• Phyllis Fierro is a nurse and the wife of famous American actor and film producer Ralph George Macchio Jr.
• She graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in 1982 and is believed to be an only child.
• She met Ralph when she was 16 and he was 15 and they married in 1987.
• Phyllis is 61 years old, 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and has a net worth of more than $500,000.
• Her husband Ralph is famous for his role as Daniel in the 1989 action family movie “The Karate Kid Part III” and has won four awards.
Who is Phyllis Fierro?
Phyllis was born in the USA, on 23 July 1960 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a nurse, but who’s probably known best for being the wife of famous American actor and film producer Ralph George Macchio Jr.
Early life and education
Phyllis was raised in New York State by her parents, about whom little is known because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her mother was a nurse, and that her father was a surgeon. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most of Phyllis’ fans believe her to be an only child.
She hasn’t shared many details concerning her early life with the public, but she was apparently highly active physically while attending a local high school, and that she was interested in many other activities, including acting with the school’s drama club and dancing.
Phyllis matriculated in 1978, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she attended college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1982.
Phyllis has been working as a nurse for close to four decades now, but there are some rumors circulating the internet claiming that she’s recently retired; no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Phyllis commented on this.
Love life and relationships
Phyllis met Ralph when she was 16 and he was 15 – the two were introduced by Ralph’s grandmother. They were together for 10 years prior to exchanging vows on 5 April 1987, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; in 1992, Phyllis gave birth to their daughter Julia, and their son Daniel followed in 1996.
Neither Phyllis nor Ralph have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, so as of April 2022, Phyllis is married to Ralph Macchio, and they have two children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Phyllis likes to travel and has been all around the US with her husband, mostly to keep him company while he’s shooting for his movies and TV series, as well as during red carpet events; the two have also vacationed in various European and Asian countries, while Phyllis’ dream travel destination seems to be Paris, France.
She’s a huge lover of animals, with cats and parrots being her favorites – she and Ralph have two pet cats, as well as a pet dog.
Phyllis was physically quite active in her 20s and 30s, and had multiple training sessions at the gym every week; she no longer goes to the gym, but occasionally does yoga at home.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite movies include “The Runaway Bride”, “Pretty Woman” and “Bruce Almighty”.
Age, height and net worth
Phyllis’ age is 61. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of April 2022, her net worth stands at more than $500,000, while her husband Ralph’s wealth is reputedly over $4 million.
Who is her husband Ralph Macchio?
Ralph George Macchio Jr. was born in Huntington, New York State USA, on 4 November 1961 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He’s appeared in close to 60 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Daniel in the 1989 action family movie “The Karate Kid Part III”, directed by John G. Avildsen, and which also starred Pat Morita and Robyn Lively.
The movie follows villain John Kreese, who’s trying to have revenge on Miyagi and Daniel – it was nominated for five awards.
Ralph was raised in Huntington by his father Ralph George Macchio who ran his own ranch, and mother Rosalie (nee DeSantis) who was a housewife. He became interested in acting while attending Half Hollow Hills Central School District, and during his time there, appeared in numerous plays performed both at the school, and in a local theatre. Upon matriculating in 1980, having already launched his acting career, Ralph chose not to pursue a college degree.
His debut film appearance was in the 1980 comedy “Up the Academy”, and his debut TV series appearance was in the same year, playing Jeremy Andretti in 19 episodes of the family comedy drama “Eight Is Enough”. Ralph gained recognition in 1984, when cast to play the lead character Daniel in the critically acclaimed family action movie “The Karate Kid”, directed by John G. Avildsen, and which also starred Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue. It follows a bullied teenager who is being taught karate by a martial artist, and the movie won two of the six awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Pat Morita). Ralph then reprised his role in the sequels “The Karate Kid Part II” in 1986, and the 1989 sequel “The Karate Kid Part III”.
A couple of his most notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1992 crime comedy movie “My Cousin Vinny”, the 1993 romantic comedy film “Naked in New York”, and the 1999 episode “The Other Side” of the hit fantasy horror series “The Outer Limits”.
In 2008 and 2009, Ralph played Archie Rodriguez in 11 episodes of the popular romantic comedy series “Ugly Betty”, created by Silvio Horta and Fernando Gaitan, and which starred America Ferrera, Eric Mabius and Tony Plana. It follows the life of Betty now that she’s become involved in New York fashion; the series aired from 2006 to 2010 and won 54 awards, including three Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 122 other awards.
A couple of Ralph’s most recent roles have been in the series “The Pack Podcast”, the video game “Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues”, in which he voiced Daniel LaRusso, both in 2020, and the action comedy series “Cobra Kai”, in which he has been starring since 2018.
Ralph has won four of the 11 awards for which he has been nominated, including a 2021 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Cobra Kai”.
He’s a huge fan of National Hockey League (NHL), and cheers for the New York Islanders.