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ELIZABETH PERKINS (Mrs. O'Hare) has distinguished herself with an eclectic mix of roles over the span of her career. Her critically acclaimed performance in Weeds earned her Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 and 2007.

Perkins made her theatrical debut in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. She subsequently worked with Playwrights Horizons, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York's Shakespeare in the Park and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She also appeared in John Patrick Shanley's acclaimed black comedy Four Dogs and a Bone at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Perkins made her feature film debut in Edward Zwick's About Last Night…. Her breakthrough performance was opposite Tom Hanks in the smash hit Big, directed by Penny Marshall, and she received critical acclaim for her performance in Barry Levinson's Avalon. In 1991, she starred opposite William Hurt in the touching drama The Doctor, and with Kevin Bacon in He Said, She Said. She then went on to star in Indian Summer, before bringing cartoon character Wilma Flintstone to life in the blockbuster motion picture The Flintstones. Perkins portrayed Dorey Walker in John Hughes' remake of the 1947 holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, with Sir Richard Attenborough. She also co-starred, oppo- site Kathleen Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Whoopi Goldberg, in Moonlight and Valentino.

Her other credits include From the Hip; Sweet Hearts Dance, with Jeff Daniels and Susan Sarandon; Alan Rudolph's Love at Large; Enid Is Sleeping; Lesser Prophets; Bruce Wagner's independent film I'm Losing You, co-starring Frank Langella, Rosanna Arquette and Amanda Donohoe; Crazy in Alabama, directed by Antonio Banderas and co-starring Melanie Griffith, Paul Mazursky and Cathy Moriarty; the independent feature Under the Mimosa, co-starring Brad Renfro and directed and written by Bo Brinkman; 28 Days, opposite Sandra Bullock; Cats & Dogs; Finding Nemo, as the voice of Coral; Jiminy Glick in Lalawood; The Ring Two; and Must Love Dogs and Fierce People, both in which she starred opposite Diane Lane.

Perkins made her television debut in For Their Own Good. Her other television projects include Cloned; Showtime's Rescuers, What Girls Learn and Speak; the series From the Earth to the Moon; and the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "My Sister's Keeper,” opposite Kathy Bates.


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