Elizabeth Perkins is an American actress best known for her starring role as Celia Hodes, a typical housewife living in Agrestic who is obsessed with her personal image and alternatively manipulates or ignores those around her that do not fit neatly into that image, in the dark comedy television series Weeds, from 2005-2009.
She also had a starring role as Elaine Green, Polly's mother and Natalie's grandmother, in the short-lived television sitcom How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), in 2013.
Perkins has distinguished herself with an eclectic mix of roles over her career. Her critically acclaimed performance in Weeds earned her 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe nominations and 2006 and 2007 Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
Perkins made her feature film debut in Ed 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.
Perkins then went on to star in Indian Summer before bringing cartoon character Wilma Flintstone to life in the blockbuster motion picture, The Flintstones.
She portrayed Dorey Walker in John Hughes' remake of the 1947 holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street, with Sir Richard Attenborough, and also co-starred opposite Kathleen Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Whoopi Goldberg in Moonlight and Valentino.
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; Must Love Dogs; Fierce People, in which she starred opposite Diane Lane, and HOP.
Perkins made her television debut in For Their Own Good. Her other television projects include Baby 2000, The Rescuers, What Girls Learn, Speak, the series From the Earth to the Moon and the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of My Sister's Keeper, opposite Kathy Bates.