Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins


11/18/1960, Queens, New York, USA

Birth Name

Elizabeth Perkins


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Elizabeth Perkins is a graduate of the Goodman Theater School, one of America's oldest and most respected theatre training schools. Founded as the Goodman School of Drama in 1925, The Theatre School is the Midwest's oldest theatre conservatory and is recognized nationally as one of the top conservatory…more


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    • 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.

    • Elizabeth: I refuse to go out with a man whose ass is smaller than mine.

    • Elizabeth: I have two cats, four fish, and we used to have a mouse named Fluffball, but he just died. We gave him a proper burial in the backyard, and everyone said something nice about him.

    • Elizabeth: Diane Lane and I have been really good friends for about 12 years now, so we usually spent every lunch together and after work and before work.

    • Elizabeth: You don't necessarily always want to be with someone who works in your business. It takes a certain kind of couple that are both actors to be able to make it, and it takes a certain kind of ego and lack of competition and ability to really sustain a relationship while you're spending a lot of time apart. I'm with a cinematographer. He's very stable, and I'm highly neurotic - so it works.

    • "My nickname among my group of friends is 'Mother,' and I tend to take care of everybody."

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  • Elizabeth Perkins - talented, funny, dramatic & underrated

    I fell in love with this actress when I started watching Weeds on Showtime. She played Celia Hodes - neighborhood's sassy lady who is constantly drunk, hates her husband, insults her daughters and between all of this she still has some time to fight breast cancer. Mrs. Perkins nailed the role and also got nominated for many awards for her brilliant performance. I've seen her in many movies ever since where she usually played a lead's best friend or sister - not the best parts and even Elizabeth herself said that she got frustrated and bored with these parts. Fortunately, there is always television where talented actresses like Elizabeth are always needed. Looking forward to watching her new ABC sitcom in early 2013.moreless