Ray Romano

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Raymond Romano
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/21/1957, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; producer; writer
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Ray Romano Fast Facts:
  • Attended high school with Fran Drescher; years later appeared as Ray Barone on her sitcom The Nanny.
  • Studied accounting for seven years in college, but never graduated.
  • Met his wife when both were working as tellers at a bank.
  • In 1989, won $10,000 in a stand-up competition.
  • Originally cast on NewsRadio, but was replaced after two rehearsals by Joe Rogan.
  • Big break came in 1994 with an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, which led to the development of Everybody Loves Raymond.
  • Wrote a nonfiction book called Everything and a Kite (1998) about his observations on life and family.
  • Competed in the World Series of Poker in 2008.
  • When Everybody Loves Raymond ended in 2005, he was the highest paid actor in TV history, earning $1.7 million per episode.
  • Ray Romano Relationships:
  • Anna Romano - Wife
  • Joseph Raymond Romano - Son
  • Lucie Romano - Mother
  • Alexandra Romano - Daughter
  • Gregory Romano - Son
  • Matthew Romano - Son
  • Albert Romano - Father
  • Ray Romano Awards:
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2003 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2006 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 2002 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, NY

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