• Ellen  Barkin

    Ellen Barkin

    Born on April 16th, 1954

    From New York, New York, USA


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Before Women Had Wings

A black woman (Oprah Winfrey) helps a white girl (Tina Majorino) cope with her father's suicide and escape her alcoholic mother's (Ellen Barkin) abuse.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (1998)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
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Steve Brooks (Perry King), a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. If not, Steve's soul will become the property of the devil (Bruce Martyn Payne). But the devil hedges his bet, and Steve is reincarnated as a woman named Amanda Brooks (Ellen Barkin).

Golden Globe (1992)
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy