Leah Remini

Remini in 2010, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Leah Marie Remini

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1970

*Italian Sicilian (father)
*Austrian Jewish (mother)

Leah Remini is an American actress, producer, author, comedian, and activist. She is known for her roles on the shows The King of Queens and Kevin Can Wait, and in the film Old School.

Leah is the daughter of Vicki (re-marriage surname Marshall) and George Remini. Her father’s background is Sicilian, and Catholic. Her mother is Jewish, of Austrian Jewish descent.

Leah is married to Puerto Rican actor Angelo Pagán, with whom she has a daughter.

Leah was baptized Catholic. She practiced Scientology, before leaving the group and becoming anti-Scientology activist. In 2015, she stated that she is exploring Catholicism.

Leah’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Remini (the son of Giorgio/George Remini and Frances/Francesca Lombardo). Joseph was born in New York, to Italian parents. Giorgio was born in Mussomeli, Sicily.

Leah’s paternal grandmother was Maria “Mary” Indelicato (the daughter of Giuseppe/Joseph Indelicato and Maria Accursia Cascio). Leah’s grandmother Maria was born in New York, to Italian parents, from Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicily. Giuseppe was the son of Antonio/Antonino Indelicato and Ignazia Tumminello. Leah’s great-grandmother Maria was the daughter of Domenico Cascio and Maria Anna Gulino.

Leah’s maternal grandfather’s surname likely was Tannenbaum.


Curious about ethnicity

35 Responses

  1. aceqa says:

    Vicki’s birth name was Vicki Tannenbaum

  2. CoolBeANs says:

    I think she must have some Native or Black blood somewhere. She kind of reminds me of that one woman from the Housewives Of New Jersey which I’m totally sure she must be some black

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