Barkin is an American actress. She rose to prominence in the 1980s with a break out role in Barry Levinson’s “Diner” (1982). She appeared in several successful films including the thrillers “Sea of Love”, opposite Al Pacino (1989), and “The Big Easy” (1987) with Dennis Quaid.
Barkin also appeared on stage in New York, mostly in off-Broadway plays such as “Eden Court”. She has also done work in made-for-television films like “Before Women Had Wings” (1987) and “The White River Kid” (1999). Currently she voices the start of each Theme Time Radio Hour with host Bob Dylan on XM’s “Deep Tracks.”