Birth Name: Rhea Perlman
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born on March 31, 1948 in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, NY, Perlman was raised in Bensonhurst with her sister Heide by her father, Phil, a former doll and toy part salesman, and her mother, Adele, a homemaker. Inspired by musicals like "Peter Pan," Perlman dreamed of one day being an actress on Broadway. After graduating Lafayette High School, she studied drama at Manhattan's Hunter College and hit the audition circuit full-time after graduating in 1968, taking various jobs, including one as a waitress at New York's legendary Rainbow Room. Though she would act in several plays off-Broadway, it was her role as an audience member that had the biggest impact on her personal life. In 197...
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