Ellen Rona Barkin is an American film actress and producer, widely known for her performance in the 1982 comedy-drama film Diner.
She had leading roles in such films as The Big Easy, Tender Mercies, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
She has been married Irish actor Gabriel Byrne from 1988 to 1999. She was married to American businessman Ronald O. Perelman in 2000. The couple has two children. They divorced in 2006.
Ellen Barkin was born on April 16, 1954, in the Bronx, New York. She is the daughter of Evelyn, who is a hospital administrator, she worked for Jamaica Hospital, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman.
Ellen grew up in a lower-middle-class Jewish family along with her brother George, a descendant of immigrants from Siberia and the Belarusian-Polish border. She received a high school diploma from the High School Performing Arts in Manhattan.
He later attended Hunter College, earning a double major in history and drama. At some point, Ellen wanted to teach ancient history, but she continued her acting education at the Actors Studio in New York City. She studied acting for ten years before shooting for her first audition.
Barkin rose to fame through his breakout role in the comedy-drama film. Dinner which was written and directed by Barry Levinson did achieve favorable reviews.
Behind that, she was cast in the drama film. Tender Mercies in 1983, after impressing director Bruce Beresford during an audition in New York City.
Barkin later made his appearance in several successful movies, including Big Easy, opposite Dennis Quaid, and Sea of Love. She has also appeared in Off-Broadway plays, including a role as one of the roommates in Extremities.
Ellen Barkin has also worked in TV movies like Before Women Had Wings, which earned her an Emmy Award for Best Leading Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for The White River Kid.
Ellen Barkin’s net worth is currently $60 million, enough to support her lavish lifestyle. she earns a huge amount of money from her career as an actress and as a film producer. She has appeared in numerous movies and has also produced.
In addition, Ellen Barkin also received 20 million dollars for the divorce from her ex-husband Ronald Perelman. She has maintained a huge network thanks to her hard work and dedication to her life.
Ellen Barkin is the mother of two children, Romy Marion, born in 1992, and Jack Daniel, born in 1989, from her first romance with Gabriel Byrne, an American actor. They became separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999, however, they are still together.
Later in 2000, Ellen Barkin married a billionaire and businessman. Ronald Perelman. As New York magazine put it, the marriage ended in a messy divorce in 2006, and Barkin was awarded $20 million. She hasn’t talked about having a boyfriend or relationships in the past.