Who is Leah Remini and what is her net worth 2018? Leah Remini is an actress who is known for her role in the series ‘The King of Queens’. She is also a producer and an activist. She was the co-host of the show ‘The Talk’. She has released her own memoir called ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology’. In 2016, she released another memoir in a documentary series called ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’. Remini’s first television appearance was on the show ‘Who’s the Boss?’. She was a member of Church of Scientology and left it in 2013.
Leah Marie Remini was born in Brooklyn, New York City on June 15, 1970. She was born to parents George Remini and Vicki Marshall. Her mother was a school teacher and her father was an owner of an asbestos removal company. She has an elder sister by the name Nicole and has got four half-sisters named Shannon, Elizabeth, Stephanie, and Christine.
She dropped out of school to pursue a career in acting. In 2013, Christine died of cancer. As a child, Remini was baptized Roman Catholic and grew up in the Catholic tradition. When she was nine years old, she was raised as a Scientologist as her mother joined the Church of Scientology. At the age of thirteen, she moved to Los Angeles to California and spend her remaining teenage years with her mother. She made her television debut in 1986.
Leah Remini and Puerto Rican actor Angelo Pagan met at a restaurant in 1996. In July 2003, the got married to each other. They have a daughter named Sofia born in June 2004. Pagan also has got three other children from his previous relationships.
Leah Remini’s earlier TV appearance was in ‘Who’s the Boss?’. It was then followed by ‘Fired Up’ and ‘First Time Out’. In 1994, she did an audition for the sitcom ‘Friends’ but it went to Courtney Cox. A year later, she appeared in an episode of ‘Friends’. In 2003, she did a supporting role in the film ‘Old School’ and also did her own show on VH1. In 1998, she became a part of the show ‘The King of Queens’.
After the end of ‘The King of Queens’ she appeared in the webisode ‘In the Motherhood’. In June 2010, she became the co-host of the show ‘The Talk’. The other co-hosts included Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Sara Gilbert, and Julie Chen. In 2011, she signed a talent development deal with ABC. In 2013, she was seen in the comedy ‘Family Tools’ on ABC. Remini was a participant in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 17. She was teamed with partner Tony Dovolani.
In the same year, she became a cast member of ‘The Exes’ on TV Land. She teamed with her husband and began a reality TV series called ‘Leah Remini: It’s All Relative’ on TLC. In early 2017, she was a part of the sitcom ‘What About Barb?’ on NBC. It has been announced in 2017 that, Remini will be part of the show ‘Kevin Can Wait’.
In 2017, Leah Remini won the TCA Award in the category of ‘Best Reality Series’ for her show ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’.
Leah Remini Net Worth
Leah Remini started her career at a very young age. She has been a part of various TV shows and has also worked as a host. In her career, she has appeared in six movies including ‘Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie’. She has appeared in 49 TV shows and was the lead character in ‘The King of Queens’ with an appearance in 207 episodes. Leah Remini’s net worth is an estimated $23 million.
She has also hosted ‘The Talk’ for 135 episodes. In 1993, she voiced the video game ‘Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers’. She is also the author of the book ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology’.
Leah Remini has also appeared in television films. She has helped the Citizens Commission on Human Rights in promoting the opening of Psychiatry: An Industry of Death. In 2015, she released her memoir entitled ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology’. She left the church of Scientology in 2013 and it was followed by her sister Nicole and other family members.