Did You Know?
Accompanied her mother, Armenia Miles
, to an audition for Northern Exposure
(1990). Armenia went in to read for the part of "Marilyn." The show's casting agents saw Elaine in the waiting room and asked her to audition. From that reading, they gave her the part and cast her mother in the role of "Mrs. Anku." Subsequently, Armenia Miles
was recast as "Mrs. Whirlwind" (Marilyn's mother).