Lea DeLaria is a popular American comedian, actress, and jazz singer. She is well known for her role in Orange Is the New Black as Carrie “Big Boo” Black. Additionally, she has been nominated for the 1998 Drama Desk Award in the category “Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical” for On The Town.
In addition, she has also taken home some industry awards including Screen Actors Guild Award, Orlando Film Festival, and Theatre World Award.
When did Lea DeLaria come out as Transgender?
DeLaria spoke out about growing up gay. “I am of a generation that wasn’t as open to being gay,” Lea also said. “I dated guys and hated it right up until I realized, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t have to do this.’ I was 16 when I realized I couldn’t date guys anymore.”
Of her relationship with her dad, she said: “When I came out to him, it was hard for an Italian Catholic man to hear what I had to say. But he listened to me and I listened to him. He knew I had to be who I am. Hence, for a man in his 70s to accept that is a huge deal.”
Lea DeLaria: Age, Parents, Family, Education
How old is Lea DeLaria?- Lea DeLaria was born in Belleville, Illinois, the United States, on May 23, the year 1958. Currently, she is 62 years old as of 2021, and her zodiac sign is Gemini. Her father‘s name is Robert George DeLaria, who is a jazz pianist, social worker, and her mother, Jerry Jean DeLaria. She has four siblings, Thana, Bradley DeLaria, Richard DeLaria, Mary Elizabeth Feltman.
DeLaria holds an American nationality and mixed (Italian- Sicilian- English- Scottish) ethnicity. Talking about Lea’s education history, she attended St. Mary’s Elementary School in Belleville.
Lea DeLaria’s Relationship Status
Lea DeLaria is dating a model student, Jennifer Foley. Additionally, as the couple was not many follow-ups of their relationship, it’s being, and the end is still a secret. Previously, she was in a relationship with Chelsea Fairless. Then, the two were together for quite a long time. Their relationship turned into engagement in the year 2015, but couldn’t proceed any further.
|Real Name||Lea DeLaria|
|Birthday||May 23, 1958|
|Birthplace||Belleville, Illinois, USA|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (Italian- Sicilian- English- Scottish)|
|Mother’s Name||Jerry Jean DeLaria|
|Father’s Name||Robert George DeLaria|
|Education||St. Mary’s Elementary School|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches (1.57m)|
|Hair Color||Dyed Black|
|Relationship Status||In Relationship|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
Lea DeLaria: Net Worth and Salary
What is Lea DeLaria’s net worth?- DeLariahas an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million. As a comedian. she has an average salary of $51,625, as a singer, she earns about $51,773, and as an actress, she has an average salary of around $45,648.
Awards and Nomination
Lea was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at Guild Awards in the year 2018, she won Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film for Bear with Us (2016) at Orlando Film Festival, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Orange Is the New Black (2013) at Guild Awards in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Rumors and Controversy
She doesn’t seem to be involved in any rumors and controversies to date. As being an introvert, she has kept herself out of any type of scandal and controversy.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
How tall is Lea DeLaria?- Lea has a height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs is 85Kg. She has dyed black hair and blue eyes.
Social Media Appearance
DeLaria is active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has around 5.2M followers on Facebook, about 216.5K followers on Twitter, and over 1.2M followers on Instagram.