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Leah Remini Net Worth, Age, Bio, and Ethnicity



Remini is an American actress and activist who is best known for playing Carrie Heffernan on the sitcom, The King of Queens. The Leah Remini net worth figure is $25 million as of 2022.

Leah Remini attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Early Life and Bio

Full NameLeah Marie Remini
Birth Date / AgeJune 15, 1970 / 51 Years Old
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, USA
Source of WealthActing / Hosting
Relationship StatusMarried To Angelo Pagán
Height5 ft. 3 in. / 160 cm.
Net Worth$25 Million

Leah Marie Remini was born in June 1970 in the New York City borough of Brooklyn to parents George and Vicki Marshall. Her father owned an asbestos removal company while raising the family in Bensonhurst.

Originally, Remini was baptized Roman Catholic and raised as such. However, her mother joined the Church of Scientology which resulted in Leah converting to Scientology.

Remini and her sister Nicole were taken to join Scientology’s Paramilitary organization when she was 13 years of age. There, they were forced to sign billion-year contracts and work around the clock for their room and board.

She would receive her first acting role in 1988, an uncredited role in Head of the Class on ABC.

It's another week of competition as 10 celebrity and pro-dancer couples compete on the fourth week of the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars,"
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Leah Remini Net Worth and Career

The following year, Remini booked the role of Charlie Briscoe on the ABC sitcom, Who’s the Boss?. This led to a spin-off series named Living Dolls, where Remini starred with Halle Berry.

Before turning 22, the Brooklyn native had recurring roles in the shows Saved by the Bell as Stacey Carosi and Evening Shade playing Taylor Newton’s girlfriend.

After popping up in a few other shows, Remini auditioned for the role of Monica Geller on Friends, but the role was given to Courteney Cox instead. Luckily, she caught her big break.

In 1998, Remini landed the role of Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.

Prior to the premiere of eighth seven, Variety reported that Remini would be receiving roughly $400,000 per episode from there on out. The series would run for three more seasons.

In October 2011, Remini inked a talent development deal at ABC and ABC Studios, leading to her producing and starring in a reality series titled Leah Remini: It’s All Relative airing on TLC.

Impressively, the actress competed in season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. With professional dancer Tony Dovolani as a partner, the duo made it to the tenth week, placing fifth overall.

Notably, Remini co-hosted the first season of the CBS daytime talk show, The Talk. Her co-hosts included Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, and Sharon Osbourne.

Leah Remini Instagram and Twitter

Currently, Remini possesses an impressive 3.3 million Instagram followers. To go along with that, the actress has 719,900 followers on her Twitter account as of April 2022.

Leah Remini Ethnicity

Remini’s nationality is American as she was born in Brooklyn, New York. Meanwhile, her ethnicity is mixed (Austrian Jewish and Sicilian). Her mother has family from Austria, while her father’s family hails from the Sicily region of Italy.

Personal Life

In July 2003, the actress married her longtime love, actor Angelo Pagán. Interestingly, the couple met at a Cuban restaurant back in 1996. Together, they have a daughter by the name of Sophia.

In November 2015, Remini released her memoir titled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. She developed a series on A&E called Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which dealt with Scientology also.

Leah Remini Net Worth

The Leah Remini net worth figure of $25 million has been amassed since she was a teenager.

Her extensive work on television has yielded her millions, but she has managed to earn money through different avenues as well. Said avenues include writing, hosting, and producing.

Leah Remini FAQ

What ethnicity is Leah Remini?

According to Parade, the actress’s mother is of Austrian Jewish descent and her father has Italian ancestry, specifically in Sicily.

How many kids does Leah Remini have?

Overall, Remini has just one child, a daughter named Sophia. Yet, her husband has three sons from previous relationships.

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Mike Rinder (L) and Leah Remini (R) attend the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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