Leah Marie Remin is a well-known American actress and activist. She co-starred with Kevin James in the long-running CBS sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), in which she played the role of Carrie Heffernan, and in the CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait (2017–2018), in which she played the role of Vanessa Celluci.
Leah Marie Remini was born on June 15, 1970, in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. Both of her parents worked full-time jobs; her mother, Vicki, was an educator, and her father, George, ran a business that removed asbestos. She spent her childhood years alongside her sister Nicole as well as her half-sisters Stephanie, Shannon, Elizabeth, and Christine. In 2013, Stephanie succumbed to the effects of her cancer.
Although Remini was brought up Catholic, her mother started dating a Scientologist when Leah was just 9 years old, and the family soon became involved with the church as a result. When Leah was 13 years old, Vicki, Leah, and Nicole traveled from Clearwater, Florida, to Los Angeles, California, in order to reside in a Scientology facility there. Remini quit school when she was just 14 years old in order to pursue a career in acting.
Angelo Pagán, an actor, became Remini’s husband on July 19, 2003, and the couple welcomed their daughter Sofia on June 16, 2004. The wedding took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. In addition, Pagán is the father of three sons from a prior marriage.
Between the years 2014 and 2015, Leah and Angelo were featured on their very own TLC reality show titled “Leah Remini: It’s All Relative.” The sitcom had a total of 26 episodes and featured cameos from numerous members of Leah’s family, including her stepfather George, mother Vicki, and sister Shannon.
Remini is passionate about giving back to the community and is a supporter of numerous charity organizations, including CHILD USA, Donors Choose, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Wounded Warrior Project, amongst others.
First appearing on the television show “Head of the Class” in 1988, Leah then went on to play a part on the show “Who’s the Boss?” the following year in 1989. After that, she was cast in a “Who’s the Boss?” spin-off called “Living Dolls,” in which she co-starred with Halle Berry; the show had a total of 12 episodes. Remini portrayed Stacey Carosi in a total of six episodes of “Saved by the Bell” in the year 1991.
Before getting her role on “King of Queens,” she had guest-starred on a number of other shows, including “Cheers,” “Friends,” “Evening Shade,” “NYPD Blue,” and a great many more. “King of Queens” aired for nine seasons and 207 episodes (1998-2007). When she joined the cast of Kevin James’s CBS program “Kevin Can Wait” in 2017, she reunited with co-star Kevin James, who she had previously worked with on “King of Queens.”
In addition, Leah served as a co-host on “The Talk” from 2010 to 2011, and she was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013 when she finished in fifth place. Remini has also had an appearance in a number of films, including “Old School,” acting alongside Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, and Luke Wilson; “The Clapper,” starring alongside Ed Helms and Tracy Morgan; and “Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie,” starring alongside Jeff Garlin and Natasha Lyonne.
Since she left the Church of Scientology in 2013, Leah has been vocal criticizing the policies and procedures of the organization, particularly its disconnection policy. Leah was a member of the Church of Scientology for more than three decades (which forbids members from communicating with people the church considers to be “Suppressive Persons”). Because of this approach, Remini’s family decided to leave the Church of Scientology rather than sever their connections with her.
Leah published her memoir, “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” in 2015, and it quickly rose to the top of “The New York Times” Best Seller list. The book was praised by critics and gained acclaim from readers. The year after that, she became the host of “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2017 for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.
A mansion in Studio City, California, measuring 9,300 square feet is where Leah makes her home. She acquired the property in 2003 for the price of $3.75 million, and it features a total of 9 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. As of the year 2019, it was estimated that the value of the home was $8.5 million.
What Is Leah Remini’s Net Worth and Salary?
Known for her work as an actor, novelist, and activist in the United States, Leah Remini has a net worth of $25 million. Remini is best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.”
From 2016 through 2019, she hosted and co-produced the Emmy-winning docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” on A&E. Remini is best recognized for her role in “The King of Queens.” She has had appearances in dozens of movies and television shows, some of the most notable of which being “Old School,” “Saved by the Bell,” and “Kevin Can Wait.”