Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 07-12-1932
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Ellen McRae
    엘렌 버스틴

  • Popularity: 15.77
  • Homepage: N/A


Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress. Known for her portrayal of complicated women in dramas, Burstyn is the recipient of various accolades, and is among the few performers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony (Triple Crown of Acting). Born in Detroit, Michigan, Burstyn left school and worked as a dancer and model. She made her stage debut on Broadway in 1957 and soon started to make appearances in television shows. Stardom followed several years later with her acclaimed role in The Last Picture Show (1971), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her next appearance in The Exorcist (1973), earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film has remained popular and several publications have regarded it as one of the greatest horror films of all time. She followed this with Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She appeared in numerous television films and gained further recognition from her performances in Same Time, Next Year (1978), which won her a Golden Globe Award, and Resurrection (1980), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), and Requiem For a Dream (2000). For playing a lonely drug-addicted woman in the last one of these, she was again nominated for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In the 2010s, she made appearances in television series including the political dramas, Political Animals and House of Cards, which have earned her Emmy Award nominations. Since 2000, she has been co-president of the Actors Studio, a drama school in New York City. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame for her work on stage. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ellen Burstyn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia




Year Movie Character
2000 Requiem for a Dream as Sara Goldfarb
2006 The Elephant King as Diana Hunt
1973 The Exorcist as Chris MacNeil
2007 The Stone Angel as Hagar
1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam as Mrs. Stocks (voice)
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore as Alice Hyatt
2003 Brush with Fate as Rika
1993 The Cemetery Club as Esther Moskowitz
1980 Resurrection as Edna
2000 Mermaid as Trish
2001 Within These Walls as Joan Thomas
1991 Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love as Lillian "Lil" Lambert
1987 Pack of Lies as Barbara Jackson
1981 The People vs. Jean Harris as Jean Harris
1981 Silence of the North as Olive Frederickson
2013 Wish You Well as Louisa Mae Cardinal
1995 Follow The River as Gretel
1988 Hanna's War as Katalin
2016 Wiener-Dog as Nana
1970 Bathing Flo
1994 Trick of the Eye as Frances Griffin
1999 You Can Thank Me Later as Shirley Cooperberg
1985 Into Thin Air as Joan Walker
2021 Queen Bees as Helen Wilson
2004 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Second Chances as Herself
1954 Easy Out? as Mary
1986 Something In Common as Lynn Hollander
2021 Watch on the Rhine as Fanny
1998 Playing by Heart as Mildred
2004 The Five People You Meet In Heaven as Ruby
1970 Alex in Wonderland as Beth Morrison
2007 Mitch Albom's For One More Day as Pauline "Posey" Benetto
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood as Viviane Joan 'Vivi' Abbott Walker
2006 The Wicker Man as Sister Summersisle
1974 Harry and Tonto as Shirley Mallard
1978 Same Time, Next Year as Doris
1978 A Dream of Passion as Brenda Collins
1996 The Spitfire Grill as Hannah Ferguson
2008 Lovely, Still as Mary
1998 The Patron Saint of Liars as June Clatterbuck
1998 The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist as Herself - 'Chris MacNeil'
2004 The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel as Tommie
1985 The Ambassador as Alex Hacker
2014 Flowers in the Attic as Olivia Foxworth
2014 Petals on the Wind as Olivia Foxworth
2015 About Scout as Gram
1986 Act of Vengeance as Margaret Yablonski
2001 Memories, Dreams & Addictions as Herself
2010 Reflections of a Philosopher King as Self
2017 Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime as Herself - Interviewee
1990 The Color of Evening as Kate O'Rielly
1958 The Christmas Tree as Elizabeth
2010 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story as Self
1992 Earth and the American Dream
2001 The Making of Requiem for a Dream as Self
2023 The Exorcist as Chris MacNeil
2000 The Exorcist - The Version You've Never Seen as Chris MacNeil
1970 Fuddy Meers as Gertie
2006 The Fountain as Dr. Lillian Guzetti
1995 How to Make an American Quilt as Hy Dodd
2009 According to Greta as Katherine
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond as Miss Addie
2009 The Mighty Macs as Mother St. John
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens as Sally
1977 Providence as Sonia Langham
1969 Pit Stop as Ellen McCleod
1985 Twice in a Lifetime as Kate MacKenzie
1974 Thursday's Game as Lynne Evers
1999 Night Ride Home as Maggie
2014 The Calling as Emily Micallef
2006 30 Days as Maura
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Self - Interviewee
1985 Surviving as Tina Brogan
1990 When You Remember Me as Nurse Cooder
1994 Getting Gotti as Jo Giacalone
2018 All I Wish as Celia Berges
2019 Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies
2010 BBStory: An American Film Renaissance as Self
2020 Pieces of a Woman as Elizabeth Weiss
2011 Another Happy Day as Doris Baker
1970 Mother Couch
2008 W. as Barbara Bush
1999 Walking Across Egypt as Mattie Rigsbee
2009 The Velveteen Rabbit as Swan
2005 Our Fathers as Mary Ryan
1996 Timepiece as Maud Gannon
2014 River of Fundament as Hathfertiti
1995 Roommates as Judith
2015 The Age of Adaline as Flemming
2009 PoliWood as Self
1991 Grand Isle as Mademoiselle Reisz
1989 Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre as Self
1971 The Last Picture Show as Lois Farrow
2000 The Yards as Val Handler
1964 Goodbye Charlie as Franny Salzman
2016 Custody as Beatrice Fisher
1970 Tropic of Cancer as Mona
2018 The Tale as Nadine 'Nettie' Fox
1999 The Last Picture Show: A Look Back as Self
2019 Lucy in the Sky as Nana Holbrook
2019 American Woman as Miss Dolly
1994 Getting Out as Arlie's Mother
1961 Ricochet as Rose Maxon (as Ellen McRae)
1991 Dying Young as Mrs. O'Neil
2006 Stardust: The Bette Davis Story as Self
2014 Two Men in Town as Mère Garnett
1997 Flash as Laura Strong
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman as Emily
2012 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You as Nanette
1997 Deceiver as Mook
2018 Nostalgia as Helen Greer
1997 A Deadly Vision
1992 Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story as Wilma
2010 Main Street as Georgiana Carr
2006 Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow as Herself
2014 Draft Day as Barb Weaver
2017 The House of Tomorrow as Josephine Prendergast
2022 Three Months as Valerie
1964 For Those Who Think Young as Dr. Pauline Swenson
1995 My Brother's Keeper as Helen
1998 Marilyn in Manhattan as Self
2018 Friedkin Uncut as Herself
2020 Delphine and Carole as Self (archive footage)
1995 The Baby-Sitters Club as Mrs. Haberman
2014 Interstellar as Old Murph Cooper
1974 The Horror Hall of Fame: A Monster Salute as (archive footage)
2006 Mrs. Harris as Former Tarnower Steady
2013 Love, Marilyn as Self
1991 Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas as Self
2003 A Decade Under the Influence as Self
2003 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood as Self
1981 Be Pretty and Shut Up! as Self
2002 Red Dragon as Grandma Dolarhyde (voice) (uncredited)
2015 Unity as Self - Narrator (voice)
1982 Night of 100 Stars as Self
1970 Bathing Flo
2017 The House of Tomorrow
2001 Within These Walls
Photo Name Department
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episode)
1997 The View (2 episode) as Self
2013 Mom (1 episode) as Shirley
2006 Big Love (2 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (2 episode)
1986 The Ellen Burstyn Show (13 episode) as Ellen Brewer
1959 The Detectives (1 episode)
1953 The Oscars (3 episode) as Self
1966 The Time Tunnel (1 episode) as Eve Holland
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episode) as Self
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode) as Barbara Sherwood / Lucille Benton
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) as Bernie Stabler
2006 The Book of Daniel (4 episode) as Bishop Beatrice Congreve
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode) as Polly
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode) as Mona Winthrope White
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Elizabeth
2000 That's Life (36 episode) as Dolly DeLucca
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1962 Going My Way (1 episode)
1961 Bus Stop (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode) as Anne Garner
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode) as Ellen
1953 The Loretta Young Show (1 episode) as Ann Walters
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1 episode)
2012 Coma (2 episode) as Mrs. Emerson
2012 Political Animals (6 episode) as Margaret Barrish
1960 Checkmate (1 episode) as Margo as Ellen McRae
1988 American Experience (1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1998 A Will of their Own (2 episode) as Veronica Steward
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2013 House of Cards (5 episode) as Elizabeth Hale
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Self - Host
1961 The Defenders (1 episode) as Hilda Wesley
2021 Law & Order: Organized Crime (11 episode) as Bernadette Stabler
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Host / Ms. Hegdewick / Various
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episode) as Amy Waters
2022 Reframed: Marilyn Monroe (4 episode) as Self
2022 The First Lady (6 episode) as Sara Delano Roosevelt
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Barbara Jackson
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Maggie
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Rika

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