Truth to Power Award
With a career spanning over 20 years, Emmy Award winner, New York Times Best Selling author, actress and producer Leah Remini continues to grow her breadth of work, most recently as creator and executive producer of A&E Network’s hit nonfiction docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
The series investigates the truth behind the Church of Scientology. Debuting in late 2016, the show became the highest-rated premiere for A&E in two years. The show received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and nd In 2017, won an Emmy in the same category, as well as a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming, and a Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television. Remini also received the Impact Award at the Inaugural Critics Choice Real TV awards in June 2019.
Remini expanded her relationship with A&E Networks with an overall, exclusive first-look development deal. In her new role, she collaborated to develop and produce new documentary programming over the next two years that will go beyond the subject of Scientology.
Additionally, Remini is in pre-production as a producer on a new documentary series premiering in 2020 on Lifetime entitled From Darkness to Light. Starring three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, the series will help victims of sexual assault find their voice to start healing and turn from victim to survivor.
This past November, Remini starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy Second Act. The comedy, directed by Pete Segal, garnered over $72 million worldwide at the box office.
This past year, Remini also starred on the CBS comedy Kevin Can Wait, reuniting with her former King of Queens costar Kevin James. The King of Queens continues to enjoy huge success through daily syndication in over 33 countries.
In fall 2015, Remini released Troublemaker, a memoir that explores an eye-opening, insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology. Troublemaker quickly became a New York Times Best Seller, as did the paperback edition, which was released earlier this year.
In 2014, Remini created, produced and starred in her own reality show Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, which successfully ran on TLC for two seasons. The show chronicled her life in Los Angeles as she allowed cameras to capture her family and their funnier-than-fiction reality— not holding back on their love, opinions and sense of humor.
Other television credits include Who’s The Boss, Milo Murphy’s Law, Cheers, Friends and Saved by the Bell.
Remini currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Angelo, and daughter, Sofia.