ნამდვილი სახელი: ელიზაბეთ პერკინსი (Elizabeth Perkins)
დაბადების თარიღი:18 ნოემბერი 1960
დაბადების ადგილი: ქუინსი ნიუ იორკი აშშ
სიმაღლე: 1.73 მ
პირველი ფილმი: 1986
ტერი ქინი (განქორწინება)
A graduate of the prestigious Goodman Theater School, Elizabeth Perkins moved to NYC in the early 1980s and landed a role in the touring company of Neil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs,” later reprising it on Broadway in 1984. After appearing in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of 'Measure for Measure' in summer 1985, she returned to Chicago for the location shooting of her feature debut in 'About Last Night...' (1986), cast as Demi Moore's wisecracking friend in this adaptation of David Mamet's 1972 play about the singles scene 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago'. The dark-haired actress subsequently played gal pals to Judd Nelson in 'From the Hip' (1987) and Jeff Daniels in 'Sweet Hearts Dance' (1988) before breaking out as a business executive transformed by child-man Tom Hanks in the popular comedy 'Big' (1988). Perkins acted opposite Tom Berenger as rival detectives in Alan Rudolph's disappointing 'Love at Large' but fared better in the ensemble of Barry Levinson's 'Avalon' (both 1990), as the worrisome wife of Aidan Quinn. Portraying a terminal cancer patient who makes William Hurt aware of his callousness in 'The Doctor' (1991), she imbued her character with a fine mixture of optimism and barely submerged outrage, while the nostalgic 'Indian Summer' (1993) allowed her softer side to shine as a former camper trying to save her old camp while renewing old relationships. In 'The Flintstones' (1994), a live-action version of the popular animated TV series, Perkins was a credible Wilma to John Goodman's Fred. She assumed the Maureen O'Hara role for the tepid remake of 'Miracle on 34th Street' (1994) before headlining the female ensemble of 'Moonlight and Valentino' (1995), playing a recent widow coping with the assistance of family and friends.
After a return to the stage in a 1995 Los Angeles production of John Patrick Shanley's 'Four Dogs and a Bone', Perkins set her sights on the small screen, starring as a woman who discovers her late son has been replicated in the NBC movie 'Cloned' and as a Christian woman who helped her former Jewish employer's son and other Jews during the Holocaust in the 'Mamusha' segment of Showtime's 'Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women' (both 1997). She also appeared as astronaut wife Marilyn Lovell in 'The Original Wives Club' episode of HBO's highly acclaimed miniseries 'From the Earth to the Moon' (1998) before returning to features with a convincing portrayal as a committed AIDS activist in 'I'm Losing You' (1999) and as Sandra Bullock's beleaguered sister in '28 Days' (2000). Returning to the small screen, Perkins played the haughty wife of a man whose lesbian aunt had recently died in the '1961' segment of HBO's popular 'If These Walls Could Talk 2' (2000) before taking her first crack as a series regular, playing the captain of a police precinct in the NBC sitcom 'Battery Park' (2000).
Perkins went on to play a mother suffering from breast cancer in the heartfelt Showtime drama, “What Girls Learn” (2001). In “Cats & Dogs” (2001), a nonsensical comedy about special agent dogs fighting to stop an evil cat’s attempt at world domination, she had the thankless task of playing a mom who buys her son a beagle puppy named Lou and a Russian Blue assassin cat that keeps weapons inside its hairballs. Perkins returned to the small screen for the made-for-TV drama, “My Sister’s Keeper” (CBS, 2002), playing a the younger sister of a woman with schizophrenia forced into her care after their mother dies. After a supporting role in the teen romantic comedy “All I Want” (2003), she provided the voice of Coral in “Finding Nemo” (2003). She then proceeded to appear in several supporting roles in major motion pictures, including “Ring Two” (2005), “Must Love Dogs” (2005) and “Jiminy Glick in Lalaland” (2005), then elevated her status with her role on the hit cable series, “Weeds” (Showtime, 2005- ). Perkins played the foil to a widowed mother (Mary Louise Parker) who determinedly keeps up appearances in her idyllic community while selling copious amounts of high-grade marijuana in order to make ends meet. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.