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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 June 1970Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLeah Marie Remini
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leah Remini was born on June 15, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Leah Marie Remini. She is an actress, known for The King of Queens (1998), Old School (2003) and The Talk (2010). She has been married to Angelo Pagan since July 19, 2003. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Angelo Pagan (19 July 2003 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Distinct husky voice

Trivia (22)

Auditioned for the role of "Monica" on Friends (1994). (Although she didn't get the role, she later guest-starred in one episode: Friends: The One with the Birth (1995).
Once worked as a telemarketer.
Worked with personal trainer Gina Lombardi to lose 20 pounds for her role in Fired Up (1997).
Described by Kevin James as having "the mouth of a construction worker in the body of a model."
Met her husband Angelo Pagan, in 1996 at a Cuban restaurant.
May 2002: Has joined the nationally syndicated Don and Mike radio show.
Announced engagement to longtime boyfriend Angelo Pagan. [January 2003]
Her wedding to longtime boyfriend Angelo Pagan was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
16 June 2004 - gave birth to 6 lb 7.4 oz daughter, Sofia Bella, a day after her 34th birthday.
Her mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Austria). Her father's ancestry is Sicilian.
Ranked #19 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Moved to Los Angeles with her mother and sister at the age of 13, and left school at 14.
Wore a two-piece Les Habitudes ensemble that included a duchesse satin bustier with silver beads and ivory pearls, and an organza skirt consisting of five layers in her July 2003 wedding to Angelo Pagan.
In a 2006 TV Guide /Bravo poll, her The King of Queens (1998) character "Carrie Heffernan" was voted the "hottest housewife" on TV with 31% of the vote narrowly besting characters from Medium (2005), My Name Is Earl (2005) and The O.C. (2003).
Was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.
Loves to sing Karaoke.
Younger sister of Nicole Remini.
Daughter of Vicki Marshall.
Stepdaughter of George Marshall.
Older half-sister of Shannon Farrara.
Close friends with Jennifer Lopez.
Quit the Church of Scientology in July 2013 after disputes with its management and questioning leader David Miscavige's rule.

Personal Quotes (15)

But inside, I'm going, 'Oh my God, is my zipper up? Do I have a booger in my nose?' That's my inner monologue.
I applaud my mother now for getting me through that time and making me believe in myself.
I try to be a good person. I know what my downfalls are, so that's a good thing.
I love men who know when to put their foot down and when not to.
I love a man in a suit. Men should stay clothed, even if they have nice bodies.
There's a lot involved in going to the bathroom for women.
The guy has to kill the spider and get the dead mouse outta the pool.
Men stop trying after a while and get lazy.
Men have just come up to me and asked for my number right away. That doesn't work. You have to know somebody and have a conversation.
I used to do skits for my mom... and I was always entertaining as a kid.
Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I'm saying. And I have to talk slowly.
I always was trying to make people laugh as a kid. I was a big fan of Carol Burnett and Gilda Radner. I watched them and I remember feeling as a child, when I heard the laughter they got, a little jealous that they made someone laugh like that.
I'm not a neat freak. I don't mind things being messy but I mind them being dirty. I just can't relax in a dirty environment. I like things organized.
I've always had a show that went seven episodes or 13 episodes or whatever. And I've never had a show that's gone past a first season. It really is a lot of work.
My actions and the things I say and do, I wonder if they have an effect on my daughter and the way she's going to be as a person. I just want her to be a good person.

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