Ellen Burstyn: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Oscar, Net Worth, Family

Ellen Burstyn: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Oscar, Net Worth, Family, Birthday, Weight, Nationality, Ethnicity, Twitter, Instagram, Husband, Religion, Parents, and Details: Ellen is a famous actress in Hollywood. She is an American actress popularly known for playing complicated women characters in various dramas and movies. Ellen has won several awards and accolades which add up to her amazing acting skills. She is often referred to as one of the most versatile actresses in the film industry.

Recently she has been in the news headlines after a few questions were raised on her religion. Her fans were curious to know which religion does she follow. Some claimed her to be a Muslim but Ellen mentioned that she is a spirit that follows every religion. Read the article below to know more about Ellen and her professional and personal life.

Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn Life and Education

The actress was born in the year 1932. She celebrates her birthday every year on the 7th of December with her family and friends. Currently, she is 88 years of age as of 2021. She was born and raised in Michigan. Her birthplace is Detroit. Her birth name is Edna Rae Gillooly. She is also known by another name which is Ellen McRae. Being a resident of the United States, she holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.

Regarding her religious beliefs, Ellen Burstyn calls herself an open spirit that follows every religion. She was born in a Christian family and was raised as a Catholic. Later her curiosity for religious issues led her to learn various religions. Her Muslim instructor is Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. He gave her the name Hadiya. It is an Arabic name that means “she who is guided.” Apart from Islam, she also follows Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.

Talking about her educational qualifications, she did not have much formal education. Ellen dropped out of high school after poor classes. She later made her career in the entertainment industry.

Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn Career

She left school early and worked as a dancer and a model. Ellen made her way to the acting and theater industry through Broadway in the year 1957. Later, she made appearances in television shows which gradually helped her grow and gain fortune and fame. She came into prominence particularly after her role in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show. Some of the other movies Burstyn has worked in are The Exorcist, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Main Street, and The Mighty Macs.

In the year 1986, Ellen starred in the ABC sitcom The Ellen Burstyn Show. It was created by David Frankel. However, the show only ran for one season. Recently last year in 2020, Ellen appeared in the movie Pieces of a Woman. She has received several awards for her performances. Some of which are Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards among numerous others.

Ellen Burstyn Personal Life

The actress was born to her American parents in Michigan. Her father was John Austin Gillooly and her mother was Correine Marie Hamel. Apart from her parents, Ellen also has two brothers in her family. Her brothers are named Jack Gillooly and Steve Gillooly. Regarding her marital status and dating affairs, Ellen has married multiple times.  Her first husband was William Alexander whom she married in the year 1950. Later, they divorced in 1957. Next year, Ellen married a man named Paul Roberts. After remaining together for 3 years they separated in 1961. Finally, Ellen married Neil Burstyn in 1964 and the couple was together till 1972.

Here is the full Bio/Wiki of Ellen Burstyn, her family,  mother, father, brother, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, husband, wife, spouse, cars, address, email, house, hometown, ethnicity, hometown, birthplace, parents, achievements, phone number, school, his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, earning /income/net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Date Of Birth.

Ellen Burstyn Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth

Real Name Ellen Burstyn
Nickname Ellen
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 165 cm

in meters – 1.65 m

in feet inches– 5’4″

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 65 kg

in pounds– 143 lbs

Figure Measurements (approx.) Not Known
Eye Colour Hazel Green
Hair Colour Blonde
Date of Birth 7 December 1932
Age (as in 2021) 88 Years
Birth Place Detroit
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Leo
Nationality American
Hometown Michigan
School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Catholic
Ethnicity White
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests Daning
Marital Status Married
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: John Austin Gillooly

Mother: Correine Marie Hamel

Siblings Brother: Steve and Jack 

Sister: Not Known

Husband/Wife/Spouse William Alexander, Paul Roberts, Neil Burstyn
Children N/A
Net Worth $4 million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ellen

  • She is an avid book reader.
  • Ellen is one of the few people to win the “Triple Crown of Acting.”
  • She has won the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Tony Awards.
  • Her role in the House of Cards earned her Emmy Awards Nominations.
  • In high school, she was a cheerleader, a student council member, and president of her drama club.

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