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Elizabeth Perkins Biography

Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Once aspired to become a veterinarian
  • Began her acting career in a 1984 Broadway production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Made her big-screen debut in the 1986 romantic comedy About Last Night
  • First series-regular role was on the short-lived NBC sitcom Battery Park
  • TV breakthrough came with the Showtime dramedy Weeds, which netted her several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her performance as the high-strung Celia Hodes

Awards

  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated

Relationships