Phyllis Fierro biography- Wife of Ralph Macchio

Who is Phyllis Fierro?

Phyllis Fierro is the wife of Karate Kid lead actor Ralph Macchio. Her husband has played in movies such as My Cousin Vinny and Ugly Vinny. 

They were introduced by his grandmother when they were 15 years. They have been married to each other since 1987. Few Hollywood couples have successful and long marriages.

Phyllis Fierro became popular with her husband’s success even though she didn’t work in the entertainment industry.

Phyllis Fierro has worked as a nurse.

Let’s read about the biography of Phyllis Fierro.

Phyllis Fierro Biography
Phyllis Fierro Biography

Quick facts

Full namePhyllis Fierro
Also known asPhyllis Macchio
BirthdayJuly 23, 1962
Age60 years old
Sun SignLeo
TraitsPositive– Magnanimous,  elegance, and dedication
Negative– Egoistic, lazy, and immobile
BirthplaceCalverton, NY, USA
Currently residingNew York, NY, USA
ParentsNicholas Fierro,
Loretta Fierro
SiblingsAnthony Fierro,
Lucretia Fierro
Marital statusMarried
SpouseRalph George Macchio Jr. (1987)
ChildrenJulia Macchio,
Daniel Macchio
EducationBachelor of Science Nursing (BSN),
Academy Of St Joseph
ProfessionNurse Practitioner at the Mather Hospital’s Palliative Medicine Program.
Net worthUSD 2 million
Social mediaNone
Height5 feet 6 inches


Phyllis Fierro childhood photo
Ralph Macchio with wife Phyllis Fierro

Phyllis Fierro was born on July 23, 1962, to Nicholas Fierro and Loretta Fierro in New York, New York, USA. She comes from a humble background.

Since Phyllis Fierro was born on July 23, her horoscope is Leo. As a Leo, Phyllis is outgoing, independent, and lively. Leo females are known for their vivacious, extravagant, and indulgent nature.

Nicholas Fierro
Nicholas Fierro- Father of Phyllis Fierro

Unfortunately, her father, Nicholas Fierro, is no more. Her father passed away on April 22, 2020. 

Phyllis Fierro has two siblings, Anthony and Lucretia Fierro. Her sister, Lucretia, became a Nurse like her sister. 

Phyllis completed high school at the Academy Of St Joseph. She then completed from Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The wife of Ralph Macchio is 5 feet and 6 inches. She looks beautiful with her long black hair and dark brown-colored eyes. Despite being in her 60s, Phyllis has maintained her physique quite impressively and looks relatively young for her age.


Young Phyllis Fierro with Ralph Macchio
Young Phyllis Fierro with Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio’s grandmother introduced him to his future wife, Phyllis Fierro. He was 16 years old, and she was only 15. They met at the birthday celebration party of Ralph’s cousin.

Initially, Ralph and Phyllis chose only to remain friends, even though they had a mutual attraction. Finally, eleven years after the meeting, Phyllis and Ralph married in 1987. Their wedding took place in a private ceremony, and the happy couple exchanged their wedding vows in front of close friends and family.

To celebrate their 25 years of togetherness, Ralph and Phyllis renewed their wedding vows in 2012. As a result, their silver jubilee celebrations were quite lavish.

According to Phyllis’ husband, the grand anniversary celebration was a way to express his gratitude to his wife for sticking with him through thick and thin.

Ralph Macchio (Husband)

Phyllis Fierro’s husband is a famous Hollywood actor with multiple hit movies; however, the iconic one is The Karate Kid. His full name is Ralph George Macchio Jr.

Ralph was born on November 4, 1961. He was discovered by a talent agent when he was sixteen years old.

Ralph Macchio debuted in the TV series Eight is Enough as Jeremy Andretti. His role in the 1983 film The Outsiders helped him bag the role of Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid. Following a successful acting career, Ralph also appeared in the music video for the song Sweep the Leg by No More Kings in 2007. Also, he appeared in the advertisement for VitaminWater NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

He has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as My Cousin Vinny and Crossroads.

Interestingly the husband of Phyllis is also a trained dancer. He took tap dance lessons at the age of three. In an interview with People, Macchio gushed about his wife Phyllis and credited her for his success.


Julia Macchio

After their marriage, Phyllis Fierro and Ralph Macchio welcomed their daughter Julia Macchio on 12th May 1992. After welcoming their first child together, Ralph and Phyllis enjoyed parenthood again when their son Daniel Macchio was born in the year 1996.

Like their actor father, Julia and Daniel are also involved in the entertainment world. Julia Macchio is known for her performances in films such as Girl Most Likely, Across Grace Alley, and Stella’s Last Weekend. Similarly, she is also an accomplished dancer who has received formal training in jazz, tap, ballet, and hip-hop ever since she was a five-year-old child.

Daniel Macchio

Daniel has worked as an actor and composer. Some of his movies include The Haley Project, That Was Then, and The Wrecks.

Daniel has worked as an actor and composer. She went to Miller Place High School, after which he went to Boston College. He is currently working as a Manager, Research & Analytics at Live Nation NYC.

As of now, Daniel seems to be single.

family dinner with Phyllis Fierro


After graduating from college and acquiring her nursing license, Phyllis Fierro started working as a nurse in a local hospital. The name of the medical institution where Phyllis is currently employed is unavailable. Nevertheless, it is known that she presently works at an emergency clinic situated in New York, USA.

After her marriage to Hollywood actor Ralph Macchio Jr, many expected Phyllis Fierro to also step into the world of glamour. Nevertheless, Phyllis seemed content with her nursing career and has remained away from acting or modeling until now.

Public appearances

Ralph Macchio with her wife in an HBO award show

Despite the media frenzy surrounding Phyllis Fierro, the nurse likes to remain away from the spotlight and rarely interacts with the media. However, Fierro has been snapped by the paparazzi on many red-carpet events along with her celebrity husband.

Phyllis was recently spotted on the red carpet premiere of HBO’s show Divorce. Phyllis looked gorgeous in a classic black dress as she stood beside her husband and posed for the cameras.

Likewise, Phyllis joined her husband and actress daughter at the red carpet event of the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. Moreover, the 60-year-old was also spotted with her husband and two children at the wrap party of Lost Cat Corona.

Phyllis Fierro Net worth

Nursing is considered to be quite a well-paying career path. Because Phyllis Fierro has been working as a nurse for many decades now, the celebrity wife has accumulated quite an impressive net worth.

Phyllis has an estimated net worth of USD 2 million. In addition, her actor husband, Ralph Macchio, has a net worth of approximately $USD million. Together, Phyllis and Ralph lead quite a luxurious lifestyle. The couple currently resides on Long Island, New York.

Social media

While it is common for celebrity wives to be active on social media, Phyllis Fierro likes to lead low-profile lives. She chooses not to divulge the details of her personal life to the public. As a result, she is not available on any of the major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Luckily, fans wishing to glimpse Phyllis Fierro and her luxurious lifestyle can sometimes spot her on her husband’s social media accounts. Unlike his wife, Ralph Macchio is quite active on Instagram and Twitter.

On Twitter, Ralph is active under the username “ralphmacchio.” His account is followed by 291.6k people. Furthermore, on Instagram, the Crossroads actor is followed by 1.5 million people.


How old was Phyllis Fierro when she met Ralph Macchio?

Phyllis was only 15 years when she met him for the first time.

What does Phyllis Fierro do for a living?

Ralph’s wife is a Nurse Practitioner.

How old is Phyllis Fierro?

She is 60 years old.

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