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Randee Heller Biography

Birth Name:
Randy Heller
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Made her acting debut off Broadway in the original production of Godspell in the early 1970s; also appeared on Broadway in Grease before moving to Los Angeles in 1978
  • Played one of TV's first openly gay women on the ABC soap-opera parody Soap in 1979
  • Made her film debut in the 1979 comedy Fast Break, but her best-known movie role is Lucille LaRusso (the mother of Ralph Macchio's character) in The Karate Kid (1984) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
  • Has had guest roles on more than 50 TV series
  • Longtime companion Bob Griffard is a TV veteran whose behind-the-camera credits include the ABC sitcoms Two of a Kind, Going Places, Step by Step and Perfect Strangers


  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Cody Heller -- Daughter
  • Sloane Heller -- Daughter
  • Drew Antzis -- Nephew
  • Bob Griffard -- Significant Other