Produced in Brooklyn, Ny, on June 15, 1970, Leah Remini dropped out of school to pursue her acting dream. A couple of brief years after, in 1986, she made her television debut. Working continuously for a long time on various shows, Remini flirted several times with bigger success before getting the part that will alter her life in 1998: playing Carrie Heffernan on the sitcom The King of Queens. The show proved to be a tremendous success, propelling the performer to stardom. Despite her success, Remini was frequently a media goal for her shield of Scientology. She parted ways with the group in July 2013. Shortly after, she declared plans to write a tell all about Scientology, vowing to leave no secret untold.
Leah Marie Remini moved along with her mother to La, California, when she was 13 years old, and dropped out of school for a young age to continue a career in show business. Following several years, Remini made her television debut on Head of the Group (1988). She immediately followed that show with two episodes of Who Is the Boss? in 1989.
The exact same year, Remini caught a big break when she got her own show, ABC’s Living Dolls, a Who Is the Boss spinoff that also featured a young Halle Berry.
Never one to be without playing work for long, Remini joined the cast of Phantom 2040 in 1995, adding her voice to an animated character. The exact same year, she got her very own show yet again, First Time Out, but it met using a fate like that of Living Dolls and was canceled after 12 episodes.
In 1997, a lead character came along again for Leah Remini, this time in the type of the newest situation comedy Fired Up, pn which she costarred with NYPD Blue’s Sharon Lawrence. The show, on which Remini played Carrie Heffernan and James played her onscreen husband, Doug Heffernan, was a career-maker for the performer.
After The King of Queens came to a conclusion in 2007, Remini parleyed her popularity right into a spot on Sara Gilbert’s talk show, The Talk, and after the lead character on another, ABC’s Family Tools, an version of the BBC series White Man Van.
In 2013, Remini took on another kind of television job. Buffs will really get to see another side to Remini as she competes against such stars as celebrity Valerie Harper and reality TV persona Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
When not on TV, Remini has come under fire within the span of her career for her dedication to Scientology. The split inspired Remini to write a tell-all book concerning the Church of Scientology and her encounters with it; she declared plans to compose the novel soon after parting ways together with the group, vowing to leave no secret untold.