Ralph Macchio Wife Phyllis Fierro Is A Nurse - Five Unknown Facts About Her

Ralph Macchio and his wife, Phyllis Fierro ( Source : People )

Phyllis Fierro is the wife of Ralph Macchio, aka Daniel LaRusso, from the Karate Kid movie franchise. Unlike her husband, she is not a household name for many of us as she is a nurse practitioner and not in the entertainment industry. Not to mention, She has been in the health field for many years, from the very beginning.

Fierro gained her popularity, not from her profession but from being a celebrity spouse. She makes public appearances alongside her husband and family during various events. 

 Ralph Macchio has never failed to amaze us by showing love, respect, and dedication for his wife at any chance he gets. He believes that he would not be where he is today if it was not for his wife- Phyllis Fierro. It’s just like they say, behind every successful man, there is a hand of a woman and, for Macchio, it undoubtedly is the hand of his wife.

So, if it’s always been his wife supporting him from the corner, here are some facts to help you get to know her better.

Some Facts about the celebrity wife: Phyllis Fierro

Date of birth25 July, 1960
Age61 years
Height5'6" (168cm)
Weightin between 55 to 60 kg
SpouseRalph Macchio
Number of Children2
ProfessionNurse Practitioner
Net Worth$200000-$1000000

Fierro's Childhood, Education and Career

Phyllis Fierro was born to Nicholas Fierro and Loretta Fierro on  25th July 1960, in the United States of America. Fierro, as it is seen is not much active on social media which is why there is very little information about her early life.

As mentioned above, Phyllis prefers to keep her life private and doesn't share much of her past information. She went to a local elementary and high school in her home country, America. For her further education, she went to a medical school to practice nursing. 

Young Phyllis and Macchio
Young Phyllis and Macchio ( Source : reddit )

After getting her nursing degree, she joined a reputed American hospital and continued working there for a while. She currently works in a medical facility in New York, for which the information has not been disclosed yet. She has been pursuing her career in the health sector from the start. 


Age, Body Features and Personality

Phyllis celebrated her 61st  birthday on June 2022. So, it is safe to say that the celebrity's wife is 61 years of age.

She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall (168 centimeters) and weighs around 55 to 60 kilograms. Similarly, talking about her physical appearance, her hair is brunette which matches her brown eye color.

Phyllis is known for her cool demeanor and discrete personality and is very polite and friendly. She is also said to have an even-toned temperament. She can be seen attending various functions with her husband and family.

Net Worth and Social Media

There is no exclusive information about the value of her assets. However, since the net worth of her husband is predicted to be around $4 million and, because of her earnings from her work, her net worth is predicted to be somewhere between $200000 to $1 million.

Phyllis has managed to maintain quite a low profile and is not active on any social media platforms, which include Twitter, Instagram, and others. 

Although she does not use the social media platform herself, we can find her other family members- her husband and kids, occasionally sharing pictures with Fierro, on Instagram. She also attends various social events and other functions with her family on various occasions.

In July 2021, her son Daniel has shared a picture on his Instagram of him and his family attending the screening of the movie The Mitchells vs. The Machines. 

Meet Ralph Macchio- Husband Of Phyllis

Ralph Macchio, full name- Ralph George Macchio Junior is a popular American actor. He was born on November 4, 1961, in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He is the oldest son of his parents, Rosalie and Ralph Macchio Sr.

Macchio, for the very first time, was cast on TV’s Eight is Enough after being discovered at a dance recital at the age of 16. Following that, he starred in The Outsider, alongside Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, and Matt Dillon. Among all the projects he has been a part of, he is most well known for his role as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid. The movie launched Macchio right into stardom.
In the following years, the star appeared in two sequels to the Karate Kid movie and a few other films like Teachers, Crossroads, and Distant Thunder, which didn’t prove to be much of a success. The actor is also a part of  Broadway shows like Cuba and His Teddy Bear.

Ralph Macchio in Cobra Kai
Ralph Macchio in Cobra Kai ( Source : indiewire )
After that, the actor has seen big screen success in My Cousin Vinny. Macchio has also produced a series for the National Geographic Channel, American Gypsies. The actor is also a part of the series, which is a sequel to the Karate Kid movie, Cobra Kai.

Ralph is a big family man. He once told PEOPLE, "My biggest accomplishment has been raising my family." He is happily married to his high school sweetheart and wife Phyllis Fierro and has two kids that he adores.

Ralph Macchio with his family
Ralph Macchio with his family ( Source : people )

Marriage with Ralph Macchio

Fierro has been married to Macchio for over three decades. They were high school sweethearts. They dated throughout high school and early adulthood before finally tying the knots on April 5, 1987. He and Phyllis renewed their vows on their 25th wedding anniversary, in 2012.

Phyllis and Fierro knew each other since they were young
Phyllis and Fierro knew each other since they were young ( Source : creeto )

Ralph has made it clear that their marriage is still going strong because of their joint effort. In 2021, in an interview with PEOPLE, he said, ”Without her and without the foundation and the family we established,’ one foot in, one foot out would have been very, very difficult on my own.” “Because there would not be a balance”.

Further, he added," It's the belief through the easy times, through the tough times, whatever we encounter, that we are meant to be together." "We know that we will overcome all because we believe in that, the foundation of that."

They had met during the sweet sixteen birthday party of Ralph’s cousin and immediately hit it off. Ralph thinks that it's awesome how they are still in love. As Ralph remembers it, he was fully infatuated with Phyllis.

Ralph and Phyllis now
Ralph and Phyllis now ( Source : thelist )

Do they have kids together?

Ralph and Phyllis are proud parents to their two children: Julia Macchio and Daniel Macchio.

Julia is the eldest child born on May 12, 1992, and Daniel who is four years younger than Julia was born in the year 1996.

Both Julia and Daniel have followed in their father’s footsteps.

Julia, as an actor, is known for her performances in ‘Girl Most Likely’, ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ and ‘Across Grace Alley ’. She has also joined her father in the Cobra Kai Series in the 4th season of the show.
Daniel, along with being an actor is also a composer and is known for his work in ‘The Haley Project’, ‘That Was Then’, and ‘From The Heart of The Crowd’.

Both their children are active on Instagram.

Ralph and Phyllis with their kids, Julia and Daniel
Ralph and Phyllis with their kids, Julia and Daniel ( Source : thepioneerwoman )

Five Fun Facts About Phyllis You Probably Didn't Know

Besides the facts about Phyllis mentioned above, here are some more interesting facts about the celebrity spouse that you would be glad to know:

Phylis is older than Ralph

Phylis was born on 25th July 1960 whereas Ralph was born on November 4, 1961, which makes Phylis older than Ralph by 1 year 3 months 1 week, and 3 days. However, if you think that the age difference between the couple makes their relationship complex somehow, then you would be wrong. They are still together and very much in love. In fact, the age gap does not seem to make any difference in the couple's life together.

They met through her grandmother

It was her grandmother who introduced her to Ralph at that birthday party. They met early in their lives, in an unlikely place: his grandmother's basement.
In 2009, talking with PEOPLE Fierro said, "The first time I saw these big, dark brown eyes, I felt a natural bond." 
And speaking of the party they met in, Macchio said, "This is 1970 or whatever, so this is Cheez Doodles, 7Up, Tootsie Rolls, probably the Ruffles with onion dip," "She was a friend of my cousin, and we just smiled and talked and danced a little. Probably the Hustle!"

Young Phyllis looking at Ralph lovingly
Young Phyllis looking at Ralph lovingly ( Source : thepioneerwoman )

Worked in the frontline during the COVID Pandemic

Being a nurse practitioner, Phylis was one of the frontline caregivers during the period of the pandemic. For that same reason, her husband believes her to be a hero. Indeed, it was not an easy job.
During his stop on The View, in January 2021 Ralph said, ‘It’s tough, um, a lot of what she does is dealing with the families and, uh, palliative medicine.” “She’s a nurse practitioner and dealing with, um, that — that end-of-life scenario or how to manage, um, you know being apart and go through this. It is — it is hero work, and I am so proud of her and — but she’s doing well. And we are — we are hanging in there.”
Julia, Fierro’s daughter, also shared a photo on her Instagram with her mon, in 2020, Praising Fierro and other healthcare practitioners in the caption.

The only appearance of Phylis in the entertainment business is a special thanks in brief in “Across Grace Alley”

Although Phylis is a major part of a celebrity family and is often seen attending various social events alongside her husband and her family, she does not have any other ties to the entertainment industry except just that. She did receive a special thanks in the movie her daughter starred in, that is “Across Grace Alley"

They got married after the release of Macchio's movie: Karate Kid II


The pair quickly fell in love and dated through their high school and early adulthood, almost for 11 years. 

They got married in 1987, less than a year after Karate Kid II was released. Now, they have been happily married for 35 years and share two kids together: Daniel, 25, and Julia, 28. 

We can see, Phylis and Ralph have known each other for a long time and still, their bond is as strong as when they first met. And, they wouldn’t have done it any other way as they are happily married.


Some FAQs

What is the profession of Phyllis- wife of Ralph Macchio?

Phyllis is a nurse practitioner by profession

How long has the couple been married?

Phyllis and Ralph has been happily married for 35 years.

When did Phyllis and Ralph first meet?

They first met when Ralph was 15 years old.

Is Phyllis older than Ralph?

Yes, Phyllis is older than Ralph by 1 year and a little more.

How many children does Phyllis and Ralph have?

Phyllis and Ralph are parents to two children- elder daughter Julia and younger son Daniel.


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