Teri Polo

Inside Biography

Theresa Elizabeth Polo aka Teri Polo is famous for her portrayal of Pam Byrnes-Focker in the Meet the Parents trilogy. Polo is a ballet expert, she studied ballet for 13 years beginning at age five. She debuted in a miniseries The Phantom of the Opera in 1990. She then became a regular cast member on the last season of Northern Exposure.

From 2005-06, she played a recurring role in the political drama series The West Wing. She plays the lead role of Police officer Stef Adams Foster in the ABC series The Fosters.

Early Life And Education Of Teri Polo

Teri Polo was born Theresa Elizabeth Polo on June 1, 1969, in Dover, Delaware. She was born to her father Vincent Polo- a stereo system designer and her mother Jane (née Gentry), who is a homemaker.

She started taking ballet cla s ses at the early age of 5 and she studied for 13 years. When she was 13, she attended New York’s School of American Ballet. After winning a modeling contest, she moved to New York City at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career.

Teri Polo's Career

Polo started her career in TV 101 in 1988. She starred as Christine Daae in the 1990 miniseries named The Phantom of the Opera. She also became a regular cast member on the last season of an American comedy-drama series, Northern Exposure between 1994-95

In February 2005, she was featured on the cover of Playboy Magazine. In 2002, She was ranked no. 40 on the Maxim Hot 100n Women of 2002. She also featured in In Style.

She is working as an actress and she is remembered for her acting in I’m With Her that aired from 2003-04.  From 2005-06, she appeared in a recurring role of Helen Santos in a political drama series The West Wing.

In 2006, she was also featured in the Lifetime Movie Network movie, Legacy of Fear. In 2007, she appeared in a Hallmark Channel movie Love is a Four Letter Word.

In 2013, she joined the new family drama series The Fosters. She started appearing in a lead cast of police officer Stef Adams Foster. Since then, she has played in the series alongside Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Lambert, and other stars.

She is known for her brilliance in the plays like The Fosters that was a very popular ABC series that came in the year 2013 till present time. Her mother's name is Jane who is a good homemaker and her father was a stereo system designer whose name is Vincent Polo.

After the step in success and achievement, she was dragged across New York City for her further enlargement of career across the industry. This made her make an acting debut on TV 101 from the very time her professional beginning career was formed.

Teri Polo's Net Worth Height, Body Measurements

As of 2018, Teri Polo’s net worth is $800K, as per The Richest. She earns a hefty amount of money from her acting career. She receives $25K for an episode of The Fosters. She lives in a lavish mansion in Manhattan which costs under $3 million. 

In 2014, she once filed for bankruptcy for nearly $1 million. She owed nearly $772K in income tax and almost $37K in credit card debt and a s sets worth under $50K. Before bankruptcy, her net worth was $2.5 million. 

Polo has appeared in the movies and TV shows including Outlaws and Angels, Authors Anonymous, The Last Session, Final Recourse, Christmas, Little Fockers, The Beacon, The Fosters, Man Up!, The West Wing, I'm with Her, and The Practice.

Polo has guest-starred on many TV shows, including The Practice, Felicity, Chicago Hope, Numb3rs, Sports Night, Frasier, Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Law & Order: LA, Castle, and Criminal Minds.

Polo is 5 feet 7 inches tall. She has a body measurement size of 36-24-36. She is active on Twitter with thousands of followers.

Teri Polo’s Death Rumor

In 2005, E! News published a story with the headline Meet the Parents Actress Dies many fans began to speculate that the actress was Teri Polo. But, they didn’t clearly read the entire story.  E! was referring to Nicole DeHuff who player Teri Polo’s sister in Meet the Parents. She died of Pneumonia.

Teri Polo's Personal Life, Married, Husband

Teri Polo is not dating anyone as of 2018. She has not revealed anything about her affairs and dating life. She once married photographer, Anthony Moore.

In the mid-1990s, Polo began dating photographer Anthony Moore. The couple was in a relationship for two years and then got married in 1997. They welcomed their son Griffin in 2002. After living together for almost one decade, the couple divorced in 2005.

A year later, she met drummer Jamie Wollam on the set of a video. Eventually, they started living together. But, the couple separated from each other in 2012. Since then, she has not stated that if she has found a new partner or not.

The name of their daughter is Bayley who was born in the year 2007. The reason behind their separation is unknown; she has now 2 children and has no news of the affair and getting married currently as she is busier in her career.

After getting married to the popular photographer in the year 1997 April whose name was Anthony Moore, she mentioned her life was totally changed. She stated that they were very happy with their affair and the presence of love between them is as a girlfriend and boyfriend made them come too close.

But they had a huge fight and misunderstandings with their internal issues right after they got married and came across the marital relationship being as a spouse. This made them lead separate which results in them getting a divorce and live a legally separate life. They were the father and mother of their own child who was born in the year 2002 and was named Griffin.

Right after getting a divorce from Moore, she got Jamie Wollan as her new partner. Wollam was professionally a drummer as they met for the very first time in a set of the video during the year 2005.

He had a band with Avion, and Venice together they are the parents of their one child who is a daughter and they got separated in the year 2012.

by Bchrome, 08 Jan, 2016

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