Elizabeth Perkins took birth on November 18, 1960, in Queens, New York, graduated from the Goodman School Drama at DePaul University in Chicago and made her theatrical debut on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs (1984) and has since appeared in some movies and TV Series. Her mother was a concert pianist and a drug treatment counselor, and father was a businessman, a writer, and a farmer. She got her surname as Perkins when her grandparents emigrated from Greece to U.S. and changed their surname from “pisperikos” to “Perkins”. She was raised in Massachusetts after her parents got divorced just three years after her birth. Her first major project in Hollywood was her debut movie ‘ About Last Night’ alongside Demi Moore directed by Edward Zwick. She was then cast opposite Tom Hanks in the 1988 comedy movie ‘Big’ in which she played the role of a business executive. In 1991, she appeared opposite Aidan Quinn as his wife in the movie ‘Avalon’ directed by Barry Levinson starred with Kevin Bacon in the 1991 American romantic comedy ‘He Said, She Said’, playing the “She.”

Then she portrayed the role of a terminal cancer patient in the 1991 drama movie ‘The Doctor’ opposite William Hurt, for which she received widespread acclaim from critics, with many calling her acting as one of the highlights of the entire movie. She was nominated for a CFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress. The biggest box office success that she tasted was the one that came with the buddy comedy ‘The Flinstones’ in 1994, inspired by the animated series, playing the role of Wilma Flinstone starring opposite John Goodman along with Rick Moranis and Rosie O’ Donnell. The movie although failed to impress any critics. She then decided to take her career a step further and made her Television debut with the TV film ‘For Their Own Good’ inspired by a true story. She then appeared in other TV films including ‘Cloned’, ‘Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women’ and the comedy ‘Battery Park’. She also appeared in an episode of the highly praised and acclaimed miniseries ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ (1998).

She featured in two episodes of the TV series ‘King of the Hill’. She was also seen regularly for six episodes in the comedy series ‘Battery Park’ playing the role of a police precinct. While doing these small screen acting, she was working on the big screen too and was cast as the sister of Sandra Bullock’s character in ‘28 Days’. She was also the member of the ensemble cast in the 1994 remake if ‘Miracle on 34th Street’. She then appeared in the horror thriller ‘The Ring 2’ as a psychiatrist having a small role alongside Naomi Watts. She was also the member of the highly successful animated movie ‘Finding Nemo’ playing the role of Nemo’s mother who gets killed at the beginning of the film. With doing all these small screen projects and short roles in films and finding difficulty in getting any big meaningful project, she began a successful run when she got the role of an alcoholic single mother in the hit Showtime series ‘Weeds’ (2005-2009). The series also starred Mary-Louise Parker and Justin Kirk. Because of her comic talent discovered, the TV series earned her a Golden Globe nomination, two Satellite Awards, and three Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for Supporting Actress in a TV series along with several award nominations and widespread praises and acclaim. She also said that playing the role of Celia Hodes in Weeds is her favorite role she has ever done in her career. Her other TV projects include ‘ Hercules’, ‘Vince Uncensored’, ‘How To Live With Your Parents(For the Rest of Your Life)’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. Her latest projects are ‘One Child’ (2016) in which she has a regular role and ‘Preacher’ (2016), which has a recurring role of Perkins.

Her cute looks and talented acting skills have ensured that she is constantly offered movies. Her latest movies include Le Chat Est Mort (2009), ‘Hop (2011)’ and ‘Ghostbusters (2016)’ ‘Dumb Prince (2016)’ and a short comedy film named ‘Super Sex’ alongside Kevin Nealon. She has been married twice. Her first marriage was with the Chicago actor Terry Kinney from (1984-1988). She then married the Argentinian cinematographer Julio Macat giving birth to three stepsons. She has one daughter too named Hannah Jo Phillips. In 2005, she discovered that she was suffering from latent autoimmune diabetes. But her illness hasn’t affected her acting talents, and she has been a regular face in the Hollywood ever since.

Elizabeth Olsen English Actress

Elizabeth Olsen

Born in Sherman Oaks, a city in California on February 16th 1989, Elizabeth Olsen is a notable American actress. Her parents are David Dave Olsen, who worked as a developer in the real estate business, and Jarnette Jarnie,s who was a personal supervisor. Elizabeth’s full name is Elizabeth Chase ‘’Lizzie’’ Olsen. Olsen has three siblings - sisters who were twins, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen and one brother, Trent Olsen. Olsen did her schooling from Campbell Hall School in California. She also went to singing and ballet classes when she was very young. Elizabeth attended Tisch School of the Arts located in New York. Olsen stepped into the business of acting when she was still a child and worked in ‘How The West Was Fun’ and ‘The Adventures Of Mary-Kate And Ashley’. Having worked in videos and TV movies when she was in fourth class, she decided to go for auditions and planned to become an actress. Elizabeth also studied at the Moscow Art Theater in Russia. Elizabeth had a passion for acting as she started featuring in films since she turned four. But she also went through a tough time as she had to leave acting for a bit because of the rumors surrounding her sister’s eating disorder. Her first film was ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ in the year 2011 where she played the lead role of Martha. After that, she appeared in several films including The Silent House, Red Lights, Liberal Arts and various others. Elizabeth also got the chance to share the screen with Daniel Radcliffe in the movie, ‘Kill Your Darlings’. Kill Your Darlings focused on the life of a poet, Allen Ginsberg and was screened at International film festivals like Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. Olsen also featured in Very Good Girls where she essayed the part of Gerry. Olsen went ahead to act in movies like In Secret and Old Boy. Olsen played a small role in the movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier which had a rating of 7.8 on IMDb. After that, Olsen was seen playing the part of Elle Brody, a nurse in the movie, ‘Godzilla’. Elizabeth also played a prominent role in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron which had a rating of 7.5 on IMDb. She also worked in the film, Captain America: Civil War, which released in the year 2016. She essayed the role of Scarlet Witch in this film. Elizabeth has won many accolades so far including the Best Leading Actress and Hollywood Rising Star Award. She was also a nominee for awards like Teen Choice Awards and much more. Olsen was in a relationship with the actor, Boyd Holbrook and they got engaged in the year 2014. But as ill luck would have it, they parted their ways in the year 2015.

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Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson appeared in over 30 movies, and some famous TV shows was a Tony Award winner and an American Theatre Hall of Famer whose career spanned nearly seven decades. She was born in Green Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Henry Dunning Wilson, who was an insurance agent. Her mother belonged to a rich family, and so she was brought up in a mansion. She cleared her graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Then, she attended the Barter Theatre in Virginia and later went to Neighbourhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. Starting with the small screen, Wilson made her Broadway debut in Picnic (1953) opposite Kim Stanley and Paul Newman. Two years later in 1955, she appeared in the film adaptation of ‘Picnic’ playing the role of a spinster schoolmistress with William Holden and Kim Novak. From then, she had appeared in numerous films which include The Goddess (1958), The Tunnel of Love (1958), and Helen Carter in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963). In an interview in 2014, Wilson recalled how she was attacked on her back by a bird on the sets of the movie and she went to inform Alfred about it to which he said, “I am not at all surprised.” Her original debut in Hollywood was the classic ‘Notorious’ in 1946, directed by the world famous director Alfred Hitchcock. She was cast as Dustin Hoffman’s materialistic mother in the 1967 Drama movie ‘The Graduate’, directed by Mike Nichols. The Graduate was one of the most remarkable movies she had done, although she had a small supporting role, it added up to her acting calibre, and the film was received with widespread acclaims. Nichols would later go on to direct her in three more movies and hired her in his 1973 Broadway revival, Uncle Vanya. During an interview in 2012, she explained, “Every director has a different technique. Mike’s great gift is in casting. He knows who’s right for a particular role, and he’s not controlling.” Her other works in Hollywood include The Day of the Dolphin (1973), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), Grace Quigley (1984), Regarding Henry (1991). For the role of an emotionally scarred mother of a Vietnam veteran in the 1972 anti-war drama ‘Sticks and Bones’, she won her first Tony Award. She was also nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Film for the movie ‘Patterns’ (1956). Her performances in ‘Taken in Marriage’ in 1979 and ‘Anteroom’ in 1986 garnered her Obie Awards. She was the member of the cast in Paul Osborne’s comedy ‘Morning at Seven’ winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in 1980. Her other notable features include the 1980 office snitch comedy ‘9 to 5’, ‘The Quiz Show’, ‘The Addams Family’, and the highly acclaimed 1996 revival of Edward Albee's ‘A Delicate Balance.’ Her television works include Kraft Television Theatre, The United States Steel Hour, Another World, East Side/West Side, All in the Family, Murder. She also appeared in the 1987 TV miniseries ‘Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder’ based on a real 1978 criminal case. The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special. Her last movie was the 2012 historical drama ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ playing the role of the mother of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Her last theatrical act was in the 1999 revival of Noël Coward’s Waiting in the Wings. She never married in her whole life. Although she had a fling or two in her career, she never thought of marrying. As she explained in an interview, “I didn’t want to give up my career. That’s what kept me alive, kept me going. I couldn’t stop – didn’t want to stop being all these different characters.” In another interview, she said, “'But in those days if a woman was married, they had to quit what they were doing and stay home and raise a family. I didn’t want to do that.”

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Elizabeth Wilson English Actress