Leah Remini

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Leah Remini
Leah Remini in 2018.jpg
Remini in 2018
Born
Leah Marie Remini

(1970-06-15) June 15, 1970 (age 50)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actress
  • author
  • activist
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)
Angelo Pagán (m. 2003)
Children1
Websiteleahremini.com

Leah Marie Remini (/ˈrɛmɪni/; born June 15, 1970) is an American actress, author, and activist. She starred as Carrie Heffernan on the long-running CBS sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007) and as Vanessa Celluci in the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait (2017–2018), both alongside Kevin James.

Remini also co-hosted on the daytime talk show The Talk (2010–2011). She co-produced and hosted the A&E documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (2016–2019), for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special. Remini's films include the comedy Old School (2003), the mystery comedy Handsome (2017), and the romantic comedy Second Act (2018).

Raised as a member of the Church of Scientology from childhood, Remini left the organization in 2013 and began public criticism of the organization. Two years later, she released Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, her memoir about her experience with Scientology and reasons for leaving it. She followed up the book with the aforementioned series to highlight other former Scientologists' experiences.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Leah Remini was born June 15, 1970,[3] in Brooklyn, New York City, to Vicki Marshall, a schoolteacher, and George Remini, who owned an asbestos removal company.[4] Her mother is of Austrian-Jewish descent, while her father has Italian ancestry, rooted in Sicily.[5][6][7] Remini has a brother, Michael, an older sister named Nicole and four half-sisters: Christine, Stephanie, Elizabeth, and Shannon.[8] Stephanie died of cancer in 2013.[citation needed] The siblings were raised in Bensonhurst.[9]

Remini was baptized Catholic and raised in the Catholic tradition during her early childhood;[10] when she was nine years old, her mother joined the Church of Scientology, and Remini was thereafter raised as a Scientologist.[11] At 13 years old, Remini moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother, where she spent the remainder of her teenage years.[5]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

One of Remini's early television roles was on Who's the Boss? as Charlie Briscoe, which led to a spin-off series entitled Living Dolls, in which Remini starred with Halle Berry. The show premiered in late 1989 and ran for twelve episodes before being canceled.[12][13]

In 1991, Remini had a supporting role on the short-lived ABC comedy The Man in the Family. She then had recurring roles on Saved by the Bell playing Stacey Carosi, and on Evening Shade as Taylor Newton's (Jay R. Ferguson) girlfriend, Daisy. Remini then appeared in two more short-lived series, First Time Out (1995) and Fired Up (1997–98). In 1993, she appeared on Cheers as Serafina, the daughter of Carla and Nick Tortelli (Rhea Perlman and Dan Hedaya). In 1994, Remini auditioned for the role of Monica Geller on Friends, but the role went to Courteney Cox. Remini later appeared in the 1995 Friends episode "The One with the Birth" in which she played a pregnant woman, Lydia, whose delivery is aided by Joey. In 1998, Remini landed the role of Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens. The series was successful, and ran for nine seasons from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007.

During her time on the show, Remini had a supporting role in the comedy film Old School (2003). She also starred in her own reality show, which aired on VH1. After The King of Queens ended, Remini starred in nine-episode webisodes of In the Motherhood, along with Chelsea Handler and Jenny McCarthy, and made two guest appearances on Handler's talk show Chelsea Lately. On December 15, 2009, Remini appeared as Carrie Heffernan on Lopez Tonight with George Lopez in an episode reuniting the cast of the George Lopez sitcom.[14] Remini and Holly Robinson Peete appeared on The Young and the Restless on July 28, 2011.[15]

In October 2011, Remini signed a talent development deal at ABC and ABC Studios that required the network and the studio to develop a comedy project for Remini to star in and produce.[16] In March 2012, it was announced that Remini would star in an ABC comedy Family Tools, a remake of the UK comedy series White Van Man.[17] The series premiered on May 1, 2013, and was not renewed owing to low ratings, ending its run on July 10, 2013.[18]

Remini competed on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars, in which she was partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani.[19] The couple made it to the tenth week of competition and reached fifth place. Remini later returned in season 19 as a guest co-host on week six. She returned as guest co-host on season 21 during weeks six and seven.

In 2013, Remini joined the cast of the TV Land comedy The Exes, filling a recurring role starting in season three.[20]

Remini and her husband, Angelo, starred in a reality television series titled Leah Remini: It's All Relative. The show focuses on Remini's family life. It premiered on TLC on July 10, 2014.[21] According to Remini, the purpose of the show is to highlight the fact that she's a normal person just like everyone else and that celebrity doesn't change that.[22]

In early 2017, Remini returned to acting and was announced as one of the leads in NBC's sitcom What About Barb?, a gender-swapped version of the 1991 Frank Oz comedy What About Bob?. She portrayed Suzanne, a renowned psychotherapist and best-selling author.[23] Ultimately, NBC passed on the project and it wasn't picked up to series.[24] In March 2017, it was announced Remini would reunite with Kevin James on the season finale of Kevin Can Wait.[25][26] In June 2017, it was announced Remini was upped to a series regular beginning with season two.[27][28]

The Talk[edit]

Remini was a co-host on The Talk, a CBS talk show which premiered October 18, 2010. Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, and Sharon Osbourne were her co-hosts. The show is similar to The View and seeks to address motherhood and contemporary issues.[29] Remini drew criticism within the first week of the show's debut, accused of being too loud, brash, and obtrusive. It was stated on one episode that she had received a significant amount of negative Twitter feedback on this subject. Remini addressed the issue, stating she refused to change who she is and asserting that thousands of fans like her for who she is. Her co-hosts supported her response.[30]

A refusal to disclose why Remini and Peete were fired from The Talk brought on a great deal of criticism of the show and protests from the stars' fans.[31][32] While there was much speculation that Chen had involvement in the decision, as she is married to then-CBS President/CEO Leslie Moonves, it was Osbourne who stated, regarding their dismissals, in December 2011 on The Howard Stern Show: "Some people don't really know who they are. And you have to know who you are when you're in something like this. You can't pretend to be something you're not. You have to know your brand. You can't be all things to everyone."[33][34] Osbourne replied to criticism about the refusal to inform Remini and Peete why they were let go, rhetorically stating, "Why should we call them to discuss?"[33][34]

In March 2012, a heavily publicized Twitter dispute ignited between Remini and Osbourne when Remini fired back at Osbourne for her comments on The Howard Stern Show. In response to questions from her Twitter followers, Remini tweeted:

Ask Sharon. She had us fired ... Sharon thought me and Holly were too 'Ghetto'. (her words) we were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves.[35][36] Haters Gon' Hate. True. But, Haters have the balls to say they 'Hate' ... not call themselves your friend. She had us fired all the while calling me and Holly her friend. Heartbreaking. Yes. She had us fired she told Howard Stern. Explains why she never called us back.[35]

In response, Osbourne tweeted, "I had absolutely nothing to do with her departure from the show and have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip."[35][37] Leah knows that I have never been in the position to hire or fire anyone on the show. That being said, my only wish is that Leah would just stop all this negative, unprofessional and childish behavior.[36] It's been seven months. It's time to move on. Leah is a very talented actress and I only wish her happiness and success.[35][36][38] I know that better things are to come if she can just get beyond this negativity." Remini tweeted a challenge to Osbourne to establish in a court of law what statements she (Remini) had made that were untrue.[35]

While co-hosting The Talk, Remini turned down various parts on sitcoms, stating that any new role would make her feel as if she were cheating on Doug Heffernan, her character's husband on The King of Queens. She added that she needs to spend more time with her child and family.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Remini met actor Angelo Pagán[40] at a Cuban restaurant in 1996.[41] He has three sons from previous relationships. They were married on July 19, 2003.[42] Their daughter, Sofia, was born on June 16, 2004, one day after Remini's 34th birthday.[43]

Scientology[edit]

Remini was a member of the Church of Scientology from the age of nine.[6][11][44] In December 2005, she helped the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to promote the gala opening of the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.[45] Responding to criticism of Scientology during an interview on CNN:

If somebody is going to get turned off about something because of what they read or heard, then that person's not smart enough to even enter a church. If you're really against something, then know what you're against.

— Leah Remini, CNN interview[6]

In July 2013, Remini left Scientology,[46] owing to policies that forbid members from questioning the management of Church leader David Miscavige, which she believed was corrupt; the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order; its policy of "disconnection"; and its practice of branding those who have left the Church of their own accord as "Suppressive Persons".[47]

According to former high-ranking Sea Org member Mike Rinder, Remini's problems with Scientology began when she asked about the whereabouts of Miscavige's wife Shelly at the 2006 wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and was told by then-spokesman Tommy Davis that she didn't "have the fucking rank" to do so. Remini then filed a "knowledge report" in which she asserted that Miscavige, Cruise, and other senior Scientology members engaged in behavior that was inconsistent with Church rules. She was subsequently "subjected to years of 'interrogations' and 'thought modification'" that led to her being blackballed within Scientology. Fellow parishioners with whom Remini had been friends for decades wrote internal reports about her, resulting in a Church investigation into her family.[47][48][49][50]

During a September 9, 2013, appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Remini discussed her departure from Scientology and the loss of friends who are still in the Church who, according to Remini, are not permitted to have contact with her.[46] Following her departure from Scientology, she publicly expressed her appreciation for those who supported her departure.[51][52] Remini's sister Nicole, who had earlier left Scientology herself,[53] revealed that the rest of their family left the Church along with Remini to avoid being split up by the disconnection policy.[54][55] Writer and director Paul Haggis, who had previously been the most famous person to publicly disavow Scientology, wrote an open letter, published by The Hollywood Reporter, thanking Remini for standing by him after he left Scientology and praised her "enormous amount of integrity and compassion".[56]

In August 2013, it was disclosed that Remini had filed a missing person report with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) concerning Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since 2007.[57] After the report was filed, the LAPD looked into the matter, met with and spoke with Shelly before closing the investigation, and stated Remini's report was "unfounded". Scientology said in a statement that the whole affair was simply harassment and a publicity stunt for Remini.[58][59][60]

In October 2013, it was reported that Remini had been subpoenaed to testify in a lawsuit in Comal County, Texas against Scientology and David Miscavige, regarding acts of alleged harassment and surveillance against Monique Rathbun, who was married to ex-Scientology executive Mark Rathbun. Monique Rathbun's attorney, Ray Jeffery, said he wanted Remini, a former Scientologist, to give a deposition in the hopes she could testify that Miscavige has vast influence over the operations of the Church and had to have known about the alleged harassment.[44]

Remini released her memoir Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology on November 3, 2015.[61] In a 2015 interview with People magazine, Remini stated that she was embracing Catholicism and found comfort in the religion's practices, contrasting her experiences with Scientology.[62] Remini developed an eight-episode series for A&E focusing on ex-Scientologists speaking candidly about their experiences, entitled Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The show premiered November 29, 2016.[63] In a statement released by the network Leah said:

For too long, this multi-billion-dollar organization bullied victims and journalists to prevent the truth from being told. It is my hope that we shed light on information that makes the world aware of what is really going on and encourages others to speak up so the abuses can be ended forever.[64]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Critics and Other Freaks Actress at Audition
1998 Follow Your Heart Angie LaRocca
2003 Old School Lara Campbell
2017 Mad Families Cheyenne
The Clapper Producer Louise
Handsome Esta
2018 Second Act Joan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Head of the Class Unknown Episode: "Let's Rap"
1989 Who's the Boss? Charlie Briscoe 2 episodes
Living Dolls Main role (12 episodes)
1990 Normal Life Carol Episode: "And Baby Makes ..."
1991 Paradise Rose Episode: "Out of the Ashes"
The Hogan Family Joanne Episode: "A Sneaking Suspicion"
The Man in the Family Tina Bavasso Main role (7 episodes)
Saved by the Bell Stacey Carosi 6 episodes
1991–1993 Cheers Serafina Tortelli 2 episodes
1992 Blossom Ellen Episode: "You Must Remember This"
Getting Up and Going Home Stephanie O'Neil Television film
1993 Evening Shade Daisy 3 episodes
Harlan & Merleen Frankie Television pilot
1994 The Commish Gail Ross Episode: "Sergeant Kelly"
Renegade Tina Episode: "The King and I"
1994–1996 Phantom 2040 Sagan Cruz (voice) Main role (22 episodes)
1995 Diagnosis: Murder Agnes Benedetto Episode: "How to Murder Your Lawyer"
Friends Lydia Episode: "The One with the Birth"
First Time Out Dominique Costellano Main role (12 episodes)
1996 Biker Mice from Mars Carbine (voice) 2 episodes
Home Improvement Maria Gomez Episode: "The Bud Bowl"
NYPD Blue Angela Bohi Episode: "Closing Time"
1997–1998 Fired Up Terry Reynolds Main role (28 episodes)
1998–2007 The King of Queens Carrie Heffernan Main role (207 episodes)
1999 Hooves of Fire Vixen (voice) Television film; American dub
2002 Legend of the Lost Tribe Koala (voice)
2003 VH1 Inside Out: Leah Remini's Wedding Special Herself Television documentary
2004 VH1 Inside Out: Leah Remini's Baby Special
2005 Fat Actress Episode: "The Koi Effect"
2007–2008 In the Motherhood Kim 8 episodes
2009 Lopez Tonight Carrie Heffernan Episode: "December 15, 2009"
Married Not Dead Jessica Television pilot
It Takes a Village Karen
2010–2011 The Talk Herself / Co-Host 135 episodes
2011 Toddlers and Tiaras: Where Are They Now? Juana Television short
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Polly Prune / Butch Ravioli (voice) 2 episodes
2013 Family Tools Terry Baumgardner Main role (10 episodes)
2013–2014 Phineas and Ferb Doreen / Mean Woman 2 episodes
2013–2015; 2019 Dancing with the Stars Herself Contestant (season 17)
Guest co-host (season 19; week 6, season 21; weeks 6-7)
Guest judge (season 28; week 4)
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself / Guest Judge Episode: "Glamazon by Colorevolution"
Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: "A Hollywood Scandal"
2014–2015 The Exes Nikki Gardner 15 episodes
Leah Remini: It's All Relative Herself 26 episodes; also executive producer
2015 Repeat After Me Episode: "#1.5"
2016–2018 Match Game Herself / Panelist 4 episodes
2016–2019 Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Herself 37 episodes; also executive producer
2017 Milo Murphy's Law Ms. Baxter (voice) Episode: "The Substitute/Time Out"
What About Barb? Dr. Suzanne Marvin Television pilot
2017–2018 Kevin Can Wait Vanessa Cellucci Main role (26 episodes)
2018 Mean Jean Jean Television pilot
2020 The Masked Singer Herself / Guest Panelist Episode: "Masking for a Friend: Group A"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
1993 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Grace Nakimura

Bibliography[edit]

  • Remini, Leah (2015). Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-1101886960.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2017 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Series or Special Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Won [65]
2018 29th Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Won [66]
70th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Series or Special Nominated [67]
2019 30th Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Nominated [68]
71st Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Series or Special Nominated [67]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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