Leah Remini

Actor, Waitress, Cashier
A sharp-tongued Brooklynite, Leah Remini was chosen to anchor the "Who's the Boss?" (ABC, 1984-1992) spin-off "Living Dolls" (ABC, 1989), but earned more lasting fame as no-nonsense Malibu Sands heiress Stacey Carosi on ... Read more »
Born: 06/15/1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Herself

Handsome 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Match Game 2016 (Tv Show)

Herself

20/20 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Dancing With the Stars 1996 - 1998, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Leah Remini: It's All Relative 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

Repeat After Me 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Exes 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1998, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

NYPD Blue 1991 - 1998, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Tools 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual A Home for the Holidays 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Talk 1996 - 1998, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

The King of Queens 1998 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

InStyle Greatest Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Carpet Confidential 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Old School 2003 (Movie)

Lara (Actor)

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

CBS and VH1: Live at the Grammys 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Sharon Lawrence 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups V 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups III 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fired Up 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Time Out 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Follow Your Heart 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Glory Daze 1996 (Movie)

Theresa (Actor)

Phantom 2040 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Friends 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harlan & Merleen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheers 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Man in the Family 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Comedy Sneak Peek 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Living Dolls 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Up and Going Home (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Inside Out: Leah Remini (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A sharp-tongued Brooklynite, Leah Remini was chosen to anchor the "Who's the Boss?" (ABC, 1984-1992) spin-off "Living Dolls" (ABC, 1989), but earned more lasting fame as no-nonsense Malibu Sands heiress Stacey Carosi on "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993). She won over fans and critics as the sarcastic yin to Sharon Lawrence's officious yang on "Fired Up" (NBC, 1997-98) and achieved full-fledged stardom on the ultra-popular, long-running "The King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007) as Carrie, the tough-as-nails wife to soft-and-sweet Kevin James. After that beloved show ended, she booked one of the five original panelist slots on "The Talk" (CBS, 2010- ) alongside Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Holly Robinson Peete, but allegedly proved unpopular for being too argumentative and domineering. A passionate Scientologist in real life, Remini sparked further controversy for her aggressive defense of her religion and its major figures, and after the first season of "The Talk," she and Peete were fired, which led to Remini igniting a very public Twitter battle with Osbourne, only to land on her feet with the female lead on the sitcom "Family Tools" (ABC, 2013). A straightforward, steely New Yorker, Leah Remini might have come on too strong for certain viewers, but others relished her self-confidence and exceptional acting talent.

Relationships

Christine

Half-Sister
born c. 1970

Elizabeth

Half-Sister
born c. 1976

Shannon

Half-Sister
born c. 1984

Stephanie

Half-Sister
born c. 1978

Vicki Marshall

Mother
Jewish divorced Remini's father c. 1977 remarried and moved family to Florida living with third husband, running her own private school and managing daughter's finances as of 1997

Sofia Pagan

Daughter
born June 16, 2004 father is Angelo Pagan

Angelo Pagano

Husband
engaged on December 24, 2002 married on July 19, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada

George Remini

Father
Sicilian

Nicole Remini

Sister
born c. 1969

EDUCATION

dropped out of school when she was 14

Milestones

1999

Appeared in straight-to-video release "Follow Your Heart" (shot in 1997)

1998

Co-starred in the CBS sitcom "The King of Queens"

1995

Played regular role of Dominique on The WB's "First Time Out"

1995

Feature debut as Theresa in "Glory Daze"

1993

Portrayed recurring character Daisy on CBS sitcom "Evening Shade"

1991

Portrayed Tina Bavasso on even shorter-lived ABC sitcom "Man in the Family"

1991

Had recurring role on NBC's "Cheers" as Carla's rebellious daughter Sarafina

1989

Big break came as regular on "Living Dolls", a short-lived ABC spin-off of "Who's the Boss"

1987

Snagged both an agent and a one-line role on ABC's "Head of the Class" (date approximate)

Acted opposite Sharon Lawrence on the NBC sitcom "Fired Up"

Resumed big screen career playing the wife of Vince Vaughn's character in "Old School" (lensed 2002)

Moved to Los Angeles when mother's second marriage ended

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