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ELLEN BURSTYN

BIOGRAPHY
 
Ellen Burstyn

An Academy Award-winning American actress.

Burstyn debuted on Broadway in 1957 and joined Lee Strasberg's The Actor's Studio in 1967.

In 1975, she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Same Time, Next Year a role she would reprise in the film version, three years later).

In 1990 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.

Until 1970, she was credited as "Ellen McRae" in nearly all her film and TV appearances.

Burstyn won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1974 for her performance in the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, directed by Martin Scorsese.

She received her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1971 for the film The Last Picture Show, and was subsequently nominated for Best Actress in 1973 for the horror movie The Exorcist, in 1978 for Same Time, Next Year, in 1980 for Resurrection, and for Requiem for a Dream in 2000.

Recently, Burstyn appeared in The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky, with whom she worked in Requiem for a Dream.

Burstyn was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Special, for the TV movie The People vs. Jean Harris (1981) and again for another TV movie, Pack of Lies (1987).

Films include

Loss of a Teardrop Diamond - 2007
For One More Day - 2007
Our Lady of Victory - 2007
The Stone Angel 2007
The Fountain 2006
The Wicker Man 2006
The Elephant King 2006
Down in the Valley 2005
Red Dragon 2002
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002
Requiem for a Dream 2000
The Yards 2000
Walking Across Egypt 1999
Playing by Heart 1998
You Can Thank Me Later 1998
Deceiver 1997
The Spitfire Grill 1996
How to Make an American Quilt 1995
The Babysitter's Club 1995
Roommates - 1995
When a Man Loves a Woman 1994
The Color of Evening 1994
The Cemetery Club 1993
Grand Isle 1991
Dying Young 1991
Hanna's War 1988
Twice in a Lifetime 1985
The Ambassador 1984
Silence of the North 1981
Resurrection 1980
Same Time, Next Year 1978
A Dream of Passion 1978
Providence 1977
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974
Harry & Tonto 1974
The Exorcist 1973
The King of Marvin Gardens 1972
The Last Picture Show 1971
Alex in Wonderland 1970
Tropic of Cancer 1970
Pit Stop 1969
Goodbye Charlie 1964
For Those Who Think Young 1964

All information may be obained at the web address above.

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