Elizabeth Perkins Biography

Birthday: 1960-11-18
Place of Birth: Queens, New York City
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Elizabeth Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and raised in Vermont. She studied acting at Chicago's Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University for three years, then launched her professional career with a co-starring gig in the touring company of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986). Seasoned, she returned to New York in the spring of 1984 to make her Broadway debut as a replacement in the Simon play. As a stage actress, she has trod the boards with Playwrights Horizon, the Ensemble Studio, The New York Shakespeare Festival, and, back in Chcago, with the Steppenwolf Theater. She found time out to marry the Chicago actor Terry Kinney. Her first major film role was in the underwhelming screen adaptation of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," which was turned into a Rob Lowe/Demi Moore star vehicle retitled About Last Night... (1986). Perkins sparkled as the grown woman interested in Tom Hanks in Big (1988), but her career was spotty and she never gained the traction to bring her the stardom that seemed to be within her grasp. In 1991, Perkins starred with Kevin Bacon in He Said, She Said (1991) (thus giving her a Bacon Factor of exactly 1) but, sadly, for such a talented actress, her biggest box-office hit has proven to be The Flintstones (1994), in which she portrayed Wilma. Perkins made her television debut in For Their Own Good (1993) (TV), a 1993 TV movie based on the true story of a woman who underwent mandatory sterilization to work in a chemical plant. She starred in the NBC comedy series "Battery Park" (2000) produced by Gary David Goldberg (who recently directed her in Must Love Dogs (2005) in a supporting role to her good friend Diane Lane), and HBO's If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV). Her other TV work includes Babilônia 2000 (1999), Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997) (TV), and "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) in an episode directed by Sally Field. Perkins divorced Kinney and now is married to the cinematographer Julio Macat. Recently, she starred in John Patrick Shanley's black comedy "Four Dogs and a Bone" at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse. She also has a starring role in the series "Weeds" (2005) for Showtime. Her talent, personality, and good looks keep her steadily employed, and it wouldn't be surprising if now, on the other side of 40, she makes a breakthrough and does some major work commensurate with her early promise.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Battery Park 2000 Comedy
BIG! Susan 2004 - 2004 Comedy
Weeds Celia Hodes 2010 Comedy
How to Live With Your Parents Elaine Green 2013
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Elaine Green 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
From the Hip Jo Ann 1987 0
Sweet Hearts Dance Adie Nims 1988 0, Biography
Big Susan 1988 Comedy, Drama, Family
Love at Large Stella Wynkowski 1990 Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Avalon Ann Kaye 1990 Drama
He Said, She Said 1991 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Enid Is Sleeping Jane 1991 Comedy, Crime
The Doctor June 1991
Indian Summer Jennifer Morton 1993 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Flintstones Wilma Flintstone 1994 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Miracle on 34th Street Dorey Walker 1994 Drama, Fantasy
Moonlight and Valentino 1995 Drama, Romance, Comedy
Crazy in Alabama 1999 0, 0
If These Walls Could Talk 2 2000 Drama, Romance
28 Days Lily 2000 Comedy, Drama
Cats & Dogs Carolyn Brody 2001 0, 0
Finding Nemo Coral 2003
Try Seventeen Blanche 2003 Comedy, Romance, Drama
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 0
Speak 2004
Must Love Dogs Carol 2005 Biography
The Ring Two Dr. Emma Temple 2005 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Thing About My Folks 2006 Comedy, Drama
Weeds Celia Hodes 2007
Fierce People 2007 Drama, Thriller
About Last Night 2014 0