Elizabeth Perkins Biography

Updated On Feb 14, 2019 Published On Nov 19, 2015
Facts of Elizabeth Perkins
Date of Birth: 1960 , November-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Elizabeth Perkins
Birth Name Elizabeth Ann Perkins
Father James Perkins
Mother Jo Williams
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $5 million USD 
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Julio Macat (m. 2000), Terry Kinney (m. 1984–1988)
Children Hannah Jo Phillips
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Promising New Actors of 1986, Elizabeth Perkins is now the renowned actress and these days, she is popular in the world for portraying the role of Celia Hodes in the Showtime television series Weeds. She has also appeared in movies like Kids in America, About Last Night and many more.

Bio: Childhood, Age, Education

Elizabeth Perkins was born in an upper-class family as Elizabeth Ann Perkins on November 18, 1960, in Queens, New York City, New York of United States of America, to James Perkins and Jo Williams. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Marriage, Husband, & Children

On 27th of March 1984, she got married to Terry Kinney. Terry Kinney is also an actor and he is also known to be the director. She got divorced with him on 10 October 1988.

After that, she dated an actor, director, and writer Maurice Phillips for a few years and she also has a child with him and they named her Hannah Jo Phillips.

On the 27th of June 2000, she got married for the second time in her life. This time, she got married to Julio Macat and he is Argentinean-born cinematographer. She is still married to him and she is also the mother of three stepsons.

Career: Movies & TV shows

In 1986, she made her acting debut and she appeared in the movie About Last Night. After playing her role in this movie, she was named as one of the 12 "Promising New Actors of 1986".

After that, she was offered several acting roles and she appeared in two movies in 1987. Till now, she has appeared in more than two dozens of movies and television series.

What is her Net worth in 2019?

Her net worth is rumored to be around $5 million USD in 2019.

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Elizabeth Perkins facts on timeline

Born in Queens, New York City, New York

November 18 , 1960

Elizabeth Perkins was from the upper class family born as Elizabeth Ann Perkins in Queens, New York City, New York of United States of America to James Perkins and Jo Williams. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Her parents got divorced


Elizabeth Perkins was born to James Perkins and Jo Williams. She is white and is of Greek descent. When she was three, her parents got divorced. She was then raised by her mother in Colrain, Massachusetts. 

Joined Goodman School of Drama


She received her formal education from Northfield Mount Hermon School. When she was there she was interested in acting and theatre and after that she became enrolled at Goodman School of Drama. She studied there for about three years. 

Honored as Promising New Actors of 1986


Soon she began her acting career, she was also to influence several movie critics and she was also able to win the heart of her fans. In 1986, she was honored by John Willis' Screen World and they listed her in their lists of Promising New Actors of 1986. 

Made her big screen debut


It’s true that she began acting since 1984 but it was in 1986, she played her first movie role. After being listed as one of the Promising New Actors of 1986, she was offered several acting roles and she chooses About Last Night as her debut movie. 

Married to Terry Kinney

March 27 , 1984

She was first married to Terry Kinney. They got married on 27th of March 1984. Terry Kinney is also an actor and he is also known to be the director. It is also said that they were seeing each other before they got married 1984. 

Divorced with Terry Kinney


Like most of the married life of celebrity, her first married life also didn't have happy ending. Her first married life was also dissolved on 10 October 1988 after being married for about four years. 

Began dating Maurice Phillips


It seems like she was seeing Maurice Phillips when she was still married to Terry Kinney and that was the main reason for dissolving her married life with him. Within a year, she began dating Maurice Phillips openly. 

First child, Hannah Jo Phillips

September 1 , 1991

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1991. She and her ex boyfriend, Maurice Phillips welcomed their one and only child together on 1st of September and it was a baby girl and they named her Hannah Jo Phillips.

Married to Julio Macat

June 17 , 2000

She is not married to Julio Macat. They got married on 27th of June 2000. Julio Macat is an Argentinean-born cinematographer. She is still married to him and she is also the mother of three stepsons.

Graduated from DePaul University


She was also finally able to complete her drama education. To accomplish her dreams in acting she got enrolled at DePaul University in Goodman School of Drama, she was enrolled at this drama school for about three years and finally graduated from there in 1981. 

Diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes


Till the end of 2004, she was living the healthy life but with the start of 2005, she became diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes. This autoimmune diabetes is said to be the beginning of diabetes and it is mostly common in the people in middle age. 

Nominated in Golden Globes, USA


She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 2006, she got her first nomination in Golden Globes, USA and that was for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in the television series.