Leah Remini

Leah Marie Remini ( born June 15, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City ) is an American actress, Austro- Italian descent. It became known as Carrie Heffernan on the sitcom The King of Queens.


Reminis entry into the scene started with a commercial for motor oil. First seen on TV she was on the show Really great, which was broadcast on the television channel ProSieben 1991. Then came a role in Who 's the Boss? , From which a spin-off was developed under the title Living Dolls, in which she held a starring role. She also starred in the Spelling soap opera California High School - break stress and first love and the sitcom Daddy provides us with all. In addition to guest appearances in Diagnosis: Murder, New York Cops - NYPD Blue and Friends Remini embodied in the classic sitcom Cheers Rhea Perlman's rebellious daughter Sarafina. At the movies she was in a supporting role in the movie Old School - We can absolutely burn anything to see, be creative in the NBC series is all in the role of Terri Reynolds, Sharon Lawrence indestructible business partner.

Remini then had her breakthrough with the television series The King of Queens. There, she played Carrie, wife of Doug Heffernan ( Kevin James ), who were the two main characters of the series. The sitcom ran from 1998 to 2007 and was one of Germany's most successful of its kind between 2010 and 2011 moderated Remini along with Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Sharon Osbourne talk show The Talk on CBS, they left after the first season after her contract was not renewed.

Private life and association with Scientology

Leah Remini Reminis father George is from Sicily and was owner of a company for asbestos removal. Her mother Vicki Marshall ran a school and is originally from Austria. Her parents divorced in 1977. Remini has a sister and four half-sisters. Since the age of 14, when she opposed the advice of her mother left school, she went to different professions. On July 19, 2003 Remini married her fellow actor Angelo Pagan, a documentation of the wedding was broadcast in VH1 series ( Inside) Out. The couple has a daughter (* 2004).

Remini was a few decades a member of the Scientology organization and enlisted her fans to memberships. She donated several million dollars during this period. Reminis demand for the whereabouts of the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige in 2006 to have had the effect according to the New York Post, years of interrogations, verifying their family and brainwashed. She left the organization in mid-2013: " dissociates itself from a regime that it deems to be corrupt. She thinks that no religion apart bring a family or someone should abuse under the guise of religion. "

Her best friends include, inter alia, Jennifer Lopez, made ​​her move in 2009 for three months with him, while Lopez's new mansion in Los Angeles has been made ready for occupancy. In German Remini is synchronized by Christine Pappert.

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