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Leah Remini

Leah Remini (born June 15, 1970) is an American actress best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.

Leah Remini was born in Bensonhurst (Brooklyn), New York, to George Remini (an Italian-American) owner of an asbestos company. Her mother Vicki Marshall, a former high school principal and current LA restaurant owner, is Jewish and originally from Austria.

Remini has an older sister, Nicole Remini(born 1969) who was her assistant on The King of Queens. She also has four half-sisters: Christina (born 1969), Elizabeth (born 1976), Stephanie (born 1977), and Shannon (born 1984). Shannon has acted on Leah's show as a character named Desiree.

Remini moved to Los Angeles at the age of 13. She tried fitting into her new neighborhood by imitating the look and style of the local Mexican-American culture. When Remini was 14, she left school against the advice of her mother. She has since become heavily involved in Scientology.

At the beginning of her working life, Remini had a variety of jobs, such as waitressing, selling car insurance, and as a telemarketer for a solar heating company.

Remini stands 5' 3" (1.60 m) tall.