Ellen Burstyn, star of stage and screen, will soon be featured in USA Network's highly-anticipated series POLITICAL ANIMALS, the show that pulls back the curtain on the polished facade of a former first-family as they navigate the complex world of political and personal ambition. From acclaimed producers Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, the series stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Ciarán Hinds, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan and Brittany Ishibashi. Get a first look at Burstyn in the series which premieres Sunday, July 15th at 10/9c on USA Network!
Ellen Burstyn's illustrious acting career encompasses film, stage and television. She became a "triple crown winner" when she won an Emmy for her guest appearance in "Law & Order: SVU" (2009) to add to her Oscar win for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) and her Tony Award for Same Time, Next Year (1974) on Broadway.
Burstyn has been nominated for an Academy Award five other times for The Last Picture Show (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Same Time, Next Year, (1979), Resurrection (1981), and Requiem for a Dream (2000). Her many theater credits include the Broadway production of 84 Charing Cross Road (1982), the acclaimed one-woman play Shirley Valentine (1989) and Sacrilege (1995). She received glowing reviews in Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Little Flower of East Orange (2008), directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at The Public Theater in New York. In 2011 she appeared in London's West End in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.