Neil Burstyn

President at Actors' Equity Association

Location:
165 West 46Th Street, New York City, New York, United States
Company:
Actors' Equity Association
HQ Phone:
(212) 869-8530

General Information

Employment History

Actor  - Ellen Burstyn

Education

honorary doctorate degrees  - 

Web References  

The Celebrity Collector: Ellen Burstyn

In the 1960s, Burstyn appeared on many TV shows including The Doctors, Perry Mason and Doctor Kildare.
Her big break came in 1971, when she was cast as Cybill Shepherds mother in the critically acclaimed movie The Last Picture Show, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for best supporting actress. She then starred in a long string of successful movies, including The Exorcist, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream. Burstyn was the first woman elected president of the Actors Equity Association (1982-85) and serves as artistic director of the famed Actors Studio, where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg. She continues to be active there as co-president with fellow actors Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel. She holds four honorary doctorate degrees and lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics. She added best-selling author to her resume in 2006 with the publication of her memoir, Lessons in Becoming Myself (Riverhead Press). She just finished a re-make of the movie, Coma, in Atlanta (it will be aired sometime this spring as a two-part mini-series on the A&E network) and is busy writing a screenplay and compiling a book of her photography, which will be accompanied by her favorite poetry.

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Ken Hall | Gallery Report

In the 1960s, Burstyn appeared on many TV shows including The Doctors, Perry Mason and Doctor Kildare.
Her big break came in 1971, when she was cast as Cybill Shepherd's mother in the critically acclaimed movie The Last Picture Show, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for best supporting actress. She then starred in a long string of successful movies, including The Exorcist, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream. Burstyn was the first woman elected president of the Actors Equity Association (1982-85) and serves as artistic director of the famed Actors Studio, where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg. She continues to be active there as co-president, with fellow actors Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel. She holds four honorary doctorate degrees and lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics. She added best-selling author to her resume in 2006 with the publication of her memoir, Lessons in Becoming Myself (Riverhead Press). She just finished a remake of the movie Coma, in Atlanta (it will be aired sometime this spring as a two-part miniseries on the A&E network) and is busy writing a screenplay and compiling a book of her photography, which will be accompanied by her favorite poetry.

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The Celebrity Collector: Ellen Burstyn

In the 1960s, Burstyn appeared on many TV shows including The Doctors, Perry Mason and Doctor Kildare.
Her big break came in 1971, when she was cast as Cybill Shepherd's mother in the critically acclaimed movie The Last Picture Show, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for best supporting actress. She then starred in a long string of successful movies, including The Exorcist, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream. Burstyn was the first woman elected president of the Actors Equity Association (1982-85) and serves as artistic director of the famed Actors Studio, where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg. She continues to be active there as co-president with fellow actors Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel. She holds four honorary doctorate degrees and lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics. She added best-selling author to her resume in 2006 with the publication of her memoir, Lessons in Becoming Myself (Riverhead Press). She just finished a re-make of the movie, Coma, in Atlanta (it will be aired sometime this spring as a two-part mini-series on the A&E network) and is busy writing a screenplay and compiling a book of her photography, which will be accompanied by her favorite poetry.

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