With her quick wit and effervescent charm, Leah Remini continues to shine on television and in film with roles which showcase her dynamic personality.
Remini was most recently seen on ABC's Dancing with the Stars where she and partner Tony Dovolani were semi-finalists on the immensely popular long running reality series.
For nine seasons, Remini starred opposite Kevin James in the hit CBS comedy series, The King of Queens. The sitcom took place in the working-class suburb of Queens, New York, and followed Doug Heffernan (James), an amiable deliveryman, and his wife, spitfire secretary Carrie Heffernan (Remini), as they explored the everyday challenges of love, life, family and marriage. The show continues to enjoy huge success through daily syndication, now airing in over 33 countries where it keeps finding new audiences.
Remini produced and starred in the one of the earliest and most successful comedic web series, In the Motherhood, opposite Chelsea Handler and Jenny McCarthy which candidly uncovered how mothers deal with "real motherhood problems" inspired by actual situations from moms who have submitted their stories to be shown. She went on to co-produce a series of webisodes for the Suave/Sprint brands under the In the Motherhood banner. The series was highly successful drawing over 5 million viewers to the site. In her first jump behind the camera, Remini co-produced the Inside Out: Leah Remini wedding and baby specials for VH1, which became one of the most successful specials the network had seen to date.
On the big screen, Remini starred in Todd Phillips' wildly popular comedy Old School, alongside Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell. Remini played Vaughn's wife in the film about three depressed thirty-somethings who seek to re-live their college days by starting their own fraternity, and the hilarious tribulations they encounter in doing so.
In 2010, Remini helped launch and co-hosted the first season of CBS' daytime hit talk show, The Talk, which popular female hosts discuss the day's latest headlines and give their opinions "through the eyes of mothers." In addition, Remini recently starred in the ABC series Family Tools, opposite Kyle Bornheimer and J.K. Simmons. A fixture on television since the age of 18, Leah has had memorable recurring roles on series including NYPD Blue, Friends, Saved by the Bell, Who's the Boss?, Fired Up, Evening Shade, and Cheers. She landed her first starring role in the Who's the Boss? spinoff series, Living Dolls opposite Halle Berry, and her first appearance on network television was on an episode of ABC's Head of the Class. Remini got her start as an actress on HBO's anthology series Vietnam War Story.
Remini finds great joy in her philanthropic work with numerous and diverse military, women and children¹s charities. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.