Ellen Burstyn



Place of birth:

Detroit, Michigan, USA:


​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ellen Burstyn  (born December 7, 1932) is an American actress, who has worked in film, stage and television. Her acting career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next ten years, Burstyn appeared in several films and television series before joining the Actors Studio in 1967. She achieved recognition for her roles in The Last Picture Show (1971) and The Exorcist (1973), receiving Academy Award nominations for both performances. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress the following year for her work in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1973). In 1975, she won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway production of Same Time, Next Year, and received a Golden Globe Award and a fourth Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 1978 film version. Burstyn continued to work extensively since the 1980s, and was acclaimed for her performance in the film Requiem for a Dream, for which she received several critic's awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ellen Burstyn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Film Credits

The House of Tomorrow (2017)
A Little Something for Your Birthday (2017)
Wiener-Dog (2016)
as Nana
Custody (2016)
as Beatrice Fisher
Unity (2015)
as Herself - Narrator (voice)
About Scout (2015)
as Gram
The Age of Adaline (2015)
as Flemming
Interstellar (2014)
as Old Murph Cooper
The Calling (2014)
as Emily Micallef
Petals on the Wind (2014)
as Olivia Foxworth
Draft Day (2014)
as Barb Weaver
River of Fundament (2014)
as Hathfertiti
Two Men in Town (2014)
as Mère Garnett
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
as Herself - Interviewee
Flowers in the Attic (2014)
as Olivia Foxworth
Wish You Well (2013)
as Louisa Mae Cardinal
Love, Marilyn (2012)
as Herself
Coma (2012)
as Mrs. Emerson
Political Animals (2012)
as Margaret Barrish
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
as Nanette
According to Greta (2009)
as Katherine
The Mighty Macs (2009)
as Mother St. John
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
as Swan
W. (2008)
as Barbara Bush
Lovely, Still (2008)
as Mary
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
as Miss Addie
Mitch Albom's For One More Day (2007)
The Stone Angel (2007)
as Hagar
30 Days (2006)
as Maura
The Fountain (2006)
as Dr. Lillian Guzetti
The Wicker Man (2006)
as Sister Summersisle
Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow (2006)
as Herself
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006)
as Herself
The Elephant King (2006)
as Diana Hunt
Our Fathers (2005)
as Mary Ryan
The Five People You Meet In Heaven (2004)
as Ruby
The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel (2004)
as Tommie
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (2003)
as Herself
Brush with Fate (2003)
as Rika
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
as Viviane Joan 'Vivi' Abbott Walker
Within These Walls (2001)
as Joan Thomas
Memories, Dreams & Addictions (2001)
as Herself
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
as Sara Goldfarb
Mermaid (2000)
as Trish
The Yards (2000)
as Val Handler
You Can Thank Me Later (1999)
as Shirley Cooperberg
The Last Picture Show: A Look Back (1999)
as Herself
Night Ride Home (1999)
as Maggie
Walking Across Egypt (1999)
as Mattie Rigsbee
Playing by Heart (1998)
as Mildred
A Will of Their Own (1998)
as Veronica Steward
Marilyn in Manhattan (1998)
as Herself
The Patron Saint of Liars (1998)
as June Clatterbuck
The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist (1998)
as Herself - 'Chris MacNeil'
Flash (1997)
as Laura Strong
Deceiver (1997)
as Mook
Timepiece (1996)
as Maud Gannon
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
as Hannah Ferguson
How To Make An American Quilt (1995)
as Hy Dodd
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
as Emily Haberman
Follow The River (1995)
as Gretel
My Brother's Keeper (1995)
as Helen
Roommates (1995)
as Judith
Primal Secrets (1994)
as Frances Griffin
Getting Gotti (1994)
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
as Emily
The Cemetery Club (1993)
as Esther Moskowitz
Dying Young (1991)
as Mrs. O'Neil
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love (1991)
as Lillian "Lil" Lambert
When You Remember Me (1990)
as Nurse Cooder
Hanna's War (1988)
as Katalin
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)
as Mrs. Stocks (voice)
Pack of Lies (1987)
as Barbara Jackson
Act of Vengeance (1986)
as Margaret Yablonski
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
as Kate MacKenzie
Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
as Tina Brogan
The Ambassador (1984)
as Alex Hacker
Silence of the North (1981)
as Olive Frederickson
The People vs. Jean Harris (1981)
as Jean Harris
Sois belle et tais-toi (1981)
as Herself
Resurrection (1980)
as Edna
Kravgi gynaikon (1978)
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
as Doris
Providence (1977)
as Sonia Langham
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
as Alice Wyatt
Harry and Tonto (1974)
as Shirley Mallard
Thursday's Game (1974)
as Lynne Evers
The Exorcist (1973)
as Chris MacNeil
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
as Sally
The Last Picture Show (1971)
as Lois Farrow
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
as Mona
Alex in Wonderland (1970)
as Beth Morrison
Pit Stop (1969)
as Ellen McLeod
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
as Franny Salzman
For Those Who Think Young (1964)
as Dr. Pauline Swenson (as Ellen McRae)
Bathing Flo ()
Nostalgia ()
The Tale ()
Wake ()

Production Credits

Bathing Flo ()