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Elizabeth Perkins

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 Elizabeth Perkins
Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. She was born in Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. After finishing high school she spent three years in Chicago taking acting lessons at the famous Goodman School of Drama. Back in New York in 1984, she did her first theater performance. Thereafter she worked in several ensembles and has since then considered theater playing as a priority of her career.

As a movie actress she made her film-debut in 1986 in Edward Zwicks "About Last Night..." She then had her breakthrough starring with Tom Hanks in Big. She then received critical acclaim for her performance in Barry Levinson's Avalon. Of all the films she has acted in, her biggest success so far has been however The Flintstones, starring also John Goodman, in which she plays the long-suffering Wilma Flinstone.

In 1993 Perkins made her television debut in For Their Own Good. She starred thereafter in the comedy series Battery Park and If These Walls Could Talk, and has since then played roles in television films on a regular basis.

Perkins' first husband was Terry Kinney, from whom she divorced. In 2000 she married her present husband, Julio Macat.

From August 2005, Perkins will be seen onscreen as a regular cast member of the new Showtime series Weeds. The series is about a recently widowed suburban mother (Mary-Louise Parker) who resorts to dealing cannabis to make money. Perkins plays an upstanding PTA mother, whose son falls for Parker's character's daughter.

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