Caroline Gilchrist Rhea, also known as simply Caroline Rhea, was born on the 13th April in the year 1964. She drew her first breath in Montreal, Quebec, where Caroline was born to a family of a gynecologist and a dealer of antiques. David and Marjorie Rhea, her parents, have two children more: Celia and Cynthia.


Caroline Rhea studied at Westmount’s private school for girls The Study. Thereafter, she enrolled in the Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University.

Career Experience

The section “career” in her biography begins with her debut in the movie under the title “Meatballs III”, where she starred as a background actor. After starting her career of the actress in Montreal, she decided to move to New York, where she began performing as a stand-up comedian at the New School for Social Research since 1989.

However, what really affected her future and her career path was her debut in the “Catch a Rising Star” comedy show. After her debut at the show, Caroline Rhea rapidly got a fame of a decent, sharp stand-up comedian. Her performances at the show were supplemented by numerous appearances in the “Comic Strip Live”, “Half-Hour Comedy Hour”, and “Caroline’s Comedy Hour.” Since Caroline moved to Los Angeles’ Hollywood, she started to appear in various movies and TV shows even more regularly. In Hollywood, she first appeared in a TV series under the title “Pride & Joy.” Her role at the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and regular appearances in the “Hollywood Squares” show have made her popular nationwide. Since 2002, she hosts “The Caroline Rhea Show”, a talk show. Thereafter, she was the first host of the NBC’s reality show “The Biggest Loser”, where participators had to lose as much weight as possible.

Following it, she played roles in a big number of movies and appeared in numerous TV shows. At that present time, Caroline Rhea is a host in the Slice’s “Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition”, a Canadian TV series, which debuted in 2011. During the last three years, Caroline Rhea hosted and co-hosted 3 more TV shows. On the whole, she starred and appeared in at least 16 movies and 17 TV shows. At the present time, her net worth is believed to be equal to $2 million.

Personal life

Caroline Rhea is married to her partner in performances and comedian, Costaki Economopoulos. On 23rd October in the year 2008, the actress gave a birth to their baby. They named their daughter Ava.

Considering the actress’s weight, one of her quotes displays a great sense of humor and self-criticism (well, and also she was a host at the show “The Biggest Loser”, so it comes as a no surprise): “You can’t get any braver than going on national television to be weighed.”


In total, Caroline Rhea has starred in 16 movies and 17 TV series and shows. Recently, the actress starred in the following movies: “Larry the Cable Guy’s Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau” (2009), “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” (2011), “Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town” (2012), and “The Christmas Consultant” (2012). Among the TV series and shows in which she starred, the latest ones are: “Baby Daddy” (2013), “Maron” (2014), “Manhattan Love Story” (2014), and “2 Broke Girls.”

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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