Inside Ray Romano Family Background & Personal Life

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Inside Ray Romano Family Background & Personal Life

American actor and comedian Ray Romano is best known for his portrayal of the titular character, Raymond Barone, on the CBS hit TV comedy show, Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005).

For his performance in the comedy show, he has won two Golden Globes nominations and won the American Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a TV Series.

Further, Ray is also known for his voice acting in the extremely successful Ice Age Franchise. He voiced one of the titular characters Manny, the mammoth, in the animated movie.

Ray Romano's Bio, Family

Ray was born Raymond Albert Romano on 21st December 1957 in Queens, New York, USA.

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He was born as the middle child to his piano teacher mother, Lucie Fortini, and his real estate agent and engineer father, Albert Romano.

Ray's older brother, Richard Romano, works as a sergeant with NYPD, and his younger brother, Robert, is a school teacher.

Marital Status

Ray Ramano is married to Anna Romano, an actress, and cinematographer.


Ray Ramano with his wife, Anna Romano, at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in February 2020. (Photo: oscar.go)

The couple initially met in 1982, when both of them worked at the Williamsburg Savings Bank in Queens, New York.

Apparently, Ray had asked two other female co-workers at the bank before he asked Anna. But Anna, who was the third one, actually said yes to Ray, and the two started dating.

After dating for five years, the couple tied the knot on 11th October 1987.

His Wife

Ray Romano's wife, Anna Romano, is an actress and cinematographer, who has credits on projects like Quand s'approfondit l'hiver (2010), Because She's Worth It (2012), and Class (2015).

In 2010, Anna was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy.

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Later, she made a full recovery from the disease.

Their Kids

Ray Romano is a father to four kids with his wife, Anna.

The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Alexandra Romano, in 1990. After three years, in 1993, they were blessed with twin boys Matt Romano and Gregory Romano. And their youngest son, Joseph Raymond Romano, was born in 1998.

Some Other Facts

  • Ray Romano boasts a slender frame and stands at the height of 6 feet 1½ inches (1.87 meters).
  • He is also a standup comedian, and during his standup, he often jokes about his parents, wife, and children.
  • Ray attended Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York, and later graduated from CUNY Queens College in Flushing, New York.
  • Before gaining fame as an actor, Ray took many odd jobs like working as a handyman, salesman, and delivery person.
  • He lived with his parents at their home until he was 29 years old.