Rhea Perlman Age, Family, Education, Career, Husband, Salary, and Net Worth

Who Is Rhea Perlman?

Rhea Perlman (born Rhea Jo Perlman) is a well-known American actress. She is well-known for playing head waitress Carla Tortelli in the sitcom Cheers (1982 to 1993). Over the course of 11 years, she was nominated for ten Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress – winning four times. Also, she has been nominated for a record six Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series. Moreover, she has appeared in films including; Canadian Bacon (1995), Matilda (1996), The Sessions (2012), Poms (2019), and Barbie (2023).

How Old Is Rhea Perlman?

Perlman is 75 years old as of October 2023, having been born on March 31, 1948, in New York City, New York, U.S.A. Rhea Perlman shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Liza Koshy, Kids Diana Show, amyywoahh, Deb Smikle, and many more.

Rhea Perlman Family

Who are Rhea Perlman Parents?

Perlman was born to Philip Perlman (Father, born on August 15, 1919, but died on April 29, 2015) was a Polish-American businessman, film, and television actor. And Adele Perlman (Mother) a bookkeeper.

Does Rhea Perlman have Siblings?

She has a younger sister by the name of Heide Perlman (born on September 22, 1951) an American television writer and producer.

Rhea Perlman Education

Perlman received her high school education at International High School in Lafayette. After high school, she attended Hunter College where she studied drama, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968.

A Photo of Rhea Perlman
A Photo of Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman Separation

Perlman was previously married to Danny DeVito (born on November 17, 1944) an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. They got married on January 28, 1982, but separated in October 2012. However, they reconciled in March 2013 and separated for the second time in March 2017. They are not divorced as Perlam said she has no intention to divorce DeVito.

Rhea Perlman Kids

Perlman has three kids with her separated husband DeVito. Two daughters by the names of Grace Fan DeVito (born in March 1985) and Lucy DeVito (born on March 11, 1983) an American actress. And one son by the name of Jake DeVito (born in October 1987) an American actor, director, and producer.

Rhea Perlman Height – Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5 feet 0 inches (1.52m) and a weight of 49kg (108 lbs).

Rhea Perlman Career

She began her acting career with a small role as an attendant in the off-off-Broadway play Dracula Sabbat which ran from September 1970 to June 1971. She went on to play a bit role in the film Hot Dogs for Gauguin in 1972. Also in 1972, she appeared in Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective’s production of Up – An Uppity Revenue along with her future husband, Danny DeVito. One of her first notable parts was a recurring role as Zena on the television show Taxi. Following that, she had a role in a small play portraying a much tougher character.

Because of her portrayal in that role, producers Glen and Les Charles were her in that play which led to her landing the role as wisecracking barmaid Carla Tortelli on their sitcom Cheers in 1982. Four times, she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1989. During the 1990s, she starred in several TV movies and motion pictures. In 1992, she starred in the made-for-TV-movie, To Grandmother’s House We Go opposite Ashley Olsen and Mayr-Kate Olsen. Other TV films in which she starred included the dramas A Place to Be Loved and In Spite of Love.

Her motion picture roles included There Goes The Neighborhood (1992), Canadian Bacon (1995), Carpool (1996), Sunset Park (1996), and Matilda (1996). She then had a cameo role in the film 10 Items Or Less (2006). Moreover, she starred in the 2007 independent film Love Comes Lately. In 2000, she appeared in a television film How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale in which she impersonated Jacqueline Kennedy. Also, she portrayed a therapist called Dr. Parella in the 2000 film Secret Cutting. Next, she appeared as Bertha in the West End of London in the comedy Boeing Boeing in 2007. The following year, she starred in the Hallmark Channel original movie, The Christmas Choir, and appeared as Patricia Benji in Beethoven’s Big Break.

In 2009, she appeared in the series Hung as Tanya’s mother for Home Box Office Networks. She then had a guest appearance as Mittens in 2011 in one episode of Wilfred. From 2014 to 2017, she starred as Danny’s mother, Annette Castellano in a recurring role on The Mindy Project. She earned critical praise in 2023 because of her portrayal playing for Barbie creator Ruth Handler in Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie.

Rhea Perlman Writing

In addition to her acting career, she is an author of the illustrated children’s book series Otto Undercover, whose six books to date (as of the middle of May 2012) are Born to Drive, Canyon Catastrophe, Water Balloon Doom, Toxic Taffy Takeover, The Brink of Ex-stink-on, and Brain Freeze.

Rhea Perlman Salary

Perlman earns a monthly basic salary of $72,000.

Rhea Perlman Net Worth

Rhea boasts a net worth of $60 million. She has accumulated her wealth through her career as an Actress.