Rhea Perlman Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRhea Jo Perlman
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rhea Perlman was born on March 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Cheers (1982), Matilda (1996) and Canadian Bacon (1995). She has been married to Danny DeVito since January 28, 1982. They have three children.

Family (4)

Spouse Danny DeVito (28 January 1982 - present)  (separated)  (3 children)
Children Lucy DeVito
Gracie DeVito
Jake DeVito
Parents Philip Perlman
Adele Perlman
Relatives Heide Perlman (sibling)
Randall Miller (cousin)

Trade Mark (3)

Dark curly hair and brown eyes.
Short stature
Heavy, brooklyn accent

Trivia (17)

Majored in drama at Hunter College (NYC).
Her father Philip Perlman was in the TV show Cheers (1982) as Phil, a bar patron.
Older sister of producer-writer Heide Perlman.
Was nominated for an Emmy 10 times out of 11 years during her tenure on Cheers (1982).
Along with Ted Danson and George Wendt, she is one of only three actors to appear in all 273 episodes of Cheers (1982).
No relation to Ron Perlman.
Close friend of Lucy Liu.
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).
Cousin of Randall Miller.
Mother, with estranged husband Danny DeVito, of three children: two daughters, Lucy Chet DeVito (Lucy DeVito; b. March 11, 1983) and Grace Fan DeVito (Gracie DeVito; b. March 25, 1985), and one son, Jacob Daniel DeVito (Jake DeVito; b. October 30, 1987).
Separated from Danny DeVito in October 2012. However, in March 2013, it was reported that they had reconciled. The couple later separated again for a second time in March 2017 on amicable terms. Although the two no longer lived together, Perlman said she had no intent of filing for divorce from DeVito. In late March 2018, Radar Online reported that they had again reconciled and were planning on renewing their wedding vows.
Appeared with Richard Kind and Marilu Henner in Charles Busch's play "The Tale of The Allergist's Wife" at NY's Barrymore Theater. [June 2002]
She starred in only one movie, Matilda (1996), with her husband Danny DeVito, where they played Matilda's parents. However before they were married, Rhea appeared in five episodes of Taxi (1978) as Louie's girlfriend Zena.
She met her husband Danny DeVito when she was a recurring actor on "Taxi." Although the characters didn't wind up together at the end, Danny and Rhea did get married in real life.
(May 10, 2019) Said she and husband of 37 years Danny DeVito are living separately but they have no plans to divorce.
Her christian name is traditionally pronounced "Ray", but largely since she's female, she always prefers the "Ree-ah" pronunciation.
Was Mike Myers' first choice for the role of Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers film series, but she had just finished filming two back to back movies the previous year and turned down the role to take a small break from working. Comedienne Mindy Sterling was then cast in the role instead. Perlman has since gone on to say that Frau is the role she regrets passing on the most in her career.

Personal Quotes (18)

When I was a kid, I loved having a book in my hand. I still do. I wasn't a fast reader, but I was a steady reader. I read all of The Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, and Cherry Ames books.
Sometimes a child will get lucky and be placed with foster parents who are loving and supportive and who consider that child their own. But for many, that doesn't happen. Kids are moved around from home to home, to group home and institutions, until they are 18, when they are considered adults and the system is finished with them.
No child should be raised in a system. A system isn't a parent. Even the system knows this, which is why the Children and Family Services Division puts so much effort into finding permanent homes for the kids who are never going to be reunited with their birth parents.
Our kids are not Jewish, and they're not Catholic. They're not Episcopalian. They're not Buddhist. They're not anything. We do all the holidays to keep the traditions and the culture going, but I truly don't have a great feeling about any particular organized religion, and I don't think it's right to impose one on my kids.
It can be a huge help to parents considering the adoption of an older child, when college is just a few years away, to know that there are post-adoption resources and specific financial assistance opportunities available to them.
Lots of kids, including my son, have trouble making the leap from reading words or a few sentences in picture books to chapter books. Chapters are often long... 10 pages can seem like a lifetime to a young reader. Then reading becomes laborious and serious. That's why some of the chapters in my books are very short.
We live a pretty real life within our Hollywood selves. I'm not working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by any means.
There's one thing about TV that I really think is true. If you find the right cast and the right writers, and you got some chemistry going, even if a show is taking a little while to find an audience, if you keep it there, that audience will find it. Because that's what happened with 'Cheers.'
I always wanted my kids to like me and think I was funny, so I made up this story about a kid named Jake and his racecar that he had built from scratch, fully loaded with whatever fantastical gadget he or I wanted him to have at the moment. I loved making up the stories off the top of my head.
I watched 'The Neighbors' when it first came on, and I thought it was hysterical. And every time I think something just tickles my funny bone, I call my agent and say, 'You know, I like this show. If they're ever looking for somebody, I'd like to work with them.'
The most important element of the foster care system is getting kids out of foster care and into a permanent placement so they don't have to spend their entire childhoods in courtrooms, wondering if they will ever have a place to call home.
Kids who enter 'adulthood' without any strong attachments to people who know and care about them have a rough road ahead, to say the least.
My first and most loved real novel was 'Little Women.' I identified with the Jo character even though we were opposites. Jo was very strong-minded and brave, and I was shy and kind of a wuss, everyplace but in my own home. I wanted to be Jo. She was my alter ego. I think reading that book gave me courage.
Any good thing that happens to someone you love can only be good for you too.
Children are resilient and strong with powerful spirits.
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.
Everyone's surprised when they meet me. I guess it's because I've played tough cookies for so long... It's what I do best. I'm not sure I could pull off a genteel Southern belle.
My family is from Russia and Poland. We never had that thing with the German Jews.

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