She has a long list of credits, including ER, Law & Order, and Weeds.
This is Us Creator and Executive Producer Dan Fogelman’s mother played Rebecca’s mom, Janet Malone. Elizabeth Perkins has played many moms in her time on TV, but her most iconic role was as Billie Cunningham, the long-suffering widow of Tom Arnold’s character Doug on The Jackie Thomas Show!
The part of Dave Malone was originally written for Tim Matheson when This Is Us began airing. With so much demand for a father figure on the show with more screen time, Fogelman decided to write who plays Rebecca’s dad into the script which is why he now appears in Season 2!
This is Us: Who Plays Rebecca’s Mom, Janet Malone?
Elizabeth Perkins plays Rebecca’s mother, Janet Malone. She made her first appearance in Season 1, replacing another actress who played her mom in the earlier episodes.