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Ellen Burstyn Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ellen Burstyn Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth December 7, 1932
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Blue

Ellen Burstyn is an American actress who is renowned for giving acclaimed performances in films like The Exorcist (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), The Last Picture Show (1971), Requiem for a Dream (2000), etc.

Born Name

Edna Rae Gillooly

Nick Name

Ellen

Ellen Burstyn as seen at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Poliwood in 2009
Ellen Burstyn as seen at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of PoliWood in 2009 (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – John Gillooly
  • Mother – Correine Hamel
  • Siblings – Jack Gillooly (Older Brother), Steve Gillooly (Younger Brother)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ellen has dated –

  1. Bill Alexander (1950-1957) – Ellen was married to Bill Alexander from 1950 to 1957.
  2. Paul Roberts (1957-1962) – Her 2nd marriage was to Paul Roberts which took place on September 14, 1958. The couple adopted a son named Jefferson Roberts in 1961 before splitting up in 1962.
  3. Neil Burstyn (1962-1972) – She tied the knot with Neil Burstyn on November 12, 1964. However, their divorce was finalized in 1972.

Ellen Burstyn seen at the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Ellen Burstyn seen at the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (Greg Hernandez / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has German and French-Canadian ancestry on her mother’s side and is of Irish descent on her father’s side.

Hair Color

Blonde

However, her hair has turned ‘Gray’ with her advancing age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Vibrant smile

Ellen seen at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007
Ellen seen at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 (Gdcgraphics / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Ellen Burstyn Facts

  1. Her memorable performance as Sara Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000) required her to wear several prosthetic necks and fat suits ranging from 40 to 20 lbs.
  2. Ellen belongs to an elite group of actresses who have received the Triple Crown of Acting viz., the Oscar, Tony, and Emmy awards.
  3. She is frequently mistaken for actress Louise Fletcher in real life. Interestingly, Fletcher won the ‘Academy Award for Best Actress’ for her performance as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), which was initially offered to Burstyn.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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