Rhea Perlman ( born March 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City ) is an American actress.
Rhea Perlman grew up with her sister Heather ( b. 1953 ), the daughter of Polish immigrant and toy seller Phil ( b. 1919 ) and the accountant Adele in Brooklyn on. There she attended high school and college, where she graduated with a bonus in acting. Since 1982 she has been married to actor Danny DeVito, with whom she has three children, including actress Lucy DeVito.
She appeared in numerous television and feature films, however, is primarily known for her role as Carla Tortelli on the sitcom Cheers, in which she plays a rebellious operation of the bar of the same name. For this role she was nominated in eleven years, ten times for an Emmy and won him 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989. Additionally, she played the character of Carla Tortelli with guest appearances in four other series, St. Elsewhere ( St. Elsewhere ) ( Cheers episode, 1985), The Tortellis (pilot movie, 1987), The Simpsons ( episode Fear of Flying, 1994), and the spin-off from Cheers, Frasier (follow Cheerful Goodbyes / Cheers goodbye, 2002).
In the film, Perlman joined, among others in Canadian Bacon, a feature film by director Michael Moore.
Her father had 1986 extras roles in Cheers. Her sister Heide was involved as a television producer in the creation of some episodes of Cheers and Frasier series of succession and also wrote screenplays for both series.