Rhea Perlman Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Rhea Perlman Quick Info
Height5 ft 1 in
Weight49 kg
Date of Birth
Zodiac SignAries
SpouseDanny DeVito

Rhea Perlman is an Emmy Award-winning actress, author, writer and producer. She is known for her role in Taxi, Cheers, The Mindy Project, Annie, Pearl, Kate Brasher, Hung, Robot Chicken, Kirstie, Carpool, Matilda, Love Comes Lately, Beethoven’s Big Break, The Sessions, and Sing. Rhea is the author of the illustrated children’s book miniseries Otto Undercover. She is a graduate of Hunter College in New York.

Born Name

Rhea Jo Perlman

Nick Name

Rhea

Rhea Perlman at a ceremony for Danny DeVito to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2011
Rhea Perlman at a ceremony for Danny DeVito to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2011 (Angela George / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Coney Island, New York, United States

Residence

  • Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Interlaken, New Jersey, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Rhea Perlman attended Hunter College in New York, to study drama and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968.

Occupation

Actress, Author, Writer, Producer

Family

  • Father – Philip Perlman (Was a Manager at a doll parts factory, Character Actor)
  • Mother – Adele Perlman (Bookkeeper)
  • Siblings – Heide Perlman (Younger Sister) (Television Writer, Story Editor, Producer)
  • Others – Randall Miller (Cousin)

Manager

Rhea Perlman is managed by Innovative Artists, Talent Agency, Santa Monica, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 1 in or 155 cm

Weight

49 kg or 108 lbs

Rhea Perlman in an Instagram post as seen in November 2016
Rhea Perlman in an Instagram post as seen in November 2016 (Rhea Perlman / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Rhea Perlman has dated –

  1. Danny DeVito (1971-Present) – In 1971, Rhea began a relationship with actor Danny DeVito. They met on January 17, 1971, through a friend who was a cast member of the play The Shrinking Bride, along with Danny DeVito. Just after dating for 2 weeks, the couple started living together. However, the couple took their time and got married on January 28, 1982, after 11 years of being together. They are blessed with 3 children, Lucy Chet DeVito (b. March 11, 1983), Grace Fan DeVito (b. March 25, 1985), and Jacob Daniel DeVito (b. October 30, 1987). It isn’t all happiness in their married life, as the couple has separated a few times from each other in the past. In October 2012, they separated briefly only to reconcile in March 2013. Then again in March 2017, it was reported that the couple had started living separately on amicable terms. By March 2018, there were reports claiming that the couple has reconciled again. No matter what their relationship status is, Rhea has stated that she will not give divorce to Danny.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Polish and Russian descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Short Stature
  • Dimpled Smile
Rhea Perlman (Right) and Eva Gutowski as seen in March 2017
Rhea Perlman (Right) and Eva Gutowski as seen in March 2017 (Rhea Perlman / Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Rhea Perlman has endorsed and appeared in commercials for brands like BNY Mellon Wealth Management Services.

Religion

Judaism

Best Known For

Her character as Carla Tortelli on the TV series Cheers (1982-1993) for which she received the Emmy Awards nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress” 10 times during the 11 years of the show. She managed to win 4 out of 10 nominations.

First Film

In 1979, she made her theatrical film debut in the comedy film Swap Meet as the Mother.

In 1986, she made her theatrical film debut as a voice actor in the animated family fantasy My Little Pony: The Movie as Reeka.

First TV Show

In 1979, she made her first TV show appearance on the comedy series Taxi as Zena Sherman.

In 1986, she lent her voice for the character of Rose Johnson on the television series Annie.

Personal Trainer

Rhea Perlman regularly practices yoga 5 times a week. She attends yoga classes taught by her daughter Grace. Rhea leads an active lifestyle and therefore follows a healthy diet maintaining her toned figure.

Rhea Perlman Favorite Things

  • Foods – French fries and potato chips

SourceLA Times

Rhea Perlman at the Emmy Awards in August 1988
Rhea Perlman at the Emmy Awards in August 1988 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Rhea Perlman Facts

  1. She started her acting career in the off-off-Broadway play Dracula Sabbat, as an attendant in 1970.
  2. Her father Philip Perlman has also appeared in over 30 episodes as the bar patron Phil in the TV show Cheers (1982).
  3. Rhea, Ted Danson, and George Wendt were the only actors to have appeared in all 273 episodes of Cheers (1982-1993).
  4. She is not related to Ron Perlman.
  5. She is close friends with Lucy Liu.
  6. Rhea is an avid supporter of the Democratic Party.
  7. She has acted the role of Carla Tortelli numerous times on TV shows including Cheers (1982-1993), St. Elsewhere (1985), The Tortellis (1987), The Simpsons (1994) and Frasier (2002).
  8. She has starred with her husband Danny DeVito in only one movie, Matilda (1996) and before marriage in 5 episodes of Taxi (1978).
  9. Rhea identifies herself with the character Jo from her most loved novel Little Women stating that the book gave her courage.
  10. Rhea has written 6 miniseries of the illustrated children’s book Otto Undercover from 2006-2007, namely Born to Drive, Canyon Catastrophe, Water Balloon Doom, Toxic Taffy Takeover, The Brink of Ex-stink-tion, and Brain Freeze.
  11. She has also worked as an executive producer for the TV series Pearl from 1996 to 1997 and co-written 2 short films The Sound Sleeper (1973) and Minestrone (1975).
  12. She has a dog named Zeus.
  13. Rhea is involved in many charities especially the Children’s Action Network.
  14. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Featured Image by Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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