Ellen Burstyn Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Jun, 2016
Facts of Ellen Burstyn
Date of Birth: 1932 , December-7
Age: 85 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Ellen Burstyn
Father John Austin Gillooly
Mother Correine Marie Hamel
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Detroit, Michigan
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $15 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Weight in KG 59 kg
Married Yes
Married to Neil Nephew (m. 1964), Paul Roberts (m. 1958), William Alexander (m. 1950)
Children Jefferson Roberts
Divorce Neil Nephew (m. 1972), Paul Roberts (m. 1961), William Alexander (m. 1957)
Education Cass Technical High School
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress
Movies The Exorcist
TV Show House of Cards
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Ellen Burstyn was born as Edna Rae Gilooly in December 7, 1932. She is working as an American actress who officially started a journey from the 1950s. She is been a part of many films and television series from 1958 with the professional success achieved. She is living in Detroit, Michigan of the United States and her work in the drama The Last Picture Show in 1971 is counted as excellent work undertaken by Ellen.

Her work in The Exorcist in 1973 is counted as successful work which made her get entitled as Academy Actress, Best Actress. Following to the same year, her performance in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is also counted as successful work undertaken. Her mother’s name is Corrine Marie and father’s name is John Austin Gillooly. She belongs from Irish, French and Canadian Indian. Her parents were divorced in her early age and she started living with her mother and stepfather.

Brustyn completed schooling from Cass Technical High School and later on she also joined University Preparatory School for further study. She took fashion illustration as the major field of study and started working as the cheerleader by becoming the member of student council. She later moved to Dallas and started modeling. Her official debut took place in 1957 after she got affiliated in The Actors Studio in 1967.

She was awarded Tony Award with her best performance in a Play within a comedy named Same Time, next year and in later days she started working in many shows and series as a guest performer. Some of those include Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey and Perry Mason.

Moving on to Ellen relationship status, she is married to William Alexander in 1950 after their affair started from the very year. But their love ended in 1957 and she started dating boyfriend Paul Robert. Their love also took to the direction of married life in 1958 but this also could not continue and ended in 1961. Similarly, Neil Brustyn was also her affair whom she married in 1964 and ended her love in 1972.

She is the mother of a child. Her relationship being a wife with Neil was quite different, though they got married their union was turbulent and Ellen was punished by him time and again. As soon as she left her, he broke into her house and raped her. She filed for spousal rape which was not a legal crime at that time. Later he committed suicide in 1978.

Ellen is 170 cm tall in height and her weight is approximately 59 kg. Her Bra size is 34 B and her net worth is calculated around 15 million American dollars. Working from the young age her salary got increased year after year and she seems more dedicated to her work within tv shows as the career. Her bio is easily searched on social networking sites. 

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