|...as Roxana Fox|
|Date of birth|
31 March 1948
|Place of birth|
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Perlman is married to actor Danny DeVito, who played her husband in the film Matilda. They have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito (born 1983), Grace Fan DeVito (born 1985) and Jacob Daniel DeVito (born 1987).
Perlman received ten Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Cheers ran 11 seasons, from 1982–1993; the only year in which Perlman wasn't nominated was 1992). She won the Emmy four times, in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989. She later starred in the 1996 sitcom Pearl as the title character. She also appeared in a 2000 television film How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, in which she played Jacqueline Kennedy.
Perlman also played the role of Honey in the film Canadian Bacon. She also played the grumpy shopkeeper in Packin It In as well as Rita Wormwood in Matilda.