Who is Opal Stone Perlman?

Opal was born in Jamaica in 1950 – she hasn’t disclosed her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Pisces, and she holds both Jamaican and American nationality. She’s a jewelry designer and entrepreneur, while she’s probably known best for being the former wife of famous American actor Ronald ‘Ron’ Perlman.

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Early life and education

Opal was raised in Jamaica by her parents, about whom very little is known because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was the owner of his own business, and that her mother owned a dressmaking shop. Because Opal hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, she’s believed to be an only child.

She was interested in a number of activities while growing up, and enjoyed playing various sports with her peers, including soccer and volleyball, while she was also into creative writing and dancing. Opal studied at a local high school, and it was when she was 17 years old that she became interested in psychology.

She matriculated in 1968, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s said that she enrolled at college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1972.

Opal continued her education at Parsons Design School.

Opal’s career

Opal has been designing jewelry for more than four decades now, and is today running her own company = Opal Stone Fine Jewelry. It’s said that she’s designed jewelry for many celebrities, including actors, musicians and sportsmen, and that her pieces can cost up to $100,000.

Love life and divorce from Ron Perlman

Neither Opal nor Ron have spoken of how and when they met, however, some of their fans believe that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend in 1979. The two exchanged vows on 14 February (Valentine’s Day) 1981, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members.

They have two children together: their daughter Blake Amanda Perlman was born in 1984, while their son Brandon Avery Perlman followed on 28 March 1990; Brandon’s perhaps known better as Delroy Edwards, and is a successful electronic musician.

Opal and Ron divorced in 2019, apparently because Ron cheated on Opal with actress Allison Dunbar, whom he subsequently took up with. Neither has spoken of any other people whom they had perhaps been with prior to their courtship.

As of May 2022, Opal seems to be single, was once married to Ron Perlman, and has two children with him.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Opal is quite active on her Instagram account ‘Opal Stone Design’, she has uploaded close to 200 pictures onto it, and it’s today followed by more than 1,500 people; most of Opal’s pictures feature celebrities wearing her jewelry.

Travelling is one of her passions, and Opal has been to more than 20 US states, as well as to various European countries, while her dream travel destination seems to be Paris, France.

She’s a philanthropist and has worked with a couple of charity organizations; Opal mostly donates money to non-profit organizations aiming to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time and her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of Opal’s favorite movies include “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Wanted” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.

Age, height and net worth

Opal is either 71 or 72 years old. She has short curly brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of May 2022, her net worth stands at over $3 million, while her former husband Ron’s net worth has been estimated at more than $8 million.

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Who is her former husband Ron?

Ronald ‘Ron’ Perlman was born in Manhattan, New York City USA on 13 April 1950 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He has appeared in close to 300 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Hellboy in the eponymous 2004 action adventure fantasy movie. It was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, also starred Doug Jones and Selma Blair, and follows the life of a demon who was conjured by the Nazis, but was eventually rescued and has now become the defender of people; the movie won three of the 26 awards for which it was nominated. Ron reprised his role in the 2008 sequel “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”.

Ron was raised in New York City by his father Bertram ‘Bert’ Perlman, who was a jazz drummer, and his mother Dorothy (nee Rosen) who was a municipal employee. He studied at George Washington High School, and upon matriculating in 1967, Ron enrolled at Lehman College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1971; he continued his education at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Master’s degree in 1973.

While still attending Lehman College, Ron performed in the play “Guys and Dolls”, and after his father saw the production, he convinced Ron to pursue a career in the film industry.

After nearly a decade of appearing solely in theatre plays, Ron made his debut TV series appearance in the 1979 romantic drama “Ryan’s Hope”, while his debut film role was in the 1981 historical adventure drama “Quest for Fire”. He became famous when he starred as Vincent in the crime fantasy series “Beauty and the Beast”, created by Ron Koslow, and which also starred Roy Dotrice and Jay Acovone. It follows a lion-man who has fallen in love with an assistant attorney from New York City, the series aired from 1987 to 1990 and won 18 awards, including six Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 34 other awards; for his performance, Ron won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series.

He appeared in numerous popular movies and TV series in the following two decades, while some of his most notable performances were perhaps in the 1993 comedy movie “The Adventures of Huck Finn”, the 1999 romantic crime comedy film “Happy, Texas” and the 2009 mystery crime thriller movie “Dark Country”.

The year 2011 saw him play Corin in the 2011 fantasy action adventure movie “Conan the Barbarian”, and he also played Horus in the 2012 action fantasy movie “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption”.

A couple of Ron’s most recent movie roles have been in 2021, in the action crime thriller “The Last Victim”, the hit crime thriller drama “Nightmare Alley”, which was nominated for four Oscars, and the popular science fiction comedy “Don’t Look Up”, which was also nominated for four Oscars.

He has won 10 of the 28 awards for which he has been nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in “Beauty and the Beast”, in 1989 and 1990.

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