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 Ellen Burstyn Biography

Ellen Burstyn's illustrious career encompasses film, stage, and television. In 1975, she became only the third woman in history to win both the Tony Award and the Academy Award in the same year, for her work in Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year on Broadway and in Martin Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," for which she also received a Golden Globe nomination and a British Academy Award for Best Actress. Ellen has been nominated for an Academy Award five other times, for the films: "The Last Picture Show" (1972), "The Exorcist" (1974), "Same Time, Next Year" (1979), "Resurrection" (1981), and "Requiem for a Dream" (2001).

Ellen will be seen on the big screen in Darren Aronofsky's new film "The Fountain" co-starring with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Warner Bros. will release the film on November 22nd. This past fall, she appeared in Neil LaBute's remake of "The Wicker Man" with Nicholas Cage, which will be out on DVD this December. Ellen's memoirs, Lessons in Becoming Myself, is now available in bookstores nationwide and online by Riverhead Press. An abridged audio version of the book, voiced by Ellen, is also available.

Ellen's many theatre credits include the 1982 Broadway production of 84 Charing Cross Road. In addition, she starred with Burgess Meredith off-Broadway in Park Your Car in Harvard Yard. She appeared on Broadway in the acclaimed one-woman play, Shirley Valentine, and subsequently stared in Shimada in 1992 and Sacrilege in 1995. In the mid-90's, she starred in two regional productions by Horton Foote, The Trip to Bountiful and Death of Papa. She also starred in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at Houston's Alley Theatre and at HartfordStage in Connecticut.

Ellen Burstyn has worked with some of film’s most visionary directors, from Martin Scorsese to Darren Aronofsky – and has appeared in such films as "Alex in Wonderland" (1970), "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972), "Harry and Tonto" (1974), "Providence" (1976), "Dream of Passion" (1978), "Silence of the North" (1980), "Twice in a Lifetime" (1986), "Dying Young" (1990), "The Cemetery Club" (1993), "Roommates" (1995), "How To Make An American Quilt" (1995), "The Babysitter's Club" (1995), "The Spitfire Grill" (1996), "Playing By Heart" (1998), "The Yards" (1998), "Walking Across Egypt" (1999), and "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (2002).

On television, Ellen received an Emmy nomination for her title role in "The People vs. Jean Harris" (1981). She received a second nomination for her starring role in "Pack of Lies," a 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame television production. In 2001, Ellen co-starred on the CBS series "That's Life," followed by Mitch Albom's television film version of "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," (2004) and in NBC's series "The Book of Daniel" (2006).

Ellen Burstyn was the first woman to be elected President of Actor's Equity Association (1982-85), and served as the Artistic Director of the Actors Studio for six years, where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg. She continues to be active there as co-president with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel. In 2000, Ellen received the Career Achievement Award from the Boston Film Festival. She was given the Career Achievement Award from the prestigious National Board of Review in early 2001, and was most recently honored with the Career Achievement in Acting Award from the 2006 Hamptons Film Festival.

Born Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan, Ellen spent her early years as a model and actress, appearing regularly on the "The Jackie Gleason Show," "The Doctors," "Ben Casey" and "Iron Horse."

Academically, Ellen holds three honorary doctorates, one in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College, and a doctorate from The New School for Social Research. Ellen also teaches in The Actors Studio M.F.A. program at its new home at Pace University in New York City and lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics.

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Ellen Burstyn Biography

Ellen Burstyn's illustrious career encompasses film, stage, and television. In 1975, she became only the third woman in history to win both the Tony Award and the Academy Award in the same year, for her work in Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year on Broadway and in Martin Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," for which she also received a Golden Globe nomination and a British Academy Award for Best Actress. Ellen has been nominated for an Academy Award five other times, for the films: "The Last Picture Show" (1972), "The Exorcist" (1974), "Same Time, Next Year" (1979), "Resurrection" (1981), and "Requiem for a Dream" (2001).

Ellen will be seen on the big screen in Darren Aronofsky's new film "The Fountain" co-starring with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Warner Bros. will release the film on November 22nd. This past fall, she appeared in Neil LaBute's remake of "The Wicker Man" with Nicholas Cage, which will be out on DVD this December. Ellen's memoirs, Lessons in Becoming Myself, is now available in bookstores nationwide and online by Riverhead Press. An abridged audio version of the book, voiced by Ellen, is also available.

Ellen's many theatre credits include the 1982 Broadway production of 84 Charing Cross Road. In addition, she starred with Burgess Meredith off-Broadway in Park Your Car in Harvard Yard. She appeared on Broadway in the acclaimed one-woman play, Shirley Valentine, and subsequently stared in Shimada in 1992 and Sacrilege in 1995. In the mid-90's, she starred in two regional productions by Horton Foote, The Trip to Bountiful and Death of Papa. She also starred in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at Houston's Alley Theatre and at HartfordStage in Connecticut.

Ellen Burstyn has worked with some of film’s most visionary directors, from Martin Scorsese to Darren Aronofsky – and has appeared in such films as "Alex in Wonderland" (1970), "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972), "Harry and Tonto" (1974), "Providence" (1976), "Dream of Passion" (1978), "Silence of the North" (1980), "Twice in a Lifetime" (1986), "Dying Young" (1990), "The Cemetery Club" (1993), "Roommates" (1995), "How To Make An American Quilt" (1995), "The Babysitter's Club" (1995), "The Spitfire Grill" (1996), "Playing By Heart" (1998), "The Yards" (1998), "Walking Across Egypt" (1999), and "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (2002).

On television, Ellen received an Emmy nomination for her title role in "The People vs. Jean Harris" (1981). She received a second nomination for her starring role in "Pack of Lies," a 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame television production. In 2001, Ellen co-starred on the CBS series "That's Life," followed by Mitch Albom's television film version of "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," (2004) and in NBC's series "The Book of Daniel" (2006).

Ellen Burstyn was the first woman to be elected President of Actor's Equity Association (1982-85), and served as the Artistic Director of the Actors Studio for six years, where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg. She continues to be active there as co-president with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel. In 2000, Ellen received the Career Achievement Award from the Boston Film Festival. She was given the Career Achievement Award from the prestigious National Board of Review in early 2001, and was most recently honored with the Career Achievement in Acting Award from the 2006 Hamptons Film Festival.

Born Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan, Ellen spent her early years as a model and actress, appearing regularly on the "The Jackie Gleason Show," "The Doctors," "Ben Casey" and "Iron Horse."

Academically, Ellen holds three honorary doctorates, one in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College, and a doctorate from The New School for Social Research. Ellen also teaches in The Actors Studio M.F.A. program at its new home at Pace University in New York City and lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics.

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  • How to book Ellen Burstyn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ellen Burstyn for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ellen Burstyn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ellen Burstyn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ellen Burstyn?

    Booking fees for Ellen Burstyn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ellen Burstyn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ellen Burstyn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ellen Burstyn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ellen Burstyn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ellen Burstyn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ellen Burstyn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ellen Burstyn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ellen Burstyn for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Ellen Burstyn generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Evans, Julia Sweeney, Rita Moreno, Andie MacDowell and Montel Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ellen Burstyn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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