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
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.