- 1 Who Really Is Caroline Rhea?
- 2 Caroline Rhea Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
- 3 Move to New York and Career Start
- 4 Los Angeles and Rise to Prominence
- 5 Further Success and “The Biggest Loser”
- 6 Success as an Actress
- 7 Caroline Rhea Net Worth and Salary
- 8 Caroline Rhea Personal Life, Ex-Boyfriend, Daughter
- 9 Caroline Rhea Body Measurements
- 10 Social Media Popularity
Who Really Is Caroline Rhea?
Caroline Gilchrist Rhea was born on the 13th April 1964, in Westmount, Québec, Canada, and is a film and television actress, stand-up comedian, producer, talk-show host, and model. Rhea is perhaps still best known for her role as the quirky Aunt Hilda, in the sitcom “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, which lasted from 1996 to 2003. Her other notable credits include “Man on the Moon” (1999), and a voice role in “Phineas and Ferb” (2007-2015), among many other differing accomplishments. Stay tuned for more information about Caroline, her life, career, and struggles before she became a prominent comedian. Let’s start from her childhood.
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#SistersForever for some reason I started calling her Zeldarg and she called me Hildarg. I actually wanted to play Zelda when I read the script. My managers had passed on the script without me ever having seen it and Nell Scovell called me at home and said won’t you reconsider they’re casting tomorrow. I had the script faxed( Google it millennials) and all the pages were curled. I had just had my heartbroken by a man with very hairy shoulders( I called him Captain of the Bear Army) may have contributed somewhat. Nell told me I could trap a man in my ring for not loving me so I said Yes. The lesson always make a well thought out decision or you might just end up on a show that will change your life forever and have the privilege of making children happy. #GIFTS #CAOS #SabrinaTheTeenageWitch
Caroline Rhea Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Caroline is the daughter of Margery and David Rhea, who was an obstetrician and gynecologist. Growing up, Caroline shared everything with her sisters Celia and Cynthia. She went to an all-girls private school – The Study – in her hometown, then Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and later the University of Arizona.
Move to New York and Career Start
After finishing her studies, Rhea moved to New York, feeling she had more opportunities there to launch her career. She started by performing in nightclubs such as Catch a Rising Star, then The Comic Strip among others, where she shared the scene with Chris Rock, Dave Attell, Louis C.K. and Marc Maron among others. However, it wasn’t that easy at the start, so Caroline also worked as a waitress for seven years before her big break. As her performances became more popular, she started appearing on TV; her first appearance was in “Half-Hour Comedy Hour” on MTV, and later she got her own show, “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”.
Los Angeles and Rise to Prominence
Once she became known in the New York area, Caroline moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career. She began with minor roles, while in 1995 she secured her first recurring role, as Carol Green in the TV series “Pride & Joy”. It was in 1996 that she had her big break with the role of Hilda Spellman in the teen comedy-drama series “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”, which aired on ABC from 1996 to 2003. During this time, Caroline enjoyed success not just as an actress, but also as a television host, and comedian. She hosted several shows, and appeared in a number of game shows, such as “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”, initially as a substitute for Rosie, and then after Rosie left the show completely, Caroline was given her own “The Caroline Rhea Show”.
Further Success and “The Biggest Loser”
“Caroline Rhea Show” lasted for one season only, but it was in 2005 that Caroline was named as the host of the competition show “The Biggest Loser”, in which contestants are obese people trying to lose weight, and the winner is the one who lost most pounds from the start of the show. Although she was the host for one season, her part on the show was memorable, but she stated that she would never host another competition show, as she feels that all the drama is not for her. Since then, she has focused on talk shows, and most recently another show of her own, entitled “Caroline & Friends”, premiered on the 16th July 2018.
— Caroline Rhea (@CarolineRhea) June 29, 2018
Success as an Actress
Like many other comedians, Caroline found success in comedy films too, avoiding all the drama that doesn’t suit her. She has had many notable roles since her first career breakthrough in “Sabrina…”; in 2004 she was the star of the films “Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire”, and “Christmas with the Kranks”, and was later seen as Ilsa Shickelgubermeiger-Von Helsing der Keppelugerhofer in the hit series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” on Disney, while in 2007 she was the lead star in the film “To Be Fat Like Me”, next to Kaley Cuoco. From 2007 to 2015, she was the voice of Linda Flynn-Fletcher in the animated series “Phineas and Ferb”, meantime in 2008 portraying Noleta Nethercott in the TV series “Sordid Lives: The Series”, a role she reprised in the film “A Very Sordid Wedding” in 2017. In recent years, Caroline has focused on television films, securing the role of Eugenia Scrimmage in Bruno & Boots film series, with the first one in 2016 entitled “Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool”, then “Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall”, and “Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War”. She is currently working on the new TV series “Sydney to the Max”, in which she will portray Judy. The series is scheduled for a 2019 release.
Caroline Rhea Net Worth and Salary
Do You Know how much Caroline earns for her efforts, and how wealthy she is? Well, according to authoritative sources, Caroline’s wealth as of late 2018 amounts to $4 million, while her annual income is estimated at around $650,000. Pretty impressive don’t you think? Undoubtedly, her wealth will become even higher in the upcoming years, assuming that she successfully continues her career.
Caroline Rhea Personal Life, Ex-Boyfriend, Daughter
What do you know about Caroline’s personal life? Well, she was in a romantic relationship with fellow comedian Costaki Economopoulos from 2007 to 2010, and the two welcomed a daughter Ava Rhea Economopoulos in 2008. Since their break up, Caroline has remained single and focused on raising her daughter and her career. In addition to her professional work, Caroline is also focused on philanthropic activities; she was a part of Comic Relief as well as the Ms. Foundation‘s “Women of Comedy from Caroline’s Comedy Club”. Furthermore, back in 2001, she won $125,000 for charity while in the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”.
Caroline Rhea Body Measurements
Do you know how tall or how much Caroline weighs? Caroline actually stands at 5ft 7ins, equal to 1.72m, while she reputedly weighs 175 pounds, or 80kgs, and her vital statistics are 39-30-37 inches.
Social Media Popularity
If you are familiar with the life and work of this prominent comedian and TV host, then you know that Caroline is quite active on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter. Her official Twitter account has over 37,000 followers, with whom she has shared the latest details about her career, including a “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” reunion, among many other posts. On Instagram Caroline has close to 20,000 followers, posting her career endeavors and shared events from her daily life, such as time spent with her daughter, among numerous other posts. She isn’t active on Facebook. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress, comedian, and television host, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.