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Elizabeth Perkins

Highest Rated:   99% Finding Nemo (2003)
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Birthplace:   Queens, New York, USA
Born in New York and raised in Vermont, actress Elizabeth Perkins headed for Chicago after high school, where she was trained at the Goodman School of Drama. In a busy three-year period (1984-1987), Perkins co-starred in the touring company of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, married Chicago-based actor Terry Kinney (they have since split), was featured on Broadway, and made her film debut in About Last Night... (1986). The actress went on to play Tom Hanks' vis-à-vis in Big (1988), the terminal cancer patient with whom William Hurt begins a relationship in The Doctor (1992), and the "She" to Kevin Bacon's "He" in He Said, She Said (1991). The biggest box-office hit with which Elizabeth Perkins has been associated was 1994's The Flintstones, in which she portrayed the long-suffering Wilma.Though supporting roles in such projects as From the Earth to the Moon, 28 Days, and The Ring Two kept Perkins busy over the next decade, it couldn't help but feel like her career momentum had stalled out a bit by the mid-2000s. Fortunately for comedy fans, television writer/producer Jenji Kohan (Gilmore Girls) recognized her talent, and in 2005 Perkins began a successful four year run on the hit television series Weeds. Cast as the busybody neighbor of a suburban single mother-turned-pot dealer played by Mary-Louise Parker, the talented comic actress earned three Emmy nominations for her role in the series, though the actual award sadly slipped through her fingers each time. Nevertheless, the success appeared to reinvigorate Perkins' small screen career, with roles in Vince Uncensored, teh Closer, and How to Live WIth Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life following in quick succession.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
25% Hop
  • Bonnie O'Hare
$108.1M 2011
17% Kids in America
  • Sondra Carmichael
$0.5M 2005
45% The Thing About My Folks
  • Rachel Kleinman
$0.8M 2005
35% Must Love Dogs
  • Carol
$43.9M 2005
No Score Yet Hercules
  • Alcmene
2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
  • Miranda Coolidge
$26.2k 2005
24% Fierce People
  • Mrs. Langley
2005
20% The Ring Two
  • Dr. Emma Temple
$75.9M 2005
No Score Yet Speak
  • Joyce Sordino
2004
99% Finding Nemo
  • Coral
$380.6M 2003
0% All I Want (Try Seventeen)
  • Blanche
2002
No Score Yet My Sister's Keeper
  • Judy Chapman
2002
No Score Yet What Girls Learn
  • Mama
2001
54% Cats & Dogs
  • Mrs. Brody
2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Alice
2000
31% 28 Days
  • Lily
2000
30% Crazy in Alabama
  • Joan Blake
1999
40% I'm Losing You
  • Aubrey Wicker
$13.2k 1999
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet)
  • Sue
1997
No Score Yet Cloned
  • Skye Weston
1997
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Women
  • Gertruda Babilinska
1997
15% Moonlight and Valentino
  • Rebecca Lott
1995
61% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Dorey
1994
23% The Flintstones
  • Wilma Flintstone
1994
65% Indian Summer
  • Jennifer
1993
No Score Yet For Their Own Good
  • Sally Thompson
1992
86% The Doctor
  • June Ellis
1991
33% He Said, She Said
  • Lorie Bryer
1991
83% Avalon
  • Ann Kaye
1990
No Score Yet Enid Is Sleeping
  • June
1990
71% Love at Large
  • Stella Wynkowski
1990
50% Sweet Hearts Dance
  • Adie Nims
1988
97% Big
  • Susan
1988
29% From the Hip
  • Jo Ann
1987
61% About Last Night
  • Joan
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
  • Marren Trudeau
  • 2014
67% One Child
2014
  • Katherine Arthurton Katherine Ashley
  • 2014
18% How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
2013
  • Elaine Green Elaine
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Gail
  • 2011
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Christine Rapp
  • 2009
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Celia Hodes
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000

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