|Elizabeth Perkins Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||November 18, 1960|
Elizabeth Perkins is an American actress who is best known for her work in films such as About Last Night (1986), Big (1988), Avalon (1990), He Said, She Said (1991), The Doctor (1991), The Flintstones (1994), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), 28 Days (2000), and The Ring Two (2005). She is also well recognized for her portrayal of characters such as Captain Madeline Dunleavy in the sitcom Battery Park (2000), Celia Hodes in the dark comedy-drama TV series Weeds (2005–2009), Elaine Green in the sitcom How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (2013), and Jackie O’Neill in the psychological thriller TV miniseries Sharp Objects (2018).
Elizabeth Ann Perkins
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Elizabeth had attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School, a co-educational preparatory school in Gill, Massachusetts. After her high school graduation in 1978, she joined the Goodman School of Drama, the drama school of DePaul University, a private, Catholic research university in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from there in 1981 with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree.
- Father – James Perkins (Businessperson, Writer, Farmer)
- Mother – Jo Milton Williams (Drug Treatment Counselor, Concert Pianist) (d. November 28, 2016)
- Siblings – Susan Perkins Stark (Older Sister), Karen Kelley Perkins (Older Sister)
- Others – Nicholas Demetrios Pispirikos (Paternal Grandfather), Lucia J. Tegu (Paternal Grandmother), George Thurlow Milton (Maternal Grandfather), Grace Bernadine Kelley (Maternal Grandmother), Carl Rush Williams (Stepfather) (d. January 2021), Elizabeth L. Kinney (née Eimer) (Ex-Mother-in-Law) (Telephone Switchboard Operator), Kenneth C. Kinney (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Tractor Company Supervisor)
Elizabeth Perkins’ net worth had been $5 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Elizabeth has dated –
- Terry Kinney (1983–1988) – Elizabeth began dating American actor and theater director Terry Kinney in 1983 and the couple got married in March 1984. They got divorced in 1988.
- Maurice Phillips (1989-1992) – She started dating film director, writer, and actor Maurice Phillips in 1989 and the pair had parted ways by February 1992. They had a daughter together named Hannah Jo Phillips (b. September 1, 1991). Maurice passed away in June 2012.
- Julio Macat (1999-Present) – Elizabeth began dating Argentine-American cinematographer Julio Macat in June 1999 and the couple got married in June 2000. Through this marriage, she has 3 stepsons named Maximillian Macat, Alexander Macat, and Andreas Macat.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Greek and Aromanian descent on her father’s side and English, Irish, Scottish, and German descent on her mother’s side.
- Slender frame
- Side-parted, shoulder-length, wavy hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
Elizabeth Perkins Facts
- Her paternal grandparents were immigrants from Salonika (also known as Thessaloniki/Thessalonica/Saloniki/Salonica), the second-largest city in Greece. They anglicized the family name from ‘Pispirikos’ to ‘Perkins’ when they settled in the United States.
- Born in Queens, New York, Elizabeth was primarily brought up in Colrain, Massachusetts; after her parents got divorced in 1963.
- Her father used to write for publications such as The Saturday Evening Post and Playboy, and outlets of media companies such as the Times Mirror Co. This had influenced Elizabeth as a child and her secret aspiration was to become a writer as well.
- She later developed an interest in acting and began working with Arena Civic Theatre, a non-profit community theatre group based in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
- She was classmates with fellow future actress Ann Dowd at DePaul University.
- Elizabeth made her Broadway theatrical debut in 1984, performing in a semi-autobiographical play titled Brighton Beach Memoirs. She went on to work with several ensemble companies including The New York Shakespeare Festival and the Steppenwolf Theater. The latter is a Chicago-based theatre company that was co-founded in 1974 by her future husband Terry Kinney.
- For her portrayal of the character of Celia Hodes in the dark comedy-drama TV series Weeds (2005–2009), she was nominated thrice (2006, 2007, 2009) for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ and twice (2006, 2007) for a Golden Globe Award in the category of ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie’.
- In 2005, she was diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes, a form of diabetes that is mostly detected in middle-aged humans.
- An animal lover, she has 2 pet dogs named Buster and Lulu.
- Elizabeth suffers from aerophobia (the extreme fear of flying).
- Her friends affectionately call her ‘Mother’ as they feel that she tends to take care of everybody around her.
- Her favorite movie genre is horror, particularly the supernatural and psychological subgenres.
- In 2017, during a rally against s*xual harassment in Los Angeles, she held a sign naming American actor James Woods with the hashtag #MeToo.
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