Ellen Burstyn is an American movie and television actress with a net worth of $15 million. Ellen Burstyn is widely known for her role in the drama ‘The Last picture show’, horror movie ‘The Exorcist’ (1973), ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’, ‘Resurrection (1980)’, ‘Requiem for a Dream (2000)’ and the popular 2016 series ‘House of Cards’.
- Birthday: 7th December, 1932 (age 85)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Mixed (Irish and American)
- Profession: American and television actress
Ellen Burstyn Family – Spouse and Children
Ellen’s married life is as exotic as her personality. Ellen Burstyn married thrice with Neil Nephew (m. 1964–1972), Paul Roberts (m. 1958–1961), and William Alexander (m. 1950–1957).
Burstyn divorced Neil as he was schizophrenic and suffered from bouts of anger. Later in 1978, he killed himself by jumping from the window of his ninth-floor Manhattan apartment.
Previously, she married Bill Alexander. The couple tied the knot in 1950 and divorced in 1957 after the relationship took a rocky turn.
She also had a brief one-year marriage relationship with Paul Roberts and together have an adopted child named Jefferson.
- Parents: Correine Marie and John Austin Gillooly
- Husband: Neil Nephew
- Children: Jefferson (adopted son)
- Marital Status: Divorced
She was born to Correine Marie and John Austin Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan in a Catholic family. She has two siblings, an older brother named Jack and a younger brother named Steve.
She lived with her mother and stepfather in her early years of life. She attended Class Technical High School but later dropped out after she failed her senior year. She later got shifted to Dallas after getting a job as a model.
Burstyn is liberal about religions. She explains “I am a spirit opening to the truth that lives in all of these religions… I always pray to Spirit, but sometimes it’s to the Goddess. Sometimes it’s to Jesus… Sometimes I pray to Ganesha if I need an obstacle removed. Guan Yin is one of my favorite manifestations of the divine, the embodiment of compassion… So I have Guan Yin with me all the time.”
Ellen was recognized as Ellen McRae until 1967. Later, she and her then-husband Neil Nephew, both changed their surname to Burstyn, ultimately being familiar as Ellen Burstyn.
Ellen Burstyn Body Measurements, Height and Weight
Ellen Burstyn body measurements is nearly perfect. Burstyn has an average build and stands at an average height of 170 cm.
Early in her career, the blue eyed beauty was a natural blondie with attractive and sexy figure. With her charming face, white toned skin and well maintained body measurements, she looked amazingly beautiful and caught the hearts of millions of men around the world.
- Height: 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
- Weight: 59 kg
- Body Measurements: N/A
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
Ellen Burstyn – Movies and TV Shows
Ellen Burstyn first started her career as an “away we go” dancing girl on The Jackie Gleason Show. Burstyn then got inspired from the entertainment industry and decided to become a starlet and chosed the name “Ellen McRae” as her professional name.
She has starred in the 2014 science-fiction popular movie “Interstellar”, romance drama “The Fountain” and “The Elephant King”.
- 1957: Began her career on Broadway and starred in the comedy movie “Same time, Next year”.
- 1950’s-1960’s: Played as guest roles in television shows, Dr. Kildare, 77 Sunset Strip, Ben Casey, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, The Big Valley, The Virginian, frequent role as Dr. Kate Bartok on the NBC daytime television soap opera The Doctors, co-starred as Julie Parsons opposite Dale Robertson in the ABC Western The Iron Horse.
- 1970’s-1980’s: Played in the drama film The Last Picture Show, anchored NBC’s sketch comedy “Saturday Night Live” and starred in her own ABC television sitcom “The Ellen Burstyn Show”.
- 2000-2002: Appeared in the CBS television drama “That’s Life”.
Ellen Burstyn Net Worth
How much is Ellen Burstyn worth? Ellen Burstyn net worth is estimated to be $15 million but her salary is not yet disclosed. Burstyn is not only involved in the entertainment industry but is also the promoter of the Democratic Party and has made appearances in the documentary “PoliWood”.
The 85-year-old Hollywood star has won Tony award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy Awards, and Academy Award for Best Actress.
Along with her inclusion in Michigan’s Women Hall of Fame, she served as president for the Actors’ Equity Association (1982 to 1985) and was also named as the co-president of the Actors Studio.
- Salary: N/A
- Net Worth: $15 million
She is a huge supporter of Barack Obama and had also participated to free convicted boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter from jail.
No wonder, the diva is a huge success in the industry and has accumulated massive wealth.
Along with her involvement in entertainment as well as political movement, she definitely has been in limelight and has gathered lots of fans worldwide.