- 1 Who is Grace Fan DeVito?
- 2 Grace Fan DeVito Age, Bio, Wiki
- 3 Grace Fan DeVito Career
- 4 Grace Fan DeVito Net Worth, Height, and Appearance, Personal Life
- 5 Grace Fan DeVito’s father – Danny DeVito
- 6 Danny DeVito Career on Big Screen
- 7 Taxi and Rise to Stardom
- 8 Continued success in the 90s
- 9 Oscar Nomination and Latest Work
- 10 Personal Life, Height
Who is Grace Fan DeVito?
Grace Fan DeVito is an American actress and producer, but probably best known as the daughter of the legendary Hollywood actor Danny DeVito. She has worked on several projects, mostly short films and TV series, both as an actress and producer. Her most famous work is the short film “Bloom” (2007).
Grace Fan DeVito Age, Bio, Wiki
Grace Fan DeVito was born on the 25th March 1985, in New York City, USA, the daughter of actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman. Grace is the middle of three children in the family – Jake DeVito is younger, while Lucy DeVito is older than her. Details about Grace’s early age and education are unknown, as she is successfully keeping them out of the public eye.
Grace Fan DeVito Career
Just like her famous parents, Grace Fan DeVito is involved in the film industry She had her producing debut in 2006 with Benji Samit’s comedy “My Girlfriend’s Abroad,” about a college boy, Kevin, whose whole world turns upside down when his girlfriend goes abroad, leaving him alone with his best friend out of fraternity and with a cute freshman girl. Stuart Paul Gibbs, Alex Clifford, and Matt Perlmutter are starred in this film. Grace produced a short film called “Bloom” only a year later, about a young fisherman named Lankford and his sick mother. Interestingly, Grace’s real-life mother Rhea Perlman played Lankford’s mum in the film.
Grace experienced her acting debut when she appeared in Frances Scholz’s fantasy “Amboy” in 2015, starring Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award winner, Paul Giamatti.
It was only a brief appearance for Grace, after which she played various characters in an episode of the animated series “Jeff & Some Aliens” in 2017, giving her voice to Alien Actress, Lil’ Nubbins, Stoned Azurian Skater #2. There isn’t any information on her current endeavors, whether Grace is working on some film at the moment or not.
Grace Fan DeVito Net Worth, Height, and Appearance, Personal Life
According to authoritative sources, as of early 2020 Grace Fan DeVito’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, thank to her own efforts, and just maybe boosted by the family name. Danny DeVito’s wealth is reputedly at $80 million, so Grace likely has back-up if needed.
Grace hasn’t revealed her exact weight but looks like she is a rather taller than her father, and mother as well. She has brown eyes and brown hair.
Grace is mysterious about her personal life and hasn’t shared anything about it. According to sources, she is currently single.
Grace Fan DeVito’s father – Danny DeVito
Daniel Michael ‘Danny’ DeVito Jr. was born on the 17th November 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey, USA, the son of Julia DeVito (née Moccello), and Daniel DeVito Sr., a small business owner. Danny grew up along with his two older sisters and is of Italian descent; his family’s origin is from San Fele, Basilicata, and Calabria. After graduating from Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey in 1962, Danny trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from where he graduated in 1966, but before he became an actor, DeVito was a qualified hairdresser.
He met his future wife, Rhea Perlman, in his early theater days when they appeared together in plays produced by the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective.
Danny DeVito Career on Big Screen
Danny DeVito known for his short stature – he stands at just 4ft 10ins (1.47m) tall, but this hasn’t hindered him, with over 130 on-screen credits in his illustrious career, which all started in 1970 in Robert Clouse’s drama “Dreams of Glass”. He even had the honor to play alongside Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren in “Lady Liberty” (1971), but DeVito’s most significant project in the early film career was Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning drama “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975). Danny played the role of Martini in a supporting role to the legendary Jack Nicholson.
DeVito and Nicholson teamed up again a few years later in Nicholson’s Golden Globe Award-nominated film “Goin’ South” (1978).
Taxi and Rise to Stardom
Between 1978 and 1983, Danny DeVito played the role of a taxi dispatcher in New York City, in the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Taxi”, appearing in all 114 episodes and winning a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy for this role. Soon after “Taxi” ended, DeVito played Vernon Dahlart in James L. Brooks’ multiple Oscar-winning comedy-drama “Terms of Endearment” (1983), starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson, and a year later starred alongside Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in Robert Zemeckis Oscar-nominated adventure “Romancing the Stone”, and teamed up with them again in “The Jewel of the Nile” (1985).
In 1986, DeVito starred with Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold in Golden Globe Award-nominated comedy “Ruthless People”, while in 1987, he made his directorial debut with “Throw Momma from the Train”, in which he also starred alongside Billy Crystal. DeVito ended the ‘80s with two important parts in “Twins” (1988) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and in the Golden Globe Award-nominated “The War of the Roses” (1989), which he also directed.
Continued success in the 90s
Danny DeVito continued to appear in influential films in the ‘90s, such as Tim Burton’s Oscar-nominated “Batman Returns” (1992), playing the villain Penguin alongside Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. That same year, DeVito directed and co-starred with Jack Nicholson in the Oscar-nominated biography-drama “Hoffa,” while in 1994, he starred in the comedy “Renaissance Man.”
In the mid-‘90s, DeVito played with Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and John Travolta in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Golden Globe Award-winning film “Get Shorty” (1995), while in 1996 he directed and starred in “Matilda”.
Danny stayed busy in the coming years, and appeared in Tim Burton’s “Mars Attacks!” (1996), and played a supporting role in Curtis Hanson’s Oscar-winning “L.A. Confidential” (1997), starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kim Basinger. DeVito ended the ‘90s with roles in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Rainmaker” (1997), Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides” (1999), and in Milos Forman’s Golden Globe Award-winning biography-comedy “Man on the Moon: (1999), starring Jim Carrey.
Oscar Nomination and Latest Work
DeVito received his only Oscar nomination for “Erin Brockovich” (2000), but interestingly, initially he wasn’t nominated for the role.
DeVito received a nomination for his producing, which was only one of many films he produced in his career. In 2001, Danny played alongside Gene Hackman in David Mamet’s action “Heist”, while a year later he directed and co-starred with Robin Williams, Edward Norton and Catherine Keener in “Death to Smoochy”. He did play in numerous other films in the decade, but none of them attracted much attention.
In the meantime, DeVito co-stars along with Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, and Kaitlin Olson in Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005- ). Most recently, DeVito played in “The Comedian” (2016) starring Robert De Niro, Tim Burton’s “Dumbo” (2019), and “Jumanji: The Next Level” (2019).
Personal Life, Height
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman DeVito lived in a 14,579 square foot (1,354 m²) house in Beverly Hills, California, from 1994 to 2015, when they sold it for $24 million. The couple also owns a bungalow close to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and a multi-residence compound on Broad Beach in Malibu. DeVito also owned a restaurant called DeVito South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, but it closed in 2011.
Danny is close friends with Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, and Judd Hirsch. DeVito is a big supporter of the Democratic Party, and endorsed candidate Bernie Sanders for President in March 2016. He also supported Jeremy Corbyn’s 2016 campaign in the UK Labour Party leadership election in July 2016.