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Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, she went to Texas...

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Dec 7, 1932 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Oscar's Greatest Moments
Latest Project:
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 2017-06-27

Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 54 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Interstellar
Poster of The Fountain
Poster of Requiem for a Dream
Poster of The Exorcist
Movie Diamond in the Dust Nana Louise 2018
Movie Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies Herself 2018
Movie Concert for America Herself 2017-02-25
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 2017-06-27
Movie Custody Beatrice Fisher 2017-03-04
Movie Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime Herself - Interviewee 2017-04-05
Movie Possible Side Effects None 2017-06-25
Movie The House of Tomorrow Josephine Prendergast 2017-04-08
Movie A Little Something for Your Birthday None 2017-05-03
Movie About Scout Gram 2016-03-11
Movie Wiener-Dog Unknown 2016-07-21
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2015
Movie Unity Unknown 2015-08-12
Movie The Age of Adaline Flemming 2015-04-24
Movie The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2015-01-25
Movie Two Men in Town Garnett's mother 2015-03-06
Movie Flowers in the Attic Grandmother 2014-01-18
Movie River of Fundament Hathfertiti 2014-02-12
Movie Draft Day Unknown 2014
Movie The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2014-08-25
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Herself - Actress 2014-03-01
Movie When Marnie Was There Unknown 2014-07-19
Movie The Calling Emily Micallef 2014-08-05
Movie Interstellar Murph 2014-11-07
Movie Petals on the Wind Olivia Foxworth 2014-05-26
Series House of Cards Unknown 2013-02-01
Series Mom Unknown 2013-09-23
Movie The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2013-09-22
Movie Love, Marilyn Herself 2013-05-16
Movie The Velveteen Rabbit Swan 2012-03-01
Series Teens Wanna Know Unknown 2012-08-23
Series Political Animals Margaret Barrish 2012-07-15
Series Coma Mrs. Emerson 2012-09-03
Series Larry King Now Unknown 2012-07-17
Movie Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Nanette 2012-10-05
Movie Another Happy Day Doris Baker 2011-12-08
Movie The Mighty Macs Mother St. John 2011-10-21
Movie Lovely, Still Mary Malone 2010-03-27
Series A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss Unknown 2010-10-11
Series Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
Movie The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2009-09-20
Movie According to Greta Katherine 2009-12-11
Movie The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Addie 2009-10-10
Movie PoliWood Herself 2009-05-01
Movie The Elephant King Diana Hunt 2009-01-15
Movie W. Unknown 2008-10-17
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007
Series Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Unknown 2007-10-01
Movie Mitch Albom's For One More Day Pauline 2007-12-09
Movie 30 Days Maura 2006-10-03
Movie The Fountain Dr. Lillian Guzetti 2006-11-22
Movie The Wicker Man Sister SummersIsle 2006-09-01
Movie Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow Herself 2006-06-22
Movie Mrs. Harris Former Tarnower Steady 2006-02-25
Series The Book of Daniel Bishop Beatrice Congreve 2006-01-06
Series Big Love Unknown 2006-03-12
Movie The Five People You Meet in Heaven Ruby 2005-04-24
Movie Our Fathers Mary Ryan 2005-05-21
Series The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Presenter: 'Cold Mountain' Clip 2004-01-25
Movie The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel Tommie 2004-10-31
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Unknown 2003-03-09
Movie A Decade Under the Influence Herself 2003-01-19
Movie Brush with Fate Rika 2003-02-02
Movie Red Dragon Unknown 2002-10-04
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 2002
Movie Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Vivi 2002-06-07
Movie The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2001-03-25
Series Bravo Profiles Unknown 2001
Movie Dodson's Journey Mother 2001-01-10
Movie Requiem for a Dream Sara Goldfarb 2000-12-15
Movie The Hurricane Unknown 2000-01-14
Movie Mermaid Unknown 2000
Movie The Yards Val Handler 2000-10-27
Movie Night Ride Home Maggie 1999-02-07
Movie Walking Across Egypt Mattie Rigsbee 1999-12-17
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie You Can Thank Me Later Shirley Cooperberg 1999-05-23
Movie Playing by Heart Mildred 1999-01-22
Movie The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' Herself - 'Chris MacNeil' 1998
Movie The Patron Saint of Liars June Clatterbuck 1998-04-05
Movie Marilyn in Manhattan Herself 1998-09-05
Series A Will of Their Own Unknown 1998-10-18
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998-03-23
Series The Wonderful World of Disney Unknown 1997-09-28
Movie A Deadly Vision Yvette Watson 1997-04-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Spitfire Grill Hannah Ferguson 1996-09-06
Movie My Brother's Keeper Helen 1995-03-19
Movie The Baby-Sitters Club Emily Haberman 1995-08-18
Movie Follow the River Gretel 1995-04-22
Movie How to Make an American Quilt Hy 1995-10-06
Movie Getting Gotti Jo Giacalone 1994-05-10
Movie When a Man Loves a Woman Emily 1994-05-13
Movie Trick of the Eye Frances Griffin 1994-10-23
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson Unknown 1994
Movie The Cemetery Club Esther Moskowitz 1993-02-12
Movie The 65th Annual Academy Awards Herself 1993-03-29
Movie The Roots of Roe Narrator 1993-06-27
Movie Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Joan Delvecchio 1993-09-27
Movie When It Was a Game 2 Herself 1992
Movie Earth and the American Dream Reader 1992-10-01
Movie Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story Wilma 1992-03-15
Movie Oscar's Greatest Moments Herself 1992
Movie Dying Young Mrs. O'Neil 1991-06-21
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Movie Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Lillian 'Lil' Lambert 1991-05-12
Movie Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas Herself 1991-09-07
Movie The Color of Evening Kate O'Rielly 1990-06-27
Movie When You Remember Me Nurse Cooder 1990-10-07
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Mrs. Stocks 1988-09-01
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Pack of Lies Barbara Jackson 1987-04-26
Movie Act of Vengeance Margaret Yablonski 1986-04-21
Series The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-09-08
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie Something in Common Lynn Hollander 1986-11-02
Movie Into Thin Air Joan Walker 1985-10-29
Movie Twice in a Lifetime Kate MacKenzie 1985-11-08
Movie The Ambassador Alex Hacker 1985-01-11
Movie Surviving Tina Brogan 1985-02-10
Movie Night of 100 Stars II Unknown 1985-03-10
Movie In Our Hands Herself 1984-02-16
Movie Night of 100 Stars Unknown 1982-03-08
Movie Silence of the North Olive Frederickson 1981-10-23
Movie The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1981-01-31
Movie The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1981-03-31
Movie The People vs. Jean Harris Jean Harris 1981-05-07
Movie Resurrection Edna 1980-09-26
Series Hour Magazine Unknown 1980-09-08
Movie The 51st Annual Academy Awards Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1979-04-09
Series Friday Night, Saturday Morning Unknown 1979-09-28
Movie The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards Herself - Winner 1979-01-27
Movie A Dream of Passion Brenda Collins 1978-08-01
Movie The 49th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Co-Host 1977-03-28
Movie Providence Sonia Langham 1977-02-09
Series The Dick Cavett Show Unknown 1975-08-16
Movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Hyatt 1975-05-30
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Harry and Tonto Unknown 1975-01-15
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Movie Thursday's Game Lynne Evers 1974-04-14
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Movie The 46th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1974-04-02
Movie The King of Marvin Gardens Sally 1973-04-26
Movie The Exorcist Chris MacNeil 1973-12-26
Movie The Last Picture Show Lois Farrow 1971-10-22
Movie Alex in Wonderland Beth Morrison 1971-02-01
Movie Tropic of Cancer Unknown 1970-02-27
Series The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Unknown 1969-03-11
Series Iron Horse Unknown 1966-09-12
Series The Time Tunnel Unknown 1966-09-09
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie For Those Who Think Young Dr. Pauline Swenson 1964-06-01
Movie Goodbye Charlie Franny Saltzmann 1964-11-18
Series The Doctors Unknown 1963-04-01
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series I'm Dickens, He's Fenster Unknown 1962-09-28
Series The Defenders Unknown 1961-09-16
Series Kraft Mystery Theater Greta Dryden 1961-06-14
Series The Dick Powell Theatre Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-28
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Series Insight Unknown 1960-10-02
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-03
Series Checkmate Unknown 1960-09-17
Series Michael Shayne Unknown 1960-09-30
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series Laramie Unknown 1959-09-15
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Wagon Train Unknown 1957-09-18
Series The DuPont Show of the Month Unknown 1957-09-29
Series The Real McCoys Unknown 1957-10-03
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series The Loretta Young Show Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Death Valley Days Unknown 1952-03-06
Series The Arthur Murray Party Unknown 1950-07-20
Series Kraft Theatre Unknown 1947-05-07