Caroline Rhea

Rhea – “Why Did I Get Married Too?” New York City Premiere, 2010 – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Caroline Gilchrist Rhea

Place of Birth: Westmount, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: April 13, 1964

Ethnicity: Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Irish

Caroline Rhea is a Canadian comedian and actress.

She is the daughter of Margery Allison, an antiques dealer, and Lawrence David Rhea, an obstetrician and gynecologist.

Caroline’s paternal grandfather was Lawrence Joseph Rhea (the son of William Alexander Rhea and Ella Foote). William was the son of Joseph R. Rhea, who was born in Tennessee, to Irish Protestant parents, and of Emaline M. Alexander. Ella was the daughter of Gerald Alexander “G. A.” Foote and Eliza Jane McGarrah.

Caroline’s paternal grandmother was Anne MacLatchie (the daughter of James MacLatchie and Annie Pettigrew). Caroline’s grandmother Anne was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. James was the son of James Blackley and Agnes McLatchie.

Caroline’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Clark.

Sources: Obituary of Caroline’s father –

Genealogy of Caroline’s paternal grandfather, Lawrence Joseph Rhea –

Obituary of Caroline’s mother –

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