Who is Ellen Barkin and what is her net worth 2018? American actress and film producer, Ellen Rona Barkin is most popularly known for her role in Diner, the comedy-drama movie of 1982. She has had several other popular starring roles such as 1983’s Tender Mercies, 1984’s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, 1987’s The Big Easy and more.
Barkin was born on April 16, 1954 in The Bronx, New York to parents Evelyn and Sol Barkin. She attended the Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts and then went to the Hunter College to pursue degrees in history and drama. After graduating from her alma mater, she purued her acting education further in the Actors Studio in New York City.
She was previously married to actor, Gabriel Byrne from 1998-1999 and has two children with him. She was then married to Ronald O. Perelman from 2000-2006. She is currently divorced.
Barkin started her Hollywood career with a small role in the 1978 movie, Up in Smoke, where she played the role of a woman playing a guitar. She played several other roles like that of a student in 1981’s Kent State and Chris Capoletti in 1981’s We’re Fighting Back.
However, her star role was in the 1982 comedy-drama movie titled Diner, which led to her garnering several positive reviews for her portrayal of the character, Beth Schreiber. She impressed the director Bruce Beresford during her audition for the role of Sue Ann for the 1983 movie, Tender Mercies. She also made an appearance in 1983’s Eddie and the Cruisers.
She has several successful movies to her name such as 1987’s The Big Easy, 1989’s Sea of Love and more. She has also made appearances in critically acclaimed off-Broadway plays such as Extremities, Eden Court and more.
She has also worked in made-for-television movies like 1997’s Before Women Had Wings. She was awarded a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in the movie. This was followed by an appearance in 1999’s The White River Kid. She has also co-hosted XM’s Deep Tracks with Bob Dylan, where she has lent her voice to the beginning of each Theme Radio Hour. Along with her brother George and her former husband Perelman, she has established a movie production house.
She made her debut in Broadway with The Normal Heart where she played the character of Dr. Brookner. For this role, she was awarded the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2011. She has also been critically acclaimed for her role in Another Happy Day and featured in 2015’s Happyish.
She stars as Janine “Smurf” Cody in 2016’s TV series, Animal Kingdom.
Ellen Barkin Net Worth
Barkin has 55 movies and roles in 5 TV series to her name. She has an estimated worth of $65 million.
Ellen Barkin has been active since 1978 and currently appears on the TV series, Animal Kingdom. She has also played leading roles in other TV series like The New Normal and Happyish.