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Leah Remini



A veteran of several failed TV sitcoms, sassy Leah Remini finally scored a hit when she was cast as comedian Kevin James's wife on the CBS series The King of Queens (1998).

Born June 15th, 1979 in Brooklyn, NY, Remini moved to Los Angeles as a teen. After leaving school at 14, Remini held a variety of jobs for a couple of years before deciding to try acting. Though she was advised to lose her Brooklyn accent, Remini quickly landed a guest role on ABC's gifted high schoolers sitcom Head of the Class. Working steadily from the late '80s on, Remini guest starred on a number of comedies, including Friends, Cheers (as Carla's daughter), and a year-long stint on Saved By the Bell, and began to amass a resumé of short-lived series. After starring in Living Dolls in 1989, Remini was cast in The Man in the Family (1991) and First Time Out (1995); though Fired Up (1997) looked promising, it too failed after leaving its post-Seinfeld time slot. Along with the sitcoms, Remini also appeared in the TV movie Getting Up and Going Home (1992) and Glory Daze (1996), a coming-of-age feature starring then unknown Ben Affleck.



A seasoned TV actress by 1998, Remini got to put her New York roots (and accent) to successful use in The King of Queens, a family comedy in the Everybody Loves Raymond vein. As blue collar James' pretty, levelheaded wife Carrie, Remini proved an adept foil to James and a flamboyant Jerry Stiller; The King of Queens became Remini's first bona fide ratings hit.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mad Families
  • Cheyenne
2017
No Score Yet Mad Familes
  • Actor
2017
60% Old School
  • Lara
2003
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe
  • Koala [US Version]
2002
No Score Yet Follow Your Heart
  • Angie LaRocca
1998
No Score Yet Critics and Other Freaks
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Glory Daze
  • Theresa
1996
No Score Yet Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Phantom 2040 - The Ghost Who Walk
  • Actor
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
Fat Actress
2005
  • Herself
79% Chelsea Does
2016
  • Appearing
71% Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
2016
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Nicki
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • Host
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
13% Family Tools
2013
  • Terry Baumgardner
No Score Yet Repeat After Me
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Host
  • Reality cast member
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge

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