Rhea Jo Perlman Biography
Rhea Jo Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American actress. She is popular in the world for her role as Carla Tortelli in the sitcom Cheers. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America to Philip Perlman and Adele Perlman. Her father was an actor as well as part time doll saler. She studied drama at Hunter College. She has one sister, Heide Perlman, she is a script writer. She belongs to white ethnic background and she is Jewish.
Rhea is a married woman. On January 17, 1971 she met her future husband Danny DeVito. They remained in the relationship for about ten years and they finally married on January 28, 1982. They have three children together. There were living happily for about three decades but something went wrong and in March 2013 they got separated. The real reason for their separation in unknown and they are also in the process of divorce. She is not involved in any kind of affairs these days and is also not rumored to having a boyfriend.
Perlman began acting in the early 1970s. She made several appearances on TV films and short films. One of her first popular parts was a recurring role on the television show Taxi as Zena, girlfriend of Louie DePalma (played by Danny DeVito). In 1982 she played a role of Carla Tortelli on the hit sitcom Cheers. She won the Emmy four times, in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989. She has also been nominated in a Golden Globe six times. In 1986, she played a role in an episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories titled "The Wedding Ring," which also starred DeVito as her character's husband. It is expected that she is earning a huge salary throughout her life and her net worth is estimated to be around $60 Million.
Born on Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
She was from a middle class family. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America to Philip Perlman and Adele Perlman. Her father was an actor as well as part time doll saler. She studied drama at Hunter College. She has one sister, Heide Perlman, she is a script writer. She belongs to white ethnic background and she is Jewish.
Met her future husband, Danny DeVito
Perlman met her future husband, actor Danny DeVito on January 17, 1971. That day she went to see a friend in the single performance of the play The Shrinking Bride, where Danny DeVito was also featuring. They began dating and finally moved in together two weeks of meeting.
Began her acting career
She started her acting career in 1972. First, she played a small role in the film Hot Dogs for Gauguin. The same year she also appeared in Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective's production of Up – An Uppity Revue, along with her future husband, Danny DeVito.Edit
Married to Danny DeVito
After being in relation for more than a decade, the couple finally married each other on January 28, 1982. Throughout their relationship, the couple has acted alongside each other many times, this also includes the TV show Taxi and the feature film Matilda.
Gave birth to her first child, Lucy Chet DeVito
In 1983, she became the mother for the first time in her life. She gave birth to her first child, a daughter Lucy Chet DeVito (aka Lucy DeVito) on March 11, 1983. She was thirty four, when she gave birth to her. Child's father is her husband, Danny DeVito.Edit
She has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for about ten times in her life. She was first nominated in this award in 1983 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series but she was honored with this award the following year. Since then she won this award for three more times.Edit
Second child Grace Fan DeVito
In 1985, she became mother for the second time. She gave birth to her second child, a daughter Grace Fan DeVito (aka Gracie DeVito) in March 1985. She was around thirty six and thirty seven when she gave birth to her. Child's father is her husband, Danny DeVito.Edit
Nominated in Golden Globes, USA
In 1985, she was nominated in Golden Globes, USA for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV but she was not lucky enough to win it. Since then till 1992, she has been nominated in this award for six times.Edit
Won Viewers for Quality Television Awards
1985 was also a successful year for her. She won Viewers for Quality Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series during this year. Since that day, she has been nominated in this award for three more times in the same category but she was just placed in the nominations.Edit
Gave birth to her third child
Two years after giving birth to her second child, again in 1987 she became pregnant with her third child. She gave birth to her 3rd child at age 39, a son Jacob Daniel DeVito (aka Daniel J. DeVito) on October 30, 1987. Child's father is her husband, Danny DeVito.Edit
Won American Comedy Awards, USA
In 1989, she won American Comedy Awards, USA for Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series. She was also nominated in this award in 1990 in the same category but she was not lucky enough like the previous year.Edit
Won TV Land Awards
2006 was also a year to remember for her. She won TV Land Award during this year. She was nominated in this award for her role in Cheers. She shared this award along with her co-stars.Edit
Separated for five months
In October, 2012, they had the bad days in their relationship. They were separated for about five months. However, in March 2013, it was claimed that they had reconciled and called off the separation. They are now living in Beverly Hills, California, and also spend time at their vacation home in Interlaken, New Jersey.