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Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn is an American actress. Known for her portrayals of complicated women in dramas, she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, making her one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting".

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Burstyn left school and worked as a dancer and model. At age 24, she made her acting debut on Broadway in 1957 and soon started to make appearances in television shows. Stardom followed several years later with her acclaimed role in The Last Picture Show (1971), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her next appearance in The Exorcist (1973), earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film has remained popular and several publications have regarded it as one of the greatest horror films of all time. She followed this with Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1975 she won the Tony Award for her role in the play Same Time, Next Year. Her performance in the film version (1978) won her a Golden Globe Award.

She appeared in numerous television films and gained further recognition from her performance in the films Resurrection (1980), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), and Requiem For a Dream (2000). For playing a lonely drug-addicted woman in the latter, she was again nominated for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In the 2010s, she made appearances in television series including the political dramas Political Animals and House of Cards, both of which earned her Emmy Award nominations. Since 2000, she has been co-president of the Actors Studio, a drama school in New York City. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame for her work on stage.

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Some of their strengths

Ellen Burstyn has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Intelligent, Energetic, Honest, Brave, Intuitive, and Passionate.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Ellen Burstyn is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Ellen Burstyn well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Ellen Burstyn as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Emotionally Intelligent and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Ellen Burstyn is someone who tends to have strong emotional intelligence and intuition, and who can be a catalyst of change for others.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Ellen Burstyn tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Ellen Burstyn's challenges

While Ellen Burstyn has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Ellen Burstyn can be Materialistic, Impulsive, Careless, Short-tempered, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Indecisive.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Ellen Burstyn's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Ellen Burstyn must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Ellen Burstyn is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Ellen Burstyn also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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