"Pretty close to a remission," Harper's doctor says.
June 15, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
A sharp-tongued Brooklynite, Leah Remini was chosen to anchor the "Who's the Boss?" (ABC, 1984-1992) spin-off "Living Dolls" (ABC, 1989), but earned more lasting fame as no-nonsense Malibu Sands heiress Stacey Carosi on "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993). She won over fans and critics as the sarcastic yin to Sharon Lawrence's officious yang on "Fired Up" (NBC, 1997-98) and achieved full-fledged stardom on the ultra-popular, long-running "The King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007) as Carrie, the tough-as-nails wife to soft-and-sweet Kevin James. After that beloved show ended, she booked one of the five original panelist slots on "The Talk" (CBS, 2010- ) alongside Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Holly Robinson Peete, but allegedly proved unpopular for being too argumentative and domineering. A passionate Scientologist in real life, Remini sparked further controversy for her aggressive defense of her religion and its major figures, and after the first season of "The Talk," she and Peete were fired, which led to Remini igniting a very public Twitter battle with Osbourne, only to land on her feet with the female lead on the sitcom "Family Tools" (ABC, 2012- ). A straightforward, steely New Yorker, Leah Remini might have come on too strong for certain viewers, but others relished her self-confidence and exceptional acting talent. LessA sharp-tongued Brooklynite, Leah Remini was chosen to anchor the "Who's the Boss?" (ABC, 1984-1992) spin-off "Living Dolls" … More