Caption: Still of Ellen Burstyn and Carla Gugino in Political Animals: Pilot (2012)
Actress, Soundtrack, Director
Born: December 7, 1932
Star sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Known for: Interstellar (2014), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Exorcist (1973), The Fountain (2006)
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, she went to Texas...