Early life, family, educational background
American nurse practitioner, Phyllis Fierro was born on 23 July 1960 in the USA.
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Nothing is known about her family life, upbringing, or education, except that she attended university to become a nurse.
Family’s personal life
Her daughter, Julia, is an actress – she played Lucy in the comedic film, “Girl Most Likely” alongside Annette Bening, Natasha Lyonne and Kristen Wigg.
She has also appeared in “Stella’s Last Weekend” and “Across Grace Alley.” She has been dancing since five-years-of age, 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 working on films including “That Was Then,” “The Haley Project” and “The Wrecks.”
Who is Ralph Macchio?
American actor, Ralph George Macchio Jr. was born on 4 November 1961, in Huntington, New York USA, to Ralph Macchio Sr. and Rosalie (neé DeSantis), and is of half Greek and half Italian descent.
He grew up with his brother, Steven Macchino on the ranch their parents owned. In 1979 he matriculated from Half Hollow Hills West High School. Ralph began to attend tap dancing lessons when he was three-years-old and got discovered when he was 16 while performing in a local dance recital as an Eddie Cantor impersonator.
Early in his career, Ralph appeared in several commercials for brands including Dr. Pepper and Bubble Yum. At 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 helped him earn the role as the protagonist, Daniel LaRusso, in the 1984 martial arts drama, “The Karate Kid.” He reprised the role in “Karate Kid II,” “Karate Kid III,” and the sequel web series, “Cobra Kai” in 2018
In 1992 he played the lead character, Billy Gambini, in the comedy “My Cousin Vinny,” and following the film’s success, he guest-starred in popular television shows such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Psych” and “Entourage.”
In 2011, he placed fourth in the 12th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The following year, he appeared in “Hitchcock,” and in 2013 he guest-appeared in the popular sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” From early 2015 he booked a permanent role in the HBO drama “The Deuce.”
In 2018, he returned as Daniel in the reboot of “Karate Kid,” entitled “Cobra Kai,” which was produced by YouTube; season two premiered on 24 April 2019 and comprised of 10 episodes.
It follows Daniel LaRusso and his rival, Johnny Lawrence after the Cobra Kai karate dojo reopens. Alongside Ralph, William Zabka stars in the show as Johnny, whom he originally played in the film.
According to sources, Ralph earns $1 million per season. Overbrook Productions bought the series rights from Weintraub Entertainment Group, which is 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 at $4 million.
After graduating from university, Phyllis began nursing at a local hospital in the early ‘80s.
Phyllis met Ralph when she was 16 and he was 15, after his grandma introduced them. They soon became best friends before dating, and didn’t marry until 5 April 1987.
They renewed their vows on their 25th wedding anniversary – in an interview, Ralph said he wanted their 25th anniversary to be celebrated in a positive way to showcase that Hollywood marriages can work out. He added that his wife deserved a massive celebration for dealing with him for so many years.
They have two children together – Daniel was born in 1996 and Julia in 1992. Both children are following their father’s footsteps, and pursuing careers in the entertainment field.
Phyllis keeps details about her personal life private. She is inactive on social media, and she does not share her personal interests and hobbies. They currently reside in Long Island, New York.
Phyllis has brown eyes and black hair. She is 5ft 6in (1.68m) tall.
Net worth and salary
As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at $500,000. She earns as much as $98,000 a year from (still) working as a nurse.