Leah Remini
Actress
Leah Remini
Leah Marie Remini is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens and as Stacey Carosi on the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell. She was also one of the co-hosts on daytime CBS network talk show/series, The Talk', before being released for reasons not disclosed.
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Tom Cruise Could End Scientology 'Singlehandedly' According To Leah Remini
Huffington Post - 7 days
Former Scientologist Leah Remini said Tom Cruise could “singlehandedly” end Scientology on a Friday night episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”  The “King of Queens” star whose A&E docuseries “Scientology and the Aftermath” aims to show how the organization negatively affects its members appeared on the show just after host Maher let alt-right poster child Milo Yiannopoulos off with some light, teasing banter.  The actress confirmed that even celebrity supporters like Cruise or John Travolta are required to conform to many of the organization’s strict rules for members, including hours of studying each day. “He [Cruise] could end this singlehandedly,” Maher interjected.  “He could end this. Correct,” Remini said, adding, “Because they are saying he singlehandedly is clearing the planet, is changing the planet, so most Scientologists believe.” In Scientology, “clearing the planet” is the process by which “body thetans,” or aliens that members believe ...
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A+E Exec Says She Was Targeted On Social Media By Scientologists
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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WATCH: 20/20 01/06/17: Scientology: A War Without Guns
ABC News - about 1 month
Leah Remini on Her New Anti-Scientology Attack; Anti-Scientologist Crusader Seems to Declare a Truce; Leah Remini Hopes More Ex-Scientologists Come Forward
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WATCH: 20/20 01/06/17: Scientology: A War Without Guns
ABC News - about 2 months
Leah Remini on Her New Anti-Scientology Attack; Anti-Scientologist Crusader Seems to Declare a Truce; Leah Remini Hopes More Ex-Scientologists Come Forward
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Leah Remini: Where is Scientology leader's wife?
Fox News - 2 months
Wants proof Shelly Miscavige is okay
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Leah Remini Explains Why She Made Her Scientology Series
ABC News - 3 months
"Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" premieres tonight.
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Leah Remini Doesn’t Hold Back In Revealing Scientology Reddit AMA
Huffington Post - 3 months
Leah Remini is living up to her “troublemaker” moniker when it comes to spilling details about her 30 years with the Church of Scientology. The actress, who wrote a memoir and participated in an eight-part docuseries about the controversial religion, recently revealed even more frightening experiences with Scientology during a Reddit AMA on Tuesday.  Below are five of the craziest things Remini said happened during her time in Scientology.  1. The actress spent millions of her own money on Scientology.  In her AMA and in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Remini revealed she gave the church roughly $3 million of her own money. She also said that the average, non-famous members of Scientology are forced to fork over $250,000 of their hard-earned money to gain “religious freedom.”  2. A history of mental, physical and sexual abuse reportedly exists within the church.  “Your doctrine is abusive,” the actress said. “It mandates that you abuse people.”   ...
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The Church Of Scientology Made A Whole Website About Hating Leah Remini's New Show
Huffington Post - 3 months
Leah Remini apparently poked the Scientology bear one too many times, because it is officially poking back with a website created to discredit the actress’ new docuseries about the controversial organization.  After the premiere of A&E series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” on Tuesday night, a website apparently operated by the Church of Scientology titled Leah Remini: Aftermath — After Money (the shaaaaade) appeared online to respond to the actress’ allegations about the organization’s rampant abuse and harassment. Remini, who was raised as a Scientologist from an early age, is one of its most famous detractors. After spending more than three decades in the church, she made a public exit at the age of 43 and has since made it her mission to expose the organization’s wrongdoings.  “Leah Remini has repeatedly disparaged and exploited her former faith for profit and attention through a series of failed publicity stunts, culminating in her reality TV show featu ...
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Leah Remini Sheds A Light On Scientology Horror Stories In 'Aftermath'
Huffington Post - 3 months
Leah Remini has been “making trouble” for the Church of Scientology since she left the controversial religion in 2013. The former “King of Queens” star outwardly slammed the church before releasing her memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, in November 2015, in which she dropped bombshell allegations against high-ranking officials and celebrity members alike. After telling her own story, the actress still isn’t done speaking out. She’s back with an eight-part docuseries on A&E called “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which gives a voice to those like her who want the world to know why they no longer call themselves Scientologists.  Not that the church wants anyone to hear those voices. The church’s opposition to the show is strongly felt via the multiple disclaimers that appear throughout the first episode, disputing many of the statements made by former members. The opposition is one thing, but the way the Church of Scientology expresses its ...
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'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' is a compelling, if unsophisticated, investigation of church
LATimes - 3 months
It’s hard to imagine it now, but there was once a time when few Americans outside the Celebrity Centre knew what an E-meter was.   For decades, Scientology was known as a mysterious religion popular with Hollywood A-listers including Tom Cruise and John Travolta. But in recent years the church,...
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Leah Remini on speaking out after leaving Scientology: 'I can't sit back'
Fox News - 3 months
The actress also claims she's "been followed" since leaving the Church.
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Tom Cruise Would Like To Remind You Scientology Is A 'Beautiful Religion'
Huffington Post - 4 months
A-list actor, occasional couch-jumper and Scientology stan Tom Cruise would like to remind all of his loyal followers fans that his religion is pretty great.  The star opened up about his controversial beliefs in an interview with ITV during the “Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back” red carpet last Thursday. When asked about Louis Theroux’s documentary “My Scientology Movie,” (set for a 2017 U.S. release) which portrayed the religion in a negative light, Cruise had only positive things to say about his faith.  “It’s something that has helped me incredibly in my life; I’ve been a Scientologist for over 30 years,” Cruise said. “It’s something, that as you know, without it, I wouldn’t be where I am. So it’s a beautiful religion. I’m very proud.” The actor has never shied away from talking about Scientology, though behind closed doors, he reportedly doesn’t like it whenever others portray it in a negative light. Last year, Cruise was apparently unhappy over ex-Sci ...
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Jennifer Lopez Is Second To None In Jaw-Dropping Las Vegas Debut
Huffington Post - about 1 year
BRB, moving to Las Vegas real quick to see JLo slay your faves.  Jennifer Lopez launched her Las Vegas residency on Wednesday night at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and made sure to leave everything on the floor. The "American Idol" host treated an audience chock full of celebs (we'll get to that later) with a jaw-dropping display of her considerable talents: dancing, singing and looking better than a 22-year-old in a sheer bodysuit.  Britney Spears has performed her "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood since late 2013. The two will alternate nights until Lopez's show ends in June 2016.  Lopez performed some of the biggest hits of her career as part of her show, dating all the way back to her breakthrough debut album "On the 6," like "Waiting for Tonight" and "If You Had My Love." The show, titled "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have," was directed by choreographer couple Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) and featured a live five-piece band and 16 dancer ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leah Remini
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 44
    Remini released her memoir Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology on November 3, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with People magazine, Remini stated that she was embracing Catholicism and found comfort in the religion's practices contrasting her experiences with Scientology.
    Remini released her memoir Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology on November 3, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Leah Remini was born in New York City, in Brooklyn, to Vicki Marshall, a schoolteacher, and George Remini, who owned an asbestos removal company. Her mother is of Austrian Jewish background and her father of Italian (Sicilian) descent. Remini has an older sister, Nicole Remini (born 1969), and four half-sisters. At the age of 9, after her mother, Vicki Marshall, joined the Church of Scientology, Remini was raised a Scientologist. Remini moved to Los Angeles at the age of thirteen with her mother. Later on, she would pursue an acting career. One of Remini's early television roles was on Who's the Boss? as Charlie Briscoe, which led to a spin-off series entitled Living Dolls, where Remini starred with Halle Berry. The show premiered in late 1989 and ran for 12 episodes before being cancelled.
  • 2013
    Age 42
    In October 2013 it was reported that Remini had been subpoenaed to testify in a Comal County, Texas, lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige regarding acts of alleged harassment and surveillance against the wife of a former member, Monique Rathbun (who was married to ex-Scientology executive Marty Rathbun).
    More Details Hide Details Rathbun's attorney, Ray Jeffery, says he wants Remini, a former Scientologist, to give a deposition in the hopes she could testify that Miscavige has vast influence over the operations of the church and had to have known about the alleged harassment.
    In August 2013, it was disclosed that Remini had filed a missing-person report with the Los Angeles Police Department concerning the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige.
    More Details Hide Details After the report was filed, the Los Angeles Police Department looked into the matter, met with Shelly Miscavige in person and closed the missing-person investigation and said Remini's report was "unfounded". The Church said in a statement that the whole affair was simply harassment and a publicity stunt for the actress.
    During a September 9, 2013, appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Remini discussed her departure from the Church and the loss of friends who are still in the Church and, according to Remini, are not permitted to have contact with her.
    More Details Hide Details Following her departure from the Church, she publicly expressed her appreciation for those who supported her departure. Remini's sister, Nicole, who had earlier left the Church herself, revealed that the rest of their family left the Church along with her to avoid being split up by the Church's disconnection policy. Writer/director Paul Haggis, who had previously been the most famous person to publicly disavow Scientology, wrote an open letter, published by The Hollywood Reporter, thanking Remini for standing by him after he left the Church and praised her "enormous amount of integrity and compassion".
    In July 2013, Remini left the Church of Scientology owing to policies that forbid members from questioning the management of church leader David Miscavige, which she believed was corrupt; the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order; its policy of "disconnection"; and its practice of branding those who have left the church of their own accord as "Suppressive Persons".
    More Details Hide Details According to former high-ranking Sea Org member Mike Rinder, Remini's problems with the Church began when she asked about the whereabouts of Miscavige's wife Shelly at the 2006 wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and was told profanely that she lacked the rank to do so. Remini then filed a "knowledge report" that was critical of Miscavige, Cruise, and other senior Scientology members and behavior on the part of members that was inconsistent with Church rules. She was subsequently "subjected to years of 'interrogations' and 'thought modification'" that led to her being blacklisted within the Church, while fellow parishioners with whom she had been friends for decades wrote internal reports about her, resulting in a Church investigation into her family.
  • 2012
    Age 41
    In March 2012, a heavily publicized Twitter dispute ignited between Remini and Osbourne when Remini fired back at Osbourne for her comments on The Howard Stern Show.
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  • 2011
    Age 40
    A refusal to disclose why Remini and Peete were fired brought on a great deal of criticism of the show and protests from the stars' fans. While there was much speculation that their former Talk co-host, Julie Chen, had involvement in the decision, as she is married to CBS President/CEO Leslie Moonves, it was Sharon Osbourne who stated, regarding their dismissals, in December 2011 on The Howard Stern Show: "Some people don't really know who they are.
    More Details Hide Details And you have to know who you are when you're in something like this. You can't pretend to be something you're not. You have to know your brand. You can't be all things to everyone." Osbourne replied to criticism about the refusal to inform Remini and Peete why they were let go, rhetorically stating, "Why should we call them to discuss?"
    In October 2011, it was announced that Remini signed a talent development deal at ABC and ABC Studios that requires the network and the studio to develop a comedy project for Remini to star in and produce.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2012, it was announced that Remini would star in an ABC comedy Family Tools, a remake of the UK comedy series White Van Man. The series premiered on May 1, 2013, and was not renewed owing to low ratings, ending its run on July 10, 2013. On September 4 that year, it was announced publicly on Good Morning America that Remini would compete as a contestant on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars, in which she was partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. The couple made it to the 10th week of competition and reached 5th place. Remini later returned in season 19 as a guest co-host on week 6. She returned as guest co-host on season 21 during weeks 6 and 7. On November 22, 2013, it was announced that Remini joined the cast of the TV Land comedy The Exes, filling a recurring role starting in the third season.
    Remini and Holly Robinson Peete appeared on The Young and the Restless on July 28, 2011.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 38
    On December 15, 2009, Remini appeared as Carrie Heffernan on Lopez Tonight, with George Lopez as Doug Heffernan in an episode reuniting the cast of the George Lopez sitcom.
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  • 2004
    Age 33
    She gave birth to their daughter Sofia in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Since age 9, Remini was a member of the Church of Scientology. In December 2005, she helped promote the gala opening of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Responding to criticism of Scientology during an interview on CNN, Remini said:
  • 2003
    Age 32
    In January 2003, Remini announced their engagement; they were married on July 19, 2003.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 27
    In 1998, Remini landed the role of Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
    More Details Hide Details The series would be very successful, running for nine seasons. During her time on the show, she had a supporting role in the comedy film Old School (2003). Remini also starred in her own reality show, which aired on VH1. The King of Queens ran for nine seasons, from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. Since The King of Queens ended, Remini has starred in nine-episode webisodes of In the Motherhood, along with Chelsea Handler and Jenny McCarthy. She has made two guest appearances on Chelsea Lately.
  • 1994
    Age 23
    In 1994, Remini auditioned for the role of Monica Geller on Friends, but the role went to Courteney Cox; however, Remini did appear in the 1995 Friends episode "The One with the Birth" in which she played a pregnant woman.
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  • 1993
    Age 22
    Remini appeared on Saved by the Bell, playing Stacey Carosi. She then appeared in two series, First Time Out and Fired Up. In 1993, she appeared on Cheers as the daughter of Carla and Nick Tortelli.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on June 15, 1970.
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