Perkins made her theatrical debut in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. She subsequently worked with Playwrights' Horizons, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, The New York Shakespeare Festival and the Steppenwolf Theater. She also appeared in the acclaimed John Patrick Shanley black comedy Four Dogs And A Bone at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
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. She then went on to star in Indian Summer before bringing cartoon character Wilma Flintstone to life in the blockbuster motion picture The Flintstones. Perkins portrayed Dorey Walker in John Hughes's remake of the 1947 holiday classic Miracle On 34th Street with Sir Richard Attenborough. She also co-starred opposite Kathleen Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Whoopi Goldberg in Moonlight And Valentino.
Her 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 and most recently, Must Love Dogs, in which she starred opposite Diane Lane.
Perkins made her television debut in For Their Own Good. Her other television projects include Baby 2000; SHOWTIME's The Rescuers, What Girls Learn and Speak; the series From The Earth To The Moon; and the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of My Sister's Keeper, opposite Kathy Bates.
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|Birthday||November 18, 1960 (57)|
|Birthplace||Queens, New York, USA|