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 and she appeared in the movie Matilda opposite her husband Danny DeVito, Pam Ferris and Mara Wilson.
She also attended Hunter College in New York.