Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Elizabeth Ann Perkins Macat



Birth Date

November 18, 1960


62 years

Zodiac Sign



Queens, New York City, New York, United States


Northfield Mount Hermon School, Goodman School of Drama, f DePaul University



Elizabeth Perkins family members

Father's Name

James Perkins

Mother's Name

Jo Milton Williams

Siblings names

Karen Kelley Perkins (older sister), Susan Perkins Stark (older sister) and 8 stepsiblings from maternal side

Is Elizabeth Perkins a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Elizabeth Perkins marital status?


Who is Elizabeth Perkins husband?

Julio Macat

When did get married?

June, 2000

How many children does she have?

1 (daughter Hannah Jo Phillips) + 3 stepsons Max Macat, Alexander Macat, Andy Macat

Elizabeth Perkins husband

Terry Kinney (ex-husband; were married in 1984-1988)

Terry Kinney

Date of birth: January 29, 1954

In the 1980s-1990s there was no man in the world, who didn’t admire Elizabeth Perkins, the beautiful actress, known by such films and TV shows as “Big”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Monk” etc.

As much as many men loved Elizabeth Perkins, they couldn’t get a single chance to be with her as she was married. She met the actor and theatre director in 1982 and they immediately fell in love. Elizabeth worked with Terry’s theater company “Steppenwolf”. They spent a lot of time together at the theater and then went to the restaurant or cinema after a long working day. Then, Terry popped the question, and they got engaged. On March 27, 1984, Elizabeth became Mrs. Kinney. Their marriage lasted for 4 years. It’s hard to tell now, what went wrong, but in 1988 they divorced.

Nowadays, Terry Kinney has a wide circle of fans as the Steppenwolf founding member. He is mostly known as a theater actor, who starred in such productions as “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Orphans”. He gained popularity as a TV actor too, having starred in the prison drama “Oz”, produced by HBO. On the show, he portrayed Tim McManus, the Emerald City creator.

In 1993 Terry married the OZ colleague Kathryn Erbe, who is known for such TV projects as “The Sinner”, “Instinct”, “The Good Fight” etc. They parented a daughter Maeve in 1995 and a son Carson in 2003. Two years later the couple divorced.

Maurice Phillips (daughter’s father)

Date of birth: March 25, 1948

Date of death: June 2, 2012

Elizabeth has never been married officially, but we have to mention him among the members of her family as he is the father of her only biological child Hannah Jo Phillips.

Perkins met Maurice Phillips at the set of the comedy “Enid Is Sleeping”, where she portrayed the lead female heroine and he was a director. They started dating, and then Elizabeth got pregnant. In September 1991 she and Maurice became the parents of a beautiful baby girl Hannah. Perkins and Phillips parted their ways the year after Hannah’s birth.

Maurice David Phillips was born in · Hackney, London, England, but then he moved to the USA, where he gained popularity as an actor and film director. He stands behind such great films and TV shows as “The American Way”, “Poirot”, and “Afterlife” etc.

He passed away in his New York house in 2012.

Julio Macat (husband since 2000)

Elizabeth Perkins husband

Date of birth: June 20, 1957

In her interviews, Elizabeth never gets tired of telling that she is married to an “amazing person”. Her marriage, which has been lasting since June 2000, seems almost ideal. It is so untypical for Hollywood.

She met a cinematographer Julio Macat at the “Miracle on 34th St” set. They say he loved Perkins at first sight. They were immediately involved in a whirlwind romance, which continued with engagement and then the wedding. Elizabeth and Julio share their time between luxurious houses in Sherman Oaks, CA, and Shelburne Falls, MA. Elizabeth became a great stepmother to Julio’s three sons, Maximillian Macat, Alexander Macat, and Andreas Macat, from his previous relationships.

Julio Macat

Julio Guillermo Macat was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was raised in the USA, where his parents, Yolanda and Julio Sr Macat, moved when the boy has just turned 14.

He studied filmmaking at UCLA School of Theater and then worked on several films, directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, including “Runaway Train” with Eric Roberts and Jon Voight. Then, he continued his career as a cinematographer for such box office hits as “Home Alone” (both parts), “The Wedding Planner”, “The Nutty Professor” etc. Besides, Julio worked on many music videos for famous performers like Van Halen,  Alanis Morrisette, etc, and created lots of commercials.

Perkins devotes lots of Instagram posts to her beloved husband. No doubt, she is the queen of his heart.

Elizabeth Perkins kids

Hannah Jo Phillips (daughter)

Hannah Jo Phillips

Date of birth: September 1, 1991

Elizabeth’s daughter, Hannah Jo Phillips, is her main love and inspiration.

Hannah resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Morgan Pepper, two years her senior. He is a Pitzer College graduate. Morgan is a financial specialist and owner of Main Street Community Partnerships. They got married in June 2021.

Elizabeth Perkins daughter

Elizabeth’s daughter is socially active. Her activity is connected with media and PR relations. Previously, she was trained at Geena Davis Institute, an organization, targeted to create the gender balance in the entertainment industry. Besides, she studied at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Although Hannah keeps her personal life secret, she is eager to share her views on various important public events through social media.

Max Macat (stepson)

Max Macat

Mrs. Perkins-Macat has three stepsons – the kids of her husband Julio from his previous marriage to an actress and singer Sandra Macat. Max is one of them. The thirty-something man resides in Los Angeles. Like his father, Max is a cameraman.

Elizabeth Perkins stepson

Alexander Macat (stepson)

Alexander Macat

Date of birth: November 1992

Alex is the son of Elizabeth’s husband Julio and his first wife Sandra. He is one of the twins. Alex is in his twenties. He is a Westlake High School graduate. Currently, he lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is busy in the film industry.

Andy Macat (stepson)

Andy Macat

Date of birth: November 1992

Andy is Alex’s twin. He is a Los Angeles resident. Andy is involved in the filmmaking business as well. In her interviews Elizabeth used to tell, that she considers the sons of her husband Julio as her ones.

Who are Elizabeth Perkins parents?

James Perkins (father)

James Perkins

Date of birth: August 1932

Date of death: June 2019

Elizabeth has already lost both her parents. But she writes on social media, that she misses them every single day. Although her parents separated, when she was a little girl, the actress maintained a strong connection with her dad and his new wife Maggie.

Elizabeth Perkins father

James Nicholas Perkins was the son of Nicholas Pisperikos and Lucia Tegu, Greek immigrants. They settled in Littleton, NH, and founded the Perkins Motel. James was a businessman, farmer, and writer. With Jo, Elizabeth’s mother, he had three daughters, including Elizabeth.

Nowadays, the actress never gets tired to thank her father for everything he did for her. He taught her that the word “no” hasn’t any strength. Till now, Perkins has a close bond with the Greek part of her family.

Jo Milton Williams (mother)

Jo Milton Williams

Date of birth: 1933

Date of death: 2016

Several years ago Elizabeth lost her mother, but till now she is inspired by her mom’s strength and wisdom. Jo Milton Williams was a daughter of George Thurlow Milton and his wife Grace Milton and spent the major part of her life in Massachusetts. She was educated at Northhampton School for Girls. Then she studied at North Carolina State University. Her professional activity was connected with medicine. For many years she worked as a counselor for Alcoholism Treatment Center.

Jo was married to James Perkins for several years and had three daughters (including Elizabeth) with him. After their divorce, she married another man with 8 kids. They moved from Queens, New York to the 600-acre farm, where Perkins grew up.

In her interview with “Guardian” Elizabeth confessed, that she missed her mom after living at home, but then noticed that the woman, who was in her 50s then, has blossomed into an extremely stunning middle-aged woman. Perkins inherited her creativity from her mother, who was a great pianist, too.

Jo passed away peacefully and unexpectedly, leaving her children and grandchildren missing her.

Elizabeth Perkins siblings

Karen Kelley Perkins (older sister)

Karen Kelley Perkins

Date of birth: December 28, 1957

Elizabeth’s two older sisters stay away from the limelight. One of them is named Karen. She resides in Pacific Palisades, CA with her husband, Mark Joseph Kelly.

Susan Perkins Stark (older sister)

Susan Perkins Stark

Elizabeth’s other older sister is Susan Perkins Stark. She resides in Shelburne Falls, MA. She is an attorney. The woman’s hobby is cooking delicious dishes, which she demonstrates on social media.

In her interviews, Perkins-Macat used to tell, that she has eight stepsiblings – the kids of her stepfather, with whom she was raised.

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