Rhea Jo Perlman Biography

Published On Aug 25, 2015
Facts of Rhea Jo Perlman
Date of Birth: 1948 , March-31
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet
Name Rhea Perlman
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Actress
Weight in KG 54 kg
Married Yes
Married to Danny DeVito
Children Lucy DeVito, Daniel J.DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito
Education Drama, Hunter College
Online Presence Wikipedia
TV Show Cheers
Net Worth $60 Million
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 32-25-30 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Birth Name Rhea Jo Perlman
Father Philip Perlman
Mother Adele Perlman
Working For Actress, singer-songwriter, businesswoman
Face Color White
Famous for Actress
Divorce No
Awards Q Award
Breast Size 32
Waist size 25 in
Hip Size 30 in
Salary N/A
Tattoo(s) Not Available
Religion Jewish
Neck Size 8.6
Shoe Size 8
Movies The Sessions
Sisters Kiely
Siblings Heide Perlman
Girlfriend Amber Smith
Music Group 3LW
Nick Name Abbey
Affair with dating footballer Peter Crouch in 2006
Albums Don Henley
Chest Size Unknown
Boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo
Special Title Miss January 1999
Books Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities
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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.


Rhea Jo Perlman

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Born on Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

March 31 , 1948

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.


Began her acting career

January 21 , 1972

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.

Met her future husband, Danny DeVito

January 17 , 1971

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.


Married to Danny DeVito

January 28 , 1982

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

March 11 , 1983

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.

Second child Grace Fan DeVito

March 15 , 1985

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.

Gave birth to her third child

October 30 , 1987

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.

Separated for five months

October 13 , 2012

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.


Nominated in Golden Globes, USA

July 17 , 1985

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.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

July 26 , 1984

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.

Won American Comedy Awards, USA

November 2 , 1989

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.

Won Viewers for Quality Television Awards

May 11 , 1985

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.

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. 

Defended her titile on Askmencom's 99 Most Desirable Women

January 3 , 2005

In 2005, she defended her title on Askmen.com's 99 Most Desirable Women. She was named first leaving behind such starts as Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Monica Bellucci and Charlize Theron. The same year she was also named 39th in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005).


First acting role


Lima is not only a model, she is also an actress. She made her first acting role as the wife, alongside Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker, in The Follow (2001), a short film in BMW's series The Hire, starring Clive Owen and directed by Wong Kar-wai.



Won the Fantasy Bra

January 2 , 2008

Lima also featured in Miracle Bra launch. She wore the "Fantasy Bra" for the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. That bra was created by American jewelry designer Martin Katz, was set with 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1 carat (200 mg) white round diamonds, 34 rubies, and two black diamond drops totaling 100 carats (20 g). Valued at over $5 million, the bra carried more than 1,500 carats (300 g).


Listed on FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World"


She is gaining lots of popularity and fame since her start to the fashion world. In 2011, she was ranked 14th in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World". A year before, she was ranked 8th in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".

Voted first in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2007


In 2007, she was voted first in FHM's Sexiest girls of 2007 poll, Latvian edition. The same year she was also named 4th on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars. Forbes Magazine estimated that her earnings for that year to be $9 million.

Listed in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005"


Alba was listed in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement and she was named 22nd. She was also named second on Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2006" supplement and she was named 3rd in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.