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Ellen Barkin Biography

Updated On 05 Jul, 2017 Published On 05 Jul, 2017
Ellen Barkin

Facts of Ellen Barkin

Date of Birth :
Age : 70 years old
Family Name : Barkin
Birth Country : American Samoa
Birth Sign : Aries
Height : 5 Feet 6 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Ellen Barkin

What is Ellen Barkin marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Ellen Barkin have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Ellen Barkin having any relationship affair ?: Yes7 affair
Is Ellen Barkin Lesbian ? No

Ellen Barkin is an American actress who came to limelight from the comedy-drama movie “Diner” directed by Barry Levinson in 1982. She also appeared in “This Boy’s Life,” “Sea of Love,” “Ocean’s Thirteen” where she has shared the screen with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pit and so on. Moreover, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries for her performance in Television movie “Before women had Wings” released in 1997.

Early Life

Born on 16th April 1954 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. Ellen Barkin is a daughter of Evelyn, a hospital administrator at Jamaica Hospital and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. She spent childhood with younger brother George Barkin, an editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times Magazines.

She enrolled at Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts and attended Hunter College, New York where she majored in history and drama.

She was interested in teaching ancient history, but later she joined New York City’s Actor Studio. She learned acting for ten years before entering into the Hollywood industry.


After completing the acting course, Ellen Barkin made acting debut from the movie Up in Smoke playing a minor role. She also made her appearance in the film Kent State, and We’re Fighting Back, but her performance in the movie Diner gained much appreciation from the viewers.

After receiving success in the industry, she was cast in the film This Boy’s Life directed by Micheal Caton-Jones. The movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro as lead characters and also featured Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, Eliza Dushku and Tobey Maguire.

Besides her acting in the Hollywood movies, she has made her appearance in the TV shows including King of the Hill, Modern Family, The New Normal and the Animal Kingdom.

Moreover, she has given her voice for the Theme Time Radio Hour along with host Bob Dylan on XM’s “Deep Tracks.”

Personal Life

Ellen Barkin has been linked with the different celebrity. Firstly, she was in an affair with Matt Dillon, an actor, voice actor, and director. Then Barkin dated Robert Duvall, a film producer in 1982. After that, she was in a relationship with Jonny Depp, a musician, actor, and film producer in the year 1993. She was also in love affair with fashion designer David Arquette in 1995. 

After four unsuccessful love affairs, she fond her soul mate Gabriel Byrne, writer, and actor. They met on the set of Siesta. The couple married in the year 1988. Ellen and Gabriel are parents of two children: son Jack Daniel and daughter Romy Marion Byrne. But this relationship also couldn't last long and the couple divorced in 1999.

After separation from her first husband, she dated the Hollywood actor, Ronald  O. Perelman. The pair married in the year 2000. They separated after six years in 2006. As a settlement for the divorce, she also received $40 million from Ronald.

Ellen also dated Ralph Fiennes, Hollywood actor in the year 2006. But their relationship as girlfriend and boyfriend did not last long. Moreover, she also dated Sam Levinson, film director, actor, and screen actor in 2011.  

Currently, Ellen's boyfriend is Ben Emmerson, a British lawyer. The pair met for the first time while attending the grand wedding of George and Amal in Venice. 

Net Worth

Ellen has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $60 million. 


Ellen Barkin Affairs

  1. Seventh Affair with Raphel Fiennes

    Ellen Barkin dated Ralph Fiennes after separation from her second husband Ronald O. Perelman. He is famous for his role in the movie Harry Potter and the Death Hollows: Part 2. Though the relationship did not last long and broke up.

  2. First Affair with Matt Dillon

    Firstly, Ellen Barkin dated Matt Dillon, an actor, voice actor, and Film director. He is famous for his role in the movie My Bodyguard, There's Something About Mary, Crash.

  3. Second Affair with Robert Duvall

    In 1982, Ellen Barkin dated Robert Duvall, an American actor, filmmaker. He is famous for his performance in the movie Tender Mercies. He was also nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four Golden Globes award as well.

  4. Third Affair with Johnny Depp

    In 1993, Ellen Barkin dated Johnny Depp, a Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, and actor. He is better known for his role in the movie Pirates of the Carribean.

  5. Fourth Affair with David Arquette

    In 1995, Ellen Barkin went on several dates with David Arquette, a fashion designer, Wrestler. He is known for his role in the movie Scream series, Wild Bill, Buff the Vampire Slayer, and Eight Legged Freaks.

  6. Eighth Affair with Sam Levinson

    Ellen Barkin dated Sam Levinson, an actor, screenwriter and Film Director in 2011. He is credited for his appearance in the movie Another Happy Day, Operation: Endgame and Wizard of Lies.

  7. Nineth Affair with Ben Emmerson

    Currently, Ellen Barkin is dating British barrister Ben Emmerson. The pair met for the first time while attending the grand wedding of George and Amal in Venice.

Ellen Barkin Married

First Marriage with Gabriel Byrne

Ellen Barkin married Gabriel Byrne on 18th September 1988. The couple is blessed with two children: son Jack Daniel Byrne and daughter Romey Marion Byrne. However, the pair divorced in 1999.

Second Marriage with Ronald O. Perelman

In 28th June 2000, Ellen Barkin married Ronald O. Perelman, multi-billionaire, and businessman. The relationship lasted for six years and divorced in 2006.

Ellen Barkin Children

SON : Jack Byrne

Father: Gabriel Byrne

Born in October 1989, Jack Byrne is the elder son of Ellen.

DAUGHTER : Romey Byrne

Father: Gabriel Byrne

Born on 18th November 1992, Romey Bryan the only daughter of Ellen.

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