June 1, 1969
52 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
55 kg | 121 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Theresa Elizabeth Polo was born in Dover, Delaware, United States, on June 1, 1969, is an American actress.
Young Teri Polo first started her career as a dancer and a model.
She made her big screen debut in action film Born to Ride (1991) in role as Beryl Ann Devers.
She got her television debut in ABC soap opera Loving (1986) in role as Kristin Larsen.
Her breakthrough performance came as Pam Byrnes in comedy movie Meet the Parents (2000), for which she was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female - Newcomer.
She played Pam Byrnes-Focker in the Meet the Parents trilogy:
Meet the Parents (2000)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Little Fockers (2010)
She won the Los Angeles Film Award and Montreal Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Carolyn Bianci in drama film The Ravine (2021).
The Arrival (1996) science fiction thriller opposite Charlie Sheen and Ron Silver
Beyond Borders (2003) romantic drama with Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen
Mystery Date (1991) teen comedy opposite Ethan Hawke, Brian McNamara and Fisher Stevens
Domestic Disturbance (2001) psychological thriller with John Travolta and Vince Vaughn
The Hole (2009) fantasy horror opposite Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett and Nathan Gamble
Aspen Extreme (1993) drama with Paul Gross, Peter Berg and Finola Hughes
Golden Gate (1994) drama opposite Matt Dillon, Joan Chen and Elizabeth Morehead
Outlaws and Angels (2016) Western with Chad Michael Murray, Francesca Eastwood and Luke Wilson
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her role as Michelle Schodowski Capra in CBS comedy drama television series Northern Exposure (1994-1995).
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role as Helen Santos in NBC political drama television series The West Wing (2005-2006).
TV 101 (1998-1999) CBS drama series in role as Amanda Hampton
House of Frankenstein (1997) NBC miniseries in role as Grace Dawkins
Brimstone (198-1999) Fox drama series in role as Det. Sgt. Delilah Ash / Ashur Badaktu
Felicity (1999) The WB drama series in role as Maggie Sherwood
Sports Night (1999-2000) ABC sitcom in role as Rebecca Wells
The Practice (2003) ABC legal drama series in role as Sarah Barker
I'm with Her (2003-2004) ABC sitcom in role as Alex Young
The Wedding Bells (2007) Fox comedy drama series in role as Jane Bell
Ghost Whisperer (2009) CBS supernatural series in role as Nikki
Glory Daze (2010) TBS comedy drama series in role as Prof. Larsen
Law & Order: LA (2010-2011) NBC police procedural and legal drama series in role as Casey Winters
Man Up! (2011) ABC sitcom in role as Theresa Hayden Keen
She guest starred as Stef Adams Foster in Freeform drama television series Good Trouble (2019).
The Big Leap (2021) Fox musical comedy drama series in role as Julia Perkins
Attended Holy Cross Elementary School in Dover, Delaware, United States.
Studied at the School of American Ballet in New York.
Has two older brothers, Steven and Michael.
Has Italian, English and German ancestry.
She started studying ballet at the age of 5.
She was a dancer for the Delaware Regional Ballet.
She signed to Petite modeling agency, at the age of 17.
Featured in the February 2005 issue of Playboy.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated drummer Jamie Wollam (2006-2012) they have a daughter, Bayley.
She was married to actor Anthony Moore (1997-2005) they have a son, Griffin.