Ellen Rona Barkin is an American actress and producer. She was born on April 16, 1954. Her breakthrough role was in the 1982 film “Diner”. After this breakthrough, she took parts in movies such as: “Tender Mercies (1983), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), The Big Easy (1986), Johnny Handsome, and Sea of Love”.
Ellen Barkin Early Life
In 1991, she made a big movement and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for the leading role in the film “Switch”. After this achievement, she participated in so many projects, such as: “Man Trouble, Into the West (both 1992), This Boy’s Life (1993), Bad Company, Wild Bill (both 1995), The Fan (1996), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000), Palindromes (2004), Trust the Man (2005), Ocean’s Thirteen (2007), Brooklyn’s Finest (2009), and The Cobbler (2014)”.
Ellen Barkin Bio: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education Details
She was born in The Bronx, New York. She is the daughter of Evelyn (née Rozin), a hospital administrator who worked at Jamaica Hospital, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman.
Her family was Jewish emigrants from Siberia and the Belarusian-Polish border. She lived in Flushing, NY, and attended Parsons Junior High School. She received her high school diploma at Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts. She then attended Hunter College and double majored in history and drama. She put a lot of work into acting so according to “TIME” she studied acting for ten years before landing her first audition.
Ellen Barkin Dating History And Marriage Details With Kids
She is the mother of two children, Jack Daniel (born 1989) and Romy Marion (born 1992), from her first marriage to actor Gabriel Byrne. The two separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999. But there is no bad blood between them, Byrne even attended Barkin’s 2000 wedding to (multi-billionaire businessman) Ronald Perelman. But that relationship couldn’t last long either, according to New York magazine, that marriage ended in divorce in 2006. In October 2006, “Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Ellen Barkin” realized $20,369,200 at Christie’s, New York. In 2007, she sued Perelman for $3.4 million in investment funds he allegedly promised to invest in their film production company. He was ordered to pay her $4.3 million.
Ellen Barkin Siblings
Also, she has a brother, George, who was formerly the editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times.
Ellen Barkin Net Worth
From 1978 to 2017, she participated in sixty-two projects. When we consider that situation as a source that’s not surprising that she has an $80 Million net worth. She owns a big collection of jewelry, and following her divorce from Perelman, she found herself in possession of over 100 pieces of valuable jewelry. These pieces were valued at $15 million in 2006. Barkin owned a pair of $80,000 emerald and gold cuffs intended for the Duchess of Windsor.
She mostly earned her net worth by acting in these projects: Sea of Love (Movie, 1989), This Boy’s Life (Movie, 1993), Drop Dead Gorgeous (Movie, 1999), Ocean’s Thirteen (Movie, 2007), Another Happy Day (Movie, 2011), The Cobbler (Movie, 2014).
Ellen Barkin Children
She has two kids Romy Marion Byrne (28), Jack Daniel Byrne (32). She cares about her kids and definitely finds “motherhood” as a special thing, she said so many things about being a mother and motherhood, such as:
The way Hollywood portrays mothers – you’re either all good and saint-like, or you’re all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member
Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.
I guess I worry about weird existential things, like how do we spend our final act. This is a very emotional question. I can’t answer it without crying. I think You’re 56 years old, what did you do? You raised two good kids. What am I going to do now that is as meaningful as that? I don’t know the answer yet