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Ellen was born under the official name Gillooly, Edna Rae on December 7th, 1932. She has been a credited actor since the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.
Ellen Burstyn is a dependable leading actor. She has starred in four films including the 2014 adventure film Interstellar as the character Murph, the 2006 drama movie The Elephant King playing Diana Hunt and the 2000 drama release Requiem for a Dream cast as Sara Goldfarb.
Ellen has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in seventeen films including: the 2015 drama film Scout as the character Gram, the 2011 comedy movie Another Happy Day playing Doris Baker and the 2010 drama release Main Street cast as Georgiana Carr.
Ellen Burstyn has earned salaries up to $10,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1973 horror film The Exorcist, which brought in $205,000,000 at the box office.
Ellen has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least three magazines, captured in more than five pictorials, interviewed in over one publications and featured in four magazine articles. She has been the subject of at least one book.
As an actor Ellen Burstyn has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on six occasions. Her first Oscar was for Best Actress for her portrayal of Alice Hyatt in the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Ellen Burstyn was also nominated for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Lois Farrow in the 1971 movie The Last Picture Show , Best Actress for her role as Chris MacNeil in the 1973 movie The Exorcist , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Doris in the 1978 movie Same Time, Next Year , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Edna May in the 1980 movie Resurrection and Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Sara Goldfarb in the 2000 movie Requiem for a Dream .