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Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman
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Rhea Perlman Biography

Rhea Perlman (born March 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City) is a Jewish-American actress, best known for her role as Carla Tortelli on the popular sitcom Cheers. She is married to actor Danny DeVito. Perlman received an unprecedented 10 Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Cheers ran 11 seasons, from 1982-1993; the only year in which Perlman wasn't nominated was 1992). She won the Emmy four times, in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1989. She later starred in the short-running 1996 sitcom Pearl as the title character and was featured on the 2001 TV drama Kate Brasher. Perlman also played the role of "Honey" on Michael Moore's film Canadian Bacon She also attended Hunter College in New York. Read Full Bio >>

Rhea Perlman Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2006 TV Land Awards "Cheers" (1982). Won
1993 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series "Cheers" (1982). Nominated
1992 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made "Cheers" (1982). Nominated
1991 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series "Cheers" (1982). Nominated
1990 American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series "Cheers" (1982). Nominated

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Rhea Perlman Trivia

  • Majored in drama at Hunter College (NYC)
  • Children: Gracie Fan (b.1983) Lucy Chet (1984) and Jake (1987)
  • Sister of producer-writer Heide Perlman.
  • Her father Philip Perlman was in the TV show "Cheers" (1982).
  • 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).


Rhea Perlman Photos

  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

    6th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film Gala - Arrivals

  • Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman and Lucy DeVito

    FX's Special Screenings for "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "The League" - Arrivals

  • Cast of

    "Avatar" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Rhea Perlman, Lucy DeVito and Danny DeVito

    "Leaves Of Grass" After Party - 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

    20th Annual Producers Guild Awards - Arrivals

  • Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito

    "Man On The Moon" Hollywood Premiere - Arrivals

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