Ellen Burstyn

Actress / Character Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 12/07/1932 (91) | Detroit, Michigan (United States of America (USA))
Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress. Known for her portrayals of complex women in dramas, she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, making her one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting". She has also received a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. Burstyn made her acting debut on Broadway in Fair Game in 1957 before winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Same Time, Next Year. She earned the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as the widow Alice Hyatt in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974). Her other Oscar-nominated roles were in The Last Picture Show (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Same Time, Next Year (1978), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Ellen Burstyn

Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Independent Spirit Awards Genie Awards BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play Berlinale Camera Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress Mary Pickford Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 5x Academy Award for Best Actress
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Movies with Ellen Burstyn as Actress(131)

as Chris MacNeil2023 The Exorcist: Believer
as Gertie2023 Fuddy Meers
as Mother2023 Mother, Couch
as Valerie2022 Three Months
as Helen Wilson2021 Queen Bees
as Self (archive footage)2020 Delphine and Carole
as Elizabeth Weiss2020 Pieces of a Woman
as Nana Holbrook2019 Lucy in the Sky
as Miss Dolly2019 American Woman
as Nettie2018 The Tale
as Helen Greer2018 Nostalgia
as Celia Berges2018 All I Wish
as herself2018 Friedkin Uncut
as Josephine Prendergast2017 The House of Tomorrow
as Herself - Interviewee2017 Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime
as Nana2016 Wiener-Dog
as Beatrice Fisher2016 Custody
as Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as Gram2015 About Scout
as Flemming2015 The Age of Adaline
as Olivia Foxworth2014 Petals on the Wind
as Emily Micallef2014 The Calling
as Mère Garnett2014 Two Men in Town
as Old Murph Cooper2014 Interstellar
as Olivia Foxworth2014 Flowers in the Attic
as Barb Weaver2014 Draft Day
as Self - Interviewee2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Hathfertiti2014 River of Fundament
as Louisa Mae Cardinal2013 Wish You Well
as herself2013 Love, Marilyn
as Doris Baker2011 Another Happy Day
as Georgiana Carr2010 Main Street
as herself2009 PoliWood
as Mother St. John2009 The Mighty Macs
as Katherine2009 According to Greta
as Mary2008 Lovely, Still
as Barbara Bush2008 W.
as Pauline "Posey" Benetto2007 Mitch Albom's For One More Day
as Hagar2007 The Stone Angel
as Diana Hunt2006 The Elephant King
as Dr. Lillian Guzetti2006 The Fountain
as Former Tarnower Steady2006 Mrs. Harris
as Maura2006 30 Days
as Sister Summersisle2006 The Wicker Man
as Mary Ryan2005 Our Fathers
as Rika2003 Brush with Fate
as Viviane Joan 'Vivi' Abbott Walker2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
as Grandma Dolarhyde (voice) (uncredited)2002 Red Dragon
as Joan Thomas2001 Within These Walls
as Val Handler2000 The Yards
as Trish2000 Mermaid
as Sara Goldfarb2000 Requiem for a Dream
as Maggie1999 Night Ride Home
as Mattie Rigsbee1999 Walking Across Egypt
as Shirley Cooperberg1999 You Can Thank Me Later
as Herself - 'Chris MacNeil'1998 The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist
as Mildred1998 Playing by Heart
as herself1998 Marilyn in Manhattan
as June Clatterbuck1998 The Patron Saint of Liars
as Laura Strong1997 Flash
as Mook1997 Deceiver
as Maud Gannon1996 Timepiece
as Hannah Ferguson1996 The Spitfire Grill
as Judith1995 Roommates
as Mrs. Haberman1995 The Baby-Sitters Club
as Helen1995 My Brother's Keeper
as Gretel1995 Follow The River
as Frances Griffin1994 Trick of the Eye
as Arlie's Mother1994 Getting Out
as Jo Giacalone1994 Getting Gotti
as Esther Moskowitz1993 The Cemetery Club
as Lillian "Lil" Lambert1991 Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
as Mrs. O'Neil1991 Dying Young
as Mademoiselle Reisz1991 Grand Isle
as Nurse Cooder1990 When You Remember Me
as Kate O'Rielly1990 The Color of Evening
as Katalin1988 Hanna's War
as Mrs. Stocks (voice)1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
as Barbara Jackson1987 Pack of Lies
as Lynn Hollander1986 Something In Common
as Margaret Yablonski1986 Act of Vengeance
as Alex Hacker1985 The Ambassador
as Tina Brogan1985 Surviving
as Kate MacKenzie1985 Twice in a Lifetime
as Joan Walker1985 Into Thin Air
as Jean Harris1981 People vs. Jean Harris
as herself1981 Be Pretty and Shut Up!
as Olive Frederickson1981 Silence of the North
as Edna1980 Resurrection
as Brenda Collins1978 A Dream of Passion
as Sonia Langham1977 Providence
as Shirley Mallard1974 Harry and Tonto
as Lynne Evers1974 Thursday's Game
as Chris MacNeil1973 The Exorcist
as Lois Farrow1971 The Last Picture Show
as Beth Morrison1970 Alex in Wonderland
as Mona1970 Tropic of Cancer
as Ellen McCleod1969 Pit Stop
as Franny Salzman1964 Goodbye Charlie
as Dr. Pauline Swenson1964 For Those Who Think Young
as Elizabeth1958 The Christmas Tree

TV Shows/Series with Ellen Burstyn as Actress(42)

as Sara Delano Roosevelt2022 The First Lady
as Bernadette Stabler2021 Law & Order: Organized Crime
as Bernie Stabler2021 Law & Order: Organized Crime
as Shirley2013 Mom
as Elizabeth Hale2013 House of Cards
as Bishop Beatrice Congreve2006 The Book of Daniel
as Dolly DeLucca2000 That's Life
as Bernie Stabler1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Bernadette Stabler1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Veronica Steward1998 A Will of their Own
as herself1997 The View
as Self - Guest1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show
as Narrator (voice)1988 American Experience
as Ellen Brewer1986 The Ellen Burstyn Show
as Self - Host / Ms. Hegdewick / Various1975 Saturday Night Live
as Eve Holland1966 The Time Tunnel
as Ellen1963 Vacation Playhouse
as Barbara Sherwood / Lucille Benton1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre
as Hilda Wesley1961 The Defenders
as Anne Garner1961 Dr. Kildare
as Margo as Ellen McRae1960 Checkmate
as Mona Winthrope White1957 Perry Mason
as Polly1955 Gunsmoke
as Amy Waters1955 Gunsmoke
as Ann Walters1953 Letter to Loretta
as Elizabeth1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Barbara Jackson1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Maggie1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame

Movies with Ellen Burstyn as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2023 Bathing Flo
Production/Executive Producer2017 The House of Tomorrow
Production/Executive Producer2001 Within These Walls

Full Name: Ellen Burstyn
Born: Wednesday, 12/07 1932 (December) in Detroit, Michigan (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 91 years + 80 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Cass Technical High School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Member of: jury at the Berlin International Film Festival, jury at the Cannes Festival
Spouses (current/former): Neil Nephew
Other names for Ellen Burstyn (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ellen McRae"
"엘렌 버스틴"
"Эллен Бёрстин"
"Edna Rae Gillooly"
Ellen Burstyn frequently works together with these people:
Loretta Young (117x, Actress)
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Denver Pyle (24x, Actor)
Dabbs Greer (23x, Actor)
Anthony Caruso (22x, Actor)
Gregg Palmer (22x, Actor)
Bill Hader (21x, Actor)
H.M. Wynant (21x, Actor)
Harry Townes (21x, Actor)
Ben Wright (21x, Actor)
Victor French (21x, Actor)
Peter Bogdanovich (10x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1374, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/27/2024