Teri Polo Biography

Teri Polo is an American based actress best known for her roles on television and for the role of Pam Focker alongside Ben Stiller in “Meet the Fockers” and “Meet the Parents.” Teri Polo has been around for well enough time and has a pretty decent IMDB record, with lots of credits to her name. She actually started learning ballet at age 5 and practiced till age 13, all of that time attending the New York School of American Ballet. She managed to win a modeling contest and moved to New York at the age 17 and has never looked back since.

Teri Polo made her actorial debut on the show “TV 101” and it was also followed by a role in a miniseries “Phantom of the Opera” in 1990. Her next roles came in show like “Northern Exposure” and “Brimstone” but the pinnacle coming with her recurring guest role on the political drama “West Wing” where she would play the role of Helen Santos. Her prime role came with the hit comedy “Meet the Parents” (2000) which was also followed by the successful sequel “Meet the Fockers” (2004). She would also star in the not so acclaimed third movie “Little Fockers” where she replayed the role of Pam Focker. After the success of the “Fockers” moves she was cast in various other movie roles, but none of them was as famous as the one she started with. Her credits also include “The Legacy of Fear” (2006) for the Lifetime Movie Network, “Love is a Four Letter Word” (2007) for the Hallmark Channel, and “Expecting a Miracle” (2009) also for the Hallmark Channel.


Teri Polo in movie “Meet The Fockers” (2004)

But Teri would also find her success on TV and after her appearance for the “West Wing” she got more prominent roles in shows such as “I’m With Her” and the ongoing ABC Family series “The Fosters.” She would also make various guest star appearances for such shows as “Felicity,” “The Practice,” “Frasier,” “Medium,” “Bumb3rs” and “Criminal Minds.”

Net Worth and Salary

At one point Teri Polo has been on top and has managed to get a very handsome looking net worth to her name. She was once credited to be worth 800, 000 dollars. But in April, 2014 Teri Polo filed for bankruptcy as her assets only amounted to less than $50,000, while her debts accumulated to more than $800,000. Teri is still a working actress and is making sure that she gets back on track. She has still kept some roles and has a number of them lined up for the future. She might still get back on track.

Partner and Family


Teri Polo with ex-husband Anthony Moore

Even though Teri Polo has a successful professional career, her dating one was mostly followed with scandals. She has actually married to times and also gotten a divorce two times as well. She married for the first time in 1997 to Anthony Moore. They actually had a very happy and a long dating period but even since they got married it has only been trouble for them. It ultimately resulted in them separating in 2005. Teri and Anthony also had a son from their marriage as Griffin was born in 2002.

She would meet and marry Jamie Wollam in 2006 after attending the set where he was filming his video for his band. Wollam was a part of such bands like Venice and Avion but is currently playing for Drake Bell. But this marriage was yet another one which has not met to last as Teri and Jamie officially and legally got separated in 2012. She also had a child with Jamie as their daughter Bayley was born in 2007. As far as the situation with Jamie, it was much more peaceful than it was with Anthony and it appears that they got divorced on much quieter terms compared to her marriage to Anthony.

Teri Polo is not reported to be seeing anybody now. After two failed marriages and a couple of kids on her resume she is in no hurry to get back to marriage. But she is still dating as you will probably see her in company of men.


Teri Polo with his daughter Bayley


Teri Polo was born as Therese Elizabeth Polo to her father Vincent Polo and mother Jane. She chose the name “Teri” as her acting name as it was the nickname she was given by her friends and family and as it stuck she decided to use it professionally. Teri’s birthday is on June 1, 1969 and it makes her currently 48 years old. She was born in Dover, Delaware and she would spend her younger days there but would eventually move to New York at the age of 17 after winning a modeling contest.

Height and Weight

Teri Polo is quite a stunning woman. Although her age does not really say that she could be attractive she still maintains a good figure and looks as great as ever. Her body measurements are 37-25-35 and her height is 165 cm and weighs 55 kg. In her younger days she was also credited and famous for her figure and she won various awards and even posed nude for Playboy. This came during the height of her career when “Meet the Fockers” came out. She was also ranked as number 40 on Maxim’s Hot 100 Women of 2002 and was also featured in InStyle. All of this is a credit for her good looks.


Teri Polo at GLAAD Media Awards (2017)

Is Teri Polo a Lesbian?

Teri Polo is not a lesbian and there have never been such claims. She does have two failed marriages behind her but it was always due to problems with her spouses and not being able to hold on a relationship and not really because of any lesbian affair. She is straight and is still dating but is very much interested into men.


Teri in bikini

Nationality and Ethnicity

Teri Polo was born in America and as such holds an American citizenship and nationality. Her ethnic group is Caucasian.

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Born:,June 1. 1969
Net Worth:,more than $800.000
Hair Color:,Light-Brown
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,165 cm
Weight:,55 kg
Married to:,Anthony Moore (1997-2005). Jamie Wollam (2006-2012)
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Gemini
Education:, School of American Ballet

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