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Overview (3)

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameEmily Jean Perkins
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Emily Perkins was born on May 4, 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Emily Jean Perkins. She is an actress, known for Ginger Snaps (2000), Juno (2007) and Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004). She is married to Ernest Mathijs.

Spouse (1)

Ernest Mathijs (? - present)

Trivia (13)

Enjoys painting and making sculptures.
Graduate of UBC (University of British Columbia).
Middle child of three children, has a sister who is a year younger than her.
Raising (and currently in the process of adopting) her two cousins, age 10 and 13, because their birth parents are unable to care for them.
Announced the winner of the "Viewer's Fan Choice Horror Villian" on the 2nd Annual Spacey Awards on April 18, 2004.
Friends with Laura Harris, whom she met at drama school in Vancouver.
Loves Woody Allen movies. Likes actresses Fairuza Balk and Kathy Bates. Favourite American singer is Billie Holiday.
Shares a birthday with Ben Heller with whom she co-starred in Stephen King's It (1990). They were both born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Both Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle (her co-star in the Ginger Snaps (2000) movies) have guest starred on Supernatural (2005) and The X-Files (1993); but in different episodes.
In addition to the Ginger Snaps movie series, Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle have played sisters in Another Cinderella Story (2008).
Currently teaching Acting at University of Wales, Aberystwyth. [September 2005]
Currently back in Vancouver raising her 8 month old child. [February 2007]
Her husband, Ernest Mathijs, is a film professor at the University of British Columbia. They met in 2005 at a film festival, where he was researching a book on cult films that included the "Ginger Snaps" trilogy, in which Emily starred.

Personal Quotes (8)

"Unfortunately, after seeing Ginger Snaps (2000), people don't think of me that way, they just think of me as Brigitte. I'm not like her at all...it's just a character I played".
I'm much happier than Brigitte. But I am pretty introverted, like Brigitte is. That part comes naturally to me.
"I think I would most like to be Uma Thurman in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993). That character was just so cool".
I was able to connect with Brigitte because when I was a teenager I saw the process of becoming a sexually mature adult as monstrous. I now understand that it is constructed as monstrous by society (e.g. all the products we have for controlling our natural bodies), and that is the "beast" that attacks every girl when she becomes sexualized by our culture. The hardest thing about playing Brigitte was trying to keep the smile out of my eyes. I was having so much fun!
"I had a crush on Jonathan Brandis. I think it was partly a test tube thing, but I thought he was pretty cute. He became, like, a teen heart throb after that, I think".
I'd love to do comedy. And I think I have pretty good sense of comic timing, so I'd really like to try that.
One of my favourite actresses is Kate Winslet. She plays strong female characters and seems like she has a strong political awareness. I really like Naomi Watts and Juliette Lewis. I'm a big fan of 'Woody Allen' movies so I like all the actresses in his movies like 'Diane Keaton' and Mia Farrow. I really like Scarlett Johansson.
My fans have been so great. I'll go on fansites and read messages they put and they all seem like really nice people. They'll talk about how the character touched them or changed their lives a little bit. For my birthday a bunch of fans got together and made a donation in my name because they heard interviews with me and got the impression I was a good person. It was very sweet and rewarding.

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