Ellen Barkin in Fear and Loathing in... | 1998

Clip Name: Diner


Ellen Barkin in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | 1998

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Tobey Maguire
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
About this actor

Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress. Barkin was born in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Evelyn (née Rozin), a hospital administrator who worked at Jamaica Hospital, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Barkin was raised in a lower-middle-class Jewish family, a descendant of immigrants from Siberia and the Russia-Poland border. Barkin received her high school diploma at Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts. She then attended Hunter College and double majored in history and drama. At one point, Barkin wanted to teach ancient history. She continued her acting education at New York's Actor's Studio. According to Time, she studied acting for seven years before landing her first audition. Barkin became a notable actress in the 1980s. Her break-out role was in Barry Levinson's Diner (1982), for which she received favorable reviews. Barkin was cast in the 1983 film Tender Mercies after impressing director Bruce Beresford during an audition in New York...

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