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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 13, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: comedian, actor

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Canadian-born actress and comedienne Caroline Rhea was best known for her quick wit, bubbly personality and infectious laugh. Rhea first made a name for herself as a popular stand-up performer at such career-launching venues as Catch a Rising Star before garnering national recognition with a supporting role on the long-running fantasy sitcom "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (The WB, 1996-2003). During this prosperous time, she frequently picked up supplemental work, such as a titular role on the supernatural family comedy "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" (Disney Channel, 2000). After leaving "Sabrina" in 2002, she took a run at her own daytime talk program after replacing Rosie O'Donnell with "The Caroline Rhea Show" (syndicated, 2002-03) and as the host of the weight loss competition series "The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 2004- ) for its first two seasons. Occasional supporting work in feature films like the romance "The Perfect Man" (2005) and a lengthy tenure as a voiceover actress on the hit animated comedy series "Phineas and Ferb" (Disney XD, 2007- ) still allowed the busy actress time to accept the rare lead role in made-for-TV offerings like the holiday comedy "The Christmas Consultant" (Lifetime,...

Canadian-born actress and comedienne Caroline Rhea was best known for her quick wit, bubbly personality and infectious laugh. Rhea first made a name for herself as a popular stand-up performer at such career-launching venues as Catch a Rising Star before garnering national recognition with a supporting role on the long-running fantasy sitcom "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (The WB, 1996-2003). During this prosperous time, she frequently picked up supplemental work, such as a titular role on the supernatural family comedy "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" (Disney Channel, 2000). After leaving "Sabrina" in 2002, she took a run at her own daytime talk program after replacing Rosie O'Donnell with "The Caroline Rhea Show" (syndicated, 2002-03) and as the host of the weight loss competition series "The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 2004- ) for its first two seasons. Occasional supporting work in feature films like the romance "The Perfect Man" (2005) and a lengthy tenure as a voiceover actress on the hit animated comedy series "Phineas and Ferb" (Disney XD, 2007- ) still allowed the busy actress time to accept the rare lead role in made-for-TV offerings like the holiday comedy "The Christmas Consultant" (Lifetime, 2012). Multi-talented and easily relatable, Rhea remained one of the more recognizable and welcomed faces on film and television.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Stand-Up 360 (2009)
3.
 Love N' Dancing (2009)
4.
 Fast Girl (2008)
5.
6.
 Perfect Man, The (2005) Cast
7.
 Christmas with the Kranks (2004) Candi
8.
 On the Edge (2001) Monica ("Happy Birthday")
9.
 Ready to Rumble (2000) Eugenia King
10.
 Man on the Moon (1999) Friday'S Melanie
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1984:
Had bit part in feature film "Meatballs II"
1989:
Moved to NYC and became regular performer at Catch A Rising Star
1992:
Appeared on "Women Aloud" for Comedy Central and "Six Comics In Search of a Generation" for Lifetime
1993:
Was one of the writers for the VH-1 sketch comedy "Fools for Love"
1995:
Co-starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Pride & Joy"
1996:
Was correspondent for "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
1996:
Returned to series TV to portray Aunt Hilda on "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" (ABC, 1996-2000; The WB, 2000-2002)
1998:
Named a regular on the new syndicated version of "Hollywood Squares"
1999:
Had a supporting role in Jim Carrey's Andy Kaufman bio-pic "Man on the Moon"
2000:
Occasionally filled in as guest co-host on "Live With Regis" and guest host of the "Rosie O'Donnell Show"
2001:
Signed to host own eponymous talk show, "Caroline"; Paramount cancelled show for financial reasons before it even began production
2001:
In July, announced to assume hosting duties for a new talk show set to debut in fall 2002 that would replace the departing "Rosie O'Donnell Show"
2002:
Hosted "The Caroline Rhea Show", a syndicated talk show; show was cancelled in June 2003, upon the completion of its first season
2004:
Hosted NBC's reality series, "The Biggest Loser"
2004:
Appeared in the holiday comedy "Christmas with the Kranks" directed by Joe Roth
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companion:
Bob Kelty. Events coordinator. Born c. 1962; announced engagement in April 1999; no longer together as of May 2003.

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