Elizabeth Perkins

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Quotes (13)

  • Elizabeth: Right now, my daughter's just rolling her eyes at everything I do; I'm just an embarrassment.

  • Elizabeth: My sisters are very academically inclined so whenever they would fix me up, it would always be from someone in their world, people they would find attractive. When they came to the door in suits, it was over.

  • Elizabeth: My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce. As far as being an actor, I've already told them they have to wait until they're 18; I won't take them to auditions.

  • Elizabeth: It seems like all the good looking people have smaller dogs these days. Especially for the women, because they always come in with their little Chihuahuas and the guys come in with their Golden Retrievers.

  • Elizabeth: It doesn't happen very often that you get to work with some really good friends of yours and there's a common language between everyone, you don't have to explain what you're doing, you can just run with it. It makes it just so much easier and more relaxed.

  • Elizabeth: If you're middle aged... where're you going to go to meet someone? You're not going to go to a bar, you're not going to go to a night club; and there are the museums.

  • Elizabeth: I'm doing a series on Showtime called Weeds, which is about marijuana, so I'm going to be the marijuana mom at school now.

  • Elisabeth (about blind dating): I'd definitely consider it. My friend from high school went to internet dating and found a guy and they've been together for six years.

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Trivia (13)

  • Her first role was Joan in the movie About Last Night(1986) .

  • Married Julio Macat in 17 June of 2000.

  • She has one child with ex-husband Terry Kinney.

  • She is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.

  • Her mother, Pamela Perkins, was a carnival performer who was appearing at a Coney Island sideshow in the early 1960s when she was photographed by the great Diane Arbus. The Arbus portrait of Perkins' mother appeared in "Look" Magazine in 1963.

  • She is best friends with actress Diane Lane.

  • Graduated with a BFA acting certificate from DePaul University in Chicago in 1981.

  • She is of Greek extraction.

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