Ellen Rona Barkin is an American actress and producer.
Ellen Barkin parents: Sol Barkin, Evelyn Rozin Barkin
Barkin was born on April 16, 1954, in The Bronx, New York. She was born to Sol Barkin and Evelyn Barkin, who was born to Evelyn Rozin.
Sol was a chemical salesman and Evelyn was a hospital administrator who worked at Jamaica Hospital. Her family emigrated from Siberia and the Russian-Polish border and were Jewish.
Barkin grew up in Flushing, New York, where she attended Parsons Junior High School. She was later awarded her high school diploma at Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts.
For her college education, she attended Hunter College to major in history in drama. Though she had the intention of teaching ancient history at a point, she teach ancient history.
She reportedly spent 10 years studying acting before she landed her first role.
Ellen Barkin siblings
Barkin has a brother named George. He was formerly the editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times.