Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins

Her role in 'Big' (1988)
ELIZABETH PERKINS, who has distinguished herself with an eclectic mix of film, television and stage roles, made her feature debut in Ed Zwick's' About Last Night, an adaptation of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." Her breakthrough performance came in 1988 opposite Tom Hanks in the smash hit Big, directed by Penny Marshall; she then received critical acclaim for her performance in Barry Levinson's Avalon. In 1991, she starred opposite William Hurt in Randa Haines' touching drama The Doctor and with Kevin Bacon in He Said, She Said. Perkins next went on to star opposite Bill Paxton in "Indian Summer" before bringing cartoon character Wilma Flintstone to life in the summer blockbuster, "The Flintstones." She portrayed Dorey Walker in John Hughes' remake of the 1947 holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street" with Sir Richard Attenborough. Her latest films include I'm Losing You and Crazy in Alabama. And currently open, 28 Days where she plays Sandra Bullock's older sister.In 1993, Perkins made her television debut in "For Their Own Good," produced by Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner. Based on a true story, the ABC movie centered on a woman who underwent mandatory sterilization in order to work in a dangerous chemical plant.She starred in the NBC comedy series "Battery Park," produced by Gary David Goldberg, and HBO's "If These Walls Could Talk." Perkins made her television debut in "For Their Own Good," produced by Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner. Her other television projects include "Baby 2000," "The Rescuers" and "From The Earth to the Moon," in an episode directed by Sally Field.Born in Queens, New York, Perkins was raised in Vermont, and later attended Chicago's prestigious Goodman School of Drama. In 1984, she returned to New York where she made her theatrical debut in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs." She subsequently worked with Playwrights Horizon, the Ensemble Studio, The New York Shakespeare Festival and the Steppenwolf Theater. Most recently, she starred on stage in John Patrick Shanley's black comedy "Four Dogs and a Bone" at the Geffen playhouse in Los Angeles. Source: konary.com 
“She probably came from nothing, so it was very important to her in her adult life to have everything.”More Elizabeth Perkins quotes [01/07/2007 12:01:00]
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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.More Elizabeth Perkins quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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