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Edna Rae Burstyn (Gillooly)

Also Known As: "Ellen Burstyn", "Erica Dean", "Ellen McRae", "Kerri Flynn"
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Birthplace: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
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Daughter of John Austin Gillooly and Correine Marie Gillooly Schwartz
Ex-wife of Neil Nephew; Paul Roberts and William Alexander
Mother of Private
Sister of Private and Private

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Private User
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About Ellen Burstyn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Burstyn

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 numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting".

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Burstyn left school and worked as a dancer and model. At age 24, she made her acting 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 latter, 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, both of which 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.

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Ellen Burstyn's Timeline

1932
December 7, 1932
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States