Elizabeth Perkins | Biography
Elizabeth Perkins is better known for her performances in About Last Night…., Miracle in 34th Street and The Flintstones. Born Elizabeth Ann Perkins on 18th of November 1960 in Queens New York, she entered the American show business at age of twenty four. She is a daughter of a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, Jo Williams and writer, farmer as well as businessman James Perkins. Following the divorce of her parent, she along with her mother relocated to Colrain, Massachusetts. She went to Mount Herman boarding school, however was expelled from the school after bunking classes and smoking. In 1978, she joined the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University. In 1981, she earned the acting certificate through the academy and became active community theater productions.
Moving into her personal life, Elizabeth Perkins has been married twice with one subsequent divorce. Her first husband, Terry Kinney was Chicago director and actor. The couple separated and eventually divorced in 1992. She gave birth to a baby girl, Hannah Phillips in 1991 from her relationship with Maurice Phillips. In 2000, she tied knot with Julio Macat. At age 44, she discovered that she is suffering from latent autoimmune diabetes.
After honing her acting skills in local theaters, Elizabeth Perkins shifted to New York stages, starting to create a resume with works at off-off Broadway venues, such as La Mama ETC. In 1983, she got her big break with a part in the Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. She managed to appear at the 1985 New York Shakespeare Festival before branching out in movies – in a role that would gave her overnight acknowledgement. Starring as lead actress Demi Moore’s wisecracking buddy Joan in 1986’s “About Last Night”. She was the scene stealer since the movie’s open, demonstrating a vast bitchy energy. Starring along with entire mid-80s hunks of that time, she portrayed gal pals in “From the Hip” and “Sweet Hearts Dance”. She then grabbed another major role in “Big”. She received critical appreciation for her work in 1990’s “Avalon”. She wowed her viewer in “The Doctor” by playing a terminal cancer patient. After all these big screen successes, she began appearing in television movies – “For Their Own Good”. The year later, she made appearances in “The Flintstones” and “Miracle on 34th Street”.
After returning to the stage in a Los Angeles production “Four Dogs and a Bone”, she headlined the womanly ensemble of the 1995’s “Moonlight and Valentino”. She also made appearances in a number of television features, including Showtime’s “Rescuers” Stories of Courage: Two Women” and NBC movie “Cloned”. She portrayed the wife of astronauts, Marilyn Lovell in miniseries, “From the Earth to the Moon”. She appeared in “I’m Losing You” and “28 Days”. In 2000, she took role of the police in the NBC show “Battery Park”. Though the series was short-lived, she continued to work in television movies, including “What Girls Learn” and “My Sister’s Keeper”. She scored big screen supporting parts in 2003’s “All I Want”, “Finding Nemo” and 2005’s “Must Love Dogs” prior to Elizabeth hit financial and creative paydirt with “Weeds”. She grabbed a lead role in 2013’s “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)”. She played Elaine Green in the movie. In the year 2014, she landed a guest spot as Marren Trudeau in “How to Get Away with Murder”. Reportedly she has engrossed the net worth of five million dollars through her acting career.
Elizabeth Perkins has earned a number of prestigious award nominations; however she has not been able to fetch any of those till date. In her free time, she loves to stay with her family and enjoys her hobbies. Kind hearted Elizabeth finds immense pleasure is helping less fortunate ones. She has been part of a number charity program. Her fans and well wishers may follow her in her Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Her fans can as well join her fan clubs. A number of websites provides the detailed information regarding her work and personal life. Her biographical details can also be fetched via wiki and IMDB.