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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

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 >

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 >

- 2128 days ago
Holding the Defensive Line

Holding the Defensive Line

Rumors and ridiculous screw-ups dominated TMZ today -- with Leah Remini, Ed Westwick and Shannen Doherty all fighting to defend their honor.One person who can't be defended though: Our own photog,… READ MORE >

- 2622 days ago
Paris Talking to Patty Hearst?

Paris Talking to Patty Hearst?

Jail-time advice from one socialite to another? In a segment that will run tomorrow, "The Insider" TV show reports that Paris has been taken under bank-robbing socialite Patty Hearst's wing, and… READ MORE >

- 3072 days ago
So, HOW Do You Know Tom and Katie Again?

So, HOW Do You Know
Tom and Katie Again?

Who knew that TomKat and J.Lo were such bosom buddies? Not us -- maybe not even them.Given that we thought the guest list at the Cruise-Holmes nuptials in Italy seemed more like a Fellini film, or… READ MORE >

- 3248 days ago
A Name Change for Joaquin?

A Name Change
for Joaquin?

Didn't Joaquin Phoenix have a different name before?Yes, Ivette, Joaquin used to answer to another name -- Leaf! But it was not his birth name. He has always been Joaquin, but used the alias Leaf… READ MORE >

- 3326 days ago

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