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Teri Polo

Teri Polo, a talented actress with beauty to match, is now firmly established as a presence in motion pictures and television. She recently co-starred in the feature film The Hole, directed by Joe Dante, and has a recurring role on the NBC series Law & Order: Los Angeles.

In addition to her portrayal of Pam in Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, Polo has co-starred in Domestic Disturbance, opposite John Travolta and Vince Vaughn; Beyond Borders, opposite Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen; and the suspense thriller The Unsaid, opposite Andy Garcia. Her other feature film credits include roles in Born to Ride, with John Stamos; Mystery Date, opposite Ethan Hawke; Aspen Extreme, with Peter Berg; Golden Gate, opposite Matt Dillon; and The House of the Spirits, alongside Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons.

Originally from Dover, Delaware, Polo began her performing career as a dancer. By the age of 13, she was attending the School of American Ballet in New York. The summer before her senior year, she was signed to a modeling contract, which led to a role as Kristin on the ABC daytime drama Loving. She made her prime-time debut in the dramatic series TV 101. Television audiences remember her as Michelle Schodowski Capra, the doctor's wife who was determined to master the strange surroundings (and even stranger characters) of Cicely, Alaska, in Northern Exposure.

She also starred in the NBC miniseries The Storm, the comedy series I'm With Her and Jason Katims and David E. Kelley's The Wedding Bells. Her other television credits include Hallmark's telefilm Second String, with Jon Voight, Love is a Four Letter Word and the television movie Straight From the Heart. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role on The West Wing, opposite Jimmy Smits.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Teri Polo Facts

Birth Name Theresa Elizabeth Polo
BirthdayJune 1, 1969 (54)
BirthplaceDover, Delaware, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Teri Polo compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Nine Wives
J.L. Family Ranch
The Arrival
Meet the Parents
Meet the Fockers
Little Fockers
Domestic Disturbance
Aspen Extreme
A Taste of Romance
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