Elizabeth Perkins

Actress
Best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Celia Hodes on Showtime's dark comedy "Weeds" (2005- ), Elizabeth Perkins enjoyed a career of steady work in films including "Big" (1988) and "The Flintstones" (1994), before ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1960 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

One Child 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

How To Get Away With Murder 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lesser Prophets 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hop 2011 (Movie)

Bonnie O'Hare (Actor)

The Closer 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Weeds 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fierce People 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Langley (Actor)

Speak 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2005 (Movie)

Miranda Coolidge (Actor)

Kids in America 2005 (Movie)

Sondra Carmichael (Actor)

Must Love Dogs 2005 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

The Ring Two 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Emma Temple (Actor)

The Thing About My Folks 2005 (Movie)

Rachel Kleinman (Actor)

Things about my Folks 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

David Mamet's Gilded Stones 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

King of the Hill 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Coral (Actor)

My Sister's Keeper 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Carolyn Brody (Actor)

Jon Bon Jovi 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Battery Park 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy in Alabama 1999 (Movie)

Joan Blake (Actor)

I'm Losing You 1999 (Movie)

Aubrey (Actor)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

Rebecca Trager Lott (Actor)

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Dorey Walker (Actor)

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

Wilma Flintstone (Actor)

Indian Summer 1993 (Movie)

Jennifer Morton (Actor)

Between Cars 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

He Said, She Said 1991 (Movie)

Lorie Bryer (Actor)

Living in America 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Doctor 1991 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Avalon 1990 (Movie)

Ann Kaye (Actor)

Enid Is Sleeping 1990 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

Stella Wynkowski (Actor)

Teach 109 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Big 1988 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Sweet Hearts Dance 1988 (Movie)

Adie Nims (Actor)

From the Hip 1987 (Movie)

Jo Ann (Actor)

About Last Night 1986 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

All I Want (TV Show)

Actor

Cloned (TV Show)

Actor

For Their Own Good (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

Actor

What Girls Learn (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Lisa Picard Is Famous 2001 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

Best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Celia Hodes on Showtime's dark comedy "Weeds" (2005- ), Elizabeth Perkins enjoyed a career of steady work in films including "Big" (1988) and "The Flintstones" (1994), before finally snaring her big critical breakthrough on the small screen at the age of 45. Perkins was a seasoned stage actress in both New York City and Chicago and a regular supporting player in some well-received films like "About Last Night" (1986), but her appearances in a growing number of made-for-TV movies seemed likely to snuff out the potential of the woman who was named Screen World's "Most Promising Actress" in 1986. Perkins beat the odds in 2005 with "Weeds;" finally being given the opportunity to showcase her range and her wicked wit.

Relationships

Terry Kinney Actor

Husband
Married March 27, 1984 Divorced Oct. 10, 1988

Julio Macat Actor

Husband
Together from c. 1993 Married June 17, 2000

Max Macat Actor

Step-Son
Born c. 1989 to Julio Macat

Alexander Macat

Step-Son
Born c. 1992 to Julio Macat; twin of Andreas

Andreas Macat

Step-Son
Born c. 1992 to Julio Macat; twin of Alexander

James Perkins

Father
Divorced from Elizabeth's mother c. 1963 Previously worked for Hugh Hefner in Chicago, IL; wrote for The Saturday Evening Post, Playboy and the Times Mirror Co.

Maurice Phillips Actor

Companion
No longer together

Hannah Phillips

Daughter
Born Sept. 1, 1991; father, Maurice Phillips

Jo Williams

Mother
Divorced from Elizabeth's father c. 1963; later remarried

EDUCATION

DePaul University

Chicago , Illinois
Graduated from a three year training program at DePaul's Goodman School of Drama

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1991

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Gill , Massachusetts

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

2007

Once again starred opposite Diane Lane in Griffin Dunne's "Fierce People"

2005

Starred as Diane Lane's sister in the romantic comedy "Must Love Dogs"

2005

Played a Psychologist in the thriller "The Ring 2"

2005

Cast as Celia Hodes, upstanding PTA mother on the Showtime series "Weeds"; earned Golden Globe (2006, 2007) and Emmy (2006, 2007, 2009) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

2004

Starred as a drunken mother in the indie film "Kids in America"

2003

Cast as the voice of Coral in the animated hit "Finding Nemo"

2001

Starred opposite Jeff Goldblum in the live-action/animated "Cats & Dogs"

2000

Played Sandra Bullock's beleaguered older sister in "28 Days"

2000

TV series debut as regular, playing the captain of a police precinct in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Battery Park"

2000

Co-starred in the "1961" segment of HBO's "If These Walls Could Talk 2"

1999

Offered a convincing turn as a committed AIDS activist in the grim "I'm Losing You"

1999

Appeared in "Crazy in Alabama", directed by Antonio Banderas

1998

Portrayed Marilyn Lovell in "The Original Wives Club" episode (directed by Sally Field) of the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"

1997

Played the lead role in "Mamusha," a segment of Showtime's "Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women"

1995

Acted onstage in Los Angeles production of John Patrick Shanley's "Four Dogs and a Bone"; helmed by film director Larry Kasdan

1995

Appeared in the female-driven ensemble "Moonlight and Valentino"

1994

Played Wilma to John Goodman's Fred in the live-action version of "The Flintstones"

1993

Joined Mike Binder's ensemble film "Indian Summer"; also co-starring Diane Lane, Bill Paxton and Alan Arkin

1993

Made television debut in the TV-movie "For Their Own Good" (ABC)

1991

Portrayed a cancer patient who forms a bond with William Hurt's title character in "The Doctor"

1991

Co-starred with Kevin Bacon, as rival reporters, in the romantic comedy "He Said, She Said"

1990

Cast as Aidan Quinn's wife in Barry Levinson's "Avalon"

1988

Breakthrough feature role as the toy company co-worker of Tom Hanks in "Big"

1986

Made her film debut in Edward Zwick's "About Last Night..."; played Demi Moore's cynical friend

1985

Appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival staging of "Measure for Measure" in Central Park

1983

Landed a role in the touring company of "Brighton Beach Memoirs"; made Broadway debut the following year in the same part

1983

First appeared on the New York stage in the Off-Broadway play "The Arbor"

1981

Performed at Chicago's Goodman and North Light theaters

Raised on her maternal grandmother's 600-acre farm in Guilford, VT

Moved to New York City

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm not beautiful in today's Hollywood sense. I'm not blonde. I'm not svelte. I don't have the long wavy hair, and sex isn't what I use to sell my characters. Instead, I'm strong, I'm forceful, and I'm pretty smart." - Perkins quoted in Us Weekly, March 7, 1991

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"If I could do it over, I'd become a writer instead of an actress. I love acting, but I hate being in the public eye, so there is always a conflict. I love to walk out on stage or in front of a camera, but that's the only part of it that I like. I hate premieres and having my picture taken. I'm very solitary." - Perkins to Cheryl Lavin of the Chicago Tribune, Sept. 29, 1997

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In 2005, Perkins learned that she had latent autoimmune diabetes, a form of type I diabetes that is most often diagnosed in middle age.

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