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Ellen Burstyn  (born December 7, 1932) is an American actress, who has worked in film, stage and television. Her acting career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next ten years, Burstyn appeared in several films and television series before joining the Actors Studio in 1967. She achieved recognition for her roles in The Last Picture Show (1971) and The Exorcist (1973), receiving Academy Award nominations for both performances. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress the following year for her work in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1973). In 1975, she won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway production of Same Time, Next Year, and received a Golden Globe Award and a fourth Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 1978 film version. Burstyn continued to work extensively since the 1980s, and was acclaimed for her performance in the film Requiem for a Dream, for which she received several critic's awards.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ellen Burstyn  (born December 7, 1932) is an American actress, who has worked in film, stage and television. Her acting career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next ten years, Burstyn appeared in several films and television series before joining the Actors Studio in 1967. She achieved recognition for her roles in The Last Picture Show (1971) and The Exorcist (1973), receiving Academy Award nominations for both performances. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress the following year for her work in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1973). In 1975, she won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway production of Same Time, Next Year, and received a Golden Globe Award and a fourth Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 1978 film version. Burstyn continued to work extensively since the 1980s, and was acclaimed for her performance in the film Requiem for a Dream, for which she received several critic's awards.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 138

Birthday 1932-12-07

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Pale Blue Dot as Nana Holbrook
Wake
Welcome to Pine Grove! as Helen
Bathing Flo
2018 Friedkin Uncut
2018 Nostalgia as Helen Greer
2018 All I Wish as Celia Berges
2018 The Tale as Nadine 'Nettie' Fox
2017 The House of Tomorrow as Josephine Prendergast
2017 Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime as Herself - Interviewee
2016 Wiener-Dog as Nana
2016 Custody as Beatrice Fisher
2015 Unity as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2015 About Scout as Gram
2015 The Age of Adaline as Flemming
2014 Interstellar as Old Murph Cooper
2014 The Calling as Emily Micallef
2014 Petals on the Wind as Olivia Foxworth
2014 Draft Day as Barb Weaver
2014 River of Fundament as Hathfertiti
2014 Two Men in Town as Mère Garnett
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Herself - Interviewee
2014 Flowers in the Attic as Olivia Foxworth
2013 Wish You Well as Louisa Mae Cardinal
2013 Mom(1 episode) as Shirley
2012 Love, Marilyn as Herself
2012 Coma(2 episodes) as Mrs. Emerson
2012 Political Animals(10 episodes) as Margaret Barrish
2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You as Nanette
2010 Reflections of a Philosopher King as Interviewee
2009 According to Greta as Katherine
2009 The Mighty Macs as Mother St. John
2009 The Velveteen Rabbit as Swan
2008 W. as Barbara Bush
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond as Miss Addie
2008 Lovely, Still as Mary
2007 Mitch Albom's For One More Day
2007 The Stone Angel as Hagar
2006 30 Days as Maura
2006 The Fountain as Dr. Lillian Guzetti
2006 The Wicker Man as Sister Summersisle
2006 Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow as Herself
2006 Stardust: The Bette Davis Story as Herself
2006 The Elephant King as Diana Hunt
2006 Big Love(2 episodes)
2006 Mrs. Harris as Former Tarnower Steady
2006 The Book of Daniel(10 episodes) as Bishop Beatrice Congreve
2005 Our Fathers as Mary Ryan
2004 The Five People You Meet In Heaven as Ruby
2004 The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel as Tommie
2003 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls as Herself
2003 Brush with Fate as Rika
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood as Viviane Joan 'Vivi' Abbott Walker
2001 Within These Walls as Joan Thomas
2001 Memories, Dreams & Addictions as Herself
2000 Requiem for a Dream as Sara Goldfarb
2000 That's Life(36 episodes) as Dolly DeLucca
2000 Mermaid as Trish
2000 The Yards as Val Handler
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 You Can Thank Me Later as Shirley Cooperberg
1999 The Last Picture Show: A Look Back as Herself
1999 Night Ride Home as Maggie
1999 Walking Across Egypt as Mattie Rigsbee
1998 Playing by Heart as Mildred
1998 A Will of their Own(2 episodes) as Veronica Steward
1998 Marilyn in Manhattan as Herself
1998 The Patron Saint of Liars as June Clatterbuck
1998 The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist as Herself - 'Chris MacNeil'
1997 Flash as Laura Strong
1997 Deceiver as Mook
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 A Deadly Vision
1996 Timepiece as Maud Gannon
1996 The Spitfire Grill as Hannah Ferguson
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1995 How to Make an American Quilt as Hy Dodd
1995 The Baby-Sitters Club as Emily Haberman
1995 Follow The River as Gretel
1995 My Brother's Keeper as Helen
1995 Roommates as Judith
1994 Trick of the Eye as Frances Griffin
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Getting Gotti
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman as Emily
1993 The Cemetery Club as Esther Moskowitz
1991 Dying Young as Mrs. O'Neil
1991 Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love as Lillian "Lil" Lambert
1990 When You Remember Me as Nurse Cooder
1988 American Experience(1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1988 Hanna's War as Katalin
1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam as Mrs. Stocks (voice)
1987 Pack of Lies as Barbara Jackson
1986 The Ellen Burstyn Show(13 episodes) as Ellen Brewer
1986 Act of Vengeance as Margaret Yablonski
1985 Into Thin Air as Joan Walker
1985 Twice in a Lifetime as Kate MacKenzie
1985 Surviving as Tina Brogan
1984 The Ambassador as Alex Hacker
1981 Silence of the North as Olive Frederickson
1981 The People vs. Jean Harris as Jean Harris
1981 Be Pretty and Shut Up! as Herself
1980 Resurrection as Edna
1978 A Dream of Passion
1978 Same Time, Next Year as Doris
1977 Providence as Sonia Langham
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode) as Herself - Host
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore as Alice Wyatt
1974 Harry and Tonto as Shirley Mallard
1974 Thursday's Game as Lynne Evers
1973 The Exorcist as Chris MacNeil
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens as Sally
1971 The Last Picture Show as Lois Farrow
1970 Tropic of Cancer as Mona
1970 Alex in Wonderland as Beth Morrison
1969 Pit Stop as Ellen McLeod
1966 Time Tunnel(1 episode)
1964 Goodbye Charlie as Franny Salzman
1964 For Those Who Think Young as Dr. Pauline Swenson (as Ellen McRae)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(1 episode)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth(1 episode)
1963 Vacation Playhouse(1 episode)
1962 Going My Way(1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey(2 episodes)
1961 Bus Stop(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6(1 episode)
1960 Checkmate(1 episode) as Margo as Ellen McRae
1959 The Detectives(1 episode)
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis(1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip(2 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason(1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(3 episodes)
1953 Letter to Loretta(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(3 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(4 episodes)
1947 Tony Awards(1 episode)

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