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.
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Teri Polo Facts
|Birth Name||Theresa Elizabeth Polo|
|Birthday||June 1, 1969 (52)|
|Birthplace||Dover, Delaware, USA|
|Height||5' 6" (1m68) How tall is Teri Polo compared to you?|
|J.L. Family Ranch|
|Meet the Parents|
|Meet the Fockers|
|A Taste of Romance|