Hollywood actress Ellen Barkin got her start in the late 1970s. She got her breakthrough in the ’80s when she starred as Beth Schreiber in the film Diner. She next starred in the films Tender Mercies, Daniel, Eddie and the Cruisers, Harry & Son, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. She also starred on a few TV films during this period, such as in 1988’s Clinton and Nadine. In the ’90s, she starred in the film Switch, earning her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She later had roles in the films Into the West, This Boy’s Life, Wild Bill, and Drop Dead Gorgeous.
She also won the Primetime Emmy for Oustanding Lead Actress for her role on the TV movie Before Women Had Wings. In the 2000s, she had notable performances in the feature films Mercy, Someone Like You, Trust the Man, Ocean’s Thirteen, and Brooklyn’s Finest. The following decade, she also became more active on the small screen, starring as Jane Forrest on The New Normal. She next starred as Dani Kirschenbloom on Happyish. As of 2016, she stars as Janine “Smurf” Cody on the television series Animal Kingdom. She’s also starred in the films The Chameleon, Operation: Endgame, Another Happy Day, The Cobbler, and Hands of Stone.
The actress is already in her 60s but she’s managed to maintain her slender and toned figure. And no, it’s not plastic surgery. It’s simply a matter of living healthily, such as working out. When asked what she does for fitness in an interview, she said: “I work out with [trainer] David Kirsch three times a week. I do weights, floor exercises, sit-ups and push-ups. No aerobics.” As to why no aerobics, she explained: “I’m lazy. And I’ve never had a weight issue. I gained 50 pounds with each of my two kids, but after they were born, the weight just dropped away and I was thinner than before I got pregnant.”