Lucy DeVito is an American actress and media personality who comes from a well-known Hollywood family. She is the daughter of comedian, actor, director and producer Danny DeVito and his estranged wife, Rhea Periman. Her sister, Grace and brother, Jake are also both part of the entertainment industry. Lucy has been close to her father from childhood and was groomed by him to become an actress on stage as well as in movies and television. She is best known for her role as Miss Greenstein in the movie ‘Leaves of Grass’. She appeared alongside her father in the film ‘The Comedian’ and shared the stage with her mother in the show titled ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’. Her television credits include the role of Jenny in ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ which ran for two years. She is active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and has a large number of fans from all ages who closely follow her activities. Having entered her thirties, she is still single and in no hurry to get tied down to a relationship. Today her net worth is estimated to be over $250,000 and with her talent there is a lot more to come in the career of this budding actress.
Childhood & Early Life
Lucy Chet DeVito was born on 11 March 1983 in New York City, USA to the Hollywood couple Danny DeVito and Rhea Periman. Her father is famous as a comedian, actor, director and producer. Her mother was also a popular actress of her time and is a known Hollywood personality. Lucy is the elder sister of Grace DeVito and Jake DeVito who also entered show business as a producer and actor respectively.
She was raised in Beverly Hills California and Interlaken, New Jersey with her siblings. Her father is Catholic and her mother is of Jewish origin. Lucy and her family celebrate the festivals of both religions but followed no particular faith. Her parents wanted their children to make that decision on their own when they grew up.
As a child Lucy was brought up in a closely knit family but her parents decided to separate in 2012 after about 30 years of marriage. There was a period of turmoil till her parents reconciled a year later and started to live together. They again separated amicably in March 2017 but did not get officially divorced.
Lucy was influenced by her parents acting career and decided to follow their footsteps when she grew up. She was the favourite of her father who was the main driving force behind her acting career. She was involved in theatre while in high school and took part in plays while she studied in Brown University. Her first appearance in movies was a minor role in the film ‘This Revolution’ in 2005.
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Lucy has developed into a versatile actress on stage, films and television. At the age of 25 she acted in a play at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington where she had the lead role of the German holocaust victim, Anne Frank. Her performance gained positive reviews in the media and was a stepping stone to stardom.
Her first major role in a movie came a year later in 2009 when she played the role of Miss Greenstein in the film ‘Leaves of Grass’. Her other movies include ‘The Comedian’ where she appeared alongside her father and Robert De Niro and her latest movie ‘Speech and Debate’.
She started her television career with the minor role of a cashier in the serial ‘Crumbs’ in 2006. Since then she has had many recurring roles in television serials that include Jenny in ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, Linda in ‘Dirt’ and Lisa in ‘Girls’.
Her on stage performances have continued with her roles as Evelyn in Neil LaBute’s ‘The Shape of Things in Los Angeles’ and the title role in the play ‘Lucy’ at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST). She also appeared on stage in the show titled ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ alongside her mother.
She has acted in a number of movies that include her role as Miss Greenstein in ‘Leaves of Grass’ (2009), Hillary in ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ (2012) and Lucy in ‘Speech and Debate’ (2017).
Her television roles include Jenny in ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ (2006 – 2007), Lisa in ‘Girls’ (2015) and Sue in ‘Dead Beat’ (2014 – 2016).
Her on stage performance as Evelyn in Neil LaBute’s ‘The Shape of Things in Los Angeles’ and her title role in ‘Lucy’ at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) have made her mark in American theatre.
Awards & Achievements
She is yet to be recognised by an Academy Award for acting.
Personal Life & Legacy
She is known for her short stature and beautiful eyes that have won her a number of admirers. Her present status is single on social media.
Though her parents have separated, they are often seen together as a family with the children. Lucy is close to her brother and sister, who are also part of show business.
Presently her focus is on her acting career and she has had no time for a steady relationship.
Like her father, who is 4’ 10’’, Lucy is of a short stature at 1.5 meters (4’ 11’’).