Teri Polo

Teri Polo

  • Highest Rated: 84% Meet the Parents (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Golden Gate (1994)
  • Birthday: Jun 1, 1969
  • Birthplace: Dover, Delaware, USA
  • After toiling for a decade in low-grade films and a host of TV shows, Teri Polo finally earned a helping of recognition, topped off with a dollop of critical appreciation, for her portrayal of Ben Stiller's would-be fiancée in Jay Roach's 2000 autumn blockbuster Meet the Parents. The casting of Polo as the daughter of über-WASP suburban gentry (Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner) capitalized on her Pepsident-blond, all-American looks, and the film's success effectively provided the actress with the exposure that would allow her to move beyond the confines of weeknight television spots.The daughter of a stereo systems designer and a homemaker, Polo was born in Dover, DE, and raised there in the company of two older brothers. A ballet student from the age of five, she spent most of her childhood and adolescence in a dance studio, but after being rejected by a performing arts school at 17, Polo re-evaluated what she wanted to do with her life; her subsequent win in a Seventeen magazine modeling contest led to her decision to drop out of school and pursue an acting career in New York.Roles on TV shows ranging from the ABC soap opera Loving to Northern Exposure followed, as did starring work as the object of Ethan Hawke's affections in the thankless, straight-to-video comedy Mystery Date (1991). After moving to Los Angeles in 1995 to better pursue her career, Polo found more work on television, guest-starring on such shows as Felicity and Sports Night. With Meet the Parents in 2000, the actress' years of hard work seemed finally to have paid off, as she enjoyed mention in the national media and a crop of studio offers. She followed up that big success with Domestic Disturbance and Beyond Borders, but was back on board for the sequel Meet the Fockers in 2004. She was away from screens for three years after that, returning in Full of It, and the short-lived TV series The Wedding Bells. She appeared in The Hole, and in 2010 returned to her career defining role in Little Fockers.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Deadly Switch Olivia 2019
No Score Yet Deadly Delusion Dr. Leary 2018
No Score Yet J.L. Family Ranch Regan Landsburg 2017
29% Outlaws and Angels Ada Tildon 2016
No Score Yet A Bit Of Bad Luck Amanda $6.6K 2016
No Score Yet Love, Again Chloe Baker 2015
No Score Yet Romantically Speaking Penny 2015
7% Authors Anonymous Colette Mooney 2014
No Score Yet The Christmas Shepherd Sally Brown 2014
No Score Yet Final Recourse Brooke Holton 2013
No Score Yet A Taste of Romance Sara Westbrook 2013
81% The Hole Susan Thompson $1.7M 2012
No Score Yet Christmas Angel Single Mom 2012
No Score Yet Beyond Sarah 2012
No Score Yet The Christmas Heart Ann Norman 2012
No Score Yet Material Lies Ginni 2011
9% Little Fockers Pam Focker $148.4M 2010
No Score Yet 2:13 Amanda Richardson 2009
No Score Yet Expecting a Miracle (The Miracle of Dommatina) Donna 2009
No Score Yet The Beacon Bryn Shaw 2009
6% Big Liar on Campus Mrs. Moran 2007
No Score Yet Love Is a Four Letter Word Emily Bennett 2007
No Score Yet For the Love of a Child Yvonne Fedderson 2006
39% Meet the Fockers Pam Byrnes $279.2M 2004
14% Beyond Borders Charlotte Jordan $4.4M 2003
No Score Yet Straight from the Heart Jordan Donovan 2003
No Score Yet Second String Connie Heller 2002
24% Domestic Disturbance Susan Morrison Barnes $44.4M 2001
No Score Yet The Unsaid Barbara Wagner 2001
84% Meet the Parents Pam Byrnes $164.5M 2000
No Score Yet The Marriage Fool Susan Prescot 1998
No Score Yet A Father for Brittany Kim Lussier 1998
No Score Yet Texarkana Actor 1998
No Score Yet Prayer in the Dark Janet Hayworth 1997
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Full Circle' Tana 1996
64% The Arrival Char 1996
30% The House of the Spirits Rosa 1994
0% Golden Gate Cynthia 1994
22% Aspen Extreme Robin 1993
No Score Yet Quick Quick 1993
10% Passed Away Rachel Scanlan 1992
25% Mystery Date Geena Matthews 1991
No Score Yet Born to Ride Beryl Ann 1991
No Score Yet People Like Us Justine 1990
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera Christine Daee 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Bravest Knight
2019
Voice
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
97% The Fosters
2013-2018
Stef Foster
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Guest Cordelia
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Maggie Hallman
  • 2012
  • 2006
No Score Yet Man Up
2011
Theresa Hayden Keen
  • 2011
21% Man Up!
2011
Theresa Hayden Keen
  • 2011
80% Castle
2009-2016
Kayla Baron
  • 2011
  • 2010
59% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
Lori
  • 2011
  • 2010
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
Professor Larsen
  • 2010
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Nikki Nikki Peck
  • 2009
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Jill Walsh
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Rachel Willons
  • 2007
37% The Wedding Bells
2007
Jane Bell
  • 2007
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Helen Santos
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Sarah Barker Sarah Baker
  • 2003
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 2000
90% Sports Night
1998-2000
Rebecca Wells Rebecca
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Maggie Sherwood Maggie
  • 1999
35% Brimstone
1998-1999
Det. Ash
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1998
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Michelle Michelle Capra Michelle Schowdoski Capra
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Stephanie
  • 1994
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1994

QUOTES FROM Teri Polo CHARACTERS

Bryn Shaw
We'll be all right.
Bryn Shaw
If I could get the boy to pass on, could he carry a message?Tell him, tell him I'm sorry. Tell him I love him, I love him so much. Tell him that I would give my whole life, my whole life, just to see him again.
Bryn Shaw
I'd think twice about talking to me like that, spider legs.
Susan Thompson
How'd the two of you feel about having the house to yourselves?
Lucas Thompson
Bad.