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Rhea Perlman


Rhea Perlman was born on March 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Rhea Jo Perlman. She is an actress and producer, known for Cheers (1982), Matilda (1996) and The Sessions (2012). She has been married to Danny DeVito since January 28, 1982. They have three children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Cheers
Cheers Carla Tortelli / Carla LeBec / Annette Lozupone / Herself
(1982-1993)
Matilda
Matilda Mrs. Wormwood
(1996)
The Sessions
The Sessions Mikvah Lady
(2012)
Sing
Sing Judith
(2016)

Filmography

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 2017 Lemon
Esther
 2014-2016 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Annette Castellano
- Concord (2016) ... Annette Castellano
- Will They or Won't They (2016) ... Annette Castellano
- The Lahiris and the Castellanos (2015) ... Annette Castellano
- Mindy and Nanny (2015) ... Annette Castellano
- Best Man (2015) ... Annette Castellano
 2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Estelle
- Coral Palms, Part 1 (2016) ... Estelle
 2016 Sing
Judith (voice)
 2016 Mom (TV Series)
Anya
 2015 Getting On (TV Series)
Crystal Buff
- No, I Don't Want a Fucking Smiley Face (2015) ... Crystal Buff
 2014 The Neighbors (TV Series)
Janet
- Uncle Benjamin (2014) ... Janet
 2012-2013 Robot and Monster (TV Series)
Nessie
- Dirty Money/What J.D. Wants (2013) ... Nessie (voice)
- The Bacon Tree/The Dark Knight (2012) ... Nessie (voice)
- Grandma's Day Out/Spare Robot (2012) ... Nessie (voice)
- Litterbug/Model Citizen (2012) ... Nessie (voice)
- Doctor? No!/Monster Invention (2012) ... Nessie (voice)
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Crypt Keeper's Wife / Grandmother / Witch
- Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) ... Crypt Keeper's Wife / Grandmother / Witch (voice)
 2012 The Manzanis (TV Movie)
Camille
 2012 The Sessions
Mikvah Lady
 2011 Oliver's Ghost (TV Movie)
Eloise
 2011 Wilfred (TV Series)
Mittens
- Compassion (2011) ... Mittens
 2011 The Trouble with Bliss
Maria (uncredited)
 2011 Poison Tongue (Short)
 2008 Beethoven's Big Break (Video)
Patricia
 2008 The Christmas Choir (TV Movie)
Sister Agatha
 2008 Cat Dragged In (Short)
Woman in Street
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Roxana Fox
- Unorthodox (2008) ... Roxana Fox
 2007 Bloom (Short)
Ma
 2007 Love Comes Lately
Reisel
 2007 Danny DeVito & the Contract (Video short)
Rhea Perlman (uncredited)
 2006 Stroller Wars (TV Movie)
Penny
 2006 Crumbs (TV Series)
Camille Spadaro
- A Loon Again, Naturally ... Camille Spadaro
 2004 Kevin Hill (TV Series)
Eleanor Frank
- Homework (2004) ... Eleanor Frank
 2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Agnes
- A Scooby Doo Halloween (2003) ... Agnes (voice)
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Louise Salchek
- Dumb Bunnies (2003) ... Louise Salchek
 2003 Other People's Business (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wabash
 2001 Becker (TV Series)
Dr. Katherine Simmons
- Psycho Therapy (2001) ... Dr. Katherine Simmons
 2001 Old Love (Short)
 2001 Kate Brasher (TV Series)
Abbie Schaeffer
- Georgia (2001) ... Abbie Schaeffer
- Tracy (2001) ... Abbie Schaeffer
- Jackson (2001) ... Abbie Schaeffer
- Jeff (2001) ... Abbie Schaeffer
- Simon (2001) ... Abbie Schaeffer
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Dr. Helen Tooth
- Falling Up (2001) ... Dr. Helen Tooth
 2000 Secret Cutting (TV Movie)
Dr. Parella
 2000 A Tale of Two Bunnies (TV Movie)
Thelma
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Ms. Beelzebub (Ms. B)
- H-E Double Hockey Sticks (1999) ... Ms. Beelzebub (Ms. B)
 1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Mrs. Ramona DiChristophoro
- Valentine's Day (1999) ... Mrs. Ramona DiChristophoro
 1998 Houdini (TV Movie)
Esther
 1998 In the Doghouse (TV Movie)
Phil Markowitz
 1997 Union Square (TV Series)
Mrs. Eileen Mulrooney
- Harassed (1997) ... Mrs. Eileen Mulrooney
 1996-1997 Pearl (TV Series)
Pearl Caraldo
- Billy Returns (1997) ... Pearl Caraldo
- My So-Called Real Life (1997) ... Pearl Caraldo
- Mommy Dearest (1997) ... Pearl Caraldo
- The Two Mrs. Rizzos (1997) ... Pearl Caraldo
- The Write Stuff: Part 2 (1997) ... Pearl Caraldo
 1996 Carpool
Martha
 1995 The Critic (TV Series)
Ardeth
- From Chunk to Hunk (1995) ... Ardeth (voice)
- Sherman, Woman and Child (1995) ... Ardeth (voice)
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Carla Tortelli
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Carla Tortelli (voice)
 1994 In Spite of Love (TV Movie)
Emma
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Mother Bird (voice)
 1993 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "Bootsie Barker Bites")
- Bootsie Barker Bites/Ruby the Copycat (1993) ... Narrator (segment "Bootsie Barker Bites") (voice)
 1993 A Place to Be Loved (TV Movie)
Jerri Blair
 1992 To Grandmother's House We Go (TV Movie)
Shirley
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Lydia Nunn
 1992 Class Act
Miss Simpson
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
9-Eye (voice)
 1992 Roc (TV Series)
Connie Mason
- The Stan Who Came to Dinner (1992) ... Connie Mason
 1991 Ted & Venus
Grace
 1991 The Last Halloween (TV Short)
Mrs. Gizborne
 1991 Blossom (TV Series)
The Godmother
- Dad's Girlfriend (1991) ... The Godmother
 1990 Enid Is Sleeping
Mavis
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Paula
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Carla Tortelli LeBec
- Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration (1990) ... Carla Tortelli LeBec
 1989 Two Daddies? (TV Movie)
Rose Johnson (voice)
 1988 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Aunt Dee
- A Family Again (1988) ... Aunt Dee
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Carla Tortelli
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Rhea Perlman
- The Network (1987) ... Rhea Perlman
 1987 Stamp of a Killer (TV Movie)
Claudia
 1987 The Tortellis (TV Series)
Carla Tortelli
- Pilot (1987) ... Carla Tortelli (uncredited)
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Lois
- The Wedding Ring (1986) ... Lois
 1985 Happily Ever After (TV Movie)
Rose Johnson (voice)
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Carla Tortelli
- Cheers (1985) ... Carla Tortelli
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
Francine Kester
 1983 Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show (TV Movie)
Carla Tortelli (uncredited)
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (TV Movie)
Vince's Wife
 1983 The Selling of Vince D'Angelo (TV Movie)
Vince's Wife
 1978-1982 Taxi (TV Series)
Zena Sherman / John's girlfriend
 1982 Love Child
June Burns
 1982 Drop-Out Father (TV Movie)
Tawney Shapiro
 1982 Movie Madness
Little Jewish Prostitute - 'Municipalians'
 1980 Angie (TV Series)
Betsy
 1979 Swap Meet
Mother
 1979 Like Normal People (TV Movie)
Jan
 1977 Intimate Strangers (TV Movie)
 1977 Having Babies II (TV Movie)
Cheryl (uncredited)
 1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (TV Movie)
Judy
 1976 I Want to Keep My Baby! (TV Movie)
Rae Finer
 1976 Stalk the Wild Child (TV Movie)
Jean
 1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin (Short)
Woman on Ferry
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (86 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

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TV commercial for BNY Mellon Wealth Management services.

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Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never pictured myself in California. I just thought I would be a character actress in New York on the stage. I never really had that stardom goal; I just wanted to be able to work as an actress and not as a waitress. See more »

Trivia:

She has played the same character (Carla Tortelli) in five different television series: Cheers (1982), St. Elsewhere (1982), The Tortellis (1987), The Simpsons (1989) and Frasier (1993). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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