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Theresa Polo is a Actor American born on 1 june 1969 at Dover (USA)

Theresa Polo

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Birth name Theresa Elizabeth Polo
Nationality USA
Birth 1 june 1969 (54 years) at Dover (USA)

Theresa Elizabeth "Teri" Polo (born June 1, 1969) is an American actress. She starred as Pam Byrnes-Focker in the Meet the Parents trilogy (2000-2010). She was one of the stars of the sitcom I'm with Her (2003–2004), had a recurring role as Helen Santos on the political drama series The West Wing (2005–2006) and currently plays the lead role of police officer Stef Adams Foster in the ABC Family series The Fosters (2013–present).


In April 1997, Polo married photographer Anthony Moore. They have a son together, Griffin (born 2002). In 2005, Polo and Moore divorced.

In 2006, while on the set of a video, Polo met drummer Jamie Wollam (of the bands Avion, Venice and recently Drake Bell). They have a daughter together, Bayley (born 2007). The couple separated sometime in 2012.

In April 2014, Polo filed for bankruptcy, declaring less than $50,000 in assets and debts in excess of $800,000.

Best films

Meet the Fockers (2004)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Little Fockers (2010)

Usually with

Jay Roach
Jay Roach
(3 films)
John Hamburg
John Hamburg
(3 films)
Greg Glienna
Greg Glienna
(3 films)
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Theresa Polo (33 films)

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Deadly Delusion, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Haylie Duff, Mike Faiola, Theresa Polo, Melissa Mars, Louis Mandylor
Roles Dr. Leary
Rating50% 2.522982.522982.522982.522982.52298
Espérant un nouveau départ, Julia déménage à Los Angeles avec son nouveau petit ami. Après qu'ils se soient installés dans une nouvelle maison, de mystérieux événements commencent à se produire. Il ne faut pas longtemps avant que Julia soit convaincue que ses démons ont emménagé avec elle.
Authors Anonymous, 1h32
Directed by Ellie Kanner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about writers
Actors Kaley Cuoco, Tricia Helfer, Jonathan Banks, Jonathan Bennett, Chris Klein, Theresa Polo
Roles Colette Mooney
Rating44% 2.20912.20912.20912.20912.2091
Quand un groupe d’écrivains non publiés acceptent Hannah dans leur club, la dernière chose qu'ils attendent, c'est son succès à venir.
The Christmas Heart, 1h30
Directed by Gary Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films
Actors Theresa Polo, Ty Wood, Tess Harper, Paul Essiembre
Roles Ann
Rating60% 3.000043.000043.000043.000043.00004
When a teenage boy desperately needs a heart transplant on Christmas Eve, his family and neighbors' forty-year tradition of lining their quaint street with Christmas luminaries is put on hold. When his parents, Ann and Mike, pray for a donor on a stormy night, the neighbors suddenly realize their luminaries could have a deeper purpose.
Final Recourse, 1h30
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Theresa Polo, Chazz Palminteri, Tia Carrere, Lucas Elliot Eberl
Roles Brooke Holton
Rating51% 2.5625752.5625752.5625752.5625752.562575
Brooke Holton est une mère de famille et une épouse comblée jusqu'au jour où son fils meurt dans un accident de voiture alors qu'elle conduisait. Elle sombre dans l'alcoolisme et se fait par-dessus le marché enlever ! Tout le monde la croit morte car son ravisseur à maquiller sa disparition pour faire croire à un suicide. Retenue en otage, elle rencontre Will, une autre victime du kidnappeur. Ensemble, ils vont tenter de s'évader afin de retrouver leurs familles respectives.
Beyond (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Josef Rusnak
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Psychologie
Actors Jon Voight, Theresa Polo, Julian Morris, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Luesse, Skyler Shaye
Roles Sarah Noble
Rating48% 2.407222.407222.407222.407222.40722
A detective teams with a tabloid psychic to track down a missing child.
A Taste of Romance, 1h30
Directed by Lee Rose
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Theresa Polo, James Patrick Stuart, Bailee Madison, Jack Conley, Simone Missick, Amandla Stenberg
Roles Sara Westbrook
Rating65% 3.296553.296553.296553.296553.29655
Sara, la patronne et chef d'un restaurant chic doit faire face à la concurrence d'un restaurant ouvert par des pompiers. Elle sympathise avec Hannah, la fillette de son rival Gill.
We Have Your Husband, 1h27
Directed by Eric Bross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Theresa Polo, Esai Morales, Nicholas Gonzalez, Olivia D'Abo, William R. Moses, Nikki Hahn
Roles Jayne Valseca
Rating54% 2.7139752.7139752.7139752.7139752.713975
Jayne et Eduardo vivent dans un ranch à Santa Natalia au Mexique. Leur existence paisible bascule lorsqu' Eduardo est enlevé alors qu'il venait de déposer les enfants à l'école. Les ravisseurs demandent une rançon de huit millions de dollars.
Little Fockers, 1h38
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Theresa Polo, Jessica Alba
Roles Pam Byrnes-Focker
Rating55% 2.751912.751912.751912.751912.75191
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Stiller) is preparing to celebrate his twins' fifth birthday party. Things seem to go awry when Greg's father-in-law Jack Byrnes (De Niro) visits. Recently, Jack has been diagnosed with a heart condition and become embittered by his daughter Debbie's divorce from her husband, Bob (whose marriage was the social event in the first film and how Jack and Greg met), for cheating on her with a nurse. Jack's plan was originally to name Bob as his successor as head of the Byrnes family, but decides to pass the role to Greg, naming him "The Godfocker." Despite Greg reluctantly accepting the role, Jack begins to suspect Greg of infidelity when he sees him with a drug representative, Andi Garcia (Alba), who openly flirts with him, and the presence of Sustengo erection pills in Greg's house, which prompts Jack to think Greg is no longer sexually attracted to his wife, Pam (Polo). Furthermore, Jack starts to doubt Greg's ability to provide for his family when he appears reluctant to send his children to a private school.
The Hole
The Hole (2009)
, 1h32
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Actors Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Theresa Polo, Bruce Dern, Quinn Lord
Roles Susan Thompson
Rating57% 2.8512152.8512152.8512152.8512152.851215
17-year-old Dane Thompson, his 10-year-old brother Lucas, and their mother, Susan, move from Brooklyn to the quiet town of Bensenville. Dane and Lucas befriend their next door neighbor, Julie. Dane and Lucas find a trapdoor with several locks along each side. They discover a hole which appears to be bottomless. When Julie arrives, they lower a video camera into the hole. They look at the recording and see static. They turn away from the screen to their mother. An eye appears on the screen.
The Beacon
The Beacon (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Theresa Polo, David Rees Snell, Elaine Hendrix, Ken Howard, Marnette Patterson, Michael Ironside
Roles Bryn Shaw
Rating46% 2.3117352.3117352.3117352.3117352.311735
While trying to get their lives back on track after the loss of their four-year-old son, Bryn and Paul Shaw move to the charming old Beacon Apartments. Bryn begins seeing a ghostly little boy skulking around the building. With the help of an eccentric young professor and a tough old beat cop, Bryn tries to uncover the details of the boy's death. She hopes that freeing the child will allow him to carry a message to her son. Too late she realizes a second malevolent entity stalks the halls of the Beacon: one that doesn't want the boy to escape.
2:13 (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Mark Pellegrino, Theresa Polo, Kevin Pollak, Dwight Yoakam, Rob Moran, Kenton Duty
Roles Amanda Richardson
Rating48% 2.412142.412142.412142.412142.41214
Despite suffering a traumatic past and battling a drinking problem, Russell Spivey is a successful police profiler. When he rejoins his team after a stint on psychiatric leave and finds himself on the trail of a serial killer, he must set aside his personal issues and do what he does best - delve into the mind of a murderer. But as Spivey gets closer to solving the case, it appears that the killer is now targeting him. Each victim is found with a mask - an all-too-familiar object of his childhood - and word games that leave him puzzled. Spivey must catch up with the Masked Murderer before he loses everyone he loves and his future becomes just as dark as his past.
The Storm (miniseries), 2h49
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Theresa Polo, Treat Williams, David James Elliott, Marisol Nichols, Rich Sommer
Roles Danni Nelson
Rating35% 1.777651.777651.777651.777651.77765
Through his Atmospheric Research Institute, Robert Terrell (Treat Williams) has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of completing "weather creation" technology, which has been a landmark event. However, during a test run, a team composed of Dr. Jonathan Kirk, Carly Meyers and Dr. Jack Hoffman send a blast of energy into the ionosphere, driving the planet into unexpected natural disasters. The experiment also causes a damage of the weather control laboratory which causes the police led by the detective Devon Williams to begin the investigation.
Expecting a Miracle
Directed by Steve Gomer
Genres Drama
Actors Jason Priestley, Theresa Polo, Cheech Marin, Shalim Ortiz, Rebeka Montoya, Ed Lauter
Roles Donna Stanhope
Rating62% 3.143763.143763.143763.143763.14376
Pete (Jason Priestley) and Donna (Teri Polo) Stanhope are a young married couple living in L.A. who are trying to conceive a child. When they discover they are unable to have children due to medical issues, their marriage begins to crumble. They decide to go on vacation and wind up stranded in a small village in Mexico (the fictional town of Dommatina) due to car troubles. They meet the charming young boy Pepillo, who was crippled in an accident years before that also killed his parents; Pepillo's adult brother Juan, the village mechanic; Magdalena, Juan's fiance, who also takes care of the village children; and Father Arturo, the village priest who is helping prepare the "flying machine" for the upcoming fiesta.
Love Is a Four Letter Word, 1h35
Directed by Harvey Frost
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Theresa Polo, Robert Mailhouse, Donna Mills, Barry Bostwick, Mariette Hartley, Francesca Roberts
Roles Emily Bennett
Rating56% 2.8060552.8060552.8060552.8060552.806055
Emily Bennett et Kenton Rhodes sont deux brillants avocats spécialisés dans les affaires de divorces. Eux-mêmes divorcés, ils se rencontrent par hasard lors d'un mariage. Ils tombent sous le charme l'un de l'autre et ne tardent pas à devenir amants. Alors qu'ils filent le parfait amour, ils se retrouvent opposés au tribunal lorsqu'ils doivent défendre les intérêts divergents de deux conjoints, engagés dans une procédure de divorce.
Full of It
Full of It (2007)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Ryan Pinkston, Kate Mara, Theresa Polo, John Carroll Lynch, Cynthia Stevenson, Amanda Walsh
Roles Mrs. Moran
Rating54% 2.748312.748312.748312.748312.74831
Sam Leonard is the new kid at Bridgeport High School. On his first day, he is humiliated by the school jock Kyle Plunkett, becomes friends with Annie Dray, and falls in love with Kyle's girlfriend Vicki Sanders. When he goes to the guidance counselor for guidance, the counselor gives him the advice to lie to get the other kids to like him. Sam tells lies like "I drive a Porsche", "My dad's a rock star", "My dog ate my homework", "I never miss a shot" (at basketball) and that Vicki Sanders and his English teacher Mrs. Moran are lusting after him. That night, after an argument with his parents, he accidentally breaks the mirror behind his door. The next morning, Sam finds his dog actually eating his homework, he has a Porsche, he never misses a shot, and Mrs. Moran and Vicki Sanders are after him. Now he must find a way to fix what he's created.