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Elizabeth Perkins – MovieActors.com

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Perkins in ABOUT LAST NIGHT.

About Elizabeth Perkins (1960 – )

Elizabeth Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in Queens, New York, but grew up in Massachusetts. She had two older sisters, making her the baby of the family.

Her parents divorced when she was three, but they were accomplished, motivated people. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treament councilor. Her father was James Perkins, who was a businessman, farmer, and a writer for The Saturday Evening Post, Playboy and the Times Mirror Company.

It's not surprising that Elizabeth knew what she wanted, and worked hard to pay her dues to get it; A career as a thespian. While Elizabeth hasn't become a super star yet, she has made a nice living at it, gotten some recognition and has enjoyed the ride!

Elizabeth attended an elite, private prepatory high school, Northfield Mount Hermon, which provides their students with an education “for the head, heart, and hand,” engaging their intellect, compassion, and talents and empowering them to act with humanity and purpose."

Elizabeth discovered her talent and gift in acting there, and jumped in with both feet. After she graduated, Elizabeth went to Chicago's Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University to study the art of acting.

After earning her acting certificate at Goodman School, Elizabeth joined the touring company as the co-star of the play, Brighton Beach Memoirs. After the tour, she went to New York and co-starred on Broadway in the same play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, replacing the actress that left the play. This opened the door to many roles, and she was busy performing on stage.

In between her many Broadway roles, Elizabeth managed to find love and married a Chicago actor, Terry Kinney, in 1984. They divorced after four years. Elizabeth reflected about her first marriage; "You don't necessarily always want to be with someone who works in your business. It takes a certain kind of couple that are both actors to be able to make it, and it takes a certain kind of ego and lack of competition and ability to really sustain a relationship while you're spending a lot of time apart."

In 1986, Elizabeth Perkins was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.

Two major leading lady roles for Elizabeth Perkins were in the 80's; alongside Judd Nelson in FROM THE HIP, and the role that was a big hit with leading man; Tom Hanks, in BIG.

In 1991, Elizabeth became a mother, giving birth to Hannah, whose father was director Maurice Phillips.

In 1994, taking us to the stone age, Elizabeth Perkins played Wilma Flintstone in THE FLINSTONES.

The remake of the classic movie MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET in 1994, cast Elizabeth Perkins as Maureen O'Hara.

In June of 2000 Elizabeth Perkins and Julio Macat were married, becoming a mother by marriage to his three sons. Julio is a well known Cinematographer; probably best known for the HOME ALONE series and the WEDDING CRASHERS.

In 2001, Elizabeth was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, which was a challenge that she faced and has managed well.

Bringing to life the animated fish in the 2003 children's hit, FINDING NEMO, Elizabeth Perkins was the voice of Coral.

Elizabeth Perkins also found a lot of success in television work. Playing Celia Hodes on the TV series, WEEDS, Elizabeth Perkins was nominated for nine various awards for her performance, over the run of this series, including two Golden Globes and three Primetime Emmys.

Elizabeth Perkins's notable movie credits include...

KIDS IN AMERICA (2005)
MUST LOVE DOGS
(2005)
THE RING TWO (2005)
SPEAK (2004)
FINDING NEMO (2003)
TRY SEVENTEEN (2002)
CATS & DOGS (2001)
28 DAYS (2000)
CRAZY IN ALABAMA (1999)
MOONLIGHT AND VALENTINO (1995)
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)
THE FLINTSTONES (1994)
INDIAN SUMMER (1993)
HE SAID, SHE SAID (1991)
THE DOCTOR (1991)
AVALON (1990)
BIG (1988)
ABOUT LAST NIGHT (1986)

Elizabeth Perkins's notable television credits include...

ONE CHILD (TV Mini-Series 2014)
HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (TV SERIES 2013)
VINCE UNCENSORED (TV MOVIE) (2011)
WEEDS (TV Series 2005-2009)
HERCULES (TV Mini-Series 2005)
BATTERY PARK (TV SERIES 2000)
RESCUERS: STORIES OF COURAGE: TWO WOMEN (TV MOVIE) (1997)

FOR THEIR OWN GOOD ( TV MOVIE) (1993)


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Perkins in THE RING – TWO (2005).

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Elizabeth Perkins in THE FLINTSTONES (1994).

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Elizabeth Perkins in ABOUT LAST NIGHT (1986).