• Phyllis Fierro is a nurse practitioner born on July 26, 1960 in the United States
• She married Ralph Macchio, famous “Karate Kid” actor in 1987 and they have two children
• She works as a nurse and is described as a hero for her dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic
• She is 61 years old with a net worth estimated at $500,000
• Ralph Macchio is a producer, director, and actor with 55 credits to his name, known for his role in the "Karate Kid" franchise and Netflix series “Cobra Kai”
Who is Phyllis Fierro?
A nurse practitioner, Phyllis Fierro was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 26 July 1960, in the United States, however, she hasn’t shared her exact birthplace, but it’s presumed to be in New York City. She rose to prominence after her marriage with Ralph Macchio, the famous “Karate Kid” actor who portrayed Daniel.
Phyllis prefers to keep information about her private life a secret, thus she hasn’t disclosed anything regarding her family, childhood, and her life before marrying Ralph.
It’s known that she attended a local high school in her hometown, and upon matriculating in 1978, enrolled at college where she earned her a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1982.
Although married to the successful actor, Phyllis works as a nurse, and Ralph paid tribute to her, saying that she’s a hero because of her dedication and will continue to be a frontline worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marriage with Ralph Macchio
The love story of a nurse and actor started back in the ’80s, when they met at Ralph’s cousin’s birthday party, amusingly introduced to each other by Phyllis’ grandmother. Ralph was 15 years old, and Phyllis 16; they fell in love and became high school sweethearts, and after ten years of dating, eventually married on 5 April 1987.
They welcomed their first child, daughter Julia in 1992, and their second, son Daniel in 1996.
Julia followed in her father’s steps, and has become an actress; she made her debut in 2012, portraying Lucy in the movie “Girl Most Likely”, then was seen acting alongside her father in the series “Cobra Kai”, and is also playing in the theatre.
Phyllis has no social media account, but her daughter often shares photos of the two of them, with descriptions full of love, and one of them was saying:
‘My person. The voice that tells me how much she believes in me. The shoulder I cried on when I was bullied in school. The loudest person cheering in the front row every show. I hope I can always make her feel as loved and as important as she’s made me feel. She’s pure magic. She’s my heart and soul and everything in between. I love you endlessly, Mama!’
Although Phyllis and Ralph were quite young when they married, and people didn’t believe that their marriage would last, the two raised their two children in a house full of love. They renewed their vows on their 25th wedding anniversary in 2012, and in one of his interviews Ralph answered how they kept their marriage successful:
‘Commitment… Believing that you’re meant to be together and knowing at the end of the day that this is the person I should be with.’
As of February 2022, the two are still together, and enjoy their love, living in their residence in Miller Place, New York City.
Age, height, and net worth
Phyllis is 61 years old, with has long dark brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-25-36.
Her net worth has been estimated at $500,000, as of early 2022, while her husband has a net worth estimated at over $5 million.
Who is Ralph Macchio?
Ralph George Macchio was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 4 November 1961, in Huntington, Long Island, New York USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is of mixed Greek and Italian descent. He’s a producer, director, and actor with 55 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Daniel from the “Karate Kid” franchise, but to the younger audience probably better known as Daniel LaRusso from the Netflix series “Cobra Kai”.
Ralph was raised alongside his brother Steven by their parents Rosalie and Ralph George Macchio, in Huntington, but most of their childhood the boys spent on their father’s ranch. From an early age, Ralph had an interest in tap dancing, and started practicing at the age of three.
He attended Half Hollow Hills Central School District in New York City, and upon matriculating in 1979, he didn’t enroll at college but pursued his dancing and acting career.
Ralph made his acting debut in the 1980 movie “Up the Academy” portraying Chooch, starring alongside Wendell Brown and Ron Leibman, followed by his role as Jeremy Andretti in the series “Eight Is Enough”, which brought him the Young Artist Award – Best Young Actor in a Television Special.
In the early ’80s, he made appearances in several TV movies and series, before he was cast to play his most notable role as Daniel in the 1984 movie “The Karate Kid”, starring alongside Pat Morita and Elisabeth Sue; the movie had three award nominations, including one for the Oscar, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Pat Morita), and won two.
In the following years, Ralph was seen in “Teachers”, “The Three Wishes of Billy Grier”, and “Crossroads” before he reprised his role in “The Karate Kid Part II”, in 1986, and this sequel had seven award nominations, including for the Oscar Best Music, Original Song, and won four. The third movie filmed in 1989 wasn’t as successful as the previous two, and Ralph was nominated for the Razzie Award Worst Actor, in 1990.
In the early ’90s, Ralph appeared in movies such as “Too Much Sun”, “My Cousin Vinny”, and “Naked in New York”, and during the early 2000s, he was seen in an episode or two of various series, and some short movies, before he portrayed Archie Rodriguez in “Ugly Betty” in 2008.
Ralph was cast to play Joseph Stefano in the 2012 Oscar-nominated movie “Hitchcock”, acting alongside Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson and Helen Mirren in this biographic romantic drama, which had 29 award nominations, including one for the Oscar Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, and won five.
He then made appearances in various movies and series playing mostly support roles, before he portrayed Officer Haddix in“The Deuce” in 2017, and then started shooting for the series “Cobra Kai”, starring alongside Xolo Mariduena and William Zabka.
The series is a spin-off from “The Karate Kid”, and it had 44 award nominations, including six for Primetime Emmys, and won one; Ralph has also worked as a producer for the series and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Comedy Series, which he shares with the rest of the crew.