Stand-up Comedienne, Film and Television Star
Caroline Rhea Bio
A brilliant stand-up comedian, actress and talk show host, Caroline Rhea brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to comedy.
Caroline has been a regular on Hollywood Squares and starred as Aunt Hilda on the WB's Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. After filling in as a guest host 12 times during the last two seasons of The Rosie O'Donnell Show, it was only a matter of time before the Montreal native conquered the talk/variety format. Her innate curiosity and formidable comedic talents gives her a natural ability to interview celebrities and real people alike. She continues to perform to sold-out audiences in top comedy clubs where she has honed these invaluable hosting skills for the last 11 years.
In 1989, Caroline Rhea ventured to New York to study the fine art of stand-up comedy. She participated in the stand-up program at the New School of Social Research, but her ultimate training would come at the comedy club, Catch a Rising Star. With nightly gigs at New York's venerable clubs, Caroline's status quickly grew and she became an integral part of the city's competitive comedy scene. Her career was further boosted by numerous appearances on MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour, Comic Strip Live and Caroline's Comedy Hour. With Hollywood knocking on her door, Caroline headed for Los Angeles, where she starred with Jeremy Piven in the NBC television series, Pride and Joy.
Rhea's feature credits include working with Jim Carrey in a supporting role in Man on the Moon, the story of the late comedian Andy Kaufman, and the wrestling film, Ready to Rumble, opposite Oliver Platt, David Arquette and Scott Caan. On the small screen, Caroline has guest-starred as Drew's girlfriend on The Drew Carey Show and starred in the television movie, Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire. She appears regularly on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and has also made appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central's Pulp Comics, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Ms. Foundation's Women of Comedy from Caroline's, and Comic Relief 8. Caroline has also hosted her own VH1 series, Fool for Love and Lifetime's The Great Lifetime Makeover.