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Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea knows comedy. In 1989, this Montreal native ventured to the Big Apple to study the fine art of stand-up. While at the New School of Social Research, she participated in what she thought was the finest program in stand-up comedy. Little did she know that the essential training of her professional life would come in the form of the aptly named Catch A Rising Star.

There is no harder place to work, says Rhea, describing her nightly gigs at New York's venerable comedy clubs. Her status soon skyrocketed, and Rhea was evolving into an integral part of New York's highly competitive comedy scene. It was not long after her year-long stint at Catch A Rising Star that college campuses were clamoring for her stand-up shows. Her success was helped greatly with appearances on MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour, Comic Strip Live and numerous appearances on Caroline's Comedy Hour.

The nationwide attention from all of Rhea's television appearances soon had Hollywood knocking on her door. While continuing her stand-up, an even mixture of satirical observations and personal anecdotes, this transplanted Manhattanite found herself back in Hollywood, starring along with Julie Warner and Jeremy Priven in the television series Pride & Joy. Other memorable television appearances include Rhea's guest-starring stint as Drew's girlfriend on The Drew Carey Show, ABC's All-Star TGIF Magic, her own VH1 series, Fool For Love; the Ms. Foundation's Women of Comedy from Caroline's featured on Lifetime; Comic Relief 8, and the upcoming Lifetime special The Great Lifetime Makeover, executive produced by Geena Davis.

In her spare time, Rhea can be found practicing spiritual twister (yoga) and hoping to hit another hole-in-one on the golf course. The working title of her autobiography, which she still hasn't written, is called I Ate My Prop Food.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Caroline Rhea Facts

Birth NameCaroline Gilchrist Rhea
BirthdayApril 13, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Caroline Rhea compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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