She is the mother of four, but that didn’t stop Weeds star Elizabeth Perkins from posing nude for Allure last year. While she took it as a personal challenge to bare all, her children didn’t feel quite as excited about seeing their mother in the buff in a national magazine.
Elizabeth tells Parade:
I’m sure the kids were mixed up it, but they [also] have mixed feelings about my being on Weeds. I don’t think it’s ever easy being the child of an actor.
The magazine was very businesslike and respectful about it. I’m going to be 47 this year and have had absolutely no plastic surgery. They wanted to show that a woman my age can still look like this.
Elizabeth’s children, Hannah, Maximilian, Alexander and Andreas — may struggle with having an actress for a mother, but Elizabeth says they should be even more grateful that she is nothing like her Weeds character, a highly-critical, suburban PTA-mom.Celia is about as diametrically opposed to me as she can be. Elizabeth is married to cinematographer Julio Macat.
I’m so exicted..Today were announced The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and Elizabeth got nominated Congratulations to Elizabeth for her third nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for “Weeds”. Her other contenders are Jamie Pressley (My Name is Earl), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a half Men), Holland Taylor (Two and a half Men) and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty).
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 16 2007 and click here to see complete list of the 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.
This list of my favorite leading comedic actresses is the last of a series spotlighting performers of the 2006-07 TV season.
- America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty ” (ABC): To successfully navigate “Betty’s” tricky mixture of comedy and drama — not to mention the comical physical mishaps that punctuate Betty Suarez’s work days — is enough of an accomplishment. To make it look effortless, now that’s talent.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (CBS): It’d be easy to make Christine seem like kind of a loser. Yet Louis-Dreyfus imbues this muddling Everywoman with such warm humanity that it’s impossible not to laugh with her, even as you’re laughing at her a little too.
- Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC): Fey, one of TV’s most incisive comedy writers, doesn’t have the biggest range in the business, but, as fictional comedy writer Liz Lemon, she doesn’t have to. She’s wisely focused on Lemon’s twisted, complicated relationship with NBC executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). Lemon’s no fool, but Donaghy keeps her flummoxed, and so far the antics of those two have given an intriguing anchor to this addictive comedy.
- Anne Heche, “Men in Trees” (ABC): With that Hepburn-esque diction and those flawless cheekbones, Heche brings a welcome dose of spikiness to what could otherwise have been a rather feckless romantic comedy. Yet Marin Frist’s cool, brainy exterior hides a surprisingly tender heart, and that tension gives this pleasing escapism the texture that it needs.
- Jenna Fischer, “The Office” (NBC): Fischer has had lots to work with as Pam has grown up, ditched Roy and found her spine. It was hard to see Pam and Jim put off their (I hope inevitable) relationship, but this season gave the subtle and able Fischer a chance to shine, and that’s a good thing.
- Elizabeth Perkins, “Weeds” (Showtime): Though Mary-Louise Parker has many fans of her work in “Weeds,” I find it a bit enigmatic for my taste. I really tune in for the sensational cast surrounding Parker, and foremost among them is Perkins, who took what could have been a stereotypically shrill suburban matron (and possibly the worst mom on TV) and made her both fascinating and funny.
If you’re wondering where Lauren Graham of “Gilmore Girls” is, see my best dramatic actresses list on the Watcher Web site (other lists there: best leading actors in dramas and comedies).
I got the first promotional still of Weeds Season Three. I screamed when I saw this beautiful promo. Elizabeth looks gorgeous on it. Click on the picture to proceed to the Gallery and view on HQ.
Today I made a quick update and I added some pictures of Elizabeth with her daughter Hannha at Weeds Golden Globe Nominees Party on January 14, 2006