Ellen Burstyn

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Edna Rae Gillooly
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/07/1932, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; model
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Ellen Burstyn Fast Facts:
  • Was one of the Gleason Girls dancers on The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955.
  • Was the first woman president of Actors' Equity Association, serving from 1982 to '85.
  • Won a Tony in 1975 for her role in the Broadway production of Same Time, Next Year, and was nominated for an Oscar for the same role in the 1978 big-screen adaptation.
  • Was Emmy-nominated for the 1981 TV-movie The People vs. Jean Harris, in which she played the jealous lover who famously murdered "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower. In 2005, she played another girlfriend of Tarnower's in Mrs. Harris, an HBO film about the same event, and earned an Emmy nomination despite only appearing on screen for 15 seconds.
  • Two years later, Emmy rules were changed to prevent a nomination for any performance of less than five percent of the project; the change was sometimes referred to as the "Ellen Burstyn Rule."
  • In 2009, became the 18th performer to win a Tony, Oscar and Emmy.
  • She was also nominated for an Emmy for her impressive performance as Barb's mother, Nancy, in HBO's acclaimed series, Big Love. She appeared on the drama occasionally from 2007 to 2011.
  • Ellen Burstyn Relationships:
  • Paul Roberts - Ex-husband
  • Correine Gillooly - Mother
  • William Alexander - Ex-husband
  • Jefferson Burstyn - Son
  • Neil Burstyn - Ex-husband
  • John Austin Gillooly - Father
  • Ellen Burstyn Awards:
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1974 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1973 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1980 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1971 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1975 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1982 Genie Awards: Best Performance by a Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1975 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Winner

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