Leah Remini has been active in the entertainment industry for a very long time and has done several fine works which she should be remembered for. While this is the case for a good number of her fans, many have simply chosen to identify Leah with the ever-unfolding drama between her and the Church of Scientology.
The actress who was initially a Catholic followed her mom to join Scientology when she was still a lad at the age of nine. Growing up in the church, she became a serious member and vehemently defended it from criticisms.
Owing to that, it was a surprise when it emerged sometime in mid-2013 that Leah has left the church. She left because of some shady misgivings about the way the church is being run. And has ever since, remained an activist seriously agitating against the activities and practices of the church.
Leah Remini Bio – Age
The star was born on the 15th day of June 1970 in Brooklyn, New York. If you ask her what motivated her to pursue a career in showbiz, she is most likely to first point out that she has always wanted to be an entertainer right from when she can barely tell what it entails, and thereafter, would specify that being raised in the 70’s comedy made it possible for her to be inspired by the likes of Gilda Radner, Lucille Ball and Carroll Burnett who were the great artists of that time.
Beyond being an actress, Leah is also a writer, producer and singer. Her sentiment about Hollywood and the business of entertainment at large has often expressed that it is a nomadic lifestyle and not an easy path to walk. Nonetheless, Leah firmly believes that what she is doing is what she’s meant to do. So, despite the challenges, she is grateful that she is still relevant in the industry
While her filmography has only a handful of films, abundant television works would be found therein and the most popular of which the actress is known are 1997’s Fired Up and the 1998 CBS comedy series – The King of Queens. As a writer, Leah published her first work, a memoir titled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology in 2015. The book inspired her the next year to make a documentary tv series with the A&E network. The series – Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath – was well received to such extent it won an Emmy Awards.
Her Husband and Family
Records have it that Leah was born to a dad (George Remini) whose ancestry is Sicilian. Her Ashkenazi Jewish descent mother, Vicki Marshal worked as a teacher when Leah was growing up. She has two siblings; a brother and a sister respectively called Michael and Nicole.
Leah Remini has been wife to Angelo Pagan since 2003. As the story goes, the two met in a Cuban Restuarant way back in 1996. They became friends after the meeting and the friendship blossomed into a love affair which lasted for about 7 years and eventually led to marriage.
Irrespective of the fact that Pagan already has three kids from a previous marriage, the Leah-Angelo union has been growing stronger and was blessed with a daughter they named Sofia Bella. Sofia was born on the 16th day of June 2004.
Like Leah, Angelo is an actor also known for CBS’ The King of Queens. He is more of an entrepreneur now. Angelo was born on 16th May 1968 in Puerto Rico but his family moved and settled in The Bronx, New York City shortly after his birth. The man was once a musician and still sings occasionally.
Leah Remini’s Net Worth
There is no doubt about this – Leah has gathered for herself an enormous and enviable amount of wealth from her activities in the business of entertainment. Her memoir was a #1 New York Times Bestseller. It is common to find the value of the actress’ wealth estimated at $20 million. This has been difficult for us to authenticate owing to the fact that we are yet to have a comprehensive knowledge of the star’s assets and investment portfolio. Nonetheless, we can tell that her riches has afforded her the ability to take part in various philanthropic work.
Height, Body Measurements & Plastic Surgery
The actress is 3 inches taller than 5 feet (1.6m) and it is believed that her body measures at 35, 25 and 35.5 inches respectively for her breasts, waist and hips. The fact that Leah’s height is proportional to other features of her body has earned her the admiration of many who regard her as one of the sexiest women on earth.
Nonetheless, it has often been suggested that she went through the knife to enhance her looks. Leah has always insisted that this is not true and that her beauty is 100 percent natural.