Ellen Burstyn

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Ellen Burstyn

American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1932.

Countries: United States (79%), United Kingdom (6%), (6%)

Main connections: Blake Lively, Academy Award for Best Actress, Requiem for a Dream

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Ellen Burstyn was born in 1932 add something


Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series add something


In 1950, she married Bill Alexander, but they were divorced in 1957 add something


In the early to mid 1960s, Burstyn played Dr. Kate Bartok on the NBC television soap opera "The Doctors" add something


She worked on several primetime television shows of the 1960s, including guest appearances on "Perry Mason", "The Virginian", "Maverick" , "Wagon Train", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Big Valley" and "Gunsmoke" add something


The following year, she married Paul Roberts, with whom she adopted a boy named Jefferson in 1962; the couple was divorced the same year add something


In 1964, she married fellow actor Neil Burstyn, but the union was turbulent add something


During the 1970s, Burstyn was active in the movement to free convicted boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter from jail add something


Until 1970, she was credited as "'Ellen McRae"' in nearly all her film and television appearances add something


Burstyn received Academy award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in 1971 for her role in the drama film "The Last Picture Show" and for Best Actress in 1973 for the horror film "The Exorcist" add something


Burstyn's performance in the acclaimed 1971 ensemble drama "The Last Picture Show" brought her first Academy award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, after which she moved from supporting to leading film and stage roles add something


He attempted to come back to her, but she rejected him, ultimately divorcing him in 1972 add something


She won the Academy award for Best Actress in 1974 for her performance in the drama "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore", directed by Martin Scorsese add something


Martin Scorsese - In 1974, actress Ellen Burstyn chose Scorsese to direct her in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.


Arizona - The 1974 film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore", for which Ellen Burstyn won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and starring Kris Kristofferson, was set in Tucson


In 1975, she won a Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in the comedy "Same Time, Next Year" add something


In 1975, she won the Tony award for her lead performance 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 of the play add something


He committed suicide in 1978, upon which his parents sent Burstyn a telegram stating "Congratulations, you've won another Oscar; Neil killed himself add something


She received Best Actress nominations in 1978 for "Same Time, Next Year", in 1980 for the drama "Resurrection", and for the drama "Requiem for a Dream" in 2000 add something


William Greaves - In 1980, Greaves was honored alongside Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, Arthur Penn, Sally Field, Rod Steiger, Al Pacino, Shelley Winters, Dustin Hoffman, Estelle Parsons, and Ellen Burstyn with the the Actors Studio in New York's first ever Dusa Award


In 1981, Burstyn recorded "The Ballad of the Nazi Soldier's Wife" for Ben Bagley's album " Kurt Weill Revisited, Vol. 2" add something


Burstyn served as president of the Actors' Equity Association from 1982 to 1985 add something


Helene Hanff - Ellen Burstyn recreated the role on Broadway in 1982 at the Nederlander Theater in New York City


James Roose-Evans - In 1982 he directed an American cast in the play on Broadway, with Ellen Burstyn and Joe Maher in the leading roles, where it won further *awards for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Play


In 1986, she had her own ABC television situation comedy, "The Ellen Burstyn Show" costarring Megan Mullally as her daughter and Elaine Stritch as her mother; it was canceled after one season add something


In 1990, she won the Sarah Siddons award for her work in Chicago theatre add something


Alfre Woodard - Woodard co-starred alongside Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate_Nelligan and Maya Angelou in the female ensemble drama film "How to Make an American Quilt" in 1995


Richard Paul Evans - His 1996 book "Timepiece" was made into a television movie featuring James Earl Jones and Ellen Burstyn, as were 1998's "The Locket", which starred Vanessa Redgrave, and 2003's "A Perfect Day", which starred Rob Lowe and Christopher Lloyd


In 1997, Burstyn was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame add something


Gillian Anderson - In 1997 work on the independent film Cab Chicago in 1998 starred in the film "Playing by Heart" with Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Burstyn and Anthony Edwards worked in the film "The Mighty" with Sharon Stone


Rene Magritte - According to Ellen Burstyn, in the 1998 documentary "The Fear of God: 25 Years of "The Exorcist", the iconic poster shot for the film "The Exorcist" was inspired by Magritte's "L'Empire des Lumières"


From 2000 to 2002, Burstyn appeared in the CBS television drama "That's Life" add something


Jennifer Connelly - In 2000 she appeared in what critics considered her breakthrough film, "Requiem for a Dream", directed by Darren Aronofsky and based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby, Jr. Connelly played Marion Silver, Harry's girlfriend; the movie starred Marlon Wayans and Ellen Burstyn


The show opened and closed on November 17, 2003 add something


Allan Gurganus - The novel was adapted for a one-woman Broadway play, starring Ellen Burstyn, in 2003


Mitch Albom - In 2004, it was turned into a television movie for ABC, starring Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Michael_Imperioli, and Jeff Daniels


In 2006, Burstyn appeared in the drama-romance film "The Fountain", directed by Darren Aronofsky, with whom she worked in "Requiem for a Dream" add something


The Wicker Man (1973 film) - An American remake of the same name, starring Nicolas Cage and Ellen Burstyn, and directed by Neil LaBute, was released on 1 September 2006


Since 2007, she has had an occasional recurring role on the HBO television drama series "Big Love", playing the mother of polygamist wife Barbara Henrickson add something


In March 2007, the Academy officially announced that eligibility for a Primetime Emmy award in any long-form supporting-actor category required nominees to appear on-screen in at least five percent of the project add something


Rick Rosenthal - The fall of 2007 saw Ocean Grove, New Jersey become the site of Whitewater Films' "Greta", video director Nancy Bardawil's feature debut, starring Hilary Duff and Ellen Burstyn


In addition to her stage work, Burstyn portrayed former First Lady Barbara Bush in director Oliver Stone's biographical film "W" in 2008 add something


In the documentary "PoliWood", Burstyn goes to several political events during the 2008 election season as a backer of Barack Obama, and at one point talks sadly about how civil competition between Democrats and Republicans does not exist anymore add something


Burstyn returned to the stage in March 2008, in the Off-Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's "The Little Flower of East Orange", directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in a co-production by LAByrinth Theater Company and The Public Theater add something


Chris Evans (actor) - In 2008, Evans appeared in "Street Kings", co-starring Keanu Reeves, and the Tennessee Williams screenplay adaptation "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond", co-starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen Burstyn


Michael Shannon (actor) - In 2008, Shannon was featured in the off-Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's "The Little Flower of East Orange", presented by LAByrinth Theater Company and The Public Theater, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and featuring Ellen Burstyn


Political Animals (miniseries) - By April 14, 2012, Ellen Burstyn had joined the series as Margaret Barrish, Elaine's mother and a former Vegas showgirl


In July 2013, Burstyn was cast in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar add something


In October 2013, Burstyn was cast with Blake Lively in the film "The Age of Adaline"; production is set to start in March 2014 add something


The Age of Adaline - On October 16, 2013, Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn were cast in the film to play the lead roles, with Lively starring as the title character


In 2014, Burstyn appeared in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" add something


Production started in March 2014, and the film was released in April 2015 add something


Rita Moreno - In 2014, it was announced that Rita Moreno has been cast in NBC's television film "Old Soul", alongside Natasha Lyonne, Fred Willard and Ellen Burstyn


Flowers in the Attic (film) - Another adaptation of "Flowers in the Attic" aired on the Lifetime network on January 18, 2014, starring Heather Graham as Corrine, Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn as Olivia, and Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye as Cathy and Christopher


Amanda Crew - In March 2014, Crew joined the cast of the romantic drama "Adaline", where she will star opposite Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn


Blake Lively - In the same month, Lively was cast with Ellen Burstyn in the film "The Age of Adaline"; production is set to start in March 2014


Michiel Huisman - The film stars Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn, the film is scheduled to be released on April 24, 2015


Buckminster Fuller - "The House of Tomorrow", is a 2017 American independent drama film written and directed by Peter Livolsi, based on Peter Bognanni's 2010 novel of the same name, featuring Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Nick Offerman, Maude Apatow, and Ellen Burstyn


Actors Studio - As of May 2018, the studio's co-presidents are Ellen Burstyn, Alec_Baldwin and Al Pacino