Caption: Still of Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes in The New Normal (2012)
Born: April 16, 1954
Star sign: Aries
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Known for: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), This Boy's Life (1993), Sea of Love (1989), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospital administrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area, she wanted to be an actress as early as her teens...