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Leah Remini

Leah Marie Remini (born June 15, 1970) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens and as Stacey Carosi on the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell. She was also one of the co-hosts on daytime CBS network talk show/series, The Talk, before being released in 2011. Leah Remini was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of Vicki Marshall, a private school teacher, and George Remini, who owned an asbestos removal company. Her mother is of Austrian Jewish background and her father was Sicilian. Remini has an older sister, Nicole Remini (born 1969), who was her assistant on The King of Queens. She also has four half-sisters, including Christina (born 1969). Remini moved to Los Angeles at the age of 13 with her mother. When Remini was 14, she left school and worked as a hostess at a restaurant while auditioning for acting jobs. 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 where Remini starred with Halle Berry. The show lasted twelve episodes in 1989. Remini also starred on Saved by the Bell, where she played

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Leah Remini's Scientology War with Kirstie Alley -- I'd Rather Kill Her with Kindness

Leah Remini
Scientology War with Kirstie Alley I'd Rather Kill Her ... With Kindness

Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini's taking the high road after Kirstie Alley called her a repulsive "bigot" on the radio -- telling TMZ, she only wishes the best for people ... even if they hate her… READ MORE >

Disney Witch Hunt Over 'Dancing With the Stars!'

'Dancing With the Stars'
Disney Witch Hunt!

Disney is none too pleased that TMZ got the cast list of "Dancing With the Stars," because we've learned the head of security has launched an investigation to find the leak.The Mouse House… READ MORE >

- 355 days ago
Leah Remini -- Screw Scientology ... I'm 'Dancing with the Stars'

Leah Remini
Screw Scientology I'm 'Dancing with the Stars'

Leah Remini is going from Dianetics to disco ... TMZ has learned, the famous ex-Scientologist will appear in the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars" ... and Snooki will be making her… READ MORE >

- 359 days ago
Leah Remini -- Still Alive

Leah Remini
Still Alive

Famed ex-Scientologist Leah Remini was photographed on Friday, looking alive and well after she turned her back on the Church.You'll recall, Remini left Scientology recently, then turned around… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
ShamWow Ex-Scientologist -- Leah Remini's Life Is in Danger

ShamWow Ex-Scientologist
Leah Remini's Life Is in Danger

You don't attack the Church of Scientology and get away with it ... not by a long shot -- so says one famous ex-Scientologist Vince Offer (the ShamWow Guy), who tells TMZ, Leah Remini is lucky… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
Famous Ex-Scientologists -- Leah Remini's a Hero

Famous Ex-Scientologists
Leah Remini's A Hero

Leah Remini is the new QUEEN of the ex-Scientologists -- according to two famous defectors ... because she had the iron gonads to stand up to the Church.As you know ... Leah filed a missing… READ MORE >

- 377 days ago
Church of Scientology BLASTS Leah Remini Over Missing Person Report

Church of Scientology
BLASTS LEAH REMINI Over Missing Person Report

The Church of Scientology is spewing venom at Leah Remini for daring to file a report with the LAPD ... claiming the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige is missing.A Church rep claims Leah… READ MORE >

- 378 days ago
Scientology Leader's Wife Shelly Miscavige -- FOUND

Scientology Leader's Wife
Cops Find Her

The LAPD has CLOSED its missing persons investigation involving the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige ... because cops had a face-to-face meeting with her ... TMZ has learned.The… READ MORE >

- 378 days ago
Leah Remini -- Files Missing Persons Report Over Scientology Leader's Wife [Update]

Leah Remini
Files Missing Persons Report Over Scientology Leader's Wife [Update]

3:22 PM PT -- The Church of Scientology is firing back ... a rep tells TMZ, "This is just harassment. It is a publicity stunt cooked up by a small band of unemployed fanatics who live on the… READ MORE >

- 379 days ago
Leah Remini -- 'Shore' Thing

Leah Remini
'Shore' Thing

Here's Brooklyn-born actress Leah Remini at some event (left) -- and Sammi "Sweetheart" from the amazingly awful MTV series "Jersey Shore" (right).One of them is great at turning the Situation… READ MORE >

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