Actress Ellen Barkin was born on this day in New York City, New York. She wanted to be an actress as early as her teens and was eventually accepted into Manhattan’s High School of the Performing Arts. The talented Ellen has had a long and successful career in films mainly. Her genre related work includes roles in: “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”, “Faerie Tale Theater”, “Switch”, “Operation: Endgame” and others. I look forward to seeing the lovely Ellen in future work to come.