Rhea Perlman

Biography

Date of Birth 31 March 1948, Brooklyn, New York, USA Birth Name Rhea Jo Perlman Height 5' 1½" (1.56 m) Perlman was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Adele and Philip Perlman, who was an actor as well as doll and toy part salesman.[1] She is the sister of Heide Perlman, who worked as a writer, story editor and producer on the show. Perlman attended Hunter College in New York and is an active Democrat. She is married to actor Danny DeVito, with whom she has three children - Lucy Chet DeVito (born March 1983), Grace Fan DeVito (born March 1985) and Jacob Daniel DeVito (born October 1987). [edit] Career Perlman received ten 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 1996 sitcom Pearl as the title character and was featured on the 2001 TV drama Kate Brasher. She also appeared in a 2000 television film How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, in which she played Jacqueline Kennedy. Perlman also played the role of Honey in the film Canadian Bacon and she appeared in the movie Matilda opposite her husband Danny DeVito, Pam Ferris and Mara Wilson. And the grumpy shopkeeper in "Packin It In". Perlman is the author of the successful illustrated children's book series Otto Undercover, with six books which are Born to Drive, Canyon Catastrophe, Water Balloon Doom, Toxic Taffy Takeover, Brink of the Ex-stink-tion, and the recently published Brain Freeze. Perlman is appearing as 'Bertha' in the West End of London in the comedy Boeing Boeing.

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Matilda

Mrs. Wormwood

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We're Back! - A Dinosaur's Story

Mother Bird (voice)

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Canadian Bacon

Honey

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I'll See You In My Dreams

Sally

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My Little Pony: The Movie

Reeka (voice)

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Carpool

Martha the Meter Maid

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To Grandmother's House We Go

Shirley

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The Ratings Game

Francine Kester

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Sunset Park

Phyllis Saroka

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There Goes the Neighborhood

Lydia Nunn

Starring In
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Barbie

Ruth

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You People

Bubby

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13: The Musical

Ruth

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Marvelous and the Black Hole

Margot

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Funny Face

Fernie

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Poms

Alice

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Rettet Flora - Die Reise ihres Lebens

Gabriella

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Lemon

Esther

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Sing

Judith (voice)

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I'll See You In My Dreams

Sally

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The Sessions

Mikvah Lady

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The Trouble With Bliss

Maria (uncredited)

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The Christmas Choir

Sister Agatha

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Beethoven's Big Break

Patricia

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Love Comes Lately

Reisel

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10 Items or Less

Mrs. D

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Oscarverleihung 2001

Herself - Audience Member

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America: A Tribute To Heroes

Herself

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How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale

Jacqueline Kennedy

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Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen

Herself - Audience (uncredited)

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Houdini

Esther

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Carpool

Martha the Meter Maid

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Matilda

Mrs. Wormwood

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Sunset Park

Phyllis Saroka

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Canadian Bacon

Honey

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We're Back! - A Dinosaur's Story

Mother Bird (voice)

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Class Act

Miss Simpson

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There Goes the Neighborhood

Lydia Nunn

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To Grandmother's House We Go

Shirley

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Ted & Venus

Grace

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Over Her Dead Body

Mavis

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The Earth Day Special

Paula

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Comic Relief

Self - Audience Member (uncredited)

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My Little Pony: The Movie

Reeka (voice)

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The Ratings Game

Francine Kester

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National Lampoon's Movie Madness

Little Jewish Prostitute - 'Municipalians'

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Love Child

June Burns

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Swap Meet

Mother

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