actor
-- 2006
The Book of Daniel
  • Actor
-- 2006
Our Fathers
  • Mary Ryan
-- 2005
33% Mrs. Harris
  • Former Tarnowner "Steady"
-- 2005
52% Down in the Valley
  • Actor
$0.4M 2005
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Ruby
-- 2004
100% Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
  • Actor
-- 2003
77% A Decade Under the Influence
  • Actor
-- 2003
Brush With Fate
  • Rika
-- 2003
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Vivi Abbott Walker
$69.5M 2002
Into Thin Air
  • Actor
-- 2002
Dodson's Journey
  • Mother
-- 2001
Within These Walls
  • Joan Thomas
-- 2001
Mermaid
  • Trish
-- 2000
64% The Yards
  • Val Handler
$0.4M 2000
78% Requiem for a Dream
  • Sara Goldfarb
$2.5M 2000
Miracle of the Spring
  • Actor
-- 2000
88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen
  • Actor
$38.7M 2000
Walking Across Egypt
  • Actor
-- 1999
You Can Thank Me Later
  • Shirley Cooperberg
-- 1999
Night Ride Home
  • Maggie
-- 1999
The Patron Saint of Liars
  • Actor
-- 1998
A Will of Their Own
  • Actor
-- 1998
60% Playing by Heart
  • Actor
-- 1998
48% Deceiver
  • Mook
$0.5M 1998
Marilyn In Manhattan
  • Actor
-- 1998
Flash
  • Actor
-- 1997
33% The Spitfire Grill
  • Hannah Ferguson
-- 1996
Timepiece
  • Maud Gannon
-- 1996
Follow the River
  • Actor
-- 1995
55% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Hy (Finn's grandmother)
-- 1995
Color of Evening
  • Actor
-- 1995
29% Roommates
  • Judith
-- 1995
Bach In Auschwitz
  • Actor
-- 1995
My Brother's Keeper
  • Actor
-- 1995
64% The Baby-Sitters Club
  • Mrs. Haberman
-- 1995
70% When a Man Loves a Woman
  • Emily
-- 1994
Getting Out
  • Arlie's Mother
-- 1994
Primal Secrets
  • Actor
-- 1994
Getting Gotti
  • Jo Giacalone
-- 1994
67% The Cemetery Club
  • Esther Moskowitz
-- 1993
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story
  • Actor
-- 1993
Moadon Beit Hakvarot (The Cemetery Club)
  • Actor
-- 1993
Grand Isle
  • Mademoiselle Reisz
-- 1992
When It Was a Game 2
  • Actor
-- 1992
23% Dying Young
  • Mrs. O'Neil
-- 1991
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
  • Actor
-- 1991
Picture This
  • Actor
-- 1991
When You Remember Me
  • Nurse Cooder
-- 1990
Hanna's War
  • Katalin Senesh
-- 1988
100% Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam
  • Narrator
-- 1987
Pack of Lies
  • Barbara Jackson
-- 1987
Something in Common
  • Lynn Hollander
-- 1986
Act of Vengeance
  • Margaret Yablonski
-- 1986
Surviving
  • Tina Brogan
-- 1985
83% Twice in a Lifetime
  • Kate MacKenzie
-- 1985
The Ambassador
  • Alex Hacker
-- 1984
In Our Hands
  • Actor
-- 1984
Silence of the North
  • Olive Fredrickson
-- 1981
People Vs. Jean Harris
  • Actor
-- 1981
100% Resurrection
  • Edna McCauley
-- 1980
Kravgi Gynaikon (A Dream of Passion)
  • Brenda
-- 1978
40% Same Time, Next Year
  • Doris
-- 1978
88% Providence
  • Sonia
-- 1977
88% Harry and Tonto
  • Shirley
-- 1974
95% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Alice Hyatt
-- 1974
Thursday's Game
  • Lynne Evers
-- 1974
88% The Exorcist
  • Chris MacNeil
-- 1973
The Exorcist: Extended Director's Cut
  • Actor
-- 1973
71% The King of Marvin Gardens
  • Sally
-- 1972
100% The Last Picture Show
  • Lois Farrow
-- 1971
71% Tropic of Cancer
  • Mona
-- 1970
Alex in Wonderland
  • Beth
-- 1970
Pit Stop
  • Ellen McLeod
-- 1969
For Those Who Think Young
  • Dr. Pauline Thayer
-- 1964
Goodbye Charlie
  • Franny
-- 1964


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
50% Coma
2012
  • Actor
2012
63% Political Animals
2012
  • Margaret Barrish
  • Margaret
2012
88% Big Love
2006-2011
  • Nancy
2007 - 2011
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999-2014
  • Bernadette Stabler
2008

Ellen Burstyn Trivia

In September 2009, Ellen Burstyn became one of the few actors to have ever won the Triple Crown of acting: an Academy Award (For "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"), a Tony Award (For "Same Time, Next Year"), and an Emmy award (For her guest appearance in the TV series "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit").
- submitted by Nicholas T (4 years ago)

Quotes from Ellen Burstyn's Characters

    1. Vivi Abbott Walker: Yes?
    2. Connor McGill: I don't know if you really ruined Sidda's life or not, but I do know right now that's you're ruinin' mine! And your phone etiquette sucks!
    3. Vivi Abbott Walker: He hung up on me!
    From Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Submitted by Alyssa B (10 months ago)
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