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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 18, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: actress

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Best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Celia Hodes on Showtime's dark comedy "Weeds" (2005- ), Elizabeth Perkins enjoyed a career of steady work in films including "Big" (1988) and "The Flintstones" (1994), before finally snaring her big critical breakthrough on the small screen at the age of 45. Perkins was a seasoned stage actress in both New York City and Chicago and a regular supporting player in some well-received films like "About Last Night" (1986), but her appearances in a growing number of made-for-TV movies seemed likely to snuff out the potential of the woman who was named Screen World's "Most Promising Actress" in 1986. Perkins beat the odds in 2005 with "Weeds;" finally being given the opportunity to showcase her range and her wicked wit.

Best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Celia Hodes on Showtime's dark comedy "Weeds" (2005- ), Elizabeth Perkins enjoyed a career of steady work in films including "Big" (1988) and "The Flintstones" (1994), before finally snaring her big critical breakthrough on the small screen at the age of 45. Perkins was a seasoned stage actress in both New York City and Chicago and a regular supporting player in some well-received films like "About Last Night" (1986), but her appearances in a growing number of made-for-TV movies seemed likely to snuff out the potential of the woman who was named Screen World's "Most Promising Actress" in 1986. Perkins beat the odds in 2005 with "Weeds;" finally being given the opportunity to showcase her range and her wicked wit.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hop (2011)
2.
 Fierce People (2007) Mrs. Langley
3.
 Speak (2005)
4.
 Kids in America (2005) Sondra Carmichael
5.
6.
 Must Love Dogs (2005) Cast
7.
 Finding Nemo (2003) Coral
8.
 My Sister's Keeper (2002) Judy
9.
 Cats & Dogs (2001) Mrs Carolyn Brody
10.
 What Girls Learn (2001) Mama
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Raised on her maternal grandmother's 600-acre farm in Guilford, VT
1981:
Performed at Chicago's Goodman and North Light theaters
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Moved to New York City
1983:
First appeared on the New York stage in the Off-Broadway play "The Arbor"
1983:
Landed a role in the touring company of "Brighton Beach Memoirs"; made Broadway debut the following year in the same part
1985:
Appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival staging of "Measure for Measure" in Central Park
1986:
Made her film debut in Edward Zwick's "About Last Night..."; played Demi Moore's cynical friend
1988:
Breakthrough feature role as the toy company co-worker of Tom Hanks in "Big"
1990:
Cast as Aidan Quinn's wife in Barry Levinson's "Avalon"
1991:
Co-starred with Kevin Bacon, as rival reporters, in the romantic comedy "He Said, She Said"
1991:
Portrayed a cancer patient who forms a bond with William Hurt's title character in "The Doctor"
1993:
Joined Mike Binder's ensemble film "Indian Summer"; also co-starring Diane Lane, Bill Paxton and Alan Arkin
1993:
Made television debut in the TV-movie "For Their Own Good" (ABC)
1994:
Played Wilma to John Goodman's Fred in the live-action version of "The Flintstones"
1995:
Acted onstage in Los Angeles production of John Patrick Shanley's "Four Dogs and a Bone"; helmed by film director Larry Kasdan
1995:
Appeared in the female-driven ensemble "Moonlight and Valentino"
1997:
Played the lead role in "Mamusha," a segment of Showtime's "Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women"
1998:
Portrayed Marilyn Lovell in "The Original Wives Club" episode (directed by Sally Field) of the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"
1999:
Offered a convincing turn as a committed AIDS activist in the grim "I'm Losing You"
1999:
Appeared in "Crazy in Alabama", directed by Antonio Banderas
2000:
Co-starred in the "1961" segment of HBO's "If These Walls Could Talk 2"
2000:
Played Sandra Bullock's beleaguered older sister in "28 Days"
2000:
TV series debut as regular, playing the captain of a police precinct in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Battery Park"
2001:
Starred opposite Jeff Goldblum in the live-action/animated "Cats & Dogs"
2003:
Cast as the voice of Coral in the animated hit "Finding Nemo"
2004:
Starred as a drunken mother in the indie film "Kids in America"
2005:
Cast as Celia Hodes, upstanding PTA mother on the Showtime series "Weeds"; earned Golden Globe (2006, 2007) and Emmy (2006, 2007, 2009) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
2005:
Played a Psychologist in the thriller "The Ring 2"
2005:
Starred as Diane Lane's sister in the romantic comedy "Must Love Dogs"
2007:
Once again starred opposite Diane Lane in Griffin Dunne's "Fierce People"
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
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Education

DePaul University: Chicago , Illinois -
Northfield Mount Hermon School: Gill , Massachusetts -
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 1991

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