Birth Name: Ellen Rona Barkin
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 16, 1954
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Ellen Barkin is an American actress and producer. She has starred in many films since the early 1980s.
Ellen is the daughter of Evelyn/Evie (Rozin) and Saul/Sol Barkin. All of her grandparents were Jewish, and came from the Russian Empire. She has two children with her former husband, Irish actor Gabriel Byrne.
Ellen’s paternal grandfather was Edward Barkin (the son of Schoel Barkin and Rachel Barkin). Edward was from Minsk, Belarus.
Ellen’s paternal grandmother was Lena Quat (the daughter of Gerson Quat and Rachel Kantrowitz). Lena was from Minsk.
Ellen’s maternal grandfather was Isador/Isadore Rozin/Verchalinski (the son of Szyma/Shimon/Sam Rozinov/Rozin and Elke/Anna Verchilinsky/Verchalinski/Vachelewsky). Isador was from Suwałki, Poland.
Ellen’s maternal grandmother was Ida Sandler Verchilinsky (the daughter of Leib/Label/Louis Sandler and Chava “Dinah Leah” Verchilinsky/Verchalinski/Vechalewsky). Ida was born in Russia.
Sources: Ellen’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ellen’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ellen’s maternal grandparents, Isador/Isadore Rozin/Verchalinski and Ida Sandler Verchilinsky, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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