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Ellen Barkin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ellen Barkin Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth April 16, 1954
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hair Color Blonde

Ellen Barkin is an American actress, producer, and voiceover artist who is known for having been cast in projects like Johnny HandsomeSwitchDesert Bloom, The Big Easy, Before Women Had Wings, Animal KingdomTender Mercies, The New NormalOcean’s Thirteen, Happyish, Another Happy Day, Sea of LoveThe Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Crime and Punishment in SuburbiaFear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Into the WestDrop Dead Gorgeous, Brooklyn’s Finest, and This Boy’s Life. For her performance in Before Women Had Wings, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie” and a Satellite Award for “Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film”.

Born Name

Ellen Rona Barkin

Nick Name


Ellen Barkin pictured at the 'Ocean's Thirteen' premiere in 2007
Ellen Barkin pictured at the ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ premiere in 2007 (Rosetta Argento / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States


New York, United States





She studied at Parsons Junior High School and received her high school diploma at Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts. Then, she got enrolled at Hunter College and double majored in history and drama.

She has also trained at New York City’s Actors Studio.


Actress, Producer, Voiceover Artist


  • Father – Sol Barkin (Chemical Salesman)
  • Mother – Evelyn (née Rozin) (Hospital administrator who worked at Jamaica Hospital)
  • Sibling – George Barkin (Brother) (Formerly the editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times)
  • Others – Edward Barkin (Paternal Grandfather), Lena Quat (Paternal Grandmother), Isador/Isadore Rozin/Verchalinski (Maternal Grandfather), Ida Sandler Verchilinsky (Maternal Grandmother)


Barkin has been signed with –

  • Slate PR, Public Relations Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Untitled Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States




5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ellen Barkin has dated –

  1. Val Kilmer
  2. Matt Dillon – She has been romantically involved with actor and director Matt Dillon in the past.
  3. Robert Duvall (1981-1982) – In November 1981, she started going out with actor and filmmaker Robert Duvall but the duo separated the following year in January.
  4. Gabriel Byrne (1986-1999)​ – It was in August 1986 that she started dating Gabriel Byrne, an Irish actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter. They married in 1988 and parent 2 children – son Jack Daniel Byrne (b. 1989) and daughter Romy Marion Byrne (b. November 18, 1992). However, the couple eventually separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999.
  5. Johnny Depp (1994) – She had a fling with actor Johnny Depp in January 1994. In 2022, it was reported that Depp was controlling, drank too much wine, and gave her a quaalude drug the first time they had s*x.
  6. David Arquette (1994-1995) – Between October 1994 and March 1995, she was romantically involved with David Arquette.
  7. Ronald O. Perelman (1999-2006) – Her relationship with multi-billionaire and businessman Ronald O. Perelman began in March 1999 and they got married the following year. The marriage ended in divorce in 2006. She sued Perelman in 2007 for $3.4 million in investment funds he allegedly promised to invest in their film production company and he was ordered to pay her $4.3 million.
  8. Ralph Fiennes (2006) – British actor and filmmaker Ralph Fiennes went out with Ellen Barkin in 2006.
  9. Sam Levinson (2008-2011) – She dated actor Sam Levinson from 2008 to 2011.

Race / Ethnicity


She is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Ellen Barkin (Left) and Kate Bosworth at the Deauville American film festival in 2011
Ellen Barkin (Left) and Kate Bosworth at the Deauville American film festival in 2011 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Chiseled facial features

Ellen Barkin Favorite Things


Ellen Barkin Facts

  1. She is from a family of Jewish emigrants from Siberia and the Belarusian-Polish border.
  2. She starred as Glory Marie Jackson in the 1997 drama television film, Before Women Had Wings.
  3. Ellen Barkin made her TV show debut as a voice artist by providing vocals to Lenore in an episode of King of the Hill in 2001.
  4. She has been friends with Julianne Moore and Michelle Pfeiffer.
  5. As a producer, she has worked on films like Letters to Juliet, Shit Year, and Another Happy Day.
  6. From 2016 to 2019, Ellen Barkin appeared as Janine “Smurf” Cody, the tough matriarch of the family and J’s estranged grandmother, in the television drama show, Animal Kingdom.

Featured Image by Rosetta Argento / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0

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  1. what is it with these Jewish Actors and Politians?? America has given them ALL THEY HAVE, and yet it seems they hate America??


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