In the comedy industry, the dominance across both popularity and wealth might go to the men, but a number of women have carved a part of the market for themselves, going on to have solid careers across both stand-up comedy and in film and television. Among these amazing women, Caroline Rhea is there, a Canadian-born entertainer who has been in the industry for over 30 years.
So far, Caroline Rhea has recorded achievements that include performing several live shows, recording and releasing specials and a plethora of TV shows that have been defined by her comedic and acting talents. Sabrina the Teenage Witch is one of such shows. Learn more about Caroline and her career by reading below.
Caroline Rhea’s Biography
Caroline Rhea was born on the 13th of April, 1964, in Westmount, Quebec. She is one of three daughters born to parents Margery Rhea and David Rhea.
How and why Caroline Rhea came to desire a career in the entertainment industry is unknown, considering she was born to parents who were medical doctors. Nevertheless, she forged ahead with her dream following a relocation to New York in 1986 after she completed her education at Dalhousie University and the University of Arizona.
In New York, Caroline Rhea began to express her talents at venues like The Comic Strip and Catch a Rising Star. Her display on the stage and her ability to evoke a laugh out of her audience drew the interest of MTV who provided her first chance of being filmed for a comedy show, Half-Hour Comedy Hour.
Since the break, she has gone on to record specials for comedy supporting entities like HBO, Bravo, and Showtime.
Caroline Rhea also hasn’t limited herself to standup comedy. She has pivoted to acting and has had multiple credits to her name over the course of her career.
Outside of entertainment, Caroline Rhea is a philanthropist who has dedicated her time and money to support different causes, including donating a lot of money to charity.
Movies and TV Shows
In both acting and stand-up comedy, the measure of success is often defined by the body of work you have to your name and how many of them were well-received by audiences. In that regard, Caroline Rhea can consider herself successful, seeing as she has been involved in a couple of successful film and TV programs over the years.
Although her career as a comedian began a few years before she made an appearance on screen, her on-screen debut came in 1986 when she starred in a nameless role as Beach Girl #4 in Meatballs III: Summer Job. It was a movie and it signaled Caroline’s intent in becoming more than just a comedian but also an accomplished actress.
She took a step further in achieving her goal when she got her first named role in 1989, three years after her debut when she starred in ABC TGIF as Hilda. Her early career on screen was a bit of a start and stop until 1995 when she played a recurring role as Carol Green on the TV show, Pride & Joy.
Almost as if her performance on the show was the breaking of the chains that set her career loose, she has been on screen nonstop ever since, starring in several films and TV shows, including classics like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Phineas and Ferb, and a couple more others.
Throughout her 30-plus-year career thus far, she has starred in over 45 films and TV shows, picking up a couple of award nominations on the way.
Caroline Rhea’s Net Worth
Her career as a successful stand-up comedian and actress has seen her become more than just a financially comfortable woman. She has enough money through her work in entertainment to be termed a millionaire, laying claim to a net worth of $2 million.
Some of the significant contributors to her net worth include her work on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Sydney to the Max.
As for a relationship, Caroline Rhea has so far only been in one significant affair and it was with Costaki Economopoulos. When exactly the relationship with the comedian/actor began is unknown but they are believed to have dated between 2007 and 2010, during which time they produced a child, a daughter Ava Rhea Economopoulos who was born on the 21st of October, 2008.
Following the end of her relationship with Costaki, Caroline Rhea has remained a single mother raising her daughter, an experience she appears to be enjoying according to her Instagram (@carolinerhea4real) posts.