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Ellen Burstyn

 
Date Of Birth:
December 07, 1932 (89)
Birth Place:
USA
Bio:
Academy, Tony and BAFTA award-winning Ellen Burstyn will make her London stage debut in The Children's Hour. Nominated six times for an Oscar for her roles in The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Same Time Next Year, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream, her many film credits include Martin ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 07, 1932 (89)

Birth Place: USA

Bio:
Academy, Tony and BAFTA award-winning Ellen Burstyn will make her London stage debut in The Children's Hour. Nominated six times for an Oscar for her roles in The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Same Time Next Year, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream, her many film credits include Martin ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2017
Jaques
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater and National Theatre One-Night Reading, 2017
Senator Elizabeth Warren
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2013
Helen Potts
  [West End]
London Production, 2011
Mrs. Amelia Tilford
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Therese Marie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Lucy Marsden
  [Broadway]
1995
Sister Grace
  [Broadway]
1992
Sharyn Beaumont
  [Broadway]
1989
Shirley Valentine [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Helene Hanff
  [Broadway]
1975
Doris

Ellen Burstyn Movies

The Christmas Tree
 
[1958]
Elizabeth
The Big Brain
 
[1963]
Ellen
For Those Who Think Young
 
[1964]
Dr. Pauline Swenson
Goodbye Charlie
 
[1964]
Franny Saltzmann
The Winner
 
[1969]
Ellen McCleod
Alex in Wonderland
 
[1970]
Beth Morrison
Tropic of Cancer
 
[1970]
Mona Miller
The Last Picture Show
 
[1971]
Lois Farrow
The King of Marvin Gardens
 
[1972]
Sally
The Exorcist
 
[1973]
Chris MacNeil
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
 
[1974]
Alice Hyatt
Harry and Tonto
 
[1974]
Shirley
Thursday's Game
 
[1974]
Lynne Evers
Providence
 
[1977]
Sonia Langham
A Dream of Passion
 
[1978]
Brenda Collins
Same Time, Next Year
 
[1978]
Doris
Resurrection
 
[1980]
Edna
Silence of the North
 
[1981]
Olive Frederickson
The People vs. Jean Harris
 
[1981]
Jean Harris
The Ambassador
 
[1984]
Alex
Into Thin Air
 
[1985]
Joan Walker
Surviving
 
[1985]
Tina Brogan
Twice in a Lifetime
 
[1985]
Kate MacKenzie
Act of Vengeance
 
[1986]
Margaret Yablonski
Something in Common
 
[1986]
Lynn Hollander
Look Away
 
[1987]
Mary Todd Lincoln
Pack of Lies
 
[1987]
Barbara Jackson
Hanna's War
 
[1988]
Katalin
The Color of Evening
 
[1990]
Kate O'Rielly
When You Remember Me
 
[1990]
Nurse Cooder
Dying Young
 
[1991]
Mrs. O'Neil
Grand Isle
 
[1991]
Mademoiselle Reisz
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
 
[1991]
Lillian 'Lil' Lambert
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story
 
[1992]
Wilma
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story
 
[1993]
Joan Delvecchio
The Cemetery Club
 
[1993]
Esther Moskowitz
Getting Gotti
 
[1994]
Jo Giacalone
Getting Out
 
[1994]
Arlie's Mother
Primal Secrets
 
[1994]
Frances Griffin
When a Man Loves a Woman
 
[1994]
Emily
Follow the River
 
[1995]
Gretel
How to Make an American Quilt
 
[1995]
Hy
My Brother's Keeper
 
[1995]
Helen
Roommates
 
[1995]
Judith
The Baby-Sitters Club
 
[1995]
Mrs. Haberman
Cross the Line
 
[1996]
Mary Davis
Our Son, the Matchmaker
 
[1996]
Iva Mae
The Spitfire Grill
 
[1996]
Hannah Ferguson
Timepiece
 
[1996]
Maud Gannon
A Deadly Vision
 
[1997]
Yvette Watson
Liar
 
[1997]
Mook
Miracle of the Spring
 
[1998]
June Clatterbuck
Playing by Heart
 
[1998]
Mildred
You Can Thank Me Later
 
[1998]
Shirley Cooperberg
Night Ride Home
 
[1999]
Maggie
Walking Across Egypt
 
[1999]
Mattie Rigsbee
Mermaid
 
[2000]
Trish
Requiem for a Dream
 
[2000]
Sara Goldfarb
The Yards
 
[2000]
Val Handler
Dodson's Journey
 
[2001]
Mother
Within These Walls
 
[2001]
Joan Thomas
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
 
[2002]
Vivi
Brush with Fate
 
[2003]
Rika
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
 
[2004]
Ruby
The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel
 
[2004]
Tommie
Mrs. Harris
 
[2005]
Former Tarnower Steady
Our Fathers
 
[2005]
Mary Ryan
30 Days
 
[2006]
Maura
The Elephant King
 
[2006]
Diana (Mom)
The Fountain
 
[2006]
Dr. Lillian Guzetti
The Wicker Man
 
[2006]
Sister SummersIsle
Mitch Albom's for One More Day
 
[2007]
Pauline (Posey) Benetto
The Stone Angel
 
[2007]
Hagar
Lovely, Still
 
[2008]
Mary Malone
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
 
[2008]
Addie
W.
 
[2008]
Barbara Bush
Possible Side Effects
 
[2009]
Surviving Summer
 
[2009]
Katherine
The Mighty Macs
 
[2009]
Mother St. John
The Velveteen Rabbit
 
[2009]
Swan - Voice
Main Street
 
[2010]
Georgiana Carr
Another Happy Day
 
[2011]
Doris Baker
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
 
[2011]
Nanette
Wish You Well
 
[2013]
Louisa Mae Cardinal
Draft Day
 
[2014]
Barb Weaver
Interstellar
 
[2014]
Murph (Older)
Old Soul
 
[2014]
Eileen
River of Fundament
 
[2014]
Hathfertiti
The Calling
 
[2014]
Emily Micallef
Two Men in Town
 
[2014]
Garnett's mother
When Marnie Was There
 
[2014]
Nan - Voice
About Scout
 
[2015]
Gram
The Age of Adaline
 
[2015]
Flemming
Custody
 
[2016]
Beatrice Fisher
Wiener-Dog
 
[2016]
Nana
A Little Something for Your Birthday
 
[2017]
Celia
The House of Tomorrow
 
[2017]
Josephine Prendergast
Nostalgia
 
[2018]
Helen
The Tale
 
[2018]
Nettie
American Woman
 
[2019]
Miss Dolly
Lucy in the Sky
 
[2019]
Nana Holbrook
Pieces of a Woman
 
[2020]
Elizabeth
Queen Bees
 
[2021]
Helen Wilson
The Lost Girls
 
[2022]
Three Months
 
[2022]
Valerie
The Exorcist
 
[2023]
Chris MacNeil

Ellen Burstyn TV Shows

Kraft Theatre
 
[1958]
Linda
Dr. Kildare
 
[1961]
Anne Garner
Michael Shayne
 
[1961]
Carol
Surfside 6
 
[1961]
Wandra Drake
The Dick Powell Show
 
[1961]
Rose Maxon
The Loretta Young Show
 
[1961]
Ann Walters
Cheyenne
 
[1961]
Emmy Mae
Checkmate
 
[1962]
Margo
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
 
[1962]
Donna Whittaker
Bus Stop
 
[1962]
Phyllis Dunning
The Real McCoys
 
[1962]
Dorothy Carter
The Detectives
 
[1962]
Nora
Ben Casey
 
[1962]
Connie, Dr. Leslie Fraser
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster
 
[1962]
Joan
Perry Mason
 
[1962]
Mona Winthrope White
Kraft Mystery Theater
 
[1962]
Greta Dryden
77 Sunset Strip
 
[1961-1963]
Sandra Keene, Betty Benson
The Defenders
 
[1963]
Hilda Wesley
Vacation Playhouse
 
[1963]
Ellen
Laramie
 
[1963]
Amy
Wagon Train
 
[1963]
Margaret Whitlow
Going My Way
 
[1963]
Louise
Kraft Suspense Theatre
 
[1964]
Barbara Sherwood, Lucille Benton
The Greatest Show on Earth
 
[1964]
Susan Mason
Death Valley Days
 
[1964]
Jenny
Theatre of Stars
 
[1964]
Eva Laurelton
For the People
 
[1965]
Maria Haviland
The Doctors
 
[1965]
Dr. Kate Bartok
The Time Tunnel
 
[1966]
Eve Holland
The Big Valley
 
[1967]
Sister Jacob
Iron Horse
 
[1967-1968]
Julie Parsons
Insight
 
[1969]
Janet
The Virginian
 
[1969]
Kate Burden
Gunsmoke
 
[1962-1971]
Amy Waters, Polly
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers
 
[1972]
Rachel Lambert
The Dick Cavett Show
 
[1986]
Ellen Brewer
The Ellen Burstyn Show
 
[1986-1987]
Ellen Brewer
The Wonderful World of Disney
 
[1997]
Laura Strong
A Will of Their Own
 
[1998]
Veronica Steward
That's Life
 
[2000-2002]
Dolly DeLucca
The Book of Daniel
 
[2006]
Bishop Beatrice Congreve
5 Second Movies
 
[2008]
Chris MacNeil
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
 
[2008]
Bernie Stabler
Big Love
 
[2007-2011]
Nancy Davis Dutton
Visionado obligado
 
[2011]
Chris MacNeil
Coma
 
[2012]
Mrs. Emerson
Political Animals
 
[2012]
Margaret Barrish
The Dollanganger Saga
 
[2014]
Olivia Foxworth, Grandmother
Louie
 
[2014]
Evanka
Mom
 
[2015]
Shirley
House of Cards
 
[2016]
Elizabeth Hale
The First Lady
 
[2022]
Sara Delano Roosevelt
Law & Order: Organized Crime
 
[2021-2022]
Bernadette Stabler

Ellen Burstyn Biography

Academy, Tony and BAFTA award-winning Ellen Burstyn will make her London stage debut in The Children's Hour. Nominated six times for an Oscar for her roles in The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Same Time Next Year, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream, her many film credits include Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore for which she won the Best Actress BAFTA as well as the Academy Award. Her more recent film credits include Olivier Stone's W. in which she played Barbara Bush, Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain and Neil LaBute's remake of The Wicker Man. She can be seen on screen in the forthcoming The Mighty Macs and Main Street. Her many US theatre credits include Same Time Next Year for which she won the Tony Award, 84 Charing Cross Road, Shirley Valentine and Long Day's Journey Into Night, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman's production of The Little Flower of East Orange for the Public Theater and LAByrinth Theater Company. Burstyn's television credits include the title role in The People vs. Jean Harris and Pack of Lies, for both which she was Emmy nominated, That's Life, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The Book of Daniel.

Ellen Burstyn Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Ellen Burstyn, The Little Flower of East Orange
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Ellen Burstyn, Same Time, Next Year
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Best Ensemble Performance Gold Star
Ellen Burstyn, Same Time, Next Year
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Ellen Burstyn , Same Time, Next Year

Ellen Burstyn News

The Actors Studio to Host Three Special 75th Anniversary Events in December Photo The Actors Studio to Host Three Special 75th Anniversary Events in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Starting this week, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. In December, the legendary studio will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December Photo The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

This December, The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world's most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. The legendary studio, located at 432 West 44th Street, will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS Photo The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The Actors Studio, now celebrating 75 years as the world‚Äôs most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors & playwrights, will open its doors to the public to observe ‚ÄúActors Studio In Process‚ÄĚ on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 7PM.

The Academy Museum to Celebrate First Anniversary With THE WIZ Screening Photo The Academy Museum to Celebrate First Anniversary With THE WIZ Screening
by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2022

Director Sidney Lumet followed a string of Oscar¬ģ-winning 1970s classics with this lavish adaptation of the popular Broadway musical The Wiz, noted for its lively score and all-Black cast. ¬†The Academy Museum‚Äôs first anniversary screening of The Wiz will feature live dance performances by the Debbie Allen Dance Studio youth performers.

The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screenin Photo The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screening for 75th Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The Actors Studio will host a 75th Anniversary benefit screening of the Academy Award-winning film Dog Day Afternoon, followed by a live interview with the film’s star and The Actors Studio co-president Al Pacino. The Gala event will take place Thursday, October 27 at 7PM, the United Palace.

Austin Film Festival Announces Screenings of THE WHALE, ARMAGEDDON TIME, and More Photo Austin Film Festival Announces Screenings of THE WHALE, ARMAGEDDON TIME, and More
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 10, 2022

Austin Film Festival (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing writers‚Äô and filmmakers‚Äô contributions to film, television, and new media, has announced that The Whale will serve as the festival‚Äôs Opening Night selection. Directed by Academy Award¬ģ-nominee Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Wrestler).

Melbourne Opera Presents LUCREZIA BORGIA Next Month Photo Melbourne Opera Presents LUCREZIA BORGIA Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022

Melbourne Opera is staging the Gaetano Donizetti bel canto masterpiece Australian audiences fell for 45 years ago when Dame Joan Sutherland performed the title role. It has not been performed in Melbourne for over 30 years.

Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere Photo Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Eric Krebs & THEATER555 will present a staged reading of Last Day by Richard Vetere. Inspired by the William Butler Yeats quote, 'The beautiful and innocent have no enemy but time.' Last Day is a vigorous exploration of love & friendship at the end of the 20th Century.

Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie Photo Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed play GRATITUDE written by playwright Oren Safdie, and directed by Maria Mileaf, will add an additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces Passing of Founding Member Ernest Abuba Photo Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces Passing of Founding Member Ernest Abuba
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre announced today the passing of founding member and company senior artist Ernest Abuba, the award-winning actor, playwright, screenwriter, and director on stage, film, and television, following a brief illness.

Ellen Burstyn Videos

Broadway Rewind: Sebastian Stan & Maggie Grace Bring PICNIC Back to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Sebastian Stan & Maggie Grace Bring PICNIC Back to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the second Broadway revival of William Inge's Picnic. Directed by Sam Gold, Picnic opened on January 13 at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 49 performances

VIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Videoplay
VIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater

by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3.

BWW TV: From C-Span to Town Hall! Watch a Scene from ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN?
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2017

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN?, a one-night-only staged presentation edited and directed by Nicolas Kent, was presented by The Public Theater in New York and London's National Theatre last night, May 11, at Town Hall. BroadwayWorld is excited to share a scene from the staging below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Viola Davis Stars in New Movie CUSTODY by James Lapine, Airing Tonight on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Golden Globe winner Viola Davis executive produces and stars in CUSTODY, set to make its debut on Lifetime tonight, March 4 at 8pm ET/PT.

VIDEO: First Look - Viola Davis Stars in New Lifetime Movie CUSTODY by James Lapine
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 24, 2017

Golden Globe winner Viola Davis executive produces and stars in CUSTODY, set to make its debut on Lifetime on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm ET/PT.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Elie Wiesel's NIGHT Reading, Featuring Broadway's Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick and More
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2017

Prominent figures from the arts, politics, human rights, social justice, the media, and academia gathered for a continuous reading of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel's seismic Holocaust memoir, 'Night,' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The all-day 'Night' event took place in front of an overflow audience at the Museum. You can watch footage of the entire event, produced by Folksbiene executive producer Christopher Massimine (edited to 4:30 hours), below!

VIDEO: Ellen Burstyn Talks ‚ÄėHouse of Cards‚Äô: ‚ÄėI Had No Idea‚Äô It Was So Popular
by - Mar 11, 2016

Ellen Burstyn is the most recent addition to the award-winning Netflix phenomenon, "House Of Cards." The award-winning actresss joins TODAY to talk about the incredibly successful series.

VIDEO: Watch All-New HOUSE OF CARDS Season 4 Trailer!
by - Feb 11, 2016

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright return in the new season of HOUSE OF CARDS, premiering Friday, March 4 on the Netflix streaming service. Watch an all-new season 4 trailer below!

BWW Exclusive: Watch Broadway Veteran Phyllis Somerville in WGN America's OUTSIDERS
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2016

WGN America's new original scripted drama 'Outsiders,' premiering Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT,explores the epic battle of the Farrell Clan, a tight-knit family of renegades who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, as they fight to defend their land and their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them.Below, we've got an exclusive clip, in which Asa (Joe Anderson) speaks to the leader, Lady Ray (theater vet Phyllis Somerville) about the outside world from which he's just returned. Check it out below!

VIDEO: First Look - Blake Lively Stars in Romantic Drama THE AGE OF ADALINE
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 12, 2015

A trailer for Lionsgate's upcoming romantic drama THE AGE OF ADALINE has been released. The film will hit theaters on April 24, 2015 Check it out below!


Ellen Burstyn Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ellen Burstyn been in?
Ellen Burstyn has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Ellen Burstyn been in?
Ellen Burstyn has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Ellen Burstyn's first West End show?
Ellen Burstyn's first West End show was The Children's Hour which opened in 2011

What awards has Ellen Burstyn been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for The Little Flower of East Orange , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Same Time, Next Year Best Ensemble Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Same Time, Next Year and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Same Time, Next Year .

What awards has Ellen Burstyn won?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Same Time, Next Year Best Ensemble Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Same Time, Next Yearand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Same Time, Next Year.