Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin

Highest Rated: 93% Diner (1982)

Lowest Rated: 7% Man Trouble (1992)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1954

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A tough, no-nonsense blonde from the Barbara Stanwyck school of acting, actress Ellen Barkin made her acting debut in a 1980 New York stage production of "Irish Coffee;" later appearing in the original off-Broadway presentation of "Extremities." She learned the ropes as a cast member of the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" before making her feature debut as the unappreciated wife who misfiles her husband's records in Barry Levinson's ensemble film "Diner" (1982). Roles as Robert Duvall's headstrong daughter in "Tender Mercies" (1983) and Timothy Hutton's wife in "Daniel" (1983) followed. But it would not be until "Desert Bloom" (1986) that she opened Hollywood's eyes to her sultry potential, delivering a wonderfully splashy turn as a resilient sexpot who enlivened the picture whenever on the screen. Barkin had never looked better and soon capitalized on her bold, sexy new image by breaking into leading roles, including that of the uptight lawyer in the sweaty romance "The Big Easy" (1987) opposite Dennis Quaid, and as the provocative possible murderess in "Sea of Love" (1989) co-starring Al Pacino. Proving sex appeal had no age limit, Barkin returned to feature films as the sole femme fatale in "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007), while playing a tough-as-nails federal agent unafraid to ruffle feathers in "Brooklyn's Finest" (2009) and earning significant buzz for her performance in "Another Happy Day" (2011), which underscored her stature as one of the most versatile and respected actresses on the screen.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
11% 47% Breaking News in Yuba County Debbie (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Active Adults Lucy (Character) - 2017
45% 52% Hands of Stone Stephanie Arcel (Character) $4.7M 2016
10% 36% The Cobbler Elaine Greenawalt (Character) - 2014
19% 33% Very Good Girls Norma (Character) - 2013
46% 44% Another Happy Day Lynn (Character),
Producer
$9.1K 2011
No Score Yet 51% His Way Self - 2011
25% 21% The Chameleon Unknown (Character) - 2010
40% 25% Operation: Endgame Empress (Character) - 2010
33% 55% S... Year Colleen West (Character) - 2010
42% 62% Letters to Juliet Producer $53M 2010
27% 22% Happy Tears Shelly (Character) $22.4K 2009
44% 46% Brooklyn's Finest Smith (Character) $27.2M 2009
69% 75% Ocean's Thirteen Abigail Sponder (Character) $117.1M 2007
28% 35% Trust the Man Norah (Character) $1.5M 2005
43% 69% Palindromes Joyce Victor (Character) $553.4K 2004
19% 60% She Hate Me Margo (Character) $365.1K 2004
42% 56% Someone Like You Diane Roberts (Character) $27.3M 2001
21% 58% Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Maggie (Character) $26.4K 2000
17% 39% Mercy Det. Cathy Palmer (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 17% The White River Kid Eva Nell La Fangroy (Character) - 1999
46% 75% Drop Dead Gorgeous Annette Atkins (Character) $10.6M 1999
49% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Waitress at North Star Cafe (Character) $10.6M 1998
No Score Yet 86% Before Women Had Wings Glory Marie Jackson (Character) - 1997
17% 47% Mad Dog Time Rita Everly (Character) $102.9K 1996
37% 34% The Fan Jewel Stern (Character) $20.1M 1996
44% 27% Wild Bill Calamity Jane (Character) $2.1M 1995
27% 31% Bad Company Margaret Wells (Character) $3.7M 1994
76% 79% This Boy's Life Caroline Wolff Hansen (Character) $3.7M 1993
64% 62% Mac Oona Goldfarb (Character) $466.8K 1992
77% 79% Into the West Kathleen (Character) $3.7M 1992
7% 15% Man Trouble Joan Spruance (Character) $3.5M 1992
35% 43% Switch Amanda Brooks (Character) $14.2M 1991
62% 46% Johnny Handsome Sunny Boyd (Character) $6.6M 1989
76% 66% Sea of Love Helen Cruger (Character) $56.6M 1989
No Score Yet 12% Clinton and Nadine Nadine Powers (Character) - 1988
17% 64% Siesta Claire (Character) $604.5K 1987
64% 69% Desert Bloom Aunt Starr (Character) $92.8K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of Vengeance Annette Gilly (Character) - 1986
89% 61% The Big Easy Anne Osborne (Character) $15.5M 1986
87% 94% Down by Law Laurette (Character) $106.5K 1986
68% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension Penny Priddy (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terrible Joe Moran Ronnie (Character) - 1984
33% 36% Harry and Son Katie Wilowski (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Virginia (Character) - 1983
84% 82% Tender Mercies Sue Anne (Character) - 1983
38% 73% Eddie and the Cruisers Eddie Wilson (Character) - 1983
43% 56% Daniel Phyllis Isaacson (Character) - 1983
93% 78% Diner Beth Schreiber (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 92% Animal Kingdom Janine "Smurf" Cody (Character) 2016-2019
30% 85% Happyish Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
51% 71% The New Normal Jane (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012
85% 87% Modern Family Mitzi Roth (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2009
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2000

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