Perkins, Elizabeth 1960(?)–

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PERKINS, Elizabeth 1960(?)


Original name, Elizabeth Pisperikos; born November 18, 1960 (some sources say 1961), in Queens, NY; daughter of James Perkins (a farmer, writer, and businessman) and Jo Williams (a drug treatment counselor and concert pianist); married Terry Kinney (an actor and director; divorced); married Julio Macat (cinematographer), June 17, 2000; children: (with Maurice Phillips, a director) Hannah Jo. Education: Graduated from the Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL, 1981. Avocational Interests: Writing poetry and reading.

Addresses: Agent Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager BrillsteinGrey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Joan Gunther, About Last Night, TriStar, 1986.

Jo Ann, From the Hip, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Susan Lawrence, Big, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988.

Adie Nims, Sweet Hearts Dance, TriStar, 1988.

Stella Wynkowski, Love at Large, Orion, 1990.

Ann Kaye, Avalon, TriStar, 1990.

Lorie Bryer, He Said, She Said, Paramount, 1991.

June, The Doctor, Buena Vista, 1991.

Queen's Logic, Seven Arts, 1991.

June, Over Her Dead Body (also known as Enid Is Sleeping ), Vestron Video, 1992.

Jennifer Morton, Indian Summer, Buena Vista, 1993.

Wilma Flintstone, The Flintstones, Universal, 1994.

Dorey Walker, Miracle on 34th Street, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1994.

Rebecca Tager Lott, Moonlight and Valentino, Gramercy, 1995.

Sue, Lesser Prophets, 1997.

Aubrey, I'm Losing You, Strand Releasing, 1998.

Joan Blake, Crazy in Alabama, Columbia, 1999.

Lilly, 28 Days, Columbia, 2000.

Mrs. Mom Brody, Cats & Dogs, Warner Bros., 2001.

Blanche, Try Seventeen, Nu Image, 2002.

Voice of Coral, Finding Nemo (animated), Buena Vista, 2003.

Miranda Coolidge, La La Wood, Gold Circle, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sally Thompson, For Their Own Good, ABC, 1993.

Gertruda Babilinska, "Mamusha," Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women, Showtime, 1997.

Skye Weston, Cloned, NBC, 1997.

Alice Hedley, "1961," If These Walls Could Talk 2, HBO, 2000.

Mama, What Girls Learn, Showtime, 2001.

Judy Chapman, My Sister's Keeper, CBS, 2002.

All I Want, Starz!, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Marilyn Lovell, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Robin, Between Cars, HA! TV Comedy Network, 1990.

Dr. Gerrett, "Teach 109," American Playhouse, PBS, 1990.

Living in America, VH1, 1991.

Interviewee, Jon Bon Jovi, Bravo, 2001.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Diane Lane, Lifetime, 2002.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks, USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Halle Jeter, Modern Man, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1990, 1991.

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1993.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Voice of Serena's mom, "Get Your Freak Off," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Captain Madeleine Dunleavy, Battery Park, NBC, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

A Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 19811982.

Gardenia, Goodman Theatre, 1982.

Les belles soeurs, North Light Repertory Theatre, Evanston, IL, 1982.

Ann Green, neighbor, nurse, and Maureen, The Arbor, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1983.

(Broadway debut) Nora, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre, 1984.

Juliet, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Robin, "Between Cars," Marathon '85, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Effie, Life and Limb, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1985.

Four Dogs and a Bone, Los Angeles, 1995.

Also appeared with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Major Tours:

Nora, Brighton Beach Memoirs, U.S. cities, 1983.



Entertainment Weekly, May 8, 1998, p. 82.

People Weekly, October 9, 1995, p. 26.