Rhea, Caroline 1964–

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RHEA, Caroline 1964


Surname is pronounced "Ray"; full name, Caroline Gilchrist Rhea; born April 13, 1964, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; daughter of David (an obstetrician/gynecologist) and Margery (an antiques dealer) Rhea. Education: Attended New School for Social Research, New York City. Avocational Interests: Crocheting, yoga.

Addresses: Agent William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; (personal appearances) The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Ave., 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10010. Manager 3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., Seventh Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist Joe Libonati, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and comedienne. Guest at the Montreal festival "Just for Laughs"; performer at clubs and other venues, including Catch a Rising Star, beginning c. 1989, Boston Comedy Club, Comic Strip, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and Stand Up New York. Worked as a waitress for a caterer.


Television Appearances; Series:

Host, Fools for Love, VH1, beginning 1993.

Carol Green, Pride and Joy, NBC, then ABC, both 1995.

Correspondent, The Daily Show, Comedy Central, 1996.

Aunt Hildegarde "Hilda" Antoinette Spellman, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College ), ABC, 19962000, then The WB, 20002002.

Celebrity square, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 19982001.

Substitute host, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2002.

Host, The Caroline Rhea Show, syndicated, 20022003.

Celebrity talent scout, Last Comic Standing (also known as Last Comic Standing: The Search for the Funniest Person in America ), NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lynette Hansen, Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire, The Disney Channel, 2000.

Monica, "Happy Birthday," On the Edge, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Six Comics in Search of a Generation, Lifetime, 1992.

Women of the Night IV Hosted by Tracey Ullman, HBO, 1995.

Comic Relief American Comedy Festival, ABC, 1996.

Host, AllStar T.G.I.F. Magic, ABC, 1997.

Herself, Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998.

Host, Comedy Central Presents BehindtheScenes at the American Comedy Awards, Comedy Central, 1998.

Host, Countdown to Comic Relief 8, Comedy Central, 1998.

Host, The Great Lifetime Makeover, Lifetime, 1998.

Host, Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1998.

Comics Come Home 4, Comedy Central, 1998.

The Ms. Foundation's Women of Comedy at Caroline's, Lifetime, 1998.

Herself, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 1999.

Host, The 15th Annual Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1999.

Comedy Central Presents BehindtheScenes at the American Comedy Awards, Comedy Central, 1999.

NFL AllStar Comedy Blitz, CBS, 1999.

Pulp Comics: Caroline Rhea, Comedy Central, 1999.

Herself, The College of Comedy with Alan King, Part II, PBS, 2000.

Host, Sexiest Bachelor in America Pageant, Fox, 2000.

Voice of Spidey, The Steadfast Tin Soldier: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child " Series, HBO, 2000.

Host, American Comedy Awards Nominees Special, Comedy Central, 2001.

Mrs. Claus, The Santa Claus Brothers, [Canada], 2001.

Presenter, The 28th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2001.

The Kennedy Center: Mark Twain PrizeCelebrating Whoopi Goldberg, PBS, 2001.

Marshalls' Women in Comedy, PAX TV, 2002.

(In archive footage) 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bonnie, "Drew's the Other Man," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1996.

Bonnie, "What the Zoning Inspector Saw," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1996.

Herself, Politically Incorrect, ABC, 1997.

Hilda Spellman, "One Dog Night," Teen Angel, ABC, 1997.

Voice, "Big Fat Slug," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1997.

Herself, "Making Whoopi," The Nanny, CBS, 1998.

Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002.

Herself, "T&A," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2001.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Young Hollywood, Lifetime, 2002.

Guest cohost, The View, ABC, 2002.

Mrs. Konquist, "Nappers Never Sleep," Fillmore! (animated), ABC, 2002.

Comic Remix, Comedy Central, 2002.

Aunt Hilda, "Soul Mates," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The WB, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Melissa Joan Hart, Lifetime, 2003.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Guest cohost of Live with Regis, syndicated; appeared as a guest in The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated. Also appeared in episodes of Biography, Arts and Entertainment; Caroline's Comedy Hour, Arts and Entertainment; Comic Strip: Live, Fox; other episodes of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC; and Women Aloud.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Title role, Daisy's Mom, ABC, 1995.

Caroline, Plan B, ABC, 2004.

Television Work; Specials:

Supervising producer, Pulp Comics: Caroline Rhea, Comedy Central, 1999.

Television Director; Episodic:

The Caroline Rhea Show, syndicated, c. 2002.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Fourth beach girl, Meatballs, Part II, TriStar, 1984.

Casting director, The Shot, Bread and Water Productions, 1996.

Melanie Chartoff, Man on the Moon (also known as Der Mondmann ), Universal, 1999.

Eugenia King, Ready to Rumble, Warner Bros., 2000.

Christmas with the Kranks, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004.

Also appeared in Rocky Horror Night in Canada.

Stage Appearances:

Mondo Drama (oneact), Greenwich House Theatre, New York City, 2003.



Herself, Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians, 2001.

Video Games:

Voice of Aunt Hilda Spellman, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Spellbound, 1998.


Teleplays; Series:

Fools for Love, VH1, beginning 1993.

Writings; Other:

(With others) Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians (video), 2001.

Contributor to periodicals, including Self.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 2004.


Good Housekeeping, October, 2002, pp. 11516.

Ladies' Home Journal, September, 2002, p. 62.

Out, August, 2002, p. 38.

People Weekly, August 20, 2001, p. 24; September 16, 2002, pp. 7375; May 12, 2003, p. 181.

TV Guide, May 27, 2000, pp. 3436; November 16, 2002, pp. 1819.