Ellen Barkin is an American actress. She’s eventually ventured into producing. She started her Hollywood career in the 1970s. In 1982, she had her breakout role in the movie Diner. She then starred in the movies Tender Mercies and The Big Easy. She became further successful in the ’90s, starring in the film Switch. For her role, she got a Golden Globe nomination. Other notable roles during this period were Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Drop Dead Gorgeous. She won a Primetime Emmy for her lead role on the TV movie Before Women Had Wings. As of 2016, she stars as Janine Cody on the TV series Animal Kingdom. It was reported in 2011 that she received $40 million as part of her divorce settlement from her billionaire ex-husband Ronald O. Perelman.