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Leah Remini Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • After dropping out of school at 14, she worked as a waitress, cashier and bill collector
  • First acting job came with a bit part in an episode of the sitcom Head of the Class
  • Played a recurring role on Cheers from 1991 to 1993 as Carla Tortelli's rebellious daughter Serafina
  • Auditioned for the role of Monica on Friends
  • Regularly contributed to the nationally syndicated Don and Mike radio show; cohost Don Geronimo appeared as a guest on her sitcom The King of Queens
  • Appeared in the VH1 series (Inside) Out twice: first in 2003 to document her marriage to Angelo Pagan and then in 2003 to capture the birth of her daughter
  • Member of the Church of Scientology


  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: winner


  • Sofia Bella Pagan -- Daughter
  • George Remini -- Father
  • Vicki Marshall -- Mother
  • Nicole Remini -- Sister