Ellen Barkin is popular American actress, who earned her Hollywood fame and international admiration mostly for amazing movie performances during the 80s.
She started acting while still in her teens and proved to be a name worth of remembering. She has played different characters and won much-valued awards for her stage work.
Apart from acting career, Ellen is known for her love life controversies, particularly her marriage with Ron Perlman and the drama that followed their relation, with Ellen ending up with divorce settlement of $40 millions.
Ellen Rona Barkin was born in Bronx, New York, April 6th 1954. She has always known she would reach the world of Hollywood glory and worldwide fame.
Being quite tough and ambitious young woman, she obviously managed to achieve a tremendous career success
. Barkin pursued her acting career studying at Manhattan School of the Performing Arts, Hunter College and New York Actor’s Studio.
She appeared in several well-received plays and got her first lead movie role in “Diner” in 1982. Her movie realm entrance was followed by a series of well-known titles.
Barkin’s peculiar facial features earned her a reputation of unconventional celeb beauty. Her looks, wits and charms won her specific, a bit quirky roles and she definitely majored them all. Some of the most popular titles Barkin appeared in are “The Big Easy”, “This Boy’s Life”, “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, “Mercy” and so on.
Barkin is also active in television appearances and production. Collaborating with her brother George, she established “Applehead Pictures” company and engaged herself with independent film production. She started her own NBC show in 2012.
Barkin is also known for her turbulent marriages. She was married to actor Gabriel Byrne and billionaire businessman Ronald Perlman.
Her love life with the latter was a real disaster and it ended up in 2006.
According to reports, Perlman was ordered to pay Barkin the sum of 4.3$ millions in 2010., an inconsiderable amount compared to the divorce settlement that ended up with 40$ millions.
Ronald Perlman stands for one of the top 20 richest people in America, with an estimated net worth of 12$ billions.
Recently, Barkin turned to her new lover boy, much younger and certainly not that rich Sam Levison.
Full Name: Ellen Rona Barkin
Date of Birth: April 16th 1954
Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Profession: Actress, producer, businessperson
Height: 5ft 6in (1.7 m)
Net Worth: $60 million