Teri Polo

Actor, Dancer
An attractive blonde former dancer who made the move to acting in the late 1980s, Teri Polo has worked consistently in film and television since her debut, but didn't hit it big until her co-starring role in the 2000 ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1969 in Dover, Delaware, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

The Christmas Shepherd 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fosters 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Authors Anonymous 2014 (Movie)

Colette Mooney (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Material Lies 2014 (Movie)

Ginni (Actor)

The Beacon 2014 (Movie)

Bryn Shaw (Actor)

Two: Thirteen 2014 (Movie)

Amanda Richardson (Actor)

The Christmas Heart 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

A Taste of Romance 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond 2012 (Movie)

Sarah Noble (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Man Up! 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2012 Miss America Pageant 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hole 2012 (Movie)

Susan Thompson (Actor)

We Have Your Husband 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: LA 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Due South 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glory Daze 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Fockers 2010 (Movie)

Pam Focker (Actor)

Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Storm 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full of It 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Moran (Actor)

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wedding Bells 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm With Her 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

Pam Byrnes (Actor)

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

Charlotte Jordan (Actor)

L.A. Dragnet 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Straight From the Heart 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Domestic Disturbance 2001 (Movie)

Susan Morrison Barnes (Actor)

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

Pam Byrnes (Actor)

Sports Night 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Unsaid 2000 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

The Marriage Fool 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Arrival 1996 (Movie)

Char (Actor)

Northern Exposure 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Gate 1994 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

The House of the Spirits 1994 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

Aspen Extreme 1993 (Movie)

Robin Hand (Actor)

Quick 1993 (Movie)

Quick (Actor)

Passed Away 1992 (Movie)

Rachel Scanlan (Actor)

Born to Ride 1991 (Movie)

Beryl Ann (Actor)

Mystery Date 1991 (Movie)

Geena Matthews (Actor)

People Like Us 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Phantom of the Opera 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

TV 101 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Father For Brittany (TV Show)

Actor

A Prayer in the Dark (TV Show)

Actor

Brimstone (TV Show)

Actor

Expecting a Miracle (TV Show)

Actor

For the Love of a Child (TV Show)

Actor

House of Frankenstein 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Legacy of Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Love is a Four Letter Word (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Again (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

Second String (TV Show)

Actor

Straight from the Heart (Movie)

Jordan Donovan (Actor)

The Storm (Movie)

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Biography

An attractive blonde former dancer who made the move to acting in the late 1980s, Teri Polo has worked consistently in film and television since her debut, but didn't hit it big until her co-starring role in the 2000 blockbuster comedy "Meet the Parents". Beginning her ballet career at age six, Polo headed to NYC in her teens to pursue education and work in dance and ended an actress, counting among her early credits a 1987 stint on the ABC daytime drama "Loving" and a regular role on the CBS drama "TV 101" (1988-89). In 1990 the new actress performed opposite screen legend Burt Lancaster in the NBC miniseries adaptation "Phantom of the Opera", before making her feature debut in "Born to Ride" the following year.

Relationships

Tony Moore

Husband
Eloped in Las Vegas on April 20, 1997 divorced in April 2005

Griffin Moore

Son
Born in 2002 father, Tony Moore

Vincent Polo

Father

Jane Polo

Mother

Michael Polo

Brother
Born c. 1964

Steven Polo

Brother
Born c. 1965

Jamie Wollam

Companion
Member of the bands Avion, Venice and recently Drake Bell became engaged in April 2010

Bailey Wollam

Daughter
Born December 20, 2007 father Jamie Wollam

EDUCATION

Dover High School

Dover , Delaware

School of American Ballet

New York , New York

Milestones

2010

Once again reprised the role of Pamela Byrnes-Focker for the comedy sequel, "Little Fockers"

2010

Cast in a recurring role on "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (NBC)

2007

Cast in "Full of It" a comedy about habitual liar whose tales suddenly come true

2005

Had a recurring role in "The West Wing" (NBC) as Helen Santos, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits)

2004

Reprised role as Ben Stiller's fiancée in "Meet the Fockers," the sequel to "Meet the Parents"

2003

Cast in the short-lived ABC series "I'm with Her"; loosely based on creator Chris Henchy's life with Brooke Shields

2003

Co-starred with Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen in "Beyond Borders"

2001

Co-starred with John Travolta and Vince Vaughn in "Domestic Disturbance"

2001

Featured in the independent psychodrama "The Unsaid"

2000

Breakthrough screen role as Ben Stiller's fiancee in "Meet the Parents"

1999

Had a recurring guest role on "Sports Night" (ABC)

1999

Played a married woman carrying on an affair with college student Ben (Scott Speedman) on episodes of "Felicity" (The WB)

1998

Co-starred as a woman who loses a battle with cancer only to have her husband lose the rights to their adopted daughter in the TV-movie "A Father for Brittany" (CBS)

1998

Was featured in a recurring guest role on the FOX series "Brimstone"

1997

Acted in the TV-movie remake "House of Frankenstein 1997" (NBC)

1996

Featured in the sci-fi thriller "The Arrival"

1994

Had a regular role on "Northern Exposure" (CBS)

1994

Starred as an assassin-for-hire in the little seen action thriller "Quick"

1993

Featured in the ski slope-set drama "Aspen Extreme"; also had a small role in the period drama "The House of the Spirits"

1992

Acted in "Passed Away," a comedy feature set at an Irish wake

1991

Made early film appearances in the features "Born to Ride" and "Mystery Date"

1990

Appeared in the NBC miniseries adaptation "Phantom of the Opera"

1988

Was a regular on the CBS drama "TV 101"

1987

Acted on the ABC daytime drama "Loving"

1982

Attended the School of American Ballet in New York beginning at age thirteen

1975

Began dancing at age six

Was a principal dancer with the Delaware Regional Ballet Company

Bonus Trivia

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In February 2005 Polo appeared on the cover of, and posed nude in Playboy magazine.

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