Raymond Albert "Ray" Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American actor, golfer, writer, and stand-up comedian, best known for his role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
Romano was born in Queens, New York of Italian ancestry (his father's family was originally from the commune-town of Trenta, in the Province of Cosenza, in the Calabria region of Italy). His mother, Lucie, was a piano teacher, and his father, Albert Romano, was a realtor and an engineer. He grew up in the Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills. Romano attended elementary and middle school at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills. After transferring from Archbishop Molloy High School, Romano graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975. He was in the same high school class as Fran Drescher and later appeared on Drescher's sitcom The Nanny as an old classmate. Before breaking into show business, Romano briefly attended Queens College, in Flushing, New York, where he had majored in accounting. Romano quit going...
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