Early life, family, educational background
American nurse practitioner Phyllis Fierro was born in the US on July 23, 1960.
Nothing is known about her family life, upbringing or education except that she went to college to become a nurse.
The personal life of the family
Her daughter, Julia, is an actress – she played Lucy in the comedy movie “Girl Most Likely” alongside Annette Bening, Natasha Lyonne and Kristen Wigg.
She also appeared in ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ and ‘Across Grace Alley’. She has been dancing since the age of five and is a trained dancer in ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop.
Phyllis’ son Daniel is a composer and actor. He is best known for his work on films such as ‘That Was Then’, ‘The Haley Project’ and ‘The Wrecks’.
Who is Ralph Macchio?
American actorRalph George Macchio Jr. was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, New York USA, as son of Ralph Macchio Sr. and Rosalie (née DeSantis), and is of half Greek and half Italian descent.
He grew up with his brother, Steven Macchino, on the farm their parents owned. In 1979, he graduated from Half Hollow Hills West High School. Ralph began taking tap dancing lessons when he was three years old and was discovered when he was 16 when he performed in a local dance recital as an Eddie Cantor impersonator.
Early in his career, Ralph appeared in several commercials for brands such as Dr. Pepper and Bubble Yum. At the age of 19, he attended a screen test and in 1980 made his acting debut in the comedy ‘Up the Academy’.
He played Johnny Cade in ‘The Outsiders’, a 1983 teen classic, which earned him the role of lead actor Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 martial arts drama ‘The Karate Kid’. He reprized the role in ‘Karate Kid II’, ‘Karate Kid III’ and the sequel web series ‘Cobra Kai’ in 2018
In 1992, he played the main character, Billy Gambini, in the comedy “My Cousin Vinny”, and after the success of the film, he guest-starred on popular TV shows such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Psych” and ” Environment.”
In 2011 he finished fourth in the 12e season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The following year, he appeared in ‘Hitchcock’ and in 2013, he was a guest on the hit sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’. From early 2015, he booked a regular role in the HBO drama ‘The Deuce’.
In 2018, he returned as Daniel in the “Karate Kid” reboot titled “Cobra Kai” produced by YouTube; season two premiered on April 24, 2019 and consists of 10 episodes.
It follows Daniel LaRusso and his rival, Johnny Lawrence after the Cobra Kai karate dojo reopens. Besides Ralph, William Zabka stars on the show as Johnny, who he originally played in the movie.
According to sources, Ralph earns $1 million per season. Overbrook Productions bought the series rights from Weintraub Entertainment Group, owned by Jerry Weintraub. Will Smith produced the series. Ralph’s other famous roles include Eugene Martone in “Crossroads,” Jeremy Andretti in “Eight Is Enough,” and Archie Rodriguez in “Ugly Betty.”
As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $4 million.
After graduating from college, Phyllis began nursing at a local hospital in the early 1980s.
Phyllis met Ralph when she was 16 and he was 15, after his grandmother introduced them. They quickly became best friends before dating and only got married on April 5, 1987.
They renewed their vows at 25e wedding anniversary – in an interview, Ralph said he wanted their 25e anniversary that should be celebrated in a positive way to show that Hollywood marriages can succeed. He added that his wife deserved a big celebration for being with him for so many years.
They have two children together – Daniel was born in 1996 and Julia in 1992. Both children follow in their father’s footsteps and pursue a career in the entertainment world.
Phyllis keeps details about her personal life private. She is inactive on social media and does not share her personal interests and hobbies. They currently live in Long Island, New York.
Phyllis has brown eyes and black hair. She is 5ft 6in (1.68m) tall.
Wealth and salary
As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated to be $500,000. She earns a whopping $98,000 a year by (still) working as a nurse.