|Years active 1986–present|
Children Ava Rhea Economopoulos
Height 1.73 m
Name Caroline Rhea
|Full Name Caroline Gilchrist Rhea|
Born April 13, 1964 (age 51) (1964-04-13) Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Comedian, Actress, Model, Voice Actress
Movies and TV shows Sabrina - the Teenage, Phineas and Ferb, The Biggest Loser, The Caroline Rhea Sh, The Perfect Man
Similar People Beth Broderick, Costaki Economopoulos, Melissa Joan Hart, Nate Richert, Dan Povenmire
Parents David Rhea, Marjorie Rhea
Comedy caroline rhea
- Comedy caroline rhea
- Caroline Rhea Stand Up 1996
- Early life
- Film and television
- Charity work
- Personal life
She has performed numerous comedy specials, including three one-hour standup specials for HBO, Showtime, and Bravo. She is also known as the voice of Linda Flynn-Fletcher on the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb and as a regular on Hollywood Squares with her friend Whoopi Goldberg. Rhea was chosen by Rosie O'Donnell as the new hostess of her syndicated talk show, renamed The Caroline Rhea Show and hosted the reality television show The Biggest Loser on NBC for the first three seasons. She appears regularly on ABC's Match Game with Alec Baldwin and is reprising her roles as Eugenia Scrimmage in the Bruno & Boots movie franchise and Noleta Nethercott in A Very Sordid Wedding.
Caroline Rhea Stand Up - 1996
Rhea was born and raised in Westmount, Quebec, the daughter of Margery, and David Rhea, an obstetrician and gynecologist. She has two sisters, Cynthia and Celia. She attended The Study, an all-girls private school in Westmount, Quebec; Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia; and the University of Arizona.
Rhea moved to New York in 1986 to pursue a career as a comedian and actress. She began performing at venues like Catch a Rising Star and The Comic Strip, where she performed along with comedians including Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Dave Attell, Marc Maron, and Jim Gaffigan. Rhea made her first filmed standup appearances on MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour, Comic Strip Live and Caroline's Comedy Hour.
Rhea was given a one-hour special for HBO, called One Night Stand. She followed this up with Rhea's Anatomy, her one-hour special for Bravo, and Give Me My Remote for Showtime.
Film and television
After finding success in New York as a comedian, Caroline moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in Hollywood, debuting on NBC's television series Pride & Joy, where she co-starred with Jeremy Piven. She later gained widespread fame for her role as Aunt Hilda on the ABC (and later, The WB network) television show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and for her recurring role on the latest incarnation of Hollywood Squares.
Rhea is also well known for her role as Linda Flynn-Fletcher on the long-running Disney show Phineas and Ferb, for her syndicated daytime talk show, The Caroline Rhea Show, as the original host of The Biggest Loser on NBC, and for playing Noleta Nethercott on the TV series Sordid Lives: The Series for Logo, which has recently been rebooted as a feature called A Very Sordid Wedding, which premiered in March 2017 in Palm Springs.
In 2004, she appeared in the cult-classics Disney's Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire and in Christmas with the Kranks.
In 2005, Rhea appeared in The Perfect Man, playing a co-worker of Jean (Heather Locklear) and had a recurring role on the hit Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Ilsa Shickelgubermeiger-Von Helsing der Keppelugerhofer, an inspector turned manager of the rival hotel.
In 2017, she has had a recurring role on ABC's reboot of Match Game.
Rhea has competed on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown and GSN's World Series of Blackjack, and also done a live webcast with author, Meg Cabot.
Rhea has appeared at Comic Relief as well as the Ms. Foundation's "Women of Comedy from Caroline's Comedy Club" (no relation to Rhea). She appeared as a contestant in 2001 on a special edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, winning $125,000 for her charity.
Rhea and her former partner, comedian Costaki Economopoulos, have a daughter Ava Rhea Economopoulos, born October 21, 2008.