birth date:
April 16, 1954

birth place:
New York, New York, USA

Ellen Barkin is an American actress noted for her roles in such films as Someone Like You... (2001), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Wild Bill (1995) and Siesta (1987)


. Ellen Barkin

Siesta (1987)

Title: Siesta
Released: 1987
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Runtime: 93 min
Country: USA
Language: English

Plot Summary: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood soaked and bruised) she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spannish streets without money or a clear memory.

Comments: Overall pretty good, kind of a mind-bending mild thriller. It looks as if the director trimmed out some of the original movie that might have helped fill in a gap or two here. Nonetheless, it is an interesting film with good acting, particularly with Ellen Barkin. Interesting supporting cast, too, that includes Julian Sands, Isabella Rossellini, Jodie Foster and Grace Jones.

Scene Description: Ellen Barkin lying completely nude by a stream.

..Movie Stills

Has one son, Jack (b. 1989), and one daughter, Romey Marion (b. 1992).

New husband Ron Perelman is the billionaire owner of the Revlon company. [2000]

Measurements: 34C-25-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Size 9-9 1/2 shoe. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Once admitted in an interview that she often has to wear glasses because she has a condition that is causing her to lose some vision in one eye.

She studied in New York at the High School of the Performing Arts, Hunter College and the Actor's Studio.

She was born and raised in the Bronx in a "middle class Jewish home" and describes her childhood as quite happy.

Ellen Barkin - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography (list of movies she's appeared in)

Someone Like You... (2001) .... Diane Roberts
... aka Animal Attraction (2001) (UK)
... aka Someone Like You... (2001) (USA)
Mercy (2000) .... Det. Catherie Palmer
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000) .... Maggie Skolnik

White River Kid, The (1999)
... aka White River (2001) (USA: video title)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999/I) .... Annette Atkins
... aka Gnadenlos schön (1999) (Germany)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) .... Waitress at North Star Cafe
Before Women Had Wings (1997) (TV) .... Gloria Marie Jackson
... aka Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings (1997) (TV)
Mad Dog Time (1996) .... Rita Everly
... aka Trigger Happy (1996) (video title)
Fan, The (1996) .... Jewel Stern
Wild Bill (1995) .... Calamity Jane
Bad Company (1995/I) .... Margaret Wells
This Boy's Life (1993) .... Caroline
Into the West (1992) .... Kathleen
Mac (1992) .... Oona
Man Trouble (1992) .... Joan Spruance
Switch (1991) .... Amanda Brooks
... aka Blake Edwards' Switch (1991) (USA: complete title)

Sea of Love (1989) .... Helen
Johnny Handsome (1989) .... Sunny Boyd
Clinton and Nadine (1988) (TV) .... Nadine Powers
... aka Blood Money: The Story of Clinton and Nadine (1988) (TV)
Made in Heaven (1987) (uncredited) .... Lucille
Siesta (1987) .... Claire
Big Easy, The (1987) .... Anne Osborne
Down by Law (1986) .... Laurette
Act of Vengeance (1986) (TV) .... Annette Gilly
Desert Bloom (1986) .... Aunt Starr
Terminal Choice (1985) .... Mary O'Connor
... aka Critical List (1985)
... aka Death Bed (1985)
... aka Death List (1985)
... aka Trauma (1985/I)
Princess Who Had Never Laughed, The (1984) (TV)
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The (1984) .... Penny Priddy
... aka Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The (1984) (USA: short title)
Terrible Joe Moran (1984) (TV) .... Ronnie
Harry and Son (1984) .... Katie
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) .... Maggie Foley
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983) .... Virginia
... aka Enormous Changes (1983)
... aka Trumps (1983)
Daniel (1983) .... Phyllis Isaacson
Tender Mercies (1983) .... Sue Anne
Parole (1982) (TV) .... Donna
Diner (1982) .... Beth
We're Fighting Back (1981) (TV) .... Chris Capoletti
Kent State (1981) (TV)

Up in Smoke (1978) (uncredited) .... Woman playing guitar
... aka Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke (1978)
... aka Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke (1978)

Ellen Barkin - Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Leute heute" (1997) playing "Herself" 23 September 2002
"Rosie O'Donnell Show, The" (1996) playing "Herself" 15 August 1996