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Teri Polo is an American actress, known for her portrayal of Pam Byrnes-Focker in the "Meet the Parents" trilogy (2000-2010). She had a repeating role on the political drama series "The West Wing," as Helen Santos and presently the lead role in the ABC Family series "The Fosters," as police officer Stef Adams Foster. She was also one of the stars of the sitcom "I'm with Her."
Teri Polo was born Theresa Elizabeth Polo on June 1, 1969, in Dover, Delaware. Her father, Vincent Polo, is a stereo systems designer, and her mother, Jane Polo, is a homemaker. She learned ballet dancing for a long time starting at age five. Teri attended New York's School of American Ballet at the age of 13. Subsequent to winning a modeling contest, she relocated to New York City at the age of 17 to seek after an acting career.
In 1988, Polo made her TV debut in CBS "TV 101" as Amanda Hampton. She likewise featured as Christine Daae in the 1990 Tony Richardson-directed "The Phantom of the Opera." In 1998, Polo appeared on the Fox TV series "Brimstone," as Detective Ashand and became a regular cast member on the final season of CBS comedy-drama "Northern Exposure". She also appeared as Helen Santos, the wife of Matt Santos (played by-Jimmy Smits) in the 6th and 7th seasons of "The West Wing."
Teri Polo and Sherri Saum
In February 2005, Polo showed up on the cover, as well as postured naked in Playboy magazine. Her appearance was connected to the release of "Meet the Fockers," with a cover message, "She's one hot Focker". In 2002, Polo was positioned #40 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women and was additionally featured in InStyle. She likewise starred in the 2006 Lifetime Movie Network movie, "Legacy of Fear". She also starred as Emily Bennett in "Love Is A Four Letter Word" in 2007. In 2009, she starred as Amanda Richardson in the horror/thriller film "2:13" and the Hallmark Channel TV motion picture "Expecting a Miracle" alongside Cheech Marin and Jason Priestley. That same year she likewise starred as Bryn Shaw in "The Beacon."
Teri Polo and Ex-boyfriend, Jamie Wollam
Teri Polo portrayed SA Amanda Diaz in the 2009 tele-movie for "Washington Field". The series was about the National Capital Response Squad, a unit of the FBI made out of first class specialists in various territories who go far and wide, reacting to occasions that worry American intrigue. In 2010, Polo repeated her role as Pam Focker in "Little Fockers", the continuation of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers". She also made an appearance in the 1980s-styled horror film, "The Hole". Currently, Polo works in the ABC Family series "The Fosters". Polo plays San Diego police officer Stef Adams Foster, a mother of three kids. She was the spouse of Lena Adams Foster, along with the two being foster parents to two youngsters.
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Polo's other notable credits include The Practice, Authors Anonymous, Felicity, Chicago Hope, Conviction, Numb3rs, JL Ranch, Sports Night, Frasier, Outlaws and Angels, Ghost Whisperer, Royal Pains, Medium, Law & Order: LA, Castle, Criminal Minds and Mr. Maple Leaf.
Pregnant Teri Polo and ex-husband Anthony Moore at screening of Spiderman
Teri Polo is a married woman, she was once hitched to photographer Anthony Moore. The then couple married in April 1997 and have a son together, Griffin (born-2002). Polo and Moore ended their relationship with a divorce in 2005.
Teri Polo and daughter, Bayley
In 2006, while on the set of a video, Polo came in contact with drummer Jamie Wollam. They couple dated for over six years and separated in 2012. They have a daughter together named Bayley Wollam (born-2007)
According to People.com, Polo filled for chapter 11, announcing less than $50,000 in assets. She owes nearly $772,000 in income tax and almost $37,000 in credit card debt, according to her petition filed on April 14, 2014, with a Los Angeles court.