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Fact File

  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Ann Perkins
  • Celeb Name: Elizabeth Perkins
  • Nicknames: Liz, Perky
  • Height: 5′ 8″ = 1.73m
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Amber
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Chinese Horoscope: Rat
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: November 18, 1960
  • Birth Place: Flushing, Queens, NY
  • Education: Northfield Mount Herman Prep School Northfield, Massachusetts and Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University Chicago, Illinois.
  • Ex Husband: Terry Kinney (married on March 27, 1984, divorced and co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theater Company)
  • Husband: Julio Macat (born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1958. They are together from 1993; in February 2000, announced plans to marry. Married on June 17, 2000.
  • Daughter: Hannah Jo Phillips (born on September 1, 1991)
  • Step-sons: Three sons Maximillian (born on March 15, 1989) and twins Alexander & Andreas (born on September 01, 1991)
  • Father: James (Jim) Perkins (divorced from Elizabeth’s mother in 1963)
  • Mother: Jo Williams
  • Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
  • Grandparents: Greek immigrants who anglicized their surname from Pisperikos to Perkins therefore She is of Greek extraction.
  • Ex-Boyfriend: Maurice Phillips (Hannah’s father)
  • Claim to fame: as Susan in Big (1988)


  • Her first role was Joan in the movie About Last Night with Demi Moore in 1986.
  • She is allergic to zucchini.
  • Married to Julio Macat in 17 June of 2000.
  • She has one child called Hannah Jo Phillips (born on Sept. 1, 1991), her father is Maurice Phillips.
  • She is 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
  • Her mother, was a carnival performer who was appearing at a Coney Island sideshow in the early 1960s when she was photographed by the great Diane Arbus. The Arbus portrait of Perkins’ mother appeared in “Look” Magazine in 1963.
  • She is best friends with actresses Diane Lane and Megan Mullaly.
  • Graduated with a BFA acting certificate from DePaul University in Chicago in 1981.
  • She is of Greek extraction.
  • Played Opal in the original pilot for the tv show “M.Y.O.B.” (2000) but the role was later re-cast.
  • Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1986” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 38.