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Teri Polo

Highest Rated:   84% Meet the Parents (2000)
Lowest Rated:   0% Golden Gate (1994)
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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 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 JL Ranch
  • Actor
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 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
29% The House of the Spirits
  • Rosa
1994
0% Golden Gate
  • Cynthia
1994
22% Aspen Extreme
  • Robin
1993
No Score Yet Quick
  • Quick
1993
11% 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 Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Fosters
2013
  • Stef Foster
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 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
No Score Yet Man Up
2011
  • Theresa Hayden Keen
  • 2011
22% Man Up!
2011
  • Theresa Hayden Keen
  • 2011
74% Castle
2009-2016
  • Kayla Baron
  • 2011
  • 2010
57% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
  • Lori
  • 2011
  • 2010
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
  • Professor Larsen
  • 2010
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Nikki Nikki Peck
  • 2009
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Jill Walsh
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Rachel Willons
  • 2007
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Helen Santos
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Sarah Barker Sarah Baker
  • 2003
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2000
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Rebecca Wells Rebecca
  • 2000
  • 1999

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