Ellen Burstyn is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950’s, and over the next decade included several films and television series. Burstyn is one of the few performers to have won the Triple Crown of Acting.
In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Her performance in the acclaimed 1971 ensemble drama The Last Picture Show brought her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, after which she moved from supporting to leading film and stage roles.