Ellen Rona Barkin (April 16, 1954) is an American actress and producer, born in The Bronx, New York.
Her breakthrough role was in such movies as Diner, Tender Mercies, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The Big Easy, Johnny Handsome and Sea of Love.
For her leading role in Switch, Barkin received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Later for performance in the television film Before Women Had Wings she received Emmy. In 2011, Ellen Barkin was honored by the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway theatre debut in The Normal Heart.
She is twice married and twice divorced with 2 kids.