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Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress.
She debuted on Broadway in 1957 and, in 1975, won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in "''Same Time, Next Year''." In 1990 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.
Burstyn received her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1972 for the film ''The Last Picture Show''. She subsequently won the Best Actress Oscar in 1974 for her performance in the movie ''Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'' and was nominated for Best Actress in 1973 for the horror movie ''The Exorcist'', in 1978 for ''Same Time, Next Year'', and in 1980 for ''Resurrection''. She also received an Oscar nomination for her role as Sara Goldfarb in ''Requiem for a Dream'' in 2000. From 2000 to 2002, Burstyn appeared in the CBS television drama ''That's Life (television 2000)|That's Life''.
Burstyn served as president of the Actors' Equity Association from 1982 and 1985.
In 1997, Burstyn was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
In 2000 Burstyn was, along with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel, named co-president of The Actor's Studio. In 2004, Burstyn was confirmed to play a key role as Lilian in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming ''The Fountain''.