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Rhea Perlman Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, producer, voice-overs

Fast Facts

  • Met future husband Danny DeVito in 1970 after watching an off-Broadway play in which he appeared
  • Breakout role was in Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972), which also marked her and DeVito's first film together
  • Forayed into TV sitcoms in 1979 as Zena Sherman, the girlfriend of DeVito's character Louie De Palma, in Taxi
  • Formed the production company New Street Productions with DeVito
  • One of three actors to appear in every episode of Cheers (George Wendt and Ted Danson are the other two)
  • Published a series of children's books titled Otto Undercover
  • Acted opposite her daughter Lucy in both New York and L
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  • productions of the play Love, Loss, and What I Wore
  • Well-known for her support of children's charities; among them are Children's Action Network and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Diabetes Center

Awards

  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1987Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships