• Teri Polo is an American actress, best known for starring in the “Meet the Parents” trilogy and “The West Wing”.
• Her net worth is estimated to be $800,000.
• She began her acting career in 1986, starting with “TV 101”.
• She rose to fame appearing in “The West Wing” and “Meet the Fockers”.
• She has been married twice and has two children.



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2.5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 1, 1969
SpouseAnthony Moore
FactSigned by the Petite modeling agency at age 17.
PaymentsEarned $25,000 per episode from The Fosters (2013)


Who is Teri Polo?

Therese Elizabeth “Teri” Polo was born on 1 June 1969, in Dover, Delaware, USA, and is an actress, best known for starring in the “Meet the Parents” trilogy of films in which she played the role of Pam Byrnes-Focker. She’s also been a part of numerous television series, including “The West Wing” and “The Fosters”.

The Wealth of Teri Polo

How rich is Teri Polo? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $800,000, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s been active in industry since 1986, and has worked with numerous high profile celebrities throughout her career. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Teri’s father was a stereo systems designer and her mother was a homemaker. At the age of five, she started training in ballet which she would go on to practice for the next 13 years, including attending New York’s School of American Ballet. However, her path changed when she joined a modelling contest and subsequently won, which led her to move to New York City to pursue an acting career at the age of 17.

Her acting debut came in “TV 101”, a drama series that aired on CBS during 1988. Afterwards, she would go on to appear in the miniseries “The Phantom of the Opera” in the role of Christine Daae; the miniseries is based on the book by Arthur Kopit and his unproduced stage musical. During the last season of “Northern Exposure” she would became a regular cast member of the series, before then playing the role of Detective Ash in the television series “Brimstone”.

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Career Breakthrough

Polo appeared in the television series “The West Wing”, during its sixth and seventh season, playing the role of Helen Santos, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Matt Santos, played by Jimmy Smits. The show is focused primarily on the West Wing of the White House during the fictitious administration of Josiah Bartlett, played by Martin Sheen. In 2005, her popularity grew even further as she posed naked in Playboy magazine, and was also the cover girl of the February edition. During this time, she was cast in the film “Meet the Fockers” the second installment of “Meet the Parents”, which stars Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro – the three previously appeared in the original film.

Coverage of her continued as she appeared in other magazines such as Maxim and InStyle. She also tried her hand at a few television movies including the Lifetime Movie “Legacy of Fear” and the Hallmark Channel movie “Love is a Four Letter World”, and starred in the horror film “2:13” plus in “The Beacon”, which is another horror film made by Sabbatical Pictures.

Later Work

In 2009, Teri appeared as a part of the television pilot for a show entitled “Washington Field”, about a group of elite experts in the FBI who travel around the world, but it was not picked up. She then reprised her role the following year in “Little Fockers” which is the third film in the “Meet the Parents” trilogy, after which she became a part of the horror film entitled “The Hole” which is set in a 1980s style. She would go on to bring her talents back to television when she was cast in the series “The Fosters” playing the role of San Diego police officer Stef Adams Foster.

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Aside from these, she’s also appeared in other popular television shows – mainly as a guest – including “Numb3rs”, “Chicago Hope”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “Law & Order: LA”, and “Criminal Minds”.

Marriages

In 1997, Polo married photographer Anthony Moore and they would go on to have a son together, however in 2005 the couple divorced. The following year, while on the set of a video she met drummer Jamie Wollam who’s known for his work with various bands such as Avion, Drake Bell, and Venice. They would have a daughter together but their relationship ended in 2012. Apparently Teri is currently single.

Is Teri Polo on Social Media?


Similar to many actresses, Teri is active on social media, particularly on the website Twitter on which she promotes some of her advocacies. She also posts pictures there, mainly tweets on her daily endeavors. She also showcases some of her travels in her account. There are also fan pages of her available on other websites such as Facebook though they are not maintained by here. Aside from these, she has a lot of videos available on the video-sharing website YouTube, which is mainly filled with clips of her in films and television shows.

General Info

Full NameTeri Polo
Net Worth$2.5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 1, 1969
Height1.65 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationDover High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseAnthony Moore
ChildrenBayley Wollam, Griffin Moore
ParentsJane Polo, Vince Polo
SiblingsMike Polo, Steve Polo

Accomplishments

NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Newcomer
MoviesLittle Fockers, Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents, Domestic Disturbance, Straight from the Heart, The Hole, Beyond Borders, Taste of Romance, Outlaws and Angels, The Arrival, The Unsaid, Mystery Date, Full of It, The Christmas Heart, Love Is A Four Letter Word, Second String, Christmas Angel, The P...
TV ShowsThe Fosters, I'm with Her, The Wedding Bells, Northern Exposure, Law & Order: LA, TV 101, Man Up!, Brimstone, Loving, Welcome to the Jungle Gym, Sugar Hill

Social profile links

Salary

TitleSalary
The Fosters (2013)$25,000 per episode

Quotes

#Quote
1I became disillusioned with dance when I was 16 and started focusing on acting.
2In Hollywood, most things are based on looks, so I'd love to do something that has nothing to do with how I look.
3I moved to New York between my junior and senior years of high school to just see what it was like, to go to a modeling agency and see how to get representation.

Facts

#Fact
1Had to file chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2014 after owing 3/4 million in back taxes.
2Her paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Her other ancestry is German (including an immigrant great-grandmother), English, and small amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Welsh.
3In April 2014, Polo filed for bankruptcy, declaring less than $50,000 in assets and debts in excess of $800,000.
4Charlotte, NC, USA: Living with her children. [2011]
5Took a substantial loss ($550,000) selling her five-bedroom, 3,077-square-foot, Asian-inspired house in Manhattan Beach, California for $1.95 million. She originally paid $2.5 million for it in 2006. [2009]
6Teri and her musician ex-boyfriend, Jamie Wollam, became the parents of a girl, Bayley, on December 20. 2007 in Los Angeles. Bailey weighed in at 7 pounds.
7Her former boyfriend Jamie Wollam has a son named Carter Wollam.
8Daughter Bayley, with her former boyfriend Jamie Wollam, born December 20, 2007 in Los Angeles.
9Was featured as #42 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
10Has 3 dogs.
11Posed in the February 2005 issue of Playboy.
12Her former husband, Anthony Moore, is a photographer.
13Gave birth to her first child, a boy named Griffin (born summer 2002).
14Studied ballet from age 6 - 17.
15Signed by the Petite modeling agency at age 17.
16Dropped out of Dover High School (Dover, DE) at age 17 to move to NYC and pursue acting.
17She and Anthony Moore eloped in Las Vegas one day after becoming engaged in a Sears store.
18Honors student at Dover High School in Dover, DE.
19Straight 'A' student at Holy Cross Elementary School.
20Daughter of Jane Polo and Vince Polo.
21Grew up in Dover, Delaware.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All for Nikki2016completedLiz Steadman
Conviction2016TV SeriesPenny Price
The Fosters2013-2016TV SeriesStef Adams Foster Stef Foster
JL Ranch2016Rebecca
Living with Models2016TV SeriesAlice Adams
Royal Pains2016TV SeriesDiana Underhill
Outlaws and Angels2016Ada Tildon
Love, Again2015TV MovieChloe
Romantically Speaking2015TV MoviePenny
The Christmas Shepherd2014TV MovieSally Brown
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008-2014TV SeriesCordelia Bauer / Dana Kelley
Mr Maple Leaf2014ShortAlex
A Bit of Bad Luck2014Amanda
Authors Anonymous2014Colette Mooney
Final Recourse2013Brooke Holton
The Last Session2013ShortElizabeth Queen
The Christmas Heart2012TV MovieAnn Norman
Christmas Angel2012TV MovieMelinda Davis
Criminal Minds2012TV SeriesMaggie Hallman
Beyond2012/IISarah Noble
A Taste of Romance2012TV MovieSara Westbrook
Man Up2011-2012TV SeriesTheresa Hayden Keen / Teresa Hayden Keen / Theresa Hayden
We Have Your Husband2011TV MovieJayne Valseca
Law & Order: LA2010-2011TV SeriesCasey Winters
Castle2011TV SeriesKayla Baron
Little Fockers2010Pam Focker
Glory Daze2010TV SeriesProfessor Larsen
Medium2010TV SeriesMary-Louise Graff
Monk2009TV SeriesStephanie Briggs
Washington Field2009TV MovieSA Amanda Diaz
The Beacon2009Bryn Shaw
The Hole2009Susan
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesJillian Ford
The Storm2009TV Mini-SeriesDanni Nelson
2:132009Amanda Richardson
Ghost Whisperer2009TV SeriesNikki
Expecting a Miracle2009TV MovieDonna Stanhope
CSI: Miami2008TV SeriesJill Walsh
Finnegan2008TV MovieDet. Erin Finnegan
The Wedding Bells2007TV SeriesJane Bell
Full of It2007Mrs. Moran
Love Is a Four Letter Word2007TV MovieEmily Bennett
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesRachel Willons
Welcome to the Jungle Gym2006TV Movie
Legacy of Fear2006TV MovieDetective Jeanne 'JJ' Joyce
The West Wing2005-2006TV SeriesHelen Santos
For the Love of a Child2006TV MovieYvonne
Meet the Fockers2004Pam Byrnes
I'm with Her2003-2004TV SeriesAlex Young
Beyond Borders2003Charlotte Jordan
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV Series
The Practice2003TV SeriesSarah Barker
Dragnet2003TV SeriesJessie Ross
Straight from the Heart2003TV MovieJordan Donovan
Second String2002TV MovieConnie Heller
Domestic Disturbance2001Susan
The Unsaid2001Barbara Lonigan
Frasier2000TV SeriesAbby Michaels
Meet the Parents2000Pam Byrnes
Sports Night1999-2000TV SeriesRebecca Wells
Sugar Hill1999TV Series
Felicity1999TV SeriesMaggie Sherwood
Brimstone1998-1999TV SeriesAshur Badaktu / Det. Sgt. Delilah Ash / Det. Sgt. Deliah Ash
Texarkana1998TV Movie
The Marriage Fool1998TV MovieSusan Prescot
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesSally McCoy
A Father for Brittany1998TV MovieKim Lussier
Van Helsing Chronicles1997TV MovieHelena Harker
House of Frankenstein1997TV Mini-SeriesGrace Dawkins
A Prayer in the Dark1997TV MovieJanet Hayworth
Full Circle1996TV MovieTana Roberts
The Arrival1996Char
Northern Exposure1994-1995TV SeriesMichelle Schodowski Capra
Chicago Hope1995TV SeriesNurse Sarah Jane Petty
Tales from the Crypt1994TV SeriesSheila
Due South1994TV SeriesStephanie Cabot
The House of the Spirits1993Rosa
Golden Gate1993Cynthia
Quick1993Quick
Aspen Extreme1993Robin Hand
Passed Away1992Rachel Scanlan
Mystery Date1991Geena Matthews
Born to Ride1991Beryl Ann Devers
People Like Us1990TV MovieJustine Altemus Slatkin
The Phantom of the Opera1990TV Mini-SeriesChristine Daeé
TV 1011988-1989TV SeriesAmanda Hampton
Loving1983TV SeriesKristin Larsen (1986)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The $100,000 Pyramid2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Dish Nation2016TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Name Game2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Celebrity Player
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
Teens Wanna Know2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
We Love Soaps TV2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
Marie2012TV Series documentaryHerself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2010TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Gateway to Hell: The Making of 'The Hole'2010Video documentary shortHerself / Susan
The Hole: Family Matters2010Video documentary shortHerself / Susan
The Hole: The Third Dimension2010Video documentary shortHerself / Susan
Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHerself
2009 Britannia Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Access Hollywood2007TV SeriesHerself
Matt Lauer Meets the Fockers2005Video shortHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHerself
Dennis Miller2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHerself
Spotlight on Location: Meet the Parents2001Video documentary shortHerself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Playboy Plus2011TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalInnovative Award

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Female - NewcomerMeet the Parents (2000)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesNorthern Exposure (1990)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. I am so sad that Teri is not gay. her relationship with the foster costar is relationship goals!

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