Elizabeth Perkins
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Elizabeth Perkins
Elizabeth Ann Perkins is an American actress. Her film roles have included Big, The Flintstones, Miracle on 34th Street, About Last Night... , and Avalon. She is perhaps best known for her role as Celia Hodes in the Showtime series Weeds.
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John Farr: On His Birthday, Giving Thanks for Hanks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
With nary a ripple, Tom Hanks turned 57 this past week. And though he hasn't made a truly great film other than Toy Story 3 in quite a few years (we can debate Cloud Atlas), he is still eminently bankable and his star shines bright. Did I say bankable? Let me amend that. He is in fact ranked the top star in terms of all-time box office revenue. Few early on would have predicted he'd attain this heady distinction, Hanks least of all. He has been described as today's Jimmy Stewart. I think that's apt. He shares Stewart's everyman folksiness and approachability, a quality that's harder to project effectively than one might think. You can't deny there's something powerfully familiar -- and reassuring-about both actors on-screen. They are us. Reportedly, both Stewart and Hanks were painfully shy and awkward as children, but unlike his predecessor, Tom did not get the chance to go to Princeton and contemplate a career in architecture. His was a decidedly middle ...
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Brad Garrett On His Return To The Small Screen
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Standing six feet and eight and a half inches, Brad Garrett is one towering -- and talented -- standup comic. Garrett has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, but he's best known for his role as deep-voiced Robert Barone on the much-loved CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." Now Garrett has a new show, "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)," in which he plays Max, an eccentric stepfather. In last week's premiere episode on ABC, Max and his wife Elaine, played by Elizabeth Perkins, see their lives turned upside down when daughter Polly, played by Sarah Chalke, returns home to live with them. Chalke is a single, newly divorced mother of a young daughter. Huff/Post50 had the pleasure of speaking with Garrett, who turns 53 on Sunday, about his career, his new show and his favorite pastimes. Huff/Post50: So obviously you know sitcoms. What is it that drew you to this new ABC show? The character I play is very different. He's comfor ...
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Brad Garrett & Elizabeth Perkins: Those 'Parents' You've Always Wanted
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Dysfunctional families and embarrassing parents have always made for prime sitcom fodder, but for "How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)"creator Claudia Lonlow, the inspiration for her new show hit a little closer to home. That's because almost 16 years ago, Lonlow and her young daughter moved back in with her parents. And that's precisely what happens to Sarah Chalke's Polly, who, along with her daughter, moves in with her mom Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and stepfather Max (Brad Garrett) for the foreseeable future, thanks to a divorce and the pressures of a lackluster economy. But it's a decision Polly immediately regrets thanks to her parents, who have a much more laissez-faire approach to child-rearing than she does. Of course, while much is made of Polly's frustrating parents, Garrett and Perkins see things a little differently -- it's Polly who's imposing on them. HuffPost TV recently spoke to the comedic duo about their no-longer empty nest, the ...
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Sarah Chalke On Her Return To A Starring TV Role
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Sarah Chalke makes her regular return to TV with "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)" this week. The "Scrubs" alumna completes her TV career 180 with the ABC comedy: Chalke, who played eldest Connor child Becky on "Roseanne," is now playing a TV mom. "How To Live With Your Parents" follows Chalke's Polly, who's just recently divorced her irresponsible husband Julian (Jon Dore). Due to financial struggles, she and her five-year-old daughter Natalie (Rachel Eggleston) move in with her vulgar mom Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and uber-chill stepfather Max (Brad Garrett). But the uptight young mother's parenting ideals clash with Elaine and Max's improvisational and eccentric lifestyle. (As you've probably seen in previews, there is underwear in lunchboxes and coffee at bedtime when Natalie is under Elaine and Max's rule -- or lack thereof.) Below, Chalke opens up to The Huffington Post about her return to TV, the cast (even young Eggleston) that make ...
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Claudia Lonow: How to Write a Show About Living With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life, Possibly)
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Sixteen years ago my 18-month-old daughter and I moved in with my parents. Suffice to say, this wasn't a high point in my life. I was a former child actress (Diana Fairgate on Knots Landing). I had spent my twenties recovering from being on television. I hadn't gone to college, my marriage was over, and I was in the latter section of my early 30's. So, my daughter and I slept on a piece of foam in my parents' weight room while I tried to figure out what the -- there's no other word than "fuck" -- I was going to do. I don't know why this has so much meaning for me, but I was so broke I kept my money in a coffee can. (Café La LLave, the coffee can slash piggy bank of giants). Surprisingly, the solution was me writing a spec script which turned into a Showtime show making light of my humiliations -- Rude Awakening. It was eighteen years after I'd been cast on Knots Landing, so my joke at the time was: "every eighteen years, something unbelievable happens to me." At ...
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Actress Elizabeth Perkins discusses life with diabetes
Fox News - about 4 years
Actress Elizabeth Perkins is speaking out for National Diabetes Month – the Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress was diagnosed in 2005, so she feels passionate about it
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Lisa Steinberg: There Goes The Neighborhood
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Life can be a drag when you're watching the same old family-centric television program week after week. Always the same issues, the same jokes, the same mundane family, but with different character names. If you're looking for outside of the box, something to break the monotony up of those cookie cutter programs, you're in need of a trip to Chatswin for a hell of a good time with the hit television show Suburgatory. This quaint town is anything, but quiet and the precarious residents never miss a moment to prove just that. Tessa and George Altman most definitely did not assimilate into the community with ease and savoir-faire in season one of this sinfully delightful show, and they still are on shaky ground. But every Wednesday night on ABC viewers get treated to a fun filled journey as if they were a resident of Chatswin as well, and just like resident Dallas -- they are simply tickled pink about it! Whenever I watch Suburbatory I fall in love with a different character eac ...
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Penny Marshall: 'Well, Don't You Want To Have Fun?'
Popeater - over 4 years
I meet actress and director Penny Marshall in a midtown Manhattan office building, where she is curled up on a sofa, stocking feet tucked beneath her, doing a back-to-back assembly line of media to promote her new memoir, “My Mother Was Nuts.” Heavily made up for the TV interviews, she looks a bit exasperated. “I’ve done [publicity] for movies but then you have a whole cast, you can split it up!” she says. “Here, same questions, over and over…” That’s Marshall –- the straight shooter from the Bronx. Cuts to the chase, says just what she’s thinking, no glossy airs; what you see is what you get, and that’s a big part of her charm. It’s also how she tells her hilarious and painful life story. Marshall grew up performing in her mother’s dance studio, whose students appeared everywhere -- “shipyards, charity events, telethons,” and national television. Marshall notes that while most people think her family is Jewish, her brother was christened Episcopalian; her sister Ronny ...
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This Week's Worst-Dressed Is Like A Bad '90s Flashback
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Of all the crazy things that went down a red carpet this week, none seemed quite as unhinged as Jessica Biel's pink confection of a dress. What's more bewildering is that she's usually such a style star--even landing a spot on this week's best-dressed list with a more natural-looking number. This week's worst-dressed list was like a bad '90s flashback, man. Really bad. One dress had built-in fanny packs. Then the M.C. Escher poster from our dorm wall made its way to a movie star's body. Gayle King wore Appletinis on her feet. Mayim Biyalik of 'Blossom' wore a dress that doubled as a pun. Elizabeth Perkins reminded us of First Lady Barbara Bush. And then Ivana Trump had a birthday party. So tell us whose outfit has you most riled up, and then rest your eyes on our picks for this week's best-dressed.
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ABC Fall Shows: The Worst New Comedies On TV?
Popeater - over 4 years
We've seen ABC's new fall and midseason pilots, and while they're not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we do want to share our first reactions with you. This quick guide is designed to get you excited for some new shows ... and to warn you to curb your enthusiasm for others. Just keep in mind that we'll have full reviews of the final pilots closer to airdate. For now, here are our snap judgments of all of ABC's new shows for the 2012-2013 TV season. READ ABC SHOW FULL DESCRIPTIONS & WATCH TRAILERS HERE There are 10 new scripted shows coming to ABC that were ready to preview -- the good (welcome back, Shawn Ryan), the questionable (an "ER" alum in a drama with Nazis?) and the someone-please-save-Reba-McEntire ("Malibu Country," just stop) -- and HuffPost TV staff Maureen Ryan, Maggie Furlong, Jaimie Etkin, Chris Harnick, Alex Moaba, Leigh Weingus and Laura Prudom had plenty of varying opinions. Here's how we broke ...
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G.L.O.C.: Fall 2012: Ladies to Look Out For
Huffington Post - over 4 years
With over a dozen new comedies added to the lineups, we have a lot to look forward to this fall. The networks are rolling out trailers and we're seeing some favorite familiar faces and promising newcomers. Here are just some of the standout gorgeous ladies of comedy from this seasons new comedies: Over half of the new shows this season are ensemble comedies about families with a twist (in fact, all four of ABC's new comedies focus on family). In those pilots there are some gorgeous ladies whose names I was glad to see back in starring sitcom roles. Sarah Chalke plays a single mother forced to move back to her parent's house in How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). Chalke was Dr. Elliot Reid on the long running Scrubs and recently had a guest spot on Cougartown. Elizabeth Perkins, who will play Chalke's mother, is another lovely lady I'm thrilled to see in How to Live With Your Parents. Perkins played the cookie cutter mother turned addict Celia Hode ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Hop a Look at Carlos and Phil Blu-ray Featurette
Movies Web - almost 5 years
We have an exclusive featurette from Hop, which is currently available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, just in time for Easter this weekend. Hank Azaria provides the voices of both Carlos and Phil in this Universal Pictures comedy, and you can take a look at one of his recording sessions in this excerpt from the special features. Hop BR/DVD - Exclusive A Look at Carlos and Phil He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rock star drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. Combo Pack Exclusive Bonus Features: Phil's Dance Party - An All-New Mini-Movie starring fan-favorite chicks Phil and Carlos. Phil eats so much candy that he crashes, leaving Carlos t ...
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Things to do and see in Marin County, Aug. 25 through Sept. 1, 2011 - Marin Independent-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
25: works by Elizabeth Perkins. Through Sept. 15: works by Art Jackson. Hours: 11 am to 3 pm and 4 to 9 pm daily. BEULAH GALLERY — 9980 Highway 1, Olema; 663-0380; email beulah9980@mac.com. Through Sept. 10: "Fortune," interactive art by Shari
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The 12 worst Emmy episode submissions - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Emotional scenes, physical comedy, 3 or 4 big monologues (all different), scenes opposite Elizabeth Perkins (always top-notch), not to mention she looked gorgeous in the final dinner table scene. thedemonhog -- Terry O'Quinn for "Walkabout"/"The Moth"
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God's path leads pastor to national pulpit - Pensacola News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Elizabeth Perkins, 75, a Zion Hope member, said Yates is a strong leader with lots of ideas and will make a good president for the convention. "He was a young man when he came here," Perkins said. "He was 29. When I first saw him coming up in the
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
(165) >>> Moonlight and Valentino Elizabeth Perkins. Friends and family help a new widow cope with her loss. (1 hr.50 mins.) 7: 30 (99) >>> Everyday People Jordan Gelber. Customers and staff react to an eatery's imminent closing. (1 hr.35 mins
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Grace Pentecostal Church hosting Sunday School in the Park - SalemNews.net
Google News - over 5 years
Youth Leaders Chalmer and Elizabeth Perkins hope the local group can be an example for those who are trying to live for Christ in their local schools. "Students have to make choices every day and unfortunately, some of those choices can have
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Things to do and see in Marin County, Aug. 11 through 18, 2011 - Marin Independent-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
25: works by Elizabeth Perkins. Hours: 11 am to 3 pm and 4 to 9 pm daily. BAY MODEL GALLERY — 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito; 332-3870. Through Aug. 14: "fiber/Dimensions by the Bay." Hours: 9 am to 4 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays
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MONHEIT DEAD! - Vanity Fair
Google News - over 5 years
Of Alan Rudolph's Love at Large (1990), he wrote, “Elizabeth Perkins goes from Big to Large, and oooof!—she still leaves you begging for more!” That Walter had never actually screened any of these movies was immaterial. And certainly the producers of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elizabeth Perkins
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    On May 6, 2010, she announced that the fifth season of Weeds was her last despite the cliffhanger her character had in the season finale.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in the ABC comedy series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life). She portrayed the uncredited character, Lizzie, in The Lorax.
  • 2006
    Age 45
    At a screening of the season 2 finale of Weeds, at the Museum of TV and Radio on October 25, 2006, Perkins said that she considers Celia Hodes her favorite role in her career.
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  • 2005
    Age 44
    From 2005 to 2009, Perkins played Celia Hodes, an alcoholic and image-obsessed PTA mother, alongside Mary-Louise Parker and Justin Kirk on the Showtime series Weeds.
    More Details Hide Details For her work on Weeds, Perkins received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries or Made for TV Motion Picture (in 2006 and 2007). She was also nominated three times for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Weeds.
    Perkins also appeared as a psychiatrist in the 2005 suspense thriller, The Ring Two, starring Naomi Watts.
    More Details Hide Details She played Wilma Flintstone in the 1994 live-action comedy The Flintstones.
  • 2003
    Age 42
    Perkins also had a small role in the 2003 film Finding Nemo, voicing the clownfish who was the wife of Marlin and mother of Nemo, and who was killed by a barracuda at the beginning of the film.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 39
    In 2000, she married Argentinian-born cinematographer Julio Macat, gaining three stepsons: Maximillian, Alexander and Andreas.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, at the age of 44, she learned that she had latent autoimmune diabetes, a form of Juvenile diabetes that is most often diagnosed in middle age.
  • 1994
    Age 33
    She later starred in the comedy series Battery Park and has appeared in television and films including the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street and 2000's 28 Days starring as Sandra Bullock's sister.
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  • 1993
    Age 32
    She also was in the tram show In 1993, Perkins appeared in the television project For Their Own Good.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 25
    Perkins made her film debut in 1986 in Edward Zwick's About Last Night and had a career breakthrough co-starring with Tom Hanks in Big.
    More Details Hide Details She received critical acclaim for her performance in Barry Levinson's Avalon, and was a standout opposite William Hurt in The Doctor (1991), receiving critical acclaim for her performance as a terminal cancer patient.
    She was listed as one of the 12 "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, and has since landed numerous film roles.
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  • 1984
    Age 23
    Perkins married Terry Kinney in 1984, and divorced in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details She has one daughter, Hannah Jo Phillips (born 1991).
    In 1984, she made her theatrical debut on Broadway in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and afterward, worked in a number of ensemble companies, including The New York Shakespeare Festival and the Steppenwolf Theater.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 17
    Perkins attended Northfield Mount Hermon School, an elite preparatory school, and then spent 1978 to 1981 in Chicago attaining her BFA in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Age 2
    Perkins was raised in Colrain, Massachusetts; her parents divorced in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details She began working in theatre with Arena Civic Theatre, a non-profit community theatre group based out of Greenfield, Massachusetts.
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on November 18, 1960.
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